The study notes in this series are written summaries of skills-based classroom units. In most cases, students work together to answer questions about their learning strategies, and then we discuss these together in class. The written notes serve as reminders to them of the suggested ways to go about becoming more efficient learners.
For this reason, the notes may not always be explicit enough for students reading them alone without help or the chance to discuss. For example, in the notes on learning vocabulary, students are advised not to learn words that are rare or not useful. They need a lot of practice and guidance before they can successfully discriminate in this way.
Some books that I have found useful in preparing the study notes are: