ISBN-10:
007024443X
ISBN-13:
9780070244436
Pub. Date:
03/28/1994
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Improve Your Reading and Study Skills / Edition 1

Improve Your Reading and Study Skills / Edition 1

by Patricia Glenn-Cowan

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ISBN-13: 9780070244436
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Pages: 519

Table of Contents

To the Instructor x
To the Student xiv
Acknowledgments xvi
SECTION 1 Taking Charge 1(76)
Setting Goals
2(18)
How Can I Succeed?
Getting Started
4(1)
Writing in Your Journal
4(2)
Your Collaborative Group
6(1)
Setting and Achieving Goals
7(1)
Dream a Little
7(1)
Goal Achievement: A Five-Step Process
8(10)
Wrapping It Up
18(1)
Summary
18(1)
Thinking It Over
19(1)
Staying Motivated
20(14)
How Do I Stay Motivated?
Getting Started
22(1)
Discussing Motivation
23(1)
Tapping Your Hidden Resources
24(1)
Motivation---One of Your Resources
24(1)
Skills---Another Resource
25(2)
Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated
27(1)
Self-Esteem and Motivation
27(2)
Control and Motivation
29(3)
Wrapping It Up
32(1)
Summary
32(1)
Thinking It Over
33(1)
Developing Assertiveness
34(20)
How Can I Communicate What I Want?
Getting Started
36(1)
Analyzing Behaviors
37(1)
Speaking Up for Yourself
38(1)
Personal Communication Styles
38(7)
Conflict Resolution
45(7)
Wrapping It Up
52(1)
Summary
52(1)
Thinking It Over
53(1)
Dealing with "The System"
54(23)
How Can "the System" Work for Me?
Getting Started
56(1)
Approaching the System
57(1)
The College System
58(1)
What "Systems" Do You Know?
58(1)
The College System
59(8)
Your Academic Advisor
67(6)
Assertiveness and the System
73(2)
Wrapping It Up
75(1)
Summary
75(1)
Thinking It Over
75(2)
SECTION 2 Analyzing Your Strengths 77(40)
Assessing Your Learning Style
What's My Learning Style?
78(26)
Getting Started
80(1)
Learning Style and College Work
81(1)
Analyzing Your Learning Style
82(1)
Pinpointing Your Preferences
82(1)
The Learning-Style Checklists
83(19)
Wrapping It Up
102(1)
Summary
102(1)
Thinking It Over
103(1)
Assessing Your Study Skills
104(13)
How Can I Assess My Study Skills?
Getting Started
106(1)
Which Skills Are Important?
107(1)
Analyzing Study Skills
108(1)
Using a Study Skills Checklist
108(6)
Improving Your Study Skills
114(1)
Wrapping It Up
115(1)
Summary
115(1)
Thinking It Over
115(2)
SECTION 3 Managing Time and Resources 117(76)
Managing Your Time
118(28)
Where Does the Time Go?
Getting Started
120(1)
Analyzing Time Usage
121(1)
Managing Time Effectively
122(1)
Daily Planning and Goals
122(7)
Dealing With Procrastination
129(4)
Guidelines for Time Management
133(9)
Setting Up Your Study Area
142(2)
Wrapping It Up
144(1)
Summary
144(1)
Thinking It Over
145(1)
Developing Your Personal Support System
146(16)
Who Can Help Me?
Getting Started
148(1)
What Is Support?
149(1)
Identifying Your Support
150(1)
Friends and Family
150(10)
Wrapping It Up
160(1)
Summary
160(1)
Thinking It Over
160(2)
Using Institutional Support
162(31)
Where Can I Find Support?
Getting Started
164(1)
Exploring Support Sources
165(1)
Using Institutional Resources
166(18)
Gaining Faculty Support
184(5)
Peer Resources: Study Groups
189(2)
Wrapping It Up
191(1)
Summary
191(1)
Thinking It Over
192(1)
SECTION 4 Note Taking 193(62)
Learning Preclass Note-Taking Strategies
194(14)
How Can I Best Prepare Myself?
Getting Started
196(1)
What Kind of Note Taker Are You?
