Good News! We are thrilled to announce that the Summer Skills books will continue into the future with the same products, staff and customer service. The new owners have worked closely with Summer Skills for two decades and are as dedicated to the books and customers as we have been over the past 28 years. Stay tuned for some exciting new ideas from the new Summer Skills team! Books will be available this spring. Watch for our price roll back.

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

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