College Reading and Study Skills

ISBN-10: 0205213022
ISBN-13: 9780205213023
Edition: 12th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: College Reading and Study Skillsteaches reading, critical thinking and study skills for today’s diverse students, encouraging them to apply these integrated skill sets to their coursework and future academic success. Kathleen McWhorter wroteCollege  More...

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List price: $130.40
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486

College Reading and Study Skillsteaches reading, critical thinking and study skills for today’s diverse students, encouraging them to apply these integrated skill sets to their coursework and future academic success. Kathleen McWhorter wroteCollege Reading and Study Skills, primarily, for courses that are half reading, half study skills. Emphasizing comprehension and metacognition,College Reading and Study Skillsapproaches reading and study skills as essential skills necessary for college success.  The text focuses on reading and learning as a cognitive process, encouraging students to approach reading as an active mental process of selecting, processing, and organizing information to be learned.

Brette McWhorter Sember, J.D. (Clarence, NY), is the author of the children?s book Quiz Book 3: Three Times the Fun. Ms. Sember has also taught an online course for Barnes and Noble University called Responsible Credit Card Spending. The mother of two children, ages nine and fifteen, Ms. Sember is a member of the Society of Children?s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). A former attorney, she also has had extensive experience working with children in her role as law guardian in four counties in New York.

