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The power to succeed is in the hands of the active thinker. Keys to College Studying focuses on these three components of active thinking:
Will and self-awareness -- because successful learners are motivated to learn, understand how they learn, and see how learning will benefit them.
Skill to accomplish your goals -- because learning is a process that demands that you acquire and maintain a set of skills.
Ability to manage and monitor yourself -- because real growth requires that you keep an eye on your progress and make decisions about your goals based on what you see.
Become an active thinker. Engage your mind, take action, and set yourself up for success using active thinking and Keys to College Studying.
Part I Knowledge, Skills, and Preparation: Where the Future Begins
Chapter 1 Set the Stage for Success: Managing Goals, Time, and Stress
Chapter 2 Learning Styles, Majors, and Careers: Knowing Your Talents and Finding Your Direction
Chapter 3 Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Part II Reading , Understanding, and Remembering: Mastering Essential Learning Skills
Chapter 4 Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Speed: Reading Faster and Understanding More
Chapter 5 Studying Textbooks and Course Materials: Mastering Content
Chapter 6 Listening and Memory: Taking In and Remembering Information
Part III Notes, Writing, and Math: Building Active Study Skills
Chapter 7 Taking Lecture Notes: Recording Concepts and Information
Chapter 8 Effective Writing: Communicating Your Message
Chapter 9 Quantitative Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Math and Science
Part IV Becoming a Better Test Taker and Creating Your Future: Choosing Success
Chapter 10 Test Taking: Developing a Winning Strategy
Chapter 11 Taking Objective, Essay, and Oral Exams: Showing What You Know
Chapter 12 Moving Ahead: Making Today’s Study Skills the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Success
Posted June 28, 2008