Learning to Learn Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power

ISBN-10: 0865306079
ISBN-13: 9780865306073
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Gloria Frender
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Learning is a life-long process. The "brain power" one applies to any task is critical, and knowing how to attack a learning activity is the first step to understanding its content. In order to improve performance in school -- and in life -- a person must be committed to defining and pursuing goals actively and with commitment. Once an individual experiences success and the wonderful feelings of self-confidence and pride that follow, the task of learning becomes easier. This book contains ideas, suggestions, and strategies to help everyone achieve that success. Intended for students, teachers, and parents, this revised edition of Learning to Learn is designed to be used as an interactive workbook for self-improvement. Filled with practical hints, methods, tips, procedures, resources, and tools, this is a book which will help any learner succeed. Care has been taken to omit any "educational jargon" and to present the material in a unique, straightforward manner. Useful key concepts are presented with a positive attitude and a sense of humor. From the classroom to the workplace, in all content areas, the need to learn never ends. Anyone who wants to "learn how to learn" will benefit from the wealth of activities in this engaging, accessible resource. Book jacket.

Who Needs Study Skills?
Learning Styles
Focus on Learning Styles
Learning Styles & You
Left/Right Brain Self-Assessment
Left/Right Brain Dominance Characteristics
Suggested Aids for Left/Right Brain Learners
Learning Modalities
Self-Assessment of Modality Strengths
Characteristics of Learning Styles
Suggested Aids for Learning Modalities
Elements for Better Learning
Some Facts on Learning Styles
Time Management & Organization Skills
Focus on Time Management & Organization
Time Management
How Well Do You Study?
Study Habits Inventory
Eliminating Excuses
Organize Your Materials!
Hints for Getting Organized
Handy Supply Checklist
The Wonders of Color Coding
Use a Daily Assignment Sheet
Attacking an Assignment
Assignment Sheet
What To Do If You Missed an Assignment
Take Control: Use a "To Do" List
Use a Monthly Calendar
Sample: Monthly Calendar
Use a Monthly Assignment Calendar in Your Binder
Monthly Assignment Calendar
Study Time
Scheduling Your Study Time
Sample: Daily Schedule
Rules for Study Time: the Backbone of Success
Appropriate Study Time Activities
Study Time Warmup
Study Smart Vocabulary
Study Smart Vocabulary Form
Weekly Review
Weekly Review (All Courses)
Before-You-Leave-School Checklist
Causes of Poor Concentration
Good Habits for Better Concentration
I'm Done--Now What?
Target the Problems & Prescribe the Solutions
Study Prescription Worksheet
Great Study Tips
Steps to Easier Learning
Note-Taking Skills
Focus on Note-Taking Skills
Overview of Note-Taking Skills
Note-Taking Skills
Steps to Better Note Taking
Why We Don't Listen
Listening Skills
Personal Shorthand System
Sample: Personal Shorthand System
Super Note-Taking System
Instructions for Super Note Taking
Sample: Note-Taking Form
Note-Taking Form
Text Note Taking
Identify Text Note-Taking Problems
Hints for Better Text Note-Taking
Lecture Note Taking
Identify Lecture Note-Taking Problems
Hints for Better Lecture Note Taking
Teacher Inventory
The Magic of Flash Cards
How to Edit and Review Notes
Constructing Study Sheets: Dump & Pile System
Creating a Graphic Organizer
Sample: Pizza Graphic Organizer
How to Study a Graphic Organizer
Graphic Organizer "Mind Map"
Cycle
Common Characteristics
Timeline
Tree #1
Biography
Tree Outline
Student Study Guide
Note Cards
The Divided Page
Literature Note-Taking Method
Enumerative
Sequential
Cause/Effect
Comparison/Contrast
Description
Reading Skills
Focus on Reading Skills
Reading
Determining Reading Purpose
Five Different Reading Rates
How to Skim
How to Find the Main Idea
Signal Words
Surveying the Textbook
Power Reading
Power Reading System
SQ3R
SQ3R ... with Adaptations
SQ3R Chart
Important Comprehension Skills
Reading Graphics
What Slows You Down & How to Improve
Hints for Effective Reading
When the Reading Is Hard
Memory
Focus on Memory
Your Memory
Types of Memory
Facts about Memory
Memory
Memory Traps
When You Want to Memorize
In Review
Mnemonics: Take One ... And Use It!
Mnemonics/Strategies for Improving Memory
Steps to Aid Memory
How to Study a Foreign Language
Using Your Senses
Test-Taking Skills
Focus on Test-Taking Skills
Becoming "Test-wise"
Reasons for Poor Performance on Tests
Test Anxiety ... and How to Free Yourself
Symptoms of Test Anxiety
Strategies to Stop Test Anxiety
Preparation Before the Test
Test Review Sheet
Forming a Study Group
Test-Taking Tools
List of "Qualifiers"
Intelligent Guessing Strategies
Cramming--Even Though You Shouldn't
Just Before the Test
During the Test
Multiple-Choice Tests
True and False Tests
Matching Tests
Fill-in-the-Blank Tests
Number Tests
Essay Tests
Essay Direction Words
Essay Answer Format
Open-Book Tests
Take-Home Tests
Steps to Test Taking
After the Test
Etc.
Focus on Etc.
Be an Active Learner
Improve Your Thinking Skills
Problem Solving
Steps to Problem Solving
Teacher Conferences
Critical Brain Power Skills
Thinking ... Odds and Ends
Getting a Handle on Stress
Super Spelling System
Spelling Rules
Some Tips for Parents: How to Help at Home
Help! My Child Won't Study!
Plan of Attack for Independent Study
Acknowledgments

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