Keys to Effective Learning

Keys to Effective Learning : Developing Powerful Habits of Mind

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For Study Skills, Student Success, and Freshman Seminar courses. This book focuses on developing effective learning techniques to help students excel in school, in their careers, and throughout their lives as lifelong learners. Unlike traditional study skills texts, this one emphasizes how students learn effectively by involving them in the active process of mastering their mental abilities and their personal confidence. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 207.8 x 272.8 x 21.1mm | 911.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0131131125
  • 9780131131125

Table of contents

I. GETTING READY TO LEARN. 1. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. 2. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and What You Value. 3. Goal Setting and Time Management: Mapping Your Course. 4. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Listener. II. TARGETING SUCCESS IN SCHOOL. 5. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. 6. Listening and Memory: Concentrating to Master Knowledge. 7. Taking Notes: Recording Important Ideas and Information. 8. Test Taking: Developing a Winning Strategy for Test Success. 9. Quantitative Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Math and Science. 10. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. III. CREATING LIFE SUCCESS. 11. Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World. 12. Wellness, Career and Money: Building Skills for Life Success. Answer Key. Index.
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About Carol J. Carter

Carol Carter is founder of Lifebound: Seminars, Coaching and Resources for high school and college students. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored Keys to Preparing for College, Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Success. Carol has taught classes for high school and college students and has conducted workshops for students and faculty around the country. She has also taught classes for welfare-to-work programs, for Native Americans, and for those making the transition from correctional facilities. She is the host of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, a 26-episode telecourse to help students at a distance prepare for college, career, and life success. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she has been fortunate enough to have been a guest in more than 40 foreign countries. Please visit her website and write her at Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She has worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, Multiple Intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She currently teaches online and multimedia classes and trains other faculty to teach online in her district and region of 21 colleges. She also co-authored Keys to College Studying, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. Joyce is the lead academic of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, distributed by Dallas Telelearning. Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She co-authored Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills and has served as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. She has also given faculty workshops in critical thinking, based on the Thinktrix critical-thinking system. Sarah holds a B.A. in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an M.FA. from Catholic University.
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