A Few Electronic Study Resources from Overdrive

December 19, 2016 | Cameron

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The library offers many online resources for the use of our patrons. Here are a few online resources to help make your school life and education a bit more virtual. All of these items are available from Overdrive.


How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours (2016): Three-time Australian Memory Champion Tansel Ali reveals the secret to learning new skills fast — easy-to-learn memory strategies, including mind mapping, visualization techniques and mnemonic devices.





Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015):  Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam?  If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you!





Straight Study Skills – More Than 200 Essential Strategies to Ace Your Exams, Boost Your Grades and Achieve Lasting Academic Success (2013): Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don't have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using her experience as an educational consultant and a teacher, authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success.




 Basic Study Skills: A Practical Guide to Learning For All Students (2013): This book is aimed at students at almost every level, including college and university, adult learners, access students and students on correspondence and distance learning courses. It will be particularly valuable for those who have been out of a learning situation for some time and are lacking the confidence to re-enter the educational environment. The book covers all aspects of study skills, from improving reading, writing, listening and thinking skills, to knowing how to study independently, conduct research and take tests and examinations.



 Study Skills Book 1 (2013): From reducing the stress of test-taking to looking up words in a dictionary, these workbooks have it all. Includes organizing for study, improving memory, taking notes, goal setting and more. Topics include: Organizing for Study; Improving Memory, Anatomy of a Textbook, Taking Class Notes, The Vocabulary of Tests and more...




How to Pass Exams: Accelerate Your Learning, Memorize Key Facts, Revise Effectively (2013): Dominic O'Brien, eight-times World Memory Champion, outlines in simple language the steps you can take to increase your memory power and pass your exams with flying colours. Whether you are at school studying a foreign language or at university revising for an examination toward a degree, "How to Pass Exams" will show you the easy way to accelerated learning and help you achieve top grades in any subject.




Sharp Grammar: Building Better Grammar Skills (2010): Features:

  • A 10-question quiz in every chapter to show readers where they need the most help.
  • Information on grammar, sentence structure, style, usage, punctuation and mechanics.
  • A variety of practice exercises with detailed answer explanations for every topic.
  • A recognition and recall chapter test that includes material from the entire chapter to once again reinforce what the reader has learned on a large scale. Detailed answer explanations follow the chapter test.
  • Chapter summaries for easy review.