Preface
Building a Foundation for Academic Success
Success Workshops:
Learn Everything You Can in the First Week
Learn About and Use Campus Resources4
Use College Textbooks
Setting Goals and Managing Your Time6
Why Set Goals and Manage Your Time?
Establishing Your Goals and Priorities
Analyzing Your Time Commitments
Building a Term Plan
Building Your Weekly Schedule
Time-Saving Tips for Students with Busy Schedules
Fighting the Tendency to Procrastinate
Using College Textbooks: Keeping Up with Reading Assignments
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Learning Style and Learning Strategies
Why Analyze Your Learning Style?
Analyzing Your Learning Style
Developing an Action Plan for Learning
Understanding Your Instructors' Teaching Styles
Meeting Your Instructors' Expectations
Developing Active Learning Strategies
Thinking Critically
Using College Textbooks: Considering Your Learning Style
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Improving Learning and Memory
Why Improve Your Learning and Memory Techniques?
Forgetting
An Overview of the Learning and Memory Process
Learning Strategies
Review
Using College Textbooks: Deciding What to Learn in Textbooks
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Taking Notes in Class
Why Take Notes in Class?
Sharpening Your Listening Skills
Preparing for a Lecture Class
How to Take Lecture Notes
How to Edit Your Notes
How to Study Your Notes
Using College Textbooks: Taking Notes on Textbook Readings
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Communicating in the Classroom
Why Communicate with Classmates?
Listening Critically
Asking and Answering Questions
Participating in Class Discussions
Working on Class Activities
Making Oral Presentations
Communicating with Your Professor
Using College Textbooks: Preparing for Class Discussions
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Reading and Thinking Critically
Success Workshops
Read and Think Visually
Manage Your Electronic Life
Active Reading Strategies
Why Become an Active Reader?
Prereading and Predicting
Discovering What You Already Know
Defining Your Purposes for Reading
Checking Your Comprehension
Strengthening Your Comprehension
Using College Textbooks: Reading Difficult Textbooks
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Understanding Paragraphs
Why Study Paragraphs?
Three Essential Elements of a Paragraph
How to Identify the Topic
How to Find the Main Idea
Where to Find the Topic Sentence
Recognizing Details
Transitions
Unstated Main Ideas
Using College Textbooks: Locating Main Ideas in Textbooks
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Following Thought Patterns
Why Learn About Thought Patterns?
The Organization of Textbook Chapters
Types of Supporting Information
Recognizing Organizational Patterns
Using College Textbooks: Identifying Patterns in Textbooks
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Evaluating the Author's Message
Why Learn to Evaluate What the Author Says?
Make Inferences as You Read
Evaluate the Source Publication
Examine the Author's Qualifications
Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion
Identify the Author's Purpose
Be Alert for Bias20
Analyze the Author's Tone
Analyze Arguments
Evaluate the Data and Evidence
Using College Textbooks: Critical Thinking Questions
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Evaluating Author's Techniques
Why Evaluate Author's Techniques?
Pay Attention to Connotative Language
Examine Figurative Language
Watch for Missing Information
Be Alert for Generalizations
Examine the Author's Assumptions
Watch for Manipulative Language
Using College Textbooks: Critical Thinking Boxes
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Using Context and Word Parts
Why Learn to Use Context and Word Parts?
A Strategy for Learning Unfamiliar Words
Using Context Clues
Analyzing Word Parts
Using College Textbooks: Locating Word Meanings
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Why Expand Your Vocabulary?
General Approaches to Vocabulary Expansion
Using Reference Sources
Using the Dictionary
Learning Specialized Terminology
Systems of Learning Vocabulary
Using College Textbooks: Learning Specialized Language
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Reading Graphics and Evaluating Visual and Online Sources
Why Learn to Read Graphics and Online Sources?
Reading Graphics
Types of Graphics
Reading Online Text
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading
Evaluating Internet Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using College Textbooks: Finding Implied Main Ideas in Visuals
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Reading Other Academic Sources
Why Learn to Read Other Academic Sources?
Beyond Textbooks: Other Kinds of Academic Sources
Periodicals: Magazines and Scholarly Journals
Nonfiction and Scholarly Books
How to Read Academic Sources
Evaluating Academic Sources
Using College Textbooks: Adapting Your Learning Style
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Reading Textbook Chapters and Assignments
Success Workshops
Communicate and Network with Other Students
Strengthen Your Concentrations
Textbook Highlighting and Marking38
Why Learn to Highlight and Mark Your Textbooks?
The Challenge of Textbook Review
How to Highlight Textbooks
Aspects of Effective Highlighting
Marking a Textbook
Using College Textbooks: Knowing What is Important
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Methods of Organizing Information
Why Organize Information from Your Textbooks?
Organizing by Outlining
Summarizing: Condensing Ideas
Mapping: A Visual Means of Organizing Ideas
Using College Textbooks: Using Chapter Summaries
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Strategies for Academic Achievement
Success Workshops
Polish Your Academic Image
Stay Healthy and Manage Stress
Study and Review Strategies
Why Learn Review Strategies?
Paraphrasing
A Classic System: SQ3R
Adapting and Revising the SQ3R System
Adapting Your System for Different Academic Disciplines
Using College Textbooks: Adapting SQ3R
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Preparing for Exams
Why Learn to Prepare for Exams?
Organizing Your Study and Review
Identifying What to Study
Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
Learning and Memorizing
Using College Textbooks: Using Self-Test Questions
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Taking Exams
Why Learn to Take Exams?
General Suggestions for Taking Exams
Hints for Taking Objective Exams
Hints for Taking Standardized Tests
Hints for Taking Essay Exams
Controlling Test Anxiety
Using College Textbooks: Using Headings to Create Practice Tests
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility
Why Learn to Improve Your Reading Rate?
Building Your Reading Rate
Developing Your Reading Flexibility
Using College Textbooks: Varying Your Reading Rate
Self-Test Summary
Applying Your Skills
Discussing the Chapter
Analyzing a Study Situation
Working on Collaborative Projects
Quick Quiz
Thematic Readings
Theme A Body Adornment
Communication Through Body Adornment
Tribal Identity Through Body Art
Tattoos Honor Marines Killed in Iraq and Help the Survivors
Making Connections
What Do You Think?
Theme B Controversies in Science: Genetics
You're Eating Genetically Modified Food
Human Genetic Engineering
Medicine's Cutting Edge: Re-growing Organs
Making Connections
What Do You Think?
Theme C Technology and the Internet
Blogs and Democratization
Getting Found Out, Web 2.0 Style
The Impact of the Internet on Thinking
Making Connections
What Do You Think?
Sample Textbook Chapter
Emotion and Motivation
Credits
Index

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