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Helping College Students Succeed by Glenn Hirsch

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The ABCs of Study Skill Improvement

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

—Stephen Leacock

I learned three things in college—to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes.

—Agnes De Mille

Even though medication helped a bit, Sandi, a student diagnosed with ADD, realized that she needed to keep working at improving her concentration. She wanted to learn more behavioral steps she could take to help her focus.

Amy was skeptical when her learning skills counselor recommended that she sit towards the front of the class and participate more actively in discussions. How could this make class less boring?

Sheng-Lin ...

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