Higher Education

CLASS: College Learning and Study Skills, 7th Edition

  • Debbie G. Longman Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Rhonda Holt Atkinson Central Missouri State University
  • ISBN-10: 053462152X  |  ISBN-13: 9780534621520
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1999, 1996
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25



CLASS: COLLEGE LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS provides an excellent in-depth examination of the academic strategies students need to succeed in class. The text offers detailed advice with little busy work and focuses on the essential areas that students need to pass their exams, complete assignments, and write informative term papers. Noted for its interactive text/workbook format and student-friendly style, all the exercises in the book help monitor students' comprehension of each chapter. Throughout the book there are numerous opportunities for the students to reflect on their own habits and to practice their writing, research, and use of the Internet. Detailed examples are integrated throughout the narrative so that students can see the application of essential study skills in a real-life context.

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Table of Contents

1. Entering the World of Higher Education.
2. Managing Time and Life.
3. Critical Thinking.
4. Active Listening and Note Taking.
5. Reading.
6. Seeing What You Mean: Graphics.
7. Test Preparation and Memory.
8. Taking Exams.
9. Library and Research Skills.
10. Writing the Research Paper.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"Overall, I would rate this text as very good, and would encourage colleagues to consider it for possible adoption." "The writing style is crisp and not pedantic nor preachy."

— Jim Andersen, Springfield Technical Community College

"The short, simple sentences, clear examples and vocabulary level are appropriate for our students. The many charts, graphs and illustrations also help…. The tone is respectful and personal."

— Diane Savoca, St Louis C.C. Florissant

"I think the online activities are wonderful! Students need to get familiar with the computer."

— Leiauanna Allen, Virginia Western Community College


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Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0534621538 | ISBN-13: 9780534621537)

This useful manual is available online and is filled with ideas for classroom activities and lecture enhancers.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Debbie G. Longman

Debbie Longman is currently an associate professor at Southeast Louisiana State University. She received her PH.D from Louisiana State University and has been teaches college reading and developmental education courses for 20 years. Debbie (with co-author Rhonda Atkinson) has published dozens of textbooks and is active in NADE (the National Association for Developmental Education). Her professional interests range from incorporating critical thinking into development education to identifying individual learning styles for students with different reading skills.

Rhonda Holt Atkinson

Rhonda H. Atkinson is currently an assistant professor at Central Missouri State University where she teaches college reading classes in a unique format that combines the reading course, a 3-credit course in social studies, and a Supplemental Instruction (peer-led) study group. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education as both a faculty member and director of a learning center. Additionally, Rhonda is a curriculum writer whose topics have included industrial construction trades, environmental education, healthcare topics for ESL adults, corrections education, teacher education, health education, and ombudsman training. She has served as the advisor for two collegiate groups: Gamma Beta Phi (national honors/service organization) and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars (honors/service/leadership organization for freshman and sophomore students). Rhonda is active in professional organizations at the regional and national levels.