College Reading and Study Skills / Edition 7

College Reading and Study Skills / Edition 7

by Kathleen T. McWhorter, Kathleen T. McMwhorter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321011961

ISBN-13: 9780321011961

Pub. Date: 08/22/1997

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321011961
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
08/22/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Part One Succeeding in College 1(60)
How to Succeed
3(20)
College: New Demands and Expectations
3(3)
Becoming an Active Learner
6(5)
Using Success Strategies
11(4)
Learning Your Way Around
15(3)
Becoming Familiar with Your Textbooks
18(5)
Organizing Your Time
23(18)
Establishing Your Priorities
23(1)
Analyzing Your Time Commitments
24(2)
Building a Term Plan
26(1)
Building Your Weekly Schedule
27(4)
Electronic Management of Time
31(1)
Time- Saving Tips for Students with Busy Schedules
31(1)
Fighting the Tendency to Procrastinate
32(3)
Managing Stress
35(6)
Principles of Learning and Memory
41(20)
Forgetting
41(2)
How People Learn and Remember
43(6)
Principles of Learning
49(12)
Part Two Strategies for Active Learning 61(58)
Prereading and Predicting
63(16)
Prereading
63(9)
Discovering What You Already Know
72(2)
Making Predictions
74(5)
Setting the Stage for Learning
79(18)
Establishing and Maintaining Concentration
80(8)
Analyzing Your Learning Style
88(9)
Focusing and Monitoring Your Learning
97(22)
Defining Your Purposes for Reading
97(6)
Choosing the Right Reading and Learning Strategies
103(5)
Checking Your Understanding
108(7)
Seeing How Well You're Learning
115(4)
Part Three Understanding Content 119(112)
Understanding Paragraphs
121(27)
Three Essential Elements of Paragraph
121(1)
How to Identify the Topic
122(7)
How to Find the Main Idea
129(1)
Where to Find the Topic Sentence
129(5)
Recognizing Details
134(7)
Transitions
141(1)
Unstated Main Ideas
142(6)
Following Thought Patterns
148(34)
The Organization of Textbook Chapters
149(3)
The Structure of Articles and Essays
152(2)
Types of Supporting Information
154(6)
Recognizing Organizational Patterns
160(22)
Reading Graphics and Technical Writing
182(27)
Reading Graphics
182(2)
Types of Graphics
184(16)
Reading Technical Writing
200(9)
Critical Thinking and Reading
209(22)
Making Inferences
209(5)
Asking Questions: The Key to Critical Thinking
214(10)
Analyzing Arguments
224(7)
Part Four Learning from Texts 231(52)
Textbook Highlighting and Marking
233(16)
The Problem of Textbook Review
233(1)
Why Highlighting and Marking Work
233(1)
How to Highlight Textbooks
234(1)
Aspects of Effective Highlighting
235(7)
Testing Your Highlighting
242(1)
Marking a Textbook
243(6)
Methods of Organizing Information
249(15)
Organizing by Outlining
249(4)
Summarizing
253(3)
Mapping: A Visual Means of Organizing Ideas
256(8)
Study and Review Strategies
264(19)
Learning Through Writing
264(8)
A Classic System: SQ3R
272(3)
Updating and Revising the SQ3R System
275(2)
Adapting Your System for Different Academic Disciplines
277(6)
Part Five Classroom Performance Skills 283(78)
Lecture Note-Taking Techniques
285(18)
Why Note Taking Is Important
285(1)
Sharpening Your Listening Skills
285(2)
Preparing for a Lecture Class
287(1)
How to Take Lecture Notes
287(8)
How to Edit Your Notes
295(2)
How to Study Your Notes
297(6)
Participating in Class Activities and Projects
303(10)
Asking and Answering Questions
303(1)
Participating in Class Discussions
304(3)
Working Effectively on Group Projects
307(2)
Preparing and Making Oral presentations
309(4)
Preparing for Exams
313(13)
Organizing Your Study and Review
313(2)
Identifying What to Study
315(1)
Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
316(2)
Learning and Memorizing
318(8)
Taking Exams
326(20)
General Suggestions for Taking Exams
326(2)
Hints for Taking Objective Exams
328(7)
Hints for Taking Standardized Tests
335(1)
Hints for Taking Essay Exams
335(7)
Controlling Test Anxiety
342(4)
Preparing Written Assignments and Research Papers
346(15)
Why Written Assignments Are Given
346(1)
Using a Computer to Write Papers
347(1)
Tupes of Written Assignments
347(1)
Writing Research Papers
348(1)
Step in Writing a Research Paper
349(12)
Part Six Developing Reading Efficiency: Vocabulary and Reading Rate 361(50)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
363(12)
General Approaches to Vocabulary Expansion
364(2)
Using Reference Sources
366(3)
Learning Specialized Terminology
369(3)
Systems of Learning Vocabulary
372(3)
Effective Use of Context and Word Parts
375(16)
Using Context Clues
375(8)
Analyzing Word Parts
383(8)
Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility
391(20)
Building Your Reading Rate
391(5)
Developing Your Reading Flexibility
396(15)
Appendix A Sample Textbook Chapter "Health, Stress, and Coping" 411(36)
Appendix B Five Textbook Excerpts 447(26)
Reading 1 "Body Adornment"
449(4)
Reading 2 "Development of the Planet Earth"
453(4)
Reading 3 "Argumentation as a Social Process"
457(4)
Reading 4 "The Struggle for a Just Society"
461(4)
Reading 5 "Characteristics of Successful Small Business Ownership"
465(8)
Answer Key 473(8)
References 481(2)
Endnotes 483(2)
Credits 485(2)
Index 487

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