Effective Study Skills

Effective Study Skills : Maximizing Your Academic Potential

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For courses in Study Strategies/Skills and Reading Improvement. Addressed to the needs of today's diverse college population - students of all learning styles, ages, and backgrounds - this text focuses on a broad range of effective study strategies that can help all students learn to their maximum potential. It emphasizes that a good student knows what to do when confronting problems with comprehension, memory, concentration, test preparation, or any other type of information processing, and - acknowledging that specific strategies for developing such skills will differ according to each student's individual learning style and training - it offers presentations and activities in many different modalities.show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 176 x 232.2 x 13mm | 448.24g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130950610
  • 9780130950611

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with "Cooperative Learning Activities" and "Reading Selection.")SKILLS FOR SUCCESS. 1. Time Management. A Tale of Three Students. Getting Organized. Managing Stress.2. Concentration and Memory. Concentration Through Control of External Distractions. Concentration Through Control of Internal Distractions. Memory. Types of Memory. Guidelines for Remembering. Mnemonic Techniques.3. Learning Styles. Learning Style Inventory. Learning Style. Learning Styles as Related to Professors' Teaching Styles. Importance of Flexibility. Additional Factors Related to Learning Styles.4. Critical Reading and Thinking. Purposes for Writing. Factors to Help Determine Author's Purpose. Types of Evidence. Deterrents to Critical Thinking. Errors in Logical Reasoning.MASTERY OF COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. 5. Main Ideas. How Topics and Main Ideas Differ. How to Locate Main Ideas. Supporting Details. Locating the Main Ideas in Longer Passages.6. Graphic Illustrations in Textbooks. Purposes of Graphic Illustrations. Six Guidelines for Reading Graphics. Types of Graphics.7. Organizational Patterns in Textbook Writing. Simple Listing. Order/Sequence. Comparison and Contrast. Cause and Effect. Problem and Solution. Classification. Definition. Example. Mixed Patterns.8. Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies. Context Clues. Structural Analysis and Derivatives. Etymology. Specific Vocabulary-Building Strategies. Using the Dictionary.9. Study Methods for Textbooks. Strategies for Processing Textbooks. Specific Study Methods. Using Prior Knowledge to Aid Study. Building Prerequisite Skills.CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE. 10. Notetaking, Annotating, and Underlining. Notetaking. Underlining. Annotating. Combined Use of Cornell Notes, Underlining, and Annotation.11. Writing in College Courses. College Writing Demands. Types of Writing in College Classes. Stages of the Writing Process. Tips on Outlining. Resources to Help the Student Writer. Checklists.12. Test Taking Skills. Assessing the Real Problem. Test Preparation. Taking Tests. Multiple-Choice Tests. True-False Tests. Matching Tests. Short-Answer Tests. Problem-Solving Tests. Essay Tests. Open-Book Tests. Take-Home Tests. Assessing Performance After Taking a Test.Glossary. Index.show more