Research Guides

College Success : Study Skills


Recommended Readings




Burns, T. & Sinfield, S. (2012). Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university(3rd ed.). London: SAGE.

Chen, Z. Y. (2014). 超凡學生手記: 信念躍進時間管理高效學 (2nd ed.). 香港: LPD Educational Foundation Limited.

Cottrell, S. & Morris N. (2012). Study skills connected: using technology to support your studies. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Doyle, T. & Zakrajsek, T. (2013). The new science of learning: how to learn in harmony with your brain. Sterling,Virginia: Stylus.

McMillan, K. & Weyers, J. (2012). The study skills book (3rd ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson.

Posey, S. M. & Bohlen, T. V. (Eds.). (2015). The snarktastic guide to college success. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

Wong, L. (2012). Essential study skills&nsbp; (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.


Academic Misconduct

Golunov, S. (2014). The elephant in the room: corruption and cheating in Russian universities. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag.

Lang, J. M. (2013). Cheating lessons: learning from academic dishonesty. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

McCabe, D. L., Butterfield, K. D. & Trevino, L. K. (2012). Cheating in college: why students do it and what educators can do about it. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.


College Life Skills

Feldman, R. S. (2011). P.O.W.E.R. learning and your life: essentials of student success. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Smale, B. & Fowlie, J. (2015). How to succeed at university: an essential guide to academic skills, personal development and employability (2nd ed.). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.


Critical Thinking

Butterworth, J. & Thwaites, G. (2013). Thinking skills: critical thinking and problem solving (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cottrell, S. (2011). Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument (2nd ed.). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lau, J. (2011). An introduction to critical thinking and creativity think more, think better [Wiley online library version]. Retrieved from

Nishimura, K. (2014). 邏輯思考法圖解 : 思考、書寫、談話有邏輯的35條致勝準則 (J. F. Liu, Trans.). (2nd ed.). 臺北市: 商周出版.

Paul, R. & Elder, L. (2012). Critical thinking: tools for taking charge of your learning and your life (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson.


Examination Skills

Bernstein, B. (2012). Test success!: how to be calm, confident and focused on any test. Oakland, CA: Spark Avenue Pub.

Cottrell, S. (2012). The exam skills handbook: achieving peak performance (2nd ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Murray, R. (2015). How to survive your viva: defending a thesis in an oral examination (3rd ed.). Berkshire, England: Open University Press.


Audio-visual Materials

Hidenrick, T. (Producer), Leven, J. (Director) & Novella, S. (Speaker). (2012). Your deceptive mind: a scientific guide to critical thinking skills. [DVD]. Chantilly, Va.: Teaching Company.

Wenrich, A. & Primitive World Productions (Producers), Arnold, D. (Writer/Director) & Raphaely, D. (Host). (2009). Academic success, smart tips for serious students. Episode 3, Critical thinking and problem solving. [DVD]. Hamilton, N.J.: Cambridge Educational.


Web Resources

Defining Critical Thinking
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Definitions & Examples of Academic Misconduct
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Examination Techniques
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[Module C] Critical thinking
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Palgrave Study Skills
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Revision and Exam Skills
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