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HABITS OF MIND GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER
Habits of mind can be developed, and Keys to Effective Learning will help you do just that. Each chapter in this text focuses on one habit of mind that will help you reach your potential in school, in your work, and in your personal life.
2. Manage Impulsivity
3. Gather Data Through All the Senses
4. Question and Pose Problems
5. Apply Past Knowledge to New Situations
6. Listen with Understanding and Empathy
7. Think Flexibly
8. Take Responsible Risks
9. Strive for Accuracy and Precision
10. Think and Communicate with Clarity and Precision
11. Stay Open to Continuous Learning
Instructors using Keys to Effective Learning, Fifth Edition, are eligible to attend, fee-waived, a two-day seminar in July in Denver featuring Dr. Joyce Bishop and Carol Carter. Please sign up in advance by filling out the registration information at www.lifebound.com. Click on Faculty Development.
TOLL-FREE SEMINARS AND SERVICING ASSISTANCE
If you need help thinking through your syllabus, class notes, and strategy, or would like guidance on how to use any of the Prentice Hall package materials, please call Carol Carter toll-free at 877-737-8510.
REAL WORLD PHOTOS
Most of the photos in this book feature the award-winning photojournalism of The New York Times. For more information on the NYTimes programs for college students and the annual photojournalism contest for students, visit www.nytimes.com.
PART I: GETTING READY TO LEARN
1. Welcome to College: Opening Doors
2. Values, Goals, Time, and Stress: Managing Yourself
3. Diversity Matters: Learning Styles and Communication
4. Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving problems and Making Decisions
PART II: TARGETING SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND LIFE
5. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content
6. Listening and Memory: Taking In and Remembering Information
7. Taking Notes: Recording Concepts and Information
8. Test Taking: Showing What You Know
9. Quantitative Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Math and Science
10. Effective Writing: Communicating Your Message
11. Creating Your Life: Building a Successful Future
APPENDIX: A Guide to Library and Internet Research
Students and professors have consistently praised the thorough coverage of study skill. and strategies in Keys to Effective Learning. In this edition, we have built upon these strengths to cover three main ways for students to achieve their best as learners.
Developed by educator Arthur Costa, who was intrigued by how successful students work through problems, the Habits of Mind are problem-solving attitudes and approaches that are transferable to all kinds of problems. Each chapter features a different Habit and shows you how to use it to enhance and actively apply the chapter material. When you complete the text, you will have twelve positive Habits that will help you to manage yourself successfully, enabling you to become a better problem solver and more successful learner.
We frequently learn information in the moment--and then, after the test or the course is over, we might forget it quickly if not forever. The best learning is the learning that you keep with you so that you can use it. The exercises in this book will help you solidify what you learn by putting your knowledge to work:
You are your own best advocate. As a freshman, you will need to recruit the resources of people who can help you. The following features help you to make and use these vital connections:
Choosing to commit to this course, this book, your instructor, and most of all yourself will strengthen your mind and skills for college and beyond. Your perseverance makes all the difference for your future. Your success is in your hands.
Students and instructors. Many of our best suggestions have come from you. Send your questions, comments, and ideas about Keys to Effective Learning to Carol Carter at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.