I. AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE LEARNING.
1. Now That You're Here.
How Does College Differ from High School?
What Special Situations Can You Expect to Encounter in College, Sooner or Later?
Real College: Wanda's Woes.
2. Active Learning: What's in It for You?
What Do Active Learners Do?
Four Factors That Influence Learning.
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss.
The Holistic Nature of Active Learning.
Real College: Malcolm's Malingering.
3. How You Learn.
The Role of Memory: Two Theories.
The “Parts” Theory.
The Processing Theory.
Stretching Your Memory.
The Role of Learning Styles.
Using Your Senses to Learn.
Real College: To Come.
II. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEARNER.
4. Getting Organized: Managing Yourself and Your Time.
Managing Your Time.
Creating a Schedule You Can Live With.
Planning for Midterms and Finals.
Real College: Janice's Jam.
5. Academic Energy: Motivation, Attitudes and Interests.
Maintaining a Positive Attitude.
Real College: Martin's Misery or Keisha Knuckles Down.
6. Just What Do You Believe Anyway?
The Five Components of Beliefs that Influence Learning.
Changing Your Beliefs.
Real College: College Knowledge.
7. Dealing with Stress.
Sources of Stress.
Strategies for Reducing Stress.
Tips for Reducing Academic Stress.
Real College: Andrea'sAnxiety.
III. IDENTIFYING THE TASK.
8. Interacting with Your Professors.
What Is a Professor?
Some General Tips About Interacting with Professors.
Talking with Your Professors.
Real College: Marsha's Mistake.
9. What Is It I'm Supposed to Do, Anyhow?
What Is a Task?
How Can You Get Information About the Task?
Real College: Tina's Task.
10. Take Note! Lectures: A Different Kind of Text.
The Importance and Characteristics of Good Lecture Notes.
Taking Good Lecture Notes.
Real College: Chad's Challenge.
11. Using Technology to Learn.
Technology in College Classes.
Technology and Studying.
Evaluating Internet Information.
Real College: To Come.
IV. INDENTIFYING THE STRATEGIES.
12. Strategic Reading.
Gearing Up to Read.
Gearing Up for Class.
Reading Done “Write.”
Some Common Concerns About Annotation.
Real College: Hillary's Highlighter.
13. Rehearsing and Reviewing After Reading.
Written Rehearsal Strategies.
Real College: Conrad's Confusion and Eric's Excuses.
V. CHARACTERISTICS OF TEXTS.
14. Strategies Across the Disciplines.
Real College: Caroline's Courses.
15. Becoming Flexible: Varying Your Reading Rate.
Habits That Slow Reading Down.
Increasing Your Reading Speed.
How Fast Should You Read?
Real College: Rudy's Reading Rate.
VI. PULLING EVERYTHING TOGETHER.
16. Preparing for Objective Exams.
General Test Preparation Strategies.
Preparing for and Taking Objective Exams.
Real College: Teddy's Tactics.
17. Preparing for and Taking Essay Exams.
Taking the Essay Test.
A Word About Identification Items.
Real College: Iris's Intentions (Gone Awry!).