Effective Study Skills Maximizing Your Academic Potential

ISBN-10: 0131117289
ISBN-13: 9780131117280
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Judy M. Roberts
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Description: For courses in Study Skills and Developmental Reading. A comprehensive study skills book that covers all the skills necessary for a student to succeed in college. Addressed to meet the needs of today's diverse college populationstudents of all  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

For courses in Study Skills and Developmental Reading. A comprehensive study skills book that covers all the skills necessary for a student to succeed in college. Addressed to meet the needs of today's diverse college populationstudents of all learning styles, ages, and backgroundsthis text focuses on a broad range of study strategies. The book is based on the premise that all students can be successful if they learn to apply appropriate strategies. Acknowledging that specific strategies for developing such skills will differ according to each student's individual learning style and training, it offers presentations and activities in many different modalities.

(Note: Each chapter concludes with Cooperative Learning Activities and Reading Selection.)Skills for Success
Time Management
A Tale of Three Students
Getting Organized
Managing Stress
Concentration and Memory
Concentration Through Control of External Distractions
Concentration Through Control of Internal Distractions
Memory
Types of Memory
Guidelines for Remembering
Mnemonic Techniques
Learning Styles
Learning Style Inventory
Learning Style
Learning Styles as Related to Professors' Teaching Styles
Importance of Flexibility
Additional Factors Related to Learning Styles
Critical Reading and Thinking
Purposes for Writing
Factors to Help Determine Author's Purpose
Types of Evidence
Deterrents to Critical Thinking
Errors in Logical Reasoning
Mastery of College Textbooks
Main Ideas
How Topics and Main Ideas Differ
How to Locate Main Ideas
Supporting Details
Locating the Main Ideas in Longer Passages
Graphic Illustrations in Textbooks
Purposes of Graphic Illustrations
Six Guidelines for Reading Graphics
Types of Graphics
Organizational Patterns in Textbook Writing
Simple Listing
Order Sequence
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Problem and Solution
Classification
Definition
Example
Mixed Patterns
Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies
Context Clues
Structural Analysis and Derivatives
Etymology
Specific Vocabulary-Building Strategies
Using the Dictionary
Study Methods for Textbooks
Strategies for Processing Textbooks
Specific Study Methods
Using Prior Knowledge to Aid Study
Building Prerequisite Skills
Classroom Performance
Notetaking, Annotating, and Underlining
Notetaking
Underlining
Annotating
Combined Use of Cornell Notes, Underlining, and Annotation
Writing in College Courses
College Writing Demands
Types of Writing in College Classes
Stages of the Writing Process
Tips on Outlining
Resources to Help the Student Writer
Checklists
Test Taking Skills
Assessing the Real Problem
Test Preparation
Taking Tests
Multiple-Choice Tests
True-False Tests
Matching Tests
Short-Answer Tests
Problem-Solving Tests
Essay Tests
Open-Book Tests
Take-Home Tests
Assessing Performance After Taking a Test
Glossary
Index

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