any one of several specific sets of suggestions to help students in the efficient examination and comprehension of subject matter content. a commercially prepared guide to develop skills and strategies necessary for effective reading or "an understanding of a significant segment of a content area" (Wood et al., 1992).
A guide to a particular book or to a field of study; meant for student use. Very often it will accompany a particular textbook. Does not apply to substantial works of interpretation or criticism that may stand alone.
a print-based, content specific guide that is designed and written by the Content Expert
A small written guide created to provide direction, and point out critical information to students.
Study guides can be broad based to facilitate learning in a number of areas, or be resources that foster comprehension of literature, research topics, history, and other subjects. General topics include study and testing strategies; reading, writing, classroom, and project management skills; as well as techniques for learning as an adult, with disabilities, and online. Some will summarize chapters of novels or the important elements of the subject.