Thursday, January 21, 2021

NBTM Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: How to Improve Study Habits by Christine Reidhead @GoddessFish


How to Improve Study Habits

by Christine Reidhead

GENRE: Young Adult

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For students 13 through college graduation, Christine Reidhead's guide to building study skills is an extremely important book for those who want to secure their future through good grades.Too many students' grades are falling, especially in a time when regular classrooms cannot fully open. Parents everywhere are at a loss regarding what to do with their responsibilities in the face of the increasing downturn in their children's grades. It seems as though, with the advent of social media, the attention of a lot of students has been shifted from their books to their smartphones or computers. Apart from social media, blame has also been put on a decline in the interest of students regarding education in general. Students, at the moment, do not have the motivation or zeal, as it seems, to even study.


Good study habits, or skills, are solutions to the problems experienced by students. This has been true for a long time, but the world is changing rapidly, which also means that the tools employed during study have to be changed in order to keep up.

This is especially true as a result of the covid-19 pandemic that has forced students to study and learn from home rather than in the classroom. E-Learning, or online learning, can be effective, but only if the student has the discipline and drive to succeed using the tools and materials they are provided by teachers. Without strong study skills the student will fall behind in the classroom. Online the failure to develop good study skills can be 
devastating, leading to an inability to achieve the success in life the student could otherwise achieve.


This excellent guide walks students through skills and habits which a student, or a person, employs while studying in order to make the most out of the experience. The kind of skills employed by a person, whether good or bad, determines how successful they will be in the process of learning, and Reidhead shows how to understand study skills, discover what kind of learner you are, develop great study skills, avoid bad study habits, identify the best places to study, and how to keep up with Online Learning during the current ovid-19 pandemic. It also helps parents and students to identify when certain students are studying excessively, harming the effectiveness of their studying.

This is a must book for students who want good grades. Both a guide and a self-help book, it can help any student of any age, middle school through graduate school, succeed in their classes whether they are held in a classroom or online.


Excerpt:

Too many students’ grades are falling, especially in a time when regular classrooms cannot fully open. Parents everywhere are at a loss regarding what to do with their responsibilities in the face of the increasing downturn in their children’s grades. It seems as though, with the advent of social media, the attention of a lot of students has been shifted from their books to their smartphones or computers. Apart from social media, blame has also been put on a decline in the interest of students regarding education in general. Students, at the moment, do not have the motivation or zeal, as it seems, to even study.

In the last decade there has been a steady decline in the level of interest exhibited by young people regarding their academics, which has translated to the low grades experienced. However, the tip for solving the problem is one that has been followed for decades: discipline. More importantly, discipline to develop good study habits.

Good study habits, or skills, are solutions to the problems experienced by students. This has been true for a long time, but the world is changing rapidly, which also means that the tools employed during study have to be changed in order to keep up.

This is especially true as a result of the covid-19 pandemic that has forced students to study and learn from home rather than in the classroom. E-Learning, or online learning, can be effective, but only if the student has the discipline and drive to succeed using the tools and materials they are provided by teachers. Without strong study skills the student will fall behind in the classroom. Online the failure to develop good study skills can be devastating, leading to an inability to achieve the success in life the student could otherwise achieve.



Interview with Christine Reidhead:

What book that you have read has most influenced your life?

I would say The Alchemist and Who Moved My Cheese. I really love how The Alchemist teaches you to keep pursuing your destiny and to listen to your heart and where it guides you. That you are capable at any time in your life of doing what you dreamed of.

Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?

Well, I’m a pretty simple person who generally likes to keep to myself. I love traveling to Mexico and experiencing different languages and cultures, seeing how other people live their lives. I have a tremendous amount of respect for others and enjoy learning about people’s cultures and traditions.

Can you tell us something about your book that is not in the summary?

It’s really just a great way to learn what type of person you are and pulling out the strengths you have and use them to your advantage. Whether you are a visual learner, auditory learner, etc. Learning the type of learner you are, helps you maximize your study time and helps you be more effective.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

I’m not a natural writer, it’s just something I wanted to do as a challenge. I have to admit I’m not the best at it, but I enjoy helping others and try to provide a pathway of success for my students. It’s really about trying to impact others’ lives and helping to make a difference.

What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

My goal was to help college students make that adjustment from home to college and provide tools necessary for them to be successful. The book is still freshly released, so look forward to the feedback I get from students. Just feel blessed to have the opportunity to help others.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Christine Reidhead is a philanthropist, former basketball player, professor, writer, podcaster, and proud mother of two from Arizona. She is currently based in New Mexico, where she works and lives with her family. She is an avid educator who loves to encourage people to make a difference in their lives. She is the author of the book series Tips to Starting College. Her expansive portfolio as a podcast host is growing wider every month, as she discusses topics as diverse as leadership, sports, social change, education, tribal college movement and so much more. Podcast episodes are currently available on her website for people to enjoy. She is the author of GET THAT JOB! Ace Your Job Interview – Every Time! and How to Improve Study Habits.

Christine is passionate about international charity work, as well as helping people preserve their culture and share it with the world. She is the founder of AfrikRising, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical resources to African children who deal with poverty and starvation, not to mention a lack of educational opportunities and health risks. She also does a lot of work with Native American organizations and in Mexico. Currently, Christine is a board member of Habitat for Humanity supporting people in need abroad and close to home.


Authors websites: www.tipstostartingcollege.com

www.christinereidhead.com


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Link to purchase book:

Amazon



Giveaway:

$25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC




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6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Christine Reidhead said...

Thank you for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post – thanks for sharing!

Elena Istomina said...

Sounds like a good read!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great read.

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