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Coping with College: A Guide for Academic Success / Edition 2
     

Coping with College: A Guide for Academic Success / Edition 2

by Alice L. Hamachek
 

ISBN-10: 0130893021

ISBN-13: 9780130893024

Pub. Date: 06/22/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Brief enough to fit a busy schedule, this valuable guide offers a wealth of practical suggestions for achieving personal and academic success in college. The book begins by teaching you how to avoid common problems and pitfalls you may experience during your transition to college; then it helps you develop study strategies for your personal learning style. This book

Overview

Brief enough to fit a busy schedule, this valuable guide offers a wealth of practical suggestions for achieving personal and academic success in college. The book begins by teaching you how to avoid common problems and pitfalls you may experience during your transition to college; then it helps you develop study strategies for your personal learning style. This book covers the skills you need on the journey of college success.

It will help you:

    Overcome procrastination Minimize disruptions while you study Meet deadlines more easily Understand your learning style Develop your vocabulary Overcome test anxiety and stress Improve your memory Become your own advocate Develop better relationships with your professors—even in large classes

Features include:

  • Majors Exploration
  • Career Advice
  • Web Links
  • Tips from Successful Students
  • Student Bulletin Boards
  • Faculty Resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130893024
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
06/22/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Matriculation!xiii
1College1
The Demands of College1
Why Am I Attending College?5
Becoming an Independent Learner6
Becoming a More Effective Student7
Choosing Classes8
Nontraditional Students10
2Motivation11
On the Road to Success11
Be Willing to Try and Try and Try!13
Affirmations for a Positive Mental Attitude14
3Procrastination17
"Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Don't Want to Do Today!"17
Fear18
Avoidance19
Self-Doubt19
Self-Delusion19
Blame20
Sympathy20
Manipulation20
4Goal Setting21
Identify Your Desires21
Clarify Your Goals21
Establish Long-Term and Short-Term Goals22
Remain Flexible22
Design a Plan of Action23
Put Your Goals in Writing23
Be Committed23
Expect Success24
Be Confident24
5Organization25
I Have to Get Organized!26
Establishing Priorities27
Make a "To-Do" List27
6Time Management31
Time31
Monthly/Weekly/Daily Planning32
Study Time36
Biological-Clock Studying37
Time Management Tips37
Time-Eating Temptations41
7Deadlines43
8Learning Styles47
Processing Information47
Learning Style Preference Profile48
Study Characteristics Profile50
9Vocabulary Enhancement51
Words, Words, Words!51
Importance of Vocabulary51
Vocabulary Development52
Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary52
Vocabulary and Comprehension52
Vocabulary Advancement54
The Joy of Using a Dictionary60
10Brainstorming63
Brainstorming and Organization63
Group Brainstorming64
Individual Brainstorming64
Brainstorming Guidelines65
Practicing the Technique65
Brainstorming for Subdividing66
Unblocking Blocked Ideas66
11Writing Processes69
Writing Personalities70
The Writing Act70
Four Basic Writing Steps70
Clustering and Outlining71
Drafting and Editing71
12Study Strategies73
Information Explosion Era73
Strategies for Studying Text73
SQ3R: Study Strategy77
The Inverted Study Triangle79
A Study Guide for Studying80
13Notetaking Skills83
Key Aspects of Notetaking83
Coding Symbols for Notetaking86
Alternatives to Independent Notetaking87
14Memory Techniques89
Our Memory at Work89
How to Remember90
Stages or Types of Memory91
Write It Down92
Chunking93
Mnemonics94
The Peg System Using Numerical Associations95
The Peg System Using Rhyme97
Checklist of Memory Techniques98
15Testing Guidelines101
Test Anxiety101
Counteracting Test Anxiety103
Test-Taking Strategies106
16Professors111
Attend Class Regularly111
Be Attentive112
Participate in Class Discussions and Activities112
Cultivate a Positive Attitude Toward Class113
Help the Professor Know You by Name113
Learn the Professor's Likes and Dislikes114
Arrange Conferences Before It's Too Late114
Learn from Your Professors115
When Professors Talk Fast115
17Learning Difficulties117
Be Your Own Best Advocate!117
How to Be Your Own Best Advocate117
College Accommodations for Students with Learning Difficulties121
Suggestions for College Faculty Interested in Assisting Students with Learning Difficulties124
18Suggestions for Success125
Graduation!129
References131
Index135

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