Foundations for Learning / Edition 2

Foundations for Learning / Edition 2

by Laurie L. Hazard, Jean-Paul Nadeau
     
 

ISBN-10: 013813202X

ISBN-13: 9780138132026

Pub. Date: 03/03/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment for first-year college students with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis. The theme is claiming an education and taking responsibility for one's own education. What is most unique about this book is that it addresses both the attitudinal variables and

Overview

The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment for first-year college students with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis. The theme is claiming an education and taking responsibility for one's own education. What is most unique about this book is that it addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. Students are pushed to consider how each skill set, perception, and attitude connects with and influences the other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138132026
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

1. Claiming Your Education

The Professor and Student Contract

Intellectual Curiosity

Active vs. Passive Learning

Collaboration

Doing Research

Plagiarism and Intellectual Property

Claiming an Education

2. Developing Academic Self-Concept

Relating to Your Family and Culture: How Your Academic Self-Concept Has Been Developing Up to Now

Relating to Your New Peers

Relating in Cyberspace

Relating to Your New Environment

3. Reconceiving Diversity

Diversity in College

The Difficulty of Defining Diversity

Defining Diversity

4. Planning and Prioritizing

Time Management and Academic Goal Setting

Time Management and College Success

Self-Regulating Your Own Learning

How to Manage Your Time

Motivation and Procrastination

5. Developing Metacognitive Skills.

Why Should I Change?

Student Attitudes Toward Learning

Approaches to Learning

6. Developing Communication Skills

Writing Products Versus the Writing Process

Using Feedback to Best Advantage

Participating in Class Discussion

Writing the Research Paper

Making In-Class Presentations

7. Reading and Note Taking for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams

The Components of Test Preparation

Benefits of Employing These Approaches to Studying

Approaches to Test Taking

Self-Evaluation of Preparedness for Tests and Exams

8. Taking Responsibility in College and Life

Glossary

Index

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