“This (book) is very easy to understand.  It is laid out neatly and the strategies have helped me a lot.  Thank you for everything!”

- Adrienne Gurski,
college freshman


“My sons were good students to begin with, but they have used may SOAR® strategies to make homework easier for them.”

– Donna Bishop, elementary and middle school parent


“Excellent, useable information!” 

- Lori Bolton, middle school study skills teacher



SOAR® Study Skills Book

Identifying what turns students OFF to 'study skills' and teaching what turns them ON to strategic learning...so they can earn better grades in less time!


Do any of these complaints and excuses sound familiar?

“I forgot my books at school!”
“I did my homework, but now I can’t find it.”
“I forgot we had to do that for homework.”
“It takes me forever to do my homework!”
“I do horrible on tests!”
“My back hurts from carrying so many notebooks.”


If so, this book can help!

SOAR® Study Skills is a comprehensive system that empowers students to manage their time, school-work, and extra-curricular interests more efficiently.

All strategies are easy to integrate into an immediate routine. The four-step program builds upon each strategy to increase students’ understanding and retention, while decreasing their homework and study time.

Designed to Be Student-Friendly

SOAR® Study Skills is a core program, addressing basic organizational and strategic learning needs for students.  There are some popular "study strategies" that you will NOT see in SOAR® because they do not meet our criteria for "student-friendly." 

The three principles for a student-friendly system that stand behind SOAR® Study Skills are:

  • Strategies must be time-efficient.  Strategies must be realistic for students to do, save them time, and reduce as many unnecessary steps as possible.
  • Strategies must be effective.   We respect students’ time and will not teach anything that does not deliver results.
  • Strategies must apply across the content areas. There are many “study skills” that are useful techniques, but we only selected or developed strategies that apply across content areas so that students will clearly understand the appropriate times/settings to use the strategies.  This approach empowers students to confidently take more responsibility for their own work and develop a more strategic approach to all of their learning.

“I liked how everything was grouped in categories and everything kind of set up the next step of SOAR®.” 

- Stephanie Craig, 11th grade student

Regardless if students are in 6th grade or seniors in college, the types of academic tasks they have to do are essentially the same. Therefore, strategies in this book are appropriate for students in:

upper elementary middle school high school college

Topics Covered:

Time and task-management

Organizing at home & school


Note-taking strategies

Paper organization

Test-taking strategies

Homework/project planning

Communication & Effective Skills

Reading skills

Writing strategies

    ...and much more!

“I am reading and reviewing chapters in my books now.  It is really easy and really helps me study for tests.” 

- Keith Schwartz, 6th grade student

Special Features:
- Tips for students who live in two homes.
- Guidelines for students with ADD/ADHD.
- Guidelines to help parents and teachers use this book effectively with students.

I was getting C’s and D’s. Now I am getting A’s and B’s! I learned how to be organized and how to study…it has made such a difference!”

- Katie H., 11th grade student


I can’t believe how much easier it is for me to keep my papers organized. Since I started using the Binder, I have not lost one assignment! My parents are so excited and I feel so much better about school. -Thank you!

- Michael Zabik, 9th grade student


Download these SOAR® Study Skills Resources Now!

Table of Contents

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Introduction for Students
Introduction for Parents
Introduction for Educators
Tips for students with ADD/ADHD

The first two pages of Chapter 1

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What People Are Saying

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The SOAR® Guarantee

If, after reviewing this book, you do not feel it provides value to you, your child, your family, or your classroom, please email us with an explanation and we will arrange for a return and refund.

We can make can make this kind of guarantee because the SOAR® Study Skills system has proven itself since 1996 with thousands of teachers, students, and families who have learned how to efficiently learn, organize, and improve grades while restoring peace at home. 

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