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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618333509
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

For the last fifteen years, Dr. Hopper has been the Study Skills coordinator for the Developmental Studies Department at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She is also a nationally known lecturer and workshop leader on topics such as learning styles, memory techniques, time management, effective classroom techniques, using technology in the classroom, and attention deficit disorder. She is a consultant for the National Education Foundation and has won numerous awards including the Carnegie Foundation's Tennessee Professor of the Year Award, Tennessee Association for Developmental Education Outstanding Teacher Award, and MTSU's Outstanding Teaching Award.
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Table of 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
              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
                        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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2003

    Practice College Learning Strategies 3e

    Organized tips and practice for college survival. The material is great for high school students as well. The author has a great website to supplement book. See The Study Skills Help Page

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Practice College Learning Strategies 3e

    This is the 3rd edition of an already great book on strategies that successful students need to know. It is concise and has lots of hands-on practice. This edition has brain bytes which explain what current brain research says to confirm the strategies pressented. My students love it.

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