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Painless Study Techniques

ISBN-10: 0764140590
ISBN-13: 9780764140594
Edition: 2009
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Description: Most kids hate to study, and homework is always a chorebut this book teaches kids how to transform drudgery into interesting and productive projects. The author offers suggestions for group learning and study projects, creating a stimulating study  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Most kids hate to study, and homework is always a chorebut this book teaches kids how to transform drudgery into interesting and productive projects. The author offers suggestions for group learning and study projects, creating a stimulating study environment, and knowing the different ways to read different kinds of books, from math to literature. He also advises on organizing ideas for writing assignments, and seeking extra help for especially difficult subjects.

How to Use This Book
You Can Manage Your Time
Your Typical Day
One Week Later: Time to Consider Some Sacrifices
Using Time in School
Weekends and Holidays
Group Projects
Homework: Practically a Misnomer
The Reason for Homework
Preparation: What You Must Do at School
A Working Environment
Time and Sequence
The Question of Quality
If You're Having Trouble
How to Read a Book (and You Thought You Knew!)
Getting to Know Your Textbook
How to Read a Chapter in a General Textbook
How to Read a Foreign Language Textbook
How to Read a Math Textbook
How to Read Literature
When Reading Is Tough
Taking Notes: Capturing the Content
Learning to Listen
Taking Notes from Auditory Sources
Owning the Text
Taking Notes for Test and Quiz Preparation
Taking Notes for Reading Journals
Taking Notes for Research
Annotating
Creating Wonderful Outlines
The Difference Between Notes and Outlines
Outlines that Organize
Preparing Outlines from Textbook Readings
Creating Outlines from Notes
Preparing an Outline for a General Writing Task
How to Study for Tests and Quizzes (and How to Ace Them)
Every Night: The Best Approach to Studying
Memorization and Conceptual Learning
Preparing for an Essay Exam
A Team Effort: Studying with Friends
If You Just Don't Get It...
Taking the Test
Using Test Results for Self-Improvement
Becoming a Better Writer
The Right Words
Sentence Sense
Paragraphs
Putting It All Together: The Research Paper
Selecting a Topic
Making a Schedule
Finding the Best Sources
Creating an Outline
The Works Cited Page
Acknowledgments
Index

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