This study skills supplement was designed to accompany all introductory science texts. This text emphasizes critical thinking and developing a positive lifestyle. Students learn simple ways to improve memory, learn more quickly, get the most out of lectures, prepare for tests, produce top-notch term papers, and improve critical-thinking skills. The techniques for improved learning have been developed by the author and enable students to learn not only science material more effectively but other courses as well. The text also includes discussions for making use of concept maps, computerized tutorials, videodiscs, videos, and group study to reflect the evolving pedagogy of textbooks and classrooms.