Succeeding in College : Study Skills and Strategies / Edition 2

Succeeding in College : Study Skills and Strategies / Edition 2

by Jean Reynolds
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130417963

ISBN-13: 9780130417961

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This lively and readable book explores the skills associated with time management, study methods, reading, and research—through a variety of hands-on activities, multicultural readings, photos, and visual aids. Study skills are discussed in the context of critical thinking and diversity throughout the book. Students learn these skills to help them

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This lively and readable book explores the skills associated with time management, study methods, reading, and research—through a variety of hands-on activities, multicultural readings, photos, and visual aids. Study skills are discussed in the context of critical thinking and diversity throughout the book. Students learn these skills to help them master the content in their college courses, as well as to develop an appreciation of life-long learning and emerge from college with a broadened awareness of the world around them. Chapter topics explore getting started, managing time, getting the most out of class, improving memory through active learning, taking tests, active reading, critical thinking, success with language, studying science, studying mathematics, and an introduction to research. For students of college and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130417961
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
814,095
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Succeeding in College. A New Beginning. Getting Started. Setting Goals.

2. Managing Your Time.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Manage Your Time. Two Styles of Time Management. Determine Your Priorities: A $25,000 Idea. How to Manage Your Time. The Benefits of Self Management. Procrastination.

3. Getting the Most Out of Class.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Your Classroom Experiences. Getting the Most Out of Class. Develop Interpersonal Skills. Necessary Skills.

4. Improving Your Memory through Active Learning.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Facts versus General Laws. Rote Memorization versus Active Learning. The Reading and Writing Connection. The Principles of Active Learning. The Power of Concentration. Short-Term and Long-Term Memory.

5. Taking Tests.

In-Class Introductory Activity: How Do You Prepare for Tests? Have a Positive Attitude Toward Tests. How to Prepare for Tests. How to Take Tests.

6. Active Reading.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Why Do You Read? The Importance of Reading. Steps to Better Reading.

7. Critical Thinking.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Thinking. The Importance of Critical Thinking. The Importance of Assumptions. Broaden Your Thinking through New Experiences. An Inexpensive Thinking Tool: Your Pencil.

8. Success with Language.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Language Skills for Your Career. The Importance of Language Skills. Tips for Success in Writing Courses. The Importance of Public Speaking. Using Critical Thinking in Writing Assignments.

9. Studying Science.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Science in Your Life. Why Study Science? How to Study Science. The Human Factor in Science.

10. Studying Mathematics.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Math. Why Study Math? How to Study Math.

11. Introduction to Research.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Research. Get Acquainted with Research. The “How-To's” of Research.

Credits.

Index.

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