Walter Pauk

Walter Pauk was Cornell University's reading and study center director.[1] He was the author of the best-selling How To Study In College. Pauk has been lauded as "one of the most influential professors in the field of developmental education and study skills".[2] He created Cornell Notes.

In 1997, Pauk was recognized for his work with the Pearl Anniversary Award by The College Reading and Learning Association.[3]

Pauk died on December 7th, 2019.[4]

Select bibliographyEdit

  • Pauk, Walter (1962). How to study in college. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Pauk, Walter (1974). Six-Way Paragraphs - 100 Passages for Developing the Six Essential Categories of Comprehension. Providence, RI: Jamestown Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-89061-009-6.
  • Pauk, Walter; Josephine M. Wilson (c. 1976). Readings in English. London; New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-094441-5.
  • Pauk, Walter (1986). Study skills for college athletes. Clearwater, Fla.: Reston-Stuart Pub. Co. ISBN 0-9614487-0-9.
  • Pauk, Walter (c. 1987). Study skills for community and junior colleges. Clearwater, Fla: Reston-Stuart. ISBN 0-9614487-1-7.
  • Pauk, Walter (c. 1998). Study skills for student athletes. Clearwater, FL: H&H Pub. ISBN 0-943202-69-8.
  • Pauk, Walter (1999). Essential study strategies. Clearwater, FL: H&H Pub. ISBN 9780943202716.
  • Pauk, Walter; Ross J.Q. Owens (c. 2008). How to study in college (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0-618-76645-6.


  1. ^ Some ways to get more out of studying College of St. Benedict, Saint John's University. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Kerstiens, Gene; Pauk, Walter (1998). "Studying in College, Then & Now: An Interview with Walter Pauk". Journal of Developmental Education. 21 (3): 20–24. JSTOR 42785283.
  3. ^ CRLA awards and scholarships. CRLA website. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  4. ^ "Walter Pauk – Pennsylvania Obituaries". Retrieved 2020-01-02.