Written by a master teacher, the 2 nd edition ofStudy Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff'ensures potentially difficult and dry subject matter comes alive by integrating two core themes: critical thinking and personal choice . Students must engage in significant and deep learning to make classroom strategies immediately applicable and sustainable for long-term success. This bookrealistically meets students where they are. It recognizes and builds upon the knowledge and study skill strategies students already possess whileemphasizing the need for critical thinking and personal responsibility.Students are encouraged to use their skills and embrace the concept of constant change as a process necessary for growth. Features include: Opening chapter questionnaires that encourage students to CRITICALLY ASSESS their current level of skill MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES begin and end each chapter allowing students to demonstrate new knowledge and competencies Reality Checks at the end of each chapter ask students to utilize new skills to solve a REAL-LIFE DILEMMA More than 120 reflective activities allow students to IMMEDIATELY PUT INTO PRACTICE the study skills they will need for academic success NEW CHAPTER on CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM provides guidelines for interaction with classmates, instructors, and their community NEW CHAPTER on INFORMATION LITERACY gives students timely strategies for navigating this essential part of their college education At last, a skills text that provides the necessary tools to succeed and the 'Why' behind it! "This text offers comparable coverage, and even more extensive coverage than most study skills textbooks with more specific detail." --Michelle Byrd, East TennesseeState University "The topic of "civility: expectations and realities" is extraordinarily apropos for today's student!" --Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University Additional Support - in and out of the classroomâ€¦ Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff'has its own Companion Website designed to help students review the text material. This site ( www.prenhall.com/piscitelli ) can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite ( www.prenhall.com/success ), where students and faculty will find an array of resources. In addition, instructors will be pleased to know this book offers an instructor's manual and test bank, computerized test bank, and PowerPoint slides.Piscitelli, Steve is the author of 'Study Skills', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135146576 and ISBN 0135146577.