Make the Grade


Every teacher, school, and class is unique, but there are certain things that successful students have in common no matter what. Make the Grade: Everything You Need to Study Better, Stress Less, and Succeed in School helps students everywhere stay on top of schoolwork by dissecting the school week as students actually experience it, and offering realistic solutions to common problems, from difficult teachers and over-booked schedules to boring homework and the endless variety of distractions. The book also includes sections on memory tricks, reading tips, note-taking, organization, and test preparation.

“Help is on the way for teens wanting to do better in school. . .this can be a valuable guide for tutors, academic coaches and teachers of study-skills courses looking for a systematic and informative handbook.An earnest, comprehensive and ‘everything-you-need’ compendium.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Using her background as a high-school social-studies teacher, Martin offers solutions for the ever more demanding job of balancing high school and extracurricular activities. From setting goals to learning about expectations, and from getting organized to acing the test, her ideas are practical, straightforward, and easily implemented. . .Used as part of a study skills course, the book could reach a broad audience of students, many of whom could benefit from Martin’s suggestions.”—Booklist

Where’s My Stuff


Where’s My Stuff? The Ultimate Teen Organizational Guide gives comprehensive advice on how to organize school work, lockers, bedrooms, and even one’s schedule. With fun and useful illustrations, easy-to-follow charts, and ample doses of humor, Where’s My Stuff?  is an incredible asset for anyone who wants to get it together…and keep it together, for good.

“The ultimate organizing guide that shows you how to take control of your school stuff, time and activities, and your room in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand manner.”Justine Magazine