Keys to College Studying: Becoming an Active Thinker and Pearson Guide to Research Navigator Package / Edition 2

Keys to College Studying: Becoming an Active Thinker and Pearson Guide to Research Navigator Package / Edition 2

by Carol J. Carter, Joyce Bishop, Sarah Lyman Kravits
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135086655

ISBN-13: 9780135086650

Pub. Date: 11/21/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This proven student success author team has updated its study skills text to extend the depth of core coverage while increasing the relevance and usefulness of the material. In addition to a comprehensive treatment of study skills, Keys to College Studying integrates a definitive theme of active thinking throughout the text and

Overview

This proven student success author team has updated its study skills text to extend the depth of core coverage while increasing the relevance and usefulness of the material. In addition to a comprehensive treatment of study skills, Keys to College Studying integrates a definitive theme of active thinking throughout the text and exercises. This theme builds will, skill, and self-management abilities — i.e., students’ ability to develop skills, strengthen the will to learn, and monitor and manage their progress. This theme enhances student involvement, understanding, and motivation. End-of-chapter exercises, as well as new in-chapter exercises, link to and reinforce the theme. Study skills and developing active thinking skills are the main focus of this book. Traditional study skills covered include: improving reading comprehension, speed, and vocabulary, mastering the content of texts and literature, understanding visual aids, becoming a better listener and improving memory, taking effective notes, mastering test-taking techniques, becoming comfortable with math, science, and technology, managing time and setting goals, and managing stress. The coverage of vocabulary is superior. The book also includes these critical topics not often found in other study skills books: lifelong learning, learning styles and self-awareness, critical thinking, mastering research skills, and writing effectively. For anyone interested in developing strong Study Skills or taking an academically-oriented Student Success course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135086650
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Series:
Keys Franchise Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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

Research Appendix

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