Learning Strategies and Examination Preparation


35 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-7713-0188-X




Reviewed by Ray Covell

Ray Covell was a librarian in Kelowna, British Columbia.


Every teacher is familiar with students who have poor work habits or who do poorly on examinations. This paperback book attempts to help students who are not doing as well in school as they would like. Designed as a unit to be integrated into the regular curriculum of high school students, it would be most useful for every high school and college guidance teacher.

The book consists of 17 exercises for students on such topics as study habits, learning style, and how to use time effectively. Each exercise consists of student responses to questions on topics like study habits, note-taking, and examination preparation. The questions are presented in a non-threatening way, and, if the student has a genuine desire to improve his study skills and marks, the exercises should be very effective.

An audiovisual presentation to support the study method is recommended on page 13 (not page 12, as is repeatedly stated in the text). No price is given, the medium of the presentation is not mentioned, and no mental on purchase information is given.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this booklet to every high school guidance counsellor in Canada; it is inexpensive enough for every guidance teacher to have a copy.


Danyluk, Joe J., “Learning Strategies and Examination Preparation,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 10, 2023, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36492.