Essential Study Skills / Edition 7by Linda Wong
Pub. Date: 04/28/2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning
A useful resource for postsecondary students of all backgrounds, Essential Study Skills offers an encouraging tone, clear rationales, versatile exercises, and ample feedback, making it particularly helpful for at-risk students, adults returning to school, and students with learning disabilities. The text is designed both to enable instructors to regulate the pace of the coverage and to support independent student use. Emphasis for classroom use is on discussions, application, critical thinking, and personalization.
- This edition features a stronger emphasis on the adult returning student.
- A Quick Start section opens the text, providing essential skills that can be implemented within the first week of class.
- Each chapter opens with a self-awareness writing profile and closes with a profile journal-writing assignment. Additional new features include more diverse textbook excerpts, web site boxes with assignments and explorations, and portfolio and projects.
- Cengage Learning
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- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
1. DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR LEARNING STYLES. Three Cognitive Learning Styles. Meyers-Briggs Learning Styles. Multiple Intelligences. Emotional Intelligence. 2. LAYING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS. Metacognition. Influencing Factors. Stress Management. Using Resources. Problem-Solving with Critical Thinking. 3. USING TIME EFFECTIVELY. Benefits of Managing Time Effectively. Kinds of Time Managers. Skillful Time Managers. Creating Balance. Prioritize. Create Action Plans to Meet Deadlines. Schedules to Organize Time. Using Time Wisely: Focus & Concentration. Managing Distracters. 4. CREATING AND ACHIEVING GOALS. Benefits of Goal-Setting. Kinds of Goals. Kinds of Motivation. The GPS Goal-Setting Method. Plans of Action. Self-Monitoring Progress. Recognize & Deal with Procrastination. Locus of Control. 5. PROCESSING INFORMATION INTO YOUR MEMORY. Information Processing Model. Processing New Information. Processing Strategies. Creating Associations and Retrieval Cues. Mnemonics. 6. REHEARSING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM MEMORY. Processes of Rehearsing and Retrieving. Strategies to Strengthen Memory. Theories of Forgetting. 7. PREPARING FOR UPCOMING TESTS. [to come] 8. USING ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES FOR TEXTBOOKS. Getting Acquainted with the Textbook. Active Reading. Using a Systematic Approach. Reading Process. 9. ORGANIZING TEXTBOOK INFORMATION. Outlines. Notetaking Systems. Organizational Patterns. 10. READING IN CONTENT AREAS. Reading in Content Areas. Reading Graphic Materials. Critical Thinking Skills. 11. STRENGTHENING LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Listening Skills. Classroom Communication Skills. Capturing Information in Notes. Working with Notes. 12. USING TECHNOLOGY. Introduction to Basic Computer Skills for the Novice. Using the Internet for Research. Skills to Succeed in Online Courses. Using APPs.
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