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Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College

ISBN-10: 0205734804
ISBN-13: 9780205734801
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $133.40
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College presents a unique integration of study and critical thinking skills to help students become academically competitive. The author discusses active learning strategies and techniques and emphasizes how to apply study skills to academic disciplines.

Brief Contents
Detailed Contents
Preface
Reading Between the Lines: Thinking Critically
College: Strategies for Success
The College System: An Orientation
Taking Charge of Your College Career
Establishing Goals and Managing Your Time
Managing Your Life and Coping with Stress
Communication Skills for the Classroom
Thinking Critically and Solving Problems
Learning and Thinking Strategies
Learning Styles and Teaching Styles
Learning and Memory
Applying Your Skills to Academic Disciplines
Study Strategies for Academic Disciplines
Learning Specialized and Technical Vocabulary
The College Student's Troubleshooting Guide
Mastering Course Content
Thought Patterns of Academic Disciplines
Note Taking for Class Lectures
Learning from Textbooks, Graphics, and Online Sources
Organizing and Synthesizing Course Content
Critical Reading and Thinking About Course Content
Exams: Thinking Under Pressure
Preparing for Exams
Reasoning Skills for Objective Exams
Taking Essay Exams
References
Endnotes
Credits
Index
Detailed Contents
Preface
Reading Between the Lines: Thinking Critically
Introduction
The Benefits of Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking in College
Examine Your Opinions and Beliefs
Recognize Emotional Appeals
Look For What Is Not Said
Pay Attention to the Power of Words
Learn How Numbers Can Mislead
Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College
College: Strategies for Success
The College System: An Orientation
Information Sources
College Services
Campus Diversity
Course Organization
Grades and the Grading System
Thinking Critically About Grades
Skills in Action: Using the Pass/Fail System to Your Advantage
Classroom Success Tips
Skills in Action: Analyzing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Taking Charge of Your College Career
Coping with New Expectations
Thinking Critically About Course Content
Taking Charge
Skills in Action: Taking Charge of Your Learning After Exams
Early Warning Signals of Academic Difficulty
Skills in Action: Considering an Instructor's Effects on Your Learning
Active Versus Passive Learning
Using Levels of Thinking
Building Academic Integrity
Skills in Action: Checking Your Academic Integrity
Establishing Goals and Managing Your Time
Establishing Life Goals
Organizing Your Life for Success in College
Skills in Action: Organizing Your Life: A Case Study
Analyzing Your Time Commitments
Building a Study Plan
Making Better Use of Time
Skills in Action: Examining Your Time Wasters
Time Management Tips for Returning Adult Students
Time Management Tips for Commuters
Thinking Critically About Procrastination
Concentration Tips
Skills in Action: Using Self-Rewards
Managing Your Life and Coping with Stress
Finances: Planning and Managing Your Money
Skills in Action: Thinking About the Cost of Credit
Maintain Your Health
Thinking Critically About Drinking
Skills in Action: Improving Health and Diet: A Case Study
Managing Your Part-Time Job
Managing Relationships
Skills in Action: Fine-Tuning Your Communication Skills
Identifying Symptoms and Causes of Stress
Changing Your Thinking and Habits to Reduce Stress
Thinking Critically About Accomplishing Tasks
Skills in Action: Coping with Stress: A Case Study
Communication Skills for the Classroom
Listening Critically
Participating in Class
Asking and Answering Questions
Thinking Critically About Meaningful Questions
Working with Classmates: Group Projects
Planning and Making Oral Presentations
Skills in Action: Playing on Your Strengths
Thinking Critically and Solving Problems
Thinking Critically About Decision Making
Skills in Action: Identifying Alternatives
Problem-Solving Strategies
Problem-Solving Processes
Thinking Critically About Alternatives
Keys to Problem Solving
Skills in Action: Problem Solving: Case Study
Learning and Thinking Strategies
Learning Styles and Teaching Styles
Analyzing Your Learning Style
Interpreting Your Scores
Deciding What to Learn
Thinking Critically About the Intent to Learn
