Study Skills Articles
Study Skills Curriculums by Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
Studying Articles

Using Reference Sources

Study skills book cover

Study Skills Curriculum for
Upper Elementary and Middle School

- Grades 4-8
- Contains 121 activities
- Online assessment
- learn more
As you go through school, you will need to use reference sources to find information about topics, locate facts, and answer questions. Five types of reference sources you should use are a dictionary, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, an almanac, and an atlas. Each type is available in print, on CD-ROMs, and on the Internet. Read on to learn about each of the five types of reference sources.    
Click to read this article
Taking Tests

Outlining a Response to an Essay Test Item

Study Skills for high school students

Study Skills Curriculum
for High School

- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
- Online assessment
- learn more
Writing a response to an essay test item is quite different from writing an essay when you have days or even weeks to plan, research, review, and revise your work. Successful essay responses have three things in common: focus, organization, and support.  
Click to read this article
Language Arts Articles

Proofreading your Written Work

Study skills curriculum for learning disabled

Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
- Online assessment
- learn more
Proofreading is the process of checking your written work for what are often referred to as surface errors. These are errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Read on to learn about 10 guidelines that will help you to identify and correct surface errors in your written work.  
Click to read article
View all free study skills articles
Learn more about our study skills products by Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
Logo for the Study Smarts Program - a study skills workshop for students, available online or on DVD.
Take one of our free self-assessments
Free social skills assessment
Free procrastination assessment
Free self-esteem assessment
Free learning style assessment
Test Anxiety Assessment
Test Anxiety
Free Teaching Tips
Free teaching tip It is important for your students to be good critical thinkers. Critical thinking can help your students to avoid making bad decisions, focus on what is most important, and generate new ideas. You can help your students be good critical thinkers by e ... Another free teaching tip Disruptive students are a major problem in any classroom. They interfere with your teaching and other students' learning. Here are some things you can do to manage a disruptive student. ...
  Click to read entire teaching tip   Click to read entire teaching tip
    View all of our teaching tips
More than 1,300 free study tips
Learn more about Drs. Strichart and Mangrum
Free Study Tip It is best to do assignments and projects as soon as you can. There is no reason to put them off and it is good to complete them before they are due. Then you can concentrate on studying material from class that will be on exams. And do homework and extra problems so when it is time for the exam you can feel more confident.
submitted by Laura B
Student, 2nd year engineering student
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Photo of Dr. Strichart and Dr. Mangrum
ou are currently visiting

Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who formed Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources in 1997. The study skills curriculums & instructional programs they have developed for students from elementary school through college are used in schools, tutoring centers, and homeschooling throughout the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

Dr. Mangrum and Dr. Strichart have authored textbooks and curriculum materials for many major publishers. They have published numerous articles and research studies in professional journals, and have made major presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

Click here to learn more about Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
Another free Study Tip While reading from a textbook, try to highlight points that seem hard or important first. Then while reading a second time, emphasize them and try writing them in a notebook or notepad. Keep doing this until you can write the points perfectly in the words of the textbook.
  submitted by Salh Ahmed
Student, 9
Karachi, Pakistan
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Set yourself a reward for the end of the week. For example, for young kids, if they get 5 gold stickers at the end of the week, then they can get an extra hour of tv. For older students, a later curfew, more tv, Friday night off. Make sure it keeps you motivated...Motivation is the key.
  submitted by TIna Mair
Student, 10
Gold Coast, Australia
Submit your own study tip
View all of our free study tips