Study Skills Success is for students in their final years at school and first year in higher education. It provides comprehensive coverage of skills and resources that will enable them to approach their academic studies effectively and with confidence.

Available Versions
  • International English
  • North American English

The ten units are:

  • Independent learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Visuals
  • Research


What is the approach?

Each unit begins with a video introduction where a teacher explains a challenge learners will face (“No matter what subject you study, you’ll have a mountain of books and articles to read…”) and students give their own views based on their own experiences. The unit then takes learners through a series of teaching points and interactive activities, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to meet this challenge.

How is the new version different?

There are two new units on Independent Learning and Critical Thinking. There is more extensive use of authentic texts: articles, book blurbs, websites, a BBC lecture… And each unit has been comprehensively enhanced and extended based on feedback from the hundreds of schools and universities already using Study Skills Success.

How can I use it?

The program is ideal as a self access resource or as integrated classwork or homework components of a taught course, where it can (optionally) be delivered through Blackboard, Moodle or other VLEs.

Help your students prepare to study in English – with Study Skills Success!