This book will help you to learn and apply study skills and to develop a positive attitude about studying and learning. If used consistently, the techniques presented here will promote academic success and a feeling of personal accomplishment. It is not, however, an instant cure for poor grades or low self-esteem. You cannot read this book, wave a magic wand, and become an "A"student! Nor can you expect immediate results when you first begin to practice your newly learned skills.