Non-fiction writer Christine Reidhead is here today and we’re chatting about her new book for young adults, How to Improve Study Habits.
During her virtual book tour, Christine will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!
Christine Reidhead is an avid seeker of knowledge and zealous humanitarian who shares an incredible passion for the art of serving the community. Serving as an advocate of education, she aims to enlighten the lives of underserved communities. Christine wants to ignite a positive change among the masses through her passion for community service and the love of sharing others life stories. She strives to be an inspiration to all. Christine presently serves as a Business Professor, Department Chair of Business and Faculty Vice President. She is the Founder and CEO of AfrikRising Nonprofit Organization. Christine is the author of Get That Job! ACE Your JOB Interview – Every Time! and How to Improve Study Habits.
Welcome, Christine. Please tell us about your current release.
This book is a guide to help students boost their productivity, focus and concentration while studying. It includes step-by-step strategies and insights into beating procrastination, forming habits of success, and developing a great study routine.
What inspired you to write this book?
I’m a college professor and work closely with students. I hear the challenges they face and thought I would write some books to help address those challenges and provide a guide to help them along the way.
Excerpt from How to Improve Study Habits:
Too many students’ grades are falling, especially in a time when regular classrooms cannot fully open. Parents everywhere are at a loss regarding what to do with their responsibilities in the face of the increasing downturn in their children’s grades. It seems as though, with the advent of social media, the attention of a lot of students has been shifted from their books to their smartphones or computers. Apart from social media, blame has also been put on a decline in the interest of students regarding education in general. Students, at the moment, do not have the motivation or zeal, as it seems, to even study.
In the last decade there has been a steady decline in the level of interest exhibited by young people regarding their academics, which has translated to the low grades experienced. However, the tip for solving the problem is one that has been followed for decades: discipline. More importantly, discipline to develop good study habits.
Good study habits, or skills, are solutions to the problems experienced by students. This has been true for a long time, but the world is changing rapidly, which also means that the tools employed during study have to be changed in order to keep up.
This is especially true as a result of the covid-19 pandemic that has forced students to study and learn from home rather than in the classroom. E-Learning, or online learning, can be effective, but only if the student has the discipline and drive to succeed using the tools and materials they are provided by teachers. Without strong study skills the student will fall behind in the classroom. Online the failure to develop good study skills can be devastating, leading to an inability to achieve the success in life the student could otherwise achieve.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m working on a book on how to help college students with their finances.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I don’t really consider myself a writer, I just like to help people and thought this would be a good avenue to help.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
No, I am a college professor and usually write during the evenings and weekends.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to help the poor children in Africa. This is something I am able to do through a nonprofit I founded called, AfrikRising.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Just appreciate the opportunities I have in life to learn and grow and become a better person.