Essential Study Skills / Edition 7by Linda Wong
Pub. Date: 01/01/2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college educationwhether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learnersESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 7th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how
For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college educationwhether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learnersESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 7th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and carry their skills forward. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 7th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying website. The fresh four-color design and streamlined look engage students and emphasize the essentials.
Table of Contents
1. DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR LEARNING STYLES. Three Cognitive Learning Styles. Linear and Global Learners. Multiple Intelligences. 2. PROCESSING INFORMATION INTO YOUR MEMORY. The Information Processing Model. Your Conscious Mind at Work. Essential Strategies for Working Memory. 3. USING TWELVE PRINCIPLES OF MEMORY. Memory Mnemonic. The First Four Principles of Memory. The Middle Four Principles of Memory. The Last Four Principles of Memory. 4. BECOMING A TIME MANAGER AND A GOAL-SETTER. Time Management. Schedules and Strategies. Goal Setting. Goal-Setting Strategies. 5. DEVELOPING SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS. Concentration. Motivation. Stress Management. Procrastination Management. 6. DEVELOPING TEST-TAKING SKILLS. Test Preparation Skills. Test Performance Skills. Test Anxiety Management Skills. Mnemonics. 7. STRENGTHENING YOUR READING SKILLS. The Reading Process. Surveying Reading Materials. Paragraph Elements. Terminology and Vocabulary. 8. LEARNING FROM COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. Active Reading. Organizational Patterns. Graphic Materials. 9. DEVELOPING NOTETAKING SKILLS. Textbook Notetaking Skills. Annotation. The Cornell Notetaking System. Two- and Three-Column Notetaking Systems. The Outline Notetaking System. 10. LISTENING AND TAKING LECTURE NOTES. Listening Skills. Notetaking Systems for Lectures. Effective Notetaking Strategies. 11. CREATING AND USING VISUAL NOTES AND STUDY TOOLS. Tailored Approach. Visual Mappings. Hierarchies. Comparison Charts. Index Card Notes. 12. CARRYING YOUR SKILLS FORWARD. Reading in the Content Areas. Bloom's Taxonomy. Culminating Activities for ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS. Appendix A: Essential Test Taking Skills. Objective Test Questions. Recall Test Questions. Math Test Questions. Essay Test Questions. Appendix B: Profiles and Answer Keys. Appendix C: Exercises, Inventories, and Checklists. Appendix D: Excerpts.
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