College Study Strategies: Thinking and Learning / Edition 1

College Study Strategies: Thinking and Learning / Edition 1

by Marcia L. Laskey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205191525

ISBN-13: 9780205191529

Pub. Date: 11/18/1996

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Having and maintaining exemplary study skills has become a foundation of an successful college experience and this book provides students with both concepts and exercises to hone their skills. This book teaches college and high school students both effective study skills and the practical critical thinking strategies they can employ to improve these skills. It

Overview

Having and maintaining exemplary study skills has become a foundation of an successful college experience and this book provides students with both concepts and exercises to hone their skills. This book teaches college and high school students both effective study skills and the practical critical thinking strategies they can employ to improve these skills. It provides abundant support for students by showing them specifically what strategies will enable them to succeed in college and it reinforcing this instruction with a wealth of exercises. The book covers using campus resources, such as the library, learning centers, and career services, as well as strategies for effective time management, note taking skills, and organization. College and High School Students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205191529
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/18/1996
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings.
Stress.
Negative Coping Strategies
* Positive Coping Styles.
Resources.
Personal
* Campus Resources.

2. Critical Thinking.
Logical Thinking.
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning.
Perception.
Perspective
* Errors of Perception.
Evaluation and Flexibility.
Problem Solving.

3. Learning Styles.
Learning Styles Inventory.
Senses.
Visual and Auditory
* Kinesthetic and Tactile.
Brain Dominance.
Left Brain
* Right Brain.
Field Interaction.
Dependent and Independent.

4. Time Management.
Roadblocks to Success.
Time Wasters and Time Savers.
Scheduling.
Advantages
* Types of Schedules
* Monthly, Weekly, Daily.

5. Main Idea.
How to Find Main Idea.
Previewing Text.
Understanding Paragraphs.
Topic
* Main Idea
* Key Details.
Two Perspectives.
Reading
* Writing.
Types of Main Ideas.
Stated
* Unstated.

6. Note-Taking Decisions and Strategies.
Taking Notes from Your Text.
Highlighting
* Annotating
* Summarizing.
Preparing for a Lecture Class.
Techniques for Good Lecture Notes.
Methods of Note-Taking.
Dash Method
* Informal Outline
* Cornel Method
* Question Method
* Text Method.

7. Organizational Strategies.
Mapping.
Charting.
Literature Chart
* Flow Chart
*Time Line, Process, Tree Chart.
Outlining.
Informal and Formal.

8. Memory and Remembering.
Memory Process.
Encoding
* Storage
*Retrieval.
Thinking and Remembering Strategies.
Intent to Remember
* Meaningful Classification
* Marking Material
* Recitation/Rehearsal
* Spaced Study
* Mnemonic Devices
* Jingles, Mnemonics, Acrostics, Associations.
Concentration.
Techniques
* Skills
* Distractions
* Internal and External.
Forgetting.
Retroactive Interference
* Decay
* Cue Dependent.

9. Reasoning Skills for Objective Tests.
Relieving Test Anxiety.
Relocation Techniques.
Preparing to Study.
How, When, What
* Study Systems.
Test Strategies.
Objective Tests.
True/False
* Matching
* Multiple Choice
* Sentence Completion

10. Writing Essays for Tests.
Preparation.
3X5 Cards
* Study Sheets
* Study Groups
* Map or Chart
* Predict Questions
* Practice Writing.
Writing Process.
Purpose
* Thesis
* Organization
* Audience
* Sentence Structure.
During the Test.
Survey
* Prioritize
* Budget Time
* Circle Key Words.
After the Test.
Read Comments
* Self Evaluation
* Make Changes.

11. Questioning Strategies That Lead to Critical Thinking.
Questioning Strategies.
Advantages.
Levels of Questioning.
Literal
* Translation
* Interpretation
* Application
* Analysis
* Synthesis
* Evaluation.
When to Ask Questions.
Before Reading
* During Reading
* After Reading.

12. Ways to Build Vocabulary.
Ways to Build Vocabulary.
Context Clues
* Structural Analysis
* Associations
* Concept Cards.

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