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ISBN-10: 0130863661
ISBN-13: 9780130863669
Edition: 1st
Author(s): SHEA
Description: Foundations is created for student success courses primarily at the university and university college level. It is a broad based post-secondary survival guide, which includes material on how to function effectively in a university setting. Emphasis  More...
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Foundations is created for student success courses primarily at the university and university college level. It is a broad based post-secondary survival guide, which includes material on how to function effectively in a university setting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, tips and procedures for essay writing and grammar, and basic computer skills as they relate to academic activities. Its practical approach will help students improve their day-to-day activities, such as researching a topic, preparing for an exam, or using the Internet.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Shifting Gears: Ways Of Adapting To University
Survival Skills
Changing Schools: Fundamental Academic Skills
Study Habits
Time Scheduling
Reading and Comprehending Assigned Texts
Critical Listening in Lectures
Different Note-Taking Methods
Changing Expectations
Improving Your Memory and Learning Abilities
Expectations about University Customs and Policy
Inclusive and Appropriate Language
The Dangers of Plagiarism
Computers and Critical Thinking
Learning Styles
Different Classroom Formats, the E-wired Classroom, and Distance Learning.
Critical Thinking And Reading
Implementing a Critical Attitude
Critical Attitude: From Negative Complaint to Academic Frame of Mind
From Fact and Opinion to Arguments Based on a Critical Attitude
Analyzing the Objectives of Your Assignment
Considering Your Audience
Critical Attitudes in Electronic Learning Environments
Developing Critical Reading Strategies
What is Critical Reading?
How Did You Learn to Read? The Controversy about Teaching Reading Skills
Practical Reading Strategies
Power Reading
Reading Problems, Disabilities, and Remedies
Levels of Reading: More Advanced Reading Strategies
Specialized Strategies for Critical Reading in Particular Disciplines: Reading Multi-media
Building a Critical Vocabulary
Extending Your Vocabulary
Denotation and Connotation
Dictionaries and What They Tell You
Kinds of Dictionaries
Etymology or the Origins of Words
Arguing and Assessing a Position
The Groundwork for Establishing a Logical Position
Two Fundamental Methods of Arguing a Position
The Role of Logic
Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Fallacies or Errors in the Logic of Arguments.
Researching On The Net And In The Library
Researching Electronic Sources
The Research Stage
New Resources and New Methods
Researching on the Web
Information on the Internet
Web Browsers
Search Engines
Evaluating What You Read: Critical Thinking and the Internet
Downloading Information from the Internet
Decoding and Unscrambling Files You Download
Internet Access to Libraries
Online Reference Tools and Books
Researching Print Sources
Research Methods and Library Classification Systems
Book Classification Systems
Your Library and Its General Reference Materials
Searching the Library Catalogues
Two Sample Catalogue Searches in Hard-to-Find Areas
Searching for Research Materials in Newspapers, Periodicals, and Journals
Hints and Further Refinements
Recording Your Sources
References and Documentation: Acknowledging Your Sources
Plagiarism
Documentation Styles: Acknowledging Your Sources
Humanities Format: MLA Style
Social Sciences Format: APA Style
Footnotes and Endnotes
An Annotated Bibliography.
The Essay From First Draft To Final Copy To Getting It Back
The Planning and Pre-writing Stage
Different Expectations and Different Essays
From the Readings and Research Data to the Organization of the Essay
Organizing Your Reading Notes on Your Word Processor
Methods of Organizing an Essay
Thesis Statement
Outline or Essay Plan
Submitting Drafts or Outlines for Comment
The Writing Stage
Writing the Essay
Building Paragraphs and Argument
Using Quotations
Revising: Content and Argument
Persuasion
Avoiding Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Using the Spell Checker, Thesaurus, and Grammar Checker
Self-Evaluating Your Essay
Recognizing How Grammar and Punctuation Work
Grammar and Standard Written English
Words, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences
Punctuation
Common Errors and What to do about Them
Preparing the Final Copy and Learning from Marked Assignments
Steps to the Submission of the Final Copy
Getting the Essay Back.
Examinations
Preparing for and Writing Tests and Examinations
Recognizing the Opportunity to Perform
Organizing Your Time, Resources, and Methods
Making Summaries of the Course: From the Syllabus to the Test or Exam
Strategies for Dealing with Problems
Studying Alone, with a Friend, or in a Study Group
Cramming to Good Effect
Learning from the Mid-Term Test
Studying for Different Kinds of Exams
Writing Tests and Exams
If You Miss the Exam.
Works Cited
Index.

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