About the Book
Title: How to Improve Your Study Habits
Author: Christine Reidhead
Genre: Self-Help, Non-Fiction, Study Guide, Young Adult
Synopsis: 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.
Thanks for stopping by Christine Reidhead! I am excited to get to know you a little better and know my readers will be to!
What is your favorite book that you have written (Published or Unpublished), and why?
Well, I like both of my books: Get That Job! Ace Your Job Interview – Every Time! and How to Improve Study Habits. I think they both are great for different reasons and can be a guide for college students.
What prompted you to write about your topic?
I am a College Professor and I would listen to the challenges my students had and felt this was a great way to address the challenges and struggles they are facing.
Who influenced you to write a book (or books)?
Probably the best influence I have in writing is Tom Davis. He’s a legend in just about everything he does. He’s been a great mentor and leader to me throughout the past ten years or so.
Do you have a favorite author? Or someone who inspired you to write a book (Or books)?
I love The Alchemist and Who Moved My Cheese. Both of these books really help you to accomplish your dreams and not be afraid of change. Most people don’t like change, but I think it is critical to our growth as individuals.
What are your hobbies other than writing?
I love sports. As I’ve gotten older it’s become more watching sports then playing them, but it’s still enjoyable. I also love to serve others. We have a nonprofit called AfrikRising and that’s a way we can serve children in Africa and we also go down to Mexico often and do humanitarian projects there. I feel it’s important to help lift others up.
What is one thing in your life that you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing? Or in your life in general?
Probably the great leaders and mentors along the way. I think these people are key to providing the necessary leadership and guidance that can help you succeed, not just in work, but in life.
What is your favorite quote?
I like the quote from Kobe Bryant, “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
Life is full of challenges and bumps and bruises. People might not like what you do or how you go about things, but it’s important to block out all the noise and really take advantage of challenges and turn them into successes.
What advice do you give the next generation?
Follow your dreams and not let anyone hold you back. Find your passion and dreams and do everything possible to make those dreams a reality. Anything is possible, it just take a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the end goal.
Which one do you prefer, Coffee or Tea? What type of Coffee or Tea is your favorite? Or do you prefer another type of drink?
I’m not a coffee fan, but I like tea. My favorite is Navajo tea. Living on the Navajo Nation, you get access to not only Navajo tea, but great traditional foods that are amazing.
Lastly, where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself still teaching business at the university. I love what I do and will continue to improve as I go along. I also see AfrikRising running a school in Ghana, Africa to help educate the underserved. I feel this will provide a great impact on these children’s future and help them to accomplish their dreams.
More About Christine Reidhead
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.