Summer Skills Temporary Shutdown (As of October 21, 2019)

It’s with sadness that we at Tri-C say good-bye to all our wonderful customers.  It’s been an amazing 28 years helping students and talking to parents, teachers, students, principals, tutors, curriculum directors, Title I coordinators, summer school facilitators and everyone who used or recommended the Summer Skills books.   We are still in negotiations with another company to carry on the publication of the Summer Skills books. Because of this, we are unable to accept orders at this time. We will keep you informed when we have something definitive to share.  Meanwhile, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Tri-C Team
Carolyn, Cheryl, Char, Tracy, Terri and Sue

Study Skills Sharpener

The Study Skills Sharpener book is comprised of 30 lessons on how to become a better and more efficient student.


  • Designing a study space
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Prioritizing to avoid procrastination
  • Goal setting
  • Determining personal learning styles
  • Applying personal learning styles
  • The art of active listening
  • Note taking skills
  • Reading strategies for non-fiction
  • Reading strategies for literature
  • Memory tricks
  • Grammar for writing
  • Punctuation for writing
  • Preparing to write a paper
  • Finding resources for a paper
  • Evaluating resources
  • Writing skills
  • Speech and oral presentation skills
  • Strategies for studying a foreign language
  • Strategies for studying math
  • Strategies for studying science
  • Strategies for studying history and social studies
  • Strategies for test preparation
  • Strategies for test taking
  • Academic honesty and integrity
  • Tips on when and how to get help
  • Classroom behavior
  • Balancing life outside of school


"My daughter benefited from the practice provided by your Skills Sharpener books. In national standardized tests, she scored in the 99th percentile in both math and language." Maria Komaromy-Hiller Valencia, California