What Every Student Should Know About Reading and Studying Social Sciences

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Overview

Pearson presents the WESSKA series (What Every Student Should Know About…) — a new collection of guidebooks targeting specific topics that are important across the college curriculum. WESSKA guidebooks are designed to provide students with key tools for success, while saving professors from constantly supplementing their lessons. All books in the WESSKA series are available to purchase separately, OR they may be packaged with any main text from Pearson at a discount price. Consult your local Pearson representative for details.
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Meet the Author

Arden B. Hamer is an Associate Professor in the Developmental Studies Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Critical Reading, Developmental Reading, Learning Strategies, and Introduction to Higher Education. Arden is the co-author of Basic College Vocabulary Strategies, 2nd edition, and Building College Vocabulary Strategies, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2008.

Sally A. Lipsky is a Professor in Developmental Studies Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is Learning Skills and Peer Assistance Coordinator Author of College Study: The Essential Ingredients, 2nd ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: To the Student

Chapter 1: Jump Start the Semester

The First Week

Begin the Study Cycle

Three-Step Course of Action

Chapter 2: Read the Textbook

Importance of the Textbook

Characteristics of Social Science Textbooks

Select, Sort, and Solidify

Strategies to Select Text Information

Strategies to Sort Text Information

Strategies to Solidify Text Information

Example of Textbook Marking

Examples of Study Guides

Summary Chart

Text Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 3: Take In-Class Notes

Importance of Taking Notes in Class

Format of Class Notes

Select, Sort, and Solidify

Strategies to Select In-Class Material

Strategies to Sort In-Class Material

Strategies to Solidify In-Class Material

Examples of Notes

Summary Chart

Note Taking Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 4: Prepare for Exams

Common Types of Exams

Select, Sort, Solidify

Strategies to Select Content for Exams

Strategies to Sort Content for Exams

Strategies to Solidify Content for Exams

Examples of Review Sheets

Summary Chart

Test Preparation Strategies: Taking Action

Chapter 5: Make Improvements
Checklist of Strategies

Prioritize and Apply

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