ISBN-10:
0669297801
ISBN-13:
9780669297805
Pub. Date:
01/01/1994
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
DEV TEXTBOOK THINKING 3E IE / Edition 3

DEV TEXTBOOK THINKING 3E IE / Edition 3

by Sherrie L. Nist, William A. Diehl

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Overview

The Fifth Edition of Developing Textbook Thinking continues to guide mid- to high-level developmental students through a series of highly successful strategies based on the authors' own BCA system. A four-step process, BCA represents Before Reading, Staying Connected During Reading, and After Reading (Studying and Reviewing.) General strategies for reading and studying are taught in the context of the BCA system, including how to find the main idea, identify supporting details, and take lecture notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780669297805
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Sherrie Nist is in charge of the reading and study skills component of the University of Georgia's Developmental Studies Department. She has published widely in academic reading journals and has become one of the most prominent researchers in her field.

William Diehl is head of the Corporation for Business, Work, and Learning.

Table of Contents

Contents
  • I. Understanding College Reading and Studying Demands
  • 1. What You Have to Do
    Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
    Assessment 1: Locating Your Reading Problems
    Assessment 2: Study-Strategies Inventory
    Assessment 3, Part I: College Study Demands
    Assessment 3, Part II: A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    The Reading Journal: Becoming More Aware
    Key Ideas
    Selection from a Magazine: "Blood and Money"
    Selection from a Magazine: "Prisoner of Pain"
  • 2. Getting Started: The BCA's of Successful Study
    Introduction: The BCA's
    Following Effective Strategies
    The Basic Strategies
    Key Ideas
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    Selection from a Magazine: "I Hate School"
  • 3. Finding the Motivation
    Student Attitude and Responsibility
    Immediate Gratification Versus Delayed Gratification
    If Necessary, Wipe Out the Past
    Developing the Big M
    Key Ideas
    Two Scenarios to Write About and Discuss
    Selection from a Magazine: "First Born, Later Born, Rebel or Reactionary?"
    Selection from a Magazine: "For $6,000, You Get a Pencil with the Answers Included"
  • 4. Finding the Time
    Self-Discipline
    Setting Goals
    Schedules
    Key Ideas
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    Critical Thinking Exercise
  • 5. Taking Notes from Lectures
    The Split-Page Method
    Types of Lectures
    Before the Lecture
    Staying Connected: Listening to Lectures
    Staying Connected: Taking Notes During the Lecture
    After the Lecture
    Key Ideas
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
  • 6.Vocabulary Development
    Understanding New Words and New Definitions
    Using Context
    Using the Dictionary
    Using Structure
    Generative Vocabulary Strategies
    Key Ideas
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    Vocabulary Exercises for an Article: "A Colony in the Sky"
    Selection from a Magazine: "A Colony in the Sky"
  • 7. Flexibility and Efficiency in Studying
    Background Knowledge and Interest
    Characteristics of Textbooks
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    Developing Reading-Rate Fluency and Flexibility
    Reading Habits That Slow You Down
    Strategies to Increase Fluency
    Push Yourself to Read Faster
    Flexibility
    Key Ideas
    A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
    Selection from a Magazine: "The Date Who Rapes"
    Selection from a Newspaper: "Why Everyone Is So Short-Tempered"
  • II: Developing the BCA's of College Reading and Study Strategies
    BCA's: A Method of Efficient and Effective Study
  • 8. Before You Read
    Learning Principles
    Before Reading
    Set Goals and Begin to Formulate Test Questions
    Selection from a Magazine: "Born Happy?"
    Key Ideas
    Selection from a Newspaper: "Measuring the Shape We're In"
    Selection from a Magazine (Annotated): "Born Happy?"
  • 9. Staying Connected During Reading
    Learning Principles
    Being Selective
    Key Ideas
    Selection from a Chemistry Text (Annotated): "Matter and Energy, Atoms and Molecules"
    Selection from a Psychology Text: "The Psychology of Memory"
    Selection from a History Text (Annotated): "The New Frontier"
    Selection from a Psychology Text (Annotated): "The Psychology of Memory"
  • 10. After You Read: Studying
    Learning Principles
    Rehearsal Strategies
    Primary Rehearsal Strategies
    Selecting the Most Appropriate Strategies
    Secondary Rehearsal Strategies
    Key Ideas
  • 11. After You Study: Reviewing
    Learning Principles
    Reviewing
    The PLAE Model
    Key Ideas
    PLAE Model
  • 12. Pulling Everything Together: Preparing for Examinations
    General Preparation Guidelines
    Know the Academic Task
    Tips on Reviewing for an Exam
    Objective Tests
    Essay Tests
    Test Anxiety
    Key Ideas
    Two Scenarios to Think About and Discuss
  • Appendix: Selections from a Variety of Texts
    Selection from a Psychology Text: "The Psychology of Memory"
    Selection from a History Text: "Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968"
    Selection from a Chemistry Text: "Matter and Energy, Atoms and Molecules"
    Selection from a Writing Online Handbook: "Evaluating Sources"
    Selection from a Biological Science Text: "Genetics: The Science of Inheritance"
    Selection from a Business Text: "Information Systems and Marketing Research"
    Discussion and Review Questions
    Application Questions
    Vocabulary Exercises
    Application Exercises

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