Study Wise

Study Wise : A Program for Maximizing Your Learning Potential

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For freshman orientation courses in Student Success and Study Skills.This text is a multi-faceted instructional program that gives first-year students the essential tools they require to learn productively and succeed academically. In addition to providing highly effective study and test preparation skills, the book also trains students to think analytically, critically, and strategically. It systematically offers a range of specific, easy-to-learn and -use methods for identifying, understanding, and solving the day-to-day problems individuals are likely to encounter in college and in life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131115219
  • 9780131115217

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Study-wise offers a holistic program that truly levels the academic playing field and provides all first-year students with a wide spectrum of power study skills and problem-solving skills, as well as analytical, critical, and strategic thinking skills. The Study Wise program teaches you how to: define motivational goals manage time and priorities make wise judgments improve comprehension recall important facts improve writing skills solve problems take effective notes identify key information prepare for tests You will acquire the essential learning tools, judgment, and self-confidence you need for success in school and in life. A Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/greene gives students extra practice using the skills they have acquired.show more

Table of contents

Taking a Look in Mirror: A Self-assessment. I. MAXIMIZING YOUR LEARNING POTENTIAL: FIGURING OUT HOW TO WIN IN SCHOOL. 1. Learning Styles. 2. Managing Time, Recording Assignments, and Solving Problems. 3. Getting Organized. 4. Creating A Study Sanctuary. II. DEVELOPING A SCHOOL SUCCESS SYSTEM: LEARNING HOW TO STUDY MORE PRODUCTIVELY. 5. Power Reading. 6. Turbocharging Your Reading Compreshension. 7. Taking Notes from Textbooks. 8. Taking Notes From Lectures. 9. Taking Tests. III. APPLYING STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE: GETTING WHAT YOU WANT, NEED, AND DESERVE. 10. Goals and Priorities. 11. Developing a Personal Strategy. 12. Handling the Educational System and Your Finances. 13. Decisions, Consequences, and Outcomes. 14. Being Smart. Appendix I. Writing Research Papers. Appendix II. Reproducible Forms.show more