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Hamer Publishes Book on “First Semester Success”

Arden Hamer, Developmental Studies, released her new book, First Semester Success, in fall 2013.

Read the press release below to learn more about Hamer’s book:

Book cover: First Semester Success“Arden Hamer, a professor of Critical Reading/Critical Thinking at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has written a clear and smartly organized book of strategies, tips, and techniques that can teach the student how to achieve while still enjoying the college experience.

“Adults will wish they had owned this book back in the day and those just heading for college or struggling through will change the course of their academic lives when they read and experience First Semester Success.”

Highlights of the book include:

  • Step-by-step plan to enhance reading comprehension and retention
  • Lecture note-taking techniques
  • Time management
  • Discussion of ineffective high school study strategies
  • The most successful methods of test-taking
  • Proper technique for reading exam essay questions. 
  • Secrets to scoring well on essay questions 

Copies of Hamer’s book are available through the publisher, Word Association Publishers, and at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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