College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner / Edition 7

College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner / Edition 7

by Dianna L. Van Blerkom
     
 


COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Seventh Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping you become actively engaged in your own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help you succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing you to practice it, and asking you to do self-assessments to gain… See more details below

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COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Seventh Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping you become actively engaged in your own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help you succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing you to practice it, and asking you to do self-assessments to gain feedback on your own success. This variety of strategies and activities, as well as authentic and engaging text material from numerous core subject areas, gives you opportunities to apply what you are learning to your course work in other college classes. The Seventh Edition has a new focus on motivation. Chapter (1), "Getting Motivated," focuses on the importance of motivation in college success. More information on the causes of motivation problems and strategies for increasing motivation are included. Each of the chapters that follow in the text strengthens the connection between motivation and the strategies that are presented, so that students continue to increase their motivation through-out the course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495913511
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/06/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
329,717
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt.

Table of Contents


1. Getting Motivated. 2. Goal Setting. 3. Time Management. 4. Memory and Learning. 5. Taking Lecture Notes. 6. Improving Concentration. 7. Reading Your Textbook. 8. Marking Your Textbook. 9. Organizing Text Information. 10. Preparing for Exams. 11. Taking Objective Exams. 12. Taking Essay Exams. 13. Succeeding on Finals.

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