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This successful text shows students how to use study strategies by integrating their reading, writing, and listening skills. Through a balance of discussion and carefully sequenced exercises, Sotiriou coves basic college survival skills and progresses to specific strategies for studying, reading, note taking, and exam taking. Integrating College Study Skills is more sophisticated than many books on the market because it doesn't look or read like a workbook. It delves deeper into the understanding and application of basic learning strategies, more so than other study skills books, by guiding the student to use reasoning when studying.
PART I. SKILLS FOR BEGINNING YOUR COLLEGE CAREER. 1. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COLLEGE. College Catalog and Schedule of Classes. Counseling Services. Financial Aid. Job Placement Office. Orientation Activities. The First Class Meeting. Interacting with Your Professor. Class Materials. Making Class Contacts. Tutoring Services and Computer Labs. The Students You Will Meet. Summary. Skills Practice. 2. YOUR LEARNING INVENTORY: YOUR LEARNING STYLE, STUDY TIME, AND STUDY AREA. Getting Motivated. Setting Up a Schedule. Your Particular Learning Style. Setting Up a Course Priority List. Making the Best Use of Your Study Time. How to Cope with Stress at School. Setting Up Your Study Area. Summary. Skills Practice. 3. USING THE LIBRARY. The Main Sections of the Library. Types of Material You Will Find in a Library. How Library Books are Classified. Computers in Libraries. The Research Project. Summary. Skills Practice. PART II. BASIC READING, LISTENING AND WRITING SKILLS. 4. LOCATING THE MAIN IDEA. Understanding the Role of Main Ideas. Inferring Main Ideas. Applying Main Ideas Rules to Writing. Summary. Skills Practice. 5. LOCATING MAJOR AND MINOR DETAILS. Major details. Minor Details. Summary. Skills Practice. 6. IDENTIFYING ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS. The Cause-Effect Pattern. The Problem-Solving Pattern. The Definition Pattern. The Sequence-of-Events Pattern. The Spatial-Geographic Pattern. The Thesis-Support Pattern. The Comparison-Contrast Pattern. The Descriptive Pattern. Summary. Skills Practice. 7. SUMMARIZING AND PARAPHRASING. How to Summarize. How to Paraphrase. Summary. Skills Practice. 8. READING AND LISTENING FOR INFERENCES. Terms of Qualification. Word Choice, Figurative Language. Drawing Conclusions from Details You Read Hear. Summary. Skills Practice. 9. READING GRAPHS, CHARTS AND TABLES. Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs. Line Graphs. Charts. Tables. Summary. Skills Practice. PART III. TAKING LECTURE, DISCUSSION AND STUDY NOTES. 10. CHARACTERISTICS OF LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS. The Speaker at a Lecture. The Speakers in a Discussion. The Speaker or Speakers in a Small Group Discussion. The Subject of the Lecture or Discussion. Student Obligations. Summary. Skills Practice. 11. COMMONLY USED NOTE-TAKING TECHNIQUES: NUMERAL-LETTER, INDENTING, AND CORNELL. Numeral-Letter Format. Indenting Format. The Cornell Note-taking System. Taking Notes in Mathematics and Math-Related Courses. Note-taking Tips. Condensing Information. Using Abbreviations. Summary. Skills Practice. 12. VISUAL NOTE-TAKING TECHNIQUES: LADDERING AND MAPPING. What Is Laddering? What is Mapping? Summary. Skills Practice. PART IV. STUDY SKILLS SYSTEMS AND TEST-TAKING PRACTICES. 13. MEMORY AIDS. How Does Memory Work? Concentration Tips. Summary. Skills Practice. 14. THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM. Survey. Question. Read. Recite. Review. Summary. Skills Practice. 15. SUGGESTIONS FOR TAKING OBJECTIVE TESTS. What are Objective Tests? How Do You Prepare for Objective Tests? How to Answer Multiple-Choice Questions. How to Answer True-False Questions. How to Answer Matching Questions. How to Take Objective Tests. Summary. Skills Practice. 16. SUGGESTIONS FOR TAKING ESSAY EXAMS AND MATH OR SCIENCE TESTS. How to Prepare for an Essay Exam. How to Read an Essay Question. Kinds of Essay Questions. How to Prepare for a Math or Science Test. Hints to Use in Solving Math or Science Problems. Hints for Taking Math, Science, or Essay Test. Summary. Skills Practice. PART V. APPLYING SQ3R TO TEXTBOOK MATERIAL. STUDY READING 1 Weather and Climate. STUDY READING 2 Atoms and Molecules. STUDY READING 3 What is Anthropology. Answer Key. Index.