This book will help adults empower students to become independent learners. The topic of study skills often targets mechanics of academic learning and focuses on areas such as improving homework completion and time management. This book goes beyond these mechanics by addressing underlying psychological factors that influence learning. We expand the goals of improving study skills from simply helping students get better grades in school to helping them become independent learners who know how to learn effectively in any life situation. Adopting this expanded focus will enable adults to help students learn independently in academic and nonacademic areas throughout their school years into adulthood.