Learn to Learn: Essential Study Skills

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 December 1999



Hopson, B., Anderson, J. and Kibble, D. (1999), "Learn to Learn: Essential Study Skills", Career Development International, Vol. 4 No. 7, pp. 400-402. https://doi.org/10.1108/cdi.1999.4.7.400.3



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 1999, MCB UP Limited

Some people are born with outstanding intellectual gifts. For the majority who are not, Learn to Learn highlights many of the skills and techniques that go towards successful study.

Written as an open‐learning workbook, it can be used at home or at work. Most of the activities are for the student to complete alone at the time of his or her choosing.

The book shows how to make the most of study time. It introduces a range of study skills and learning techniques, shows how to develop memory, illustrates how to make best use of resources, impacts tips on effective note‐making, gives instruction on how to write essays and make speeches and, perhaps most importantly, highlights how to be successful in examinations.

Most of the information presented is of the basic, commonsense variety. There are no new insights. But, if as the book claims, up to 50 per cent of students waste up to 50 per cent of their time when studying, a couple of hours spent browsing this easy‐to‐read volume may prove to be time well spent.

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