Study Skills for College Athletes
For courses in Study Skills for Athletes, Student Athlete Orientation, and Student Athlete Seminars.This text uses a concise, conversational approach to instruct student athletes about skills and strategies to use for effective studying/learning. Strategies include setting goals, time management, concentration, and memory. Study skills coverage includes the Cornell Notetaking System and other formats, test-taking, vocabulary building, classroom lectures, textbook assignments, and research papers.
- Paperback | 126 pages
- 200.66 x 231.14 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
- 01 Nov 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
1. Becoming a Success. 2. Your Health. 3. Planning Your Time. 4. Improving Your Concentration. 5. Strengthening Your Memory. 6. Building Your Vocabulary. 7. Reading and Studying Your Textbook. 8. Taking Lecture Notes. 9. Mastering Your Notes. 10. Taking Tests. 11. Objective Tests. 12. Taking Essay Tests. 13. Writing the Research Paper.
"Pauk's conversational style keeps the text/material 'real.' The Malcolm X material provides context from which to discuss many issues. My staff and I would lean toward using this text rather than those over-dipped in theory."-Demetrius H. Marlowe, Assistant Athletics Director, Academic Support & Career Development Unit, University of Maryland
About Walter Pauk
WALTER PAUK, renowned for his work in study skills, has written a book that is simultaneously motivational and informative. Recognizing the challenge most student-athletes face in balancing academic responsibilities and athletic schedules, Pauk provides a succinct resource to help them maximize efficiency while minimizing stress. Capitalizing on the power of language in context, Pauk provides students with tools that facilitate meaningful connections between the vocabulary of their daily athletic activities and that of their college environment. Underlying Pauk's use of work histories and stories about athletes is his unmitigated belief that one's personal connection to and ownership in learning breeds enthusiasm, which in turn breeds success, whether in sports or in life.This edition also contains expanded coverage of goal setting which underscores the importance of thinking through and applying a plan-a skill that will ultimately help students manage both their academic and professional goals.