Practice College Learning Strategies 3e / Edition 3

Practice College Learning Strategies 3e / Edition 3

by Carolyn H. Hopper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618333509

ISBN-13: 9780618333509

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Based on the belief that students learn more effectively through hands-on reinforcement, Practicing College Learning Strategies stresses the critical-thinking, note-taking, and test-taking skills needed for successful completion of the first semester of college and beyond. Class discussion is complemented by a concise presentation of materials and practice,…  See more details below

Overview

Based on the belief that students learn more effectively through hands-on reinforcement, Practicing College Learning Strategies stresses the critical-thinking, note-taking, and test-taking skills needed for successful completion of the first semester of college and beyond. Class discussion is complemented by a concise presentation of materials and practice, including hands-on activities to enhance the learning strategies presented.

  • Brain Bytes throughout the text show students how memory strategies work and provide tools to maximize retention, to improve job performance, school achievement, and personal success.
  • What's Your Advice? exercises at the end of every chapter ask students to synthesize and evaluate what they learn in the form of advice to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618333509
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and "What's Your Advice?"

    Survival Kit: Things You Need to Know Right Now!
  • 1. Applying the Principles of Time Management
    Critical Thinking About: Time Management
    Scheduling: The Foundation of Time Management
    Date Book
    To-Do List
    Time Wasters: Plan Your Attack
    Virtual Field Trip: Procrastination and Time Management
    Critical Thinking About: Prioritizing Exercise
  • 2. Critical Thinking
    The Necessity of Critical Thinking
    The Process of Decision Making
    Thinking About Thinking
    Fact and Opinion
    Levels of Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy
    Virtual Field Trip: Bloom's Taxonomy
  • 3. Setting Goals
    Why Have Goals?
    Locus of Control
    Virtual Field Trip: Locus of Control
    Why Are You Here?
    When Should You Set Goals?
    Examining Areas of Your Life
    Themes of Goals
    Elements of a Useful Goal
    Critical Thinking About: Follow-Up
    Setting Goals for Difficult Classes
    Critical Thinking About: What's Your Problem Class?
    Reasons Students Fail College
  • 4. Memory Principles
    A Brief Explanation of Memory Principles
    Applying the Memory Principles
    Making an Effort to Remember
    Controlling the Amount and Form of Information
    Strengthening Memory
    Allowing Time for Information to Soak In
    Virtual Field Trip: Memory Principles
    Virtual Field Trip: Memory Principles Quiz
    How Memory Works: Putting Principles in Perspective
    Stage One: Getting Information into the Brain—Reception into Short-Term Memory
    Critical Thinking About:Reception
    The Nature of Short-Term Memory
    Stage Two: Processing from Short-Term to Long- Term Memory
    The Nature of Long-Term Memory
    Stage Three: Retrieving from Long-Term Memory
    What Happens When You Retrieve Information from Long-Term Memory?
    Virtual Field Trip: Learning More About the Brain
  • 5. Processing Information from Lectures
    Processing Information
    Relating Information Processing to Memory Principles
    Critical Thinking About: Information Processing
    Listening Skills
    Virtual Field Trip: Let's Go Improve Your Listening
    Why Take Notes?
    Using the Label in the Margin System for Lectures
    Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin: Lecture Notes
    Virtual Field Trip: Expanding What You Know About Note Taking
    Critical Thinking About: Taking Notes
  • 6. Processing Information from Textbooks
    Using the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
    Learning Styles: How a Person Learns Best
    Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin: Textbooks
    Virtual Field Trip: Let's Learn More About Critical Reading and Mapping
    Mapping
    Sample Notes if This Had Been a Lecture
    Sample of the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
    Sample Mapping
    Promoting Concentration
    Internal Distractions
    External Distractions
    Discovering the Best Place for You to Study
    Study Habits Analysis
    Virtual Field Trip: Searching for Concentration Tips
  • 7. Learning Styles
    Why Determine Learning Style?
    Hemispheric Dominance
    Critical Thinking About: Reality Checks
    Sensory Modes of Learning
    Social Learning Preference: Alone or In Groups
    Multiple Intelligences
    Virtual Field Trip: Learning More About Multiple Intelligence
    Using Multiple Intelligences to Make Decisions
    Virtual Field Trip: Career Guide
    Your Learning Profile
  • 8. Test-Taking Strategies
    Critical Thinking About: Tests
    Strategies for Objective Tests
    Strategies for Multiple-Choice Tests
    Virtual Field Trip: Objective Tests
    Strategies for Essay Tests
    Critical Thinking About: Direction Words
    Virtual Field Trip: Essay Tests
    Virtual Field Trip: Dealing with Test Anxiety
    Questions to Ask Before an Exam
    Final Exams
  • 9. Managing Stress
    Stress: What Is It?
    Recognizing Possible Signs of Stress
    Analyzing Your Stress
    Critical Thinking About: Stress
    Virtual Field Trip: Let's Find Out More About Managing Stress
    Ten Commandments for Managing Stress
    Critical Thinking About: The Ten Commandments of Stress
    Coping Strategies for Alleviating Stress Symptoms
    Lifestyle Habits That Help Reduce Stress: Try a Few!
  • 10. College Essentials and College Etiquette
    Essential Resources
    Virtual Field Trip: Your College Homepage
    Your Grade Point Average
    Virtual Field Trip: Check Your GPA
    Higher Education
    Critical Thinking About: Higher Education
    Virtual Field Trip: College Life
  • 11. Principles of Research
    Using the Resources in the Library
    Using the Databases
    Books
    Finding Periodicals
    Finding Newspapers
    Using the Internet for Research
    Virtual Field Trip: Internet Searches
    Virtual Field Trip: Evaluating Sites
    Quick References
    Biographical Resources
    Exercise for Quick References
    Virtual Field Trip: Citing Sources
  • Appendix: Principles of Studying Math
    Math Study Skills: Diagnostic Inventory
    How Math Is Different from Other Subjects
    Critical Thinking About: Studying for Math
    Suggestions for Studying Math
    Virtual Field Trip: Improve Your Math Skills
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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