Using Learning Style to Choose a Study Method
Adapting to Various Teaching Styles
Evaluating Your Learning
Skills in Action: Evaluating Your Learning Through Self-Monitoring
Learning and Memory
How Learning and Memory Work
Skills in Action: Memory and College Vocabulary
Strategies for Improving Encoding, Storage, and Retrieval
Thinking Critically About Learning Strategies
Skills in Action: Creating an Envionment for Learning and Remembering
Applying Your Skills to Academic Disciplines
Study Strategies for Academic Disciplines
Approaching New Fields of Study
Skills in Action: Coping with a Challenging Course
The Social Sciences and History
Skills in Action: Thinking Like a Social Scientist
The Life and Physical Sciences
Mathematics
Literature and the Arts
Thinking Critically About Literature
Skills in Action: Reading Literary Criticism
Career Fields
Learning Specialized and Technical Vocabulary
Terminology: the Key to Course Mastery
Mapping Related Terminology
Skills in Action: Adapting Vocabulary Learning to Teaching Style
Thinking Critically About Vocabulary
Learning Core Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Skills in Action: Using Word Parts to Decipher Meaning
Developing a Course Master File
The College Student's Troubleshooting Guide
Setting Goals and Priorities
Textbook Reading Assignments
Note Taking
Grades and Taking Tests
Writing Skills
Technology
Interpersonal Conflicts
Safety and Security
Living and Commuting Arrangements
Wellness Issues
Mastering Course Content
Thought Patterns of Academic Disciplines
Thought Patterns: Guides to Learning
Order or Sequence
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Classification
Definition
Listing
Mixed Patterns
Thinking Critically About Patterns
Skills in Action: Using Thought Patterns
Note Taking for Class Lectures
Sharpening Your Listening Skills
How to Start with an Advantage
Skills in Action: Starting with an Advantage: Case Study
Recording Appropriate Content and Organization
Taking Notes on Your Laptop
Working with Various Lecture Formats
Thinking Critically About Lectures
Skills in Action: Analyzing Your Current Courses
Note Taking and Learning Style
Using the Lecturer's Thought Patterns
Editing and Reviewing Your Notes
Skills in Action: Assessing Your Effectiveness at Note Taking
Learning from Textbooks, Graphics, and Online Sources
Features of Textbooks
Previewing Your Textbooks
Thinking Critically About Previewing
Using the SQ3R Reading/Study System
Learning from Graphs, Tables, and Diagrams
Skills in Action: Making Your Own Graphics
Learning from Nontextbook Reading Assignments
Reading Internet Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
Skills in Action: Researching on the Web: Case Study
Organizing and Synthesizing Course Content
Textbook Highlighting and Annotation
Thinking Critically About Highlighting
Skills in Action: Highlighting and Annotating Your Textbook
Note Taking to Organize and Condense Information
Mapping to Show Relationships
Skills in Action: Practicing Your Mapping Skills
Using a Computer to Synthesize Course Content
Critical Reading and Thinking About Course Content
Synthesizing Information
Skills in Action: Synthesizing Information Across Courses
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Evaluating Differing Viewpoints
Evaluating Generalizations
Testing Hypotheses
Thinking Critically About Data and Evidence
Skills in Action: Analyzing Statements
Asking Critical Questions
Skills in Action: Evaluating Internet Sources
Skills in Action: Thinking Critically About Tone
Examining an Argument
Skills in Action: Researching and Understanding Opposing Viewpoints
Exams: Thinking Under Pressure
Preparing for Exams
Organizing Your Review
Thinking Critically About Group Study
Thematic Study
Strategies for Particular Types of Exams
Skills in Action: Expanding Your Exam Comfort Zone
Strategies for Specific Academic Disciplines
Controlling Test Anxiety
Skills in Action: Controlling Anxiety Through Breathing Exercises
Reasoning Skills for Objective Exams
Starting with an Advantage
Skills in Action: Allotting Your Time on Exams
Skills for Objective Exams
Thinking Critically About Practicum Exams
Skills in Action: Using All Your Exam-Taking Skills
Achieving Success with Standardized Tests
Taking Essay Exams
Writing Effective Essay Exams
Skills in Action: Outlining Your Essay Exam
Thinking Critically About Returned Exams
Achieving Success with Competency Tests and Exit Exams
References
Endnotes
Credits
Index

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