College Study The Essential Ingredients

ISBN-10: 0132180898
ISBN-13: 9780132180894
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Sally A. Lipsky
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List price: $27.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Uses an active learning approach that focuses on the reader choosing, applying, and assessing practical strategies, with the goal of creating an effective, efficient, and individualized system of study.College Study exposes readers to how to make informed choices about learning content that is often new, complex, and changing rapidly, especially given the increasing link between technology and learning. Included is the inter-relationship of students' learning behaviors and attitudes, with an emphasis on applying multi-modal strategies into daily course work. The text covers the major learning skills topics: academic planning and goal-setting, time management and procrastination, productivity, active listening and note taking, reading and studying, preparing for and taking tests, enhancing learning and memory, reducing worry/anxiety, and online and web-based strategies. The text is written in a streamlined format; with an informal, personal writing style; and engaging activities that maintain the reader's attention and appeal to today's college students.

Preface
Creating Academic Success
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
A System of Study: The Essential Ingredients
Your Learning Behaviors
Your Learning Attitudes
Learning Modalities
A Path to Success: Personal Action Statements
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Managing Your Time
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Controlling Your Time: Five Essential Ingredients
Use a Weekly Schedule
Use a Daily Planner
Use a Semester Calendar
Balance Academic with Social and Personal Demands
Avoid Procrastination and Reduce Stress
Personal Action Statement: Applying Time Management Techniques
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Maximizing Your Productivity
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Maximizing Your Productivity: Three Essential Ingredients
Choose a Suitable Location
Get Organized: Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity
Minimize Distractions and Maximize Concentration
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Active Listening and Note Taking
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Active Listening: Three Essential Ingredients
Prepare Before Class
Listen and Take Notes During Class
Listen Selectively
Take Concise Notes
Be Clear
Be Accurate
Pay Attention
Follow Up After Class
Dealing with Difficult Lecturers
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Reading and Studying Text Material
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Understanding and Remembering: Five Essential Ingredients
Preview What's Ahead
Get an Overview of the Book
Get an Overview of the Chapter or Article
Identify Your Purpose
Break Up Your Reading
Check Your Understanding
Create Study Guides
Question-and-Answer Study Guide
Highlighting-Plus-Marking Study Guide
Outlining Study Guide
Study Cards
Visual Study Guides: Maps, Charts, and Timelines
Review Periodically
Add or Combine Lecture Material
Talk Aloud
Anticipate Test Questions
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Enhancing Your Learning and Memory
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Learning and Memory: Seven Essential Ingredients
Get Enough Sleep
Study in Small, Regular Blocks of Time
Review Soon After Receiving New Information
Organize and Categorize Information
Study with Others
Use Your Senses
Associate Ideas
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Preparing for Tests
Focus Questions
Chapter Terms
Success with Tests: Be Prepared
Keep Up with Academic Work
Develop Test Review Guides
Rehearse for the Exam
Reduce Test Anxiety
Do You Have Test Anxiety?
Change How You Think About the Test
Change How You React Physically to a Test
Desensitize Yourself
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Taking Tests
Focus Question
Chapter Terms
Taking Tests: Two Essential Ingredients
Develop Test-Wiseness
Use a Five-Step Course of Action
Watch for Key Words
Look for Qualifying Words
Practice Multiple-Choice Questions
Practice Essay Questions
Review the Test
Conclusion
Comprehension Check
Continuing Your Academic Success: A Review
Focus Question
Chapter Term
Your Personal Action Plan
Conclusion
Index

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