197(1)
The Process of Note Taking
198(1)
Learning to Listen
198(1)
Improving Listening Skills
198(1)
Beginning the Note-Taking Process
199(5)
Advantages of Listening and Note Taking
204(2)
Wrapping It Up
206(1)
Summary
206(1)
Thinking It Over
206(2)
In-Class Note-Taking Strategies
208(32)
How Can I Take Good Notes?
Getting Started
210(2)
What Is "Taking Good Notes"?
212(2)
In-Class Strategies
214(1)
Listening and Note Taking
214(8)
Recording the Information You Need
222(16)
Wrapping It Up
238(1)
Summary
238(1)
Thinking It Over
239(1)
Using Notes After Class
240(15)
How Can I Make the Most of My Notes?
Getting Started
242(1)
Your After-Class Strategies
243(1)
How to Use Notes After Class
244(1)
Using Notes to Self-Test
244(10)
Wrapping It Up
254(1)
Summary
254(1)
Thinking It Over
254(1)
SECTION 5 Improving Your Reading Skills 255(160)
Improving Word Study Skills
256(22)
How Can I Learn New Words?
Getting Started
258(1)
Discussing Word Power
259(1)
Encountering New Words
260(1)
Developing Vocabulary Power Through Reading
260(10)
Word Analysis: Divide and Conquer
270(6)
Wrapping It Up
276(1)
Summary
276(1)
Thinking It Over
276(2)
Previewing Your Textbook
278(24)
What Will I Be Reading?
Getting Started
280(1)
Discussing Previewing
281(1)
Building a Framework
282(1)
Previewing Your Textbooks
282(14)
Adjusting Your Reading Rate
296(4)
Wrapping It Up
300(1)
Summary
300(1)
Thinking It Over
301(1)
Identifying Main Ideas
302(16)
How Do I Recognize Main Ideas?
Getting Started
304(1)
Discussing Main Ideas
305(1)
Identifying Main Ideas
306(1)
Becoming an Active or Strategic Reader
306(10)
Wrapping It Up
316(1)
Summary
316(1)
Thinking It Over
316(2)
Efficient Reading Techniques
318(28)
How Can I Read Faster?
Getting Started
320(1)
Analyzing Your Reading Rate
321(2)
Rapid-Reading Techniques
323(1)
Speed Reading?
323(21)
Wrapping It Up
344(1)
Summary
344(1)
Thinking It Over
345(1)
Using Textbook-Reading Strategies
346(32)
What Textbook-Reading Methods Will Help Me?
Getting Started
348(1)
Evaluating Your Textbooks
349(1)
Strategies to Read Textbooks
350(1)
Identifying Useful Strategies
350(1)
Previewing a Chapter: A Review
350(1)
Learning New Terminology
351(3)
Strategies for Careful Reading
354(1)
Textbook-Reading Principles
354(3)
Textbook-Reading Techniques
357(19)
Wrapping It Up
376(1)
Summary
376(1)
Thinking It Over
377(1)
Critical Thinking and Reading
378(37)
How Do I Analyze Something?
Getting Started
380(2)
What Makes Thinking "Critical"?
382(1)
Critical Thinking and Reading
383(1)
Critical Thinking
383(3)
Critical Reading
386(28)
Wrapping It Up
414(1)
Summary
414(1)
Thinking It Over
414(1)
SECTION 6 Improving Your Memory and Test-Taking Skills 415(61)
Improving Your Memory
416(22)
What Strategies Help My Memory?
Getting Started
418(1)
Memory Wish List
419(1)
From Information to Memory
420(1)
Storage and Retrieval Principles
420(3)
Improving Your Memory
423(13)
Wrapping It Up
436(1)
Summary
436(1)
Thinking It Over
437(1)
Taking Tests
438(38)
How Can I Do Well on Tests?
Getting Started
440(1)
Discussing Your Test Experiences
441(1)
Taking Tests
442(1)
Studying Regularly
442(3)
Strategies for Studying for a Test
445(13)
General Tips
458(1)
Two Basic Types of Tests
459(6)
Math and Science Tests
465(4)
Handling Test Anxiety
469(5)
Wrapping It Up
474(1)
Summary
474(1)
Thinking It Over
475(1)
Appendix 476(37)
Index 513

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