Effective Study Skills:Maximizing Your Academic Potential

Effective Study Skills:Maximizing Your Academic Potential

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For courses in Study Skills and Developmental Reading. A comprehensive study skills book that covers all the skills necessary for a student to succeed in college. Addressed to meet the needs of today's diverse college population-students of all learning styles, ages, and backgrounds-this text focuses on a broad range of study strategies. The book is based on the premise that all students can be successful if they learn to apply appropriate strategies. 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 | 304 pages
  • 203.2 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131117289
  • 9780131117280
  • 1,694,684

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Effective Study Skills. Maximizing Your Academic Potential is a comprehensive text with study strategies that enable students to maximize their potential. Significant features include: Cooperative learning activities for each chapter Extensive coverage of reading skills needed to process college textbooks A diverse collection of textbook and other readings, complete with higher-level thinking questions Increased opportunity for students to link reading and study material with prior knowledge and interest More complete coverage of critical reading and analytical thinking strategiesshow more

About Judy Roberts

Judy Roberts received her A. B. degree in English from West Georgia College, her M. Ed. degree in education from Georgia State University, and her Ed. D. in reading from the University of Miami. She has taught developmental reading and study skills courses at five colleges and universities in Florida and Kentucky. Prior to beginning a career in college teaching, she taught far sixteen years in the public school systems of Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Kentucky Association of Developmental Education. She maintains the belief that all students can become more successful after being taught some basic metacognitive strategies, which can be applied to all of their college courses.show more

Table of contents

I. EFFECTIVE USE OF STUDY TIME. 1. Time Management. 2. Concentration and Memory. 3. Learning Styles. II. EFFECTIVE PROCESSING OF TEXTBOOKS. 4. Main Ideas. 5. Underlining and Annotating Textbooks. 6. Organizational Patterns in Textbooks. 7. Graphic Illustrations in Textbooks. 8. Study Methods for Textbooks. 9. Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies. III. EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE IN CLASS. 10. Note Taking. 11. Test-Taking Skills. 12. Critical Reading and Thinking. Glossary. Index.show more

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