How to Study in College / Edition 11

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Over a million students like you have transformed adequate work into academic achievement with this best-selling text. HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE sets you on the path to success by helping you build a strong foundation of study skills, and learn how to gain, retain, and explain information. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on vocabulary building. Strategies throughout the text, like Questions in the Margin which is a technique for identifying and remembering main ideas, help you develop critical thinking skills that will lead to success in your other courses and in your future career.

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"There is no textbook as comprehensive as the Pauk [How to Study in College] textbook! I urge students to buy the book as they would a dictionary or thesaurus AND especially if they plan to transfer. The added content that is now available electronically is perfect because there are times I have to teach this class as an independent study - due to low enrollment - and this is perfect for those students."

"The Concept Maps work effectively to give students "advanced organizers," of the chapter ahead; I point out the concept maps early in the semester and we discuss the ways in which they can be used as a survey tool and, later, as a review tool (because the arrows visually link up the topics in a chapter and because the student can quickly find something to revisit for increased clarification and review)."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133960782
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/9/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 414,261
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A true pioneer in the field of study skills, Dr. Walter Pauk has been dispensing common-sense advice to students for more than half a century. Pauk led the way in advocating the now popular wide margin note-taking strategy commonly known as the Cornell System. A licensed psychologist and trusted teacher, Pauk was director of the Reading-Study Center at Cornell University, where he earned his PhD in Psychology and Education and remains Professor Emeritus. He is the author of more than 100 books.

A long-time collaborator with Dr. Walter Pauk, Ross Owens earned his BA cum laude in English and film at Carleton College and did graduate work in film at the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland, where he also taught film history, filmmaking, and public speaking. Since first teaming with Dr. Pauk in 1982, Owens has contributed to a number of books on reading and study skills. In addition, he has written numerous articles on Internet-related topics and is an accomplished computer programmer.

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Table of Contents

1. Set Clear Goals and Stay on Track. 2. Organization: Use Your Time and Space Effectively. 3. Resiliency: Learn How to Manage Stress. 4. Vocabulary: Bolster the Basis of Complex Thinking. 5. Reading: Extract the Essence from Every Text. 6. Listening: Strengthen the Unsung Key to Communication. 7. Critical Thinking: Use Questions to Zero In on Valuable Information. 8. Flexible Thinking: Learn Through Multiple Channels. 9. Remembering: Fight Back Against Forgetting. 10. The Cornell System: Take Effective Notes. 11. Mastery: Turn Your Notes into Knowledge. 12. Tests and Quizzes: Ace Your Exams. 13. Class Participation: Get the Most out of Discussions. 14. Written Assignments: Turn in a Solid Research Paper.

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