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Overview

A concise book focused just on the essentials that users need to achieve academic success! This straightforward, all-in-one guide covers basic college survival skills related to studying and course preparation. Its step-by-step approach to studying effectively, complemented with in-depth explanations for each skill presented, will equip reader with all of the learning skills and strategies they need. No other book does a better job of building on users' previous years of studying to prepare them for intensive, fast-paced college courses.

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Blerkom's (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) guide to college success offers a step-by-step approach to studying effectively and provides detailed explanations for the necessary skills. She describes a variety of strategies for each skill, and suggests practice activities for applying skills to course work. Advice is provided on goal setting, time management, note taking, improving concentration, communicating, reading, and preparing for and taking exams. This edition also includes new material on stress management, decision making, and problem solving. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534572693
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Ready to Learn.
2.Goal Setting.
3.Time Management.
4.Memory and Learning.
5.Taking Lecture Notes.
6.Improving Concentration.
7.Reading Your Textbook.
8.Marking Your Textbook.
9.Organizing Text Information.
10.Preparing for Exams.
11.Taking Objective Tests.
12.Taking Essay Exams.
13.Succeeding on Finals.
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