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Overview

Immediately has the student address an age-old question, “Why do I have to take this course?”, through assessment of strengths and weaknesses and critically applying what is relevant to their situation.

Study Skills poses assessment of strengths and weaknesses allow students to self-identify what they already do well as a whole and what they need to improve, then take shorter assessments specific to the study skill topic of each chapter. Chapter opening situations are presented through crisply written 'problem based learning' vignettes to engage in critical thinking and is referenced in key points to reinforce the R.E.D. model. Each chapter concludes with the reader asked to critically apply objectives and strategies and propose a plan for the student in the scenario, again 'problem based learning'. Priority management is a key feature and distinct from time management, as well as Information literacy coverage including social media and how to write for social media - strong and timely.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an author that you cannot stop reading — he makes you want to invite him over for a cup of coffee and discuss the lives and plans of our most precious future — our students. He has the most interesting way of writing about academic and personal challenges while suggesting hopeful and positive solutions."

-- Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University

"It is a thoughtful, well-crafted book that simply describes common problems students have and offers some common-sense solutions."

-- Dr. Cari Kenner, St. Cloud State University

"Respectful. Piscitelli described social and learning dynamics as if discussing them with a colleague. This makes his writing style respectful and approachable in that he never seems condescending or critical. He explains to readers several phenomena that impact learning outcomes and provides self-reflective activities for the interested reader…and many will be because of this approach."

--Chad Luke, Tennessee Tech University

"Piscitelli approaches study skills with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help students build effective study techniques."

-- Brenda Marks, Ed. D., Clackamas Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132789516
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,241,801
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Piscitelli has dedicated himself to the processes of teaching and learning for more than three decades. An award-winning teacher, he has taught students of varying abilities and levels, from middle school through the university level. Currently, Steve is a tenured professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Steve earned degrees from Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Florida.

In addition to this third edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Pearson Education published Choices for College Success (second edition, 2011). Steve, also, has written, recorded, and produced two music CDs. His nationally-known workshops combine interaction, practicality, music, and humor to connect participants with practical strategies. More information is available at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION: TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU CREATED YESTERDAY

CHAPTER 1: DO I REALLY NEED THIS STUFF

CHAPTER 2: CRITICAL THINKING

CHAPTER 3: PRIORITY MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER 4: INFORMATION LITERACY

CHAPTER 5: MOTIVATION AND GOAL SETTING

CHAPTER 6: LEARNING STYLES

CHAPTER 7: CLASS TIME LISTENING AND NOTE-TAKING

CHAPTER 8: REVIEWING AND USING YOUR NOTES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

CHAPTER 9: READING

CHAPTER 10: MEMORY

CHAPTER 11: TEST PREPARATION AND TEST PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER 12: CIVILITY

CHAPTER 13: THE CHOICES YOU MAKE

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