Striving for Excellence in College : Tips for Active Learning
For courses in Study Skills and Freshman Orientation.This brief and reader-friendly text takes a practical, direct approach to teaching students to be more effective learners, by providing useful, immediate tips that can be used every day in almost every learning situation. It contains numerous concrete suggestions that any learner can use to accelerate achievement while in college, and encourages and helps students to take charge of their excellence in learning.
- Paperback | 127 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
- 25 Apr 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
1. Mountains Must Be Climbed to Reach the Other Side. I. ATTITUDES. 2. Taking Charge of Your Own Learning. 3. Resisting the Need to Be Entertained. 4. Resisting Mental Habits That Interfere with Active Learning. 5. Taking Pride in Doubt. II. KNOWLEDGE. 6. Asking Questions to Help Make Sense of the Reasoning. 7. Asking Questions to Evaluate the Reasoning. 8. Asking Questions That Make Connections. 9. Preparing for a Class Where Active Learning Takes Place. 10. Taking Notes for Active Learning. 11. Searching for Clarity in Texts, Lectures, Discussions, and Assignments. III. EXTERNAL CONDITIONS. 12. Finding Peers Who Respect Active Learning. 13. Adjusting to Professors Who Seem Not to Encourage Active Learning. 14. Discovering Multiple Perspectives. Epilogue.