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Strategies for College Success A Study Skills Guide

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ISBN-10: 0472030604

ISBN-13: 9780472030606

Edition: 2005

Authors: Diana Renn

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Strategies for College Success introduces students to the language and culture of college. Designed primarily for near-native English speakers who are planning to attend or are just beginning their time at an American college, this textbook presents skills and strategies that will help students succeed academically and adjust to the cultural aspects of college life. It provides a wealth of study tips and strategies, which are outlined in the front of the book, to ensure academic success. Key features of this integrated-skills textbook include: *Authentic cross-curricular readings in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and business *Academic lectures similar to those found on the…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Diana Renn grew up in Seattle and now lives in Boston. She has taught ESL and writing, most recently at Boston University. She has published numerous short stories and essays, and she is also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing for teens. She is the author of several ESL textbooks, as well as the YA mystery novels Latitude Zero  and  Tokyo Heist . She is an avid traveler.

List of Strategies, by Chapter
List of Strategies, by Type
To the Teacher
To the Student
Getting Started
Getting to Know Your Textbook
Getting Organized
Setting Personal Learning Goals
Study Skills
Warm-Up: How Do You Feel about Time?
Key Words: Using a Dictionary
Vocabulary Strategy 1A: Deciding Which Are Important to Know
Vocabulary Strategy 1B: Keeping a Vocabulary Log
Speaking Strategy 1: Understanding "Class Participation"
Ten Tips for Speaking in Class
Reading Strategy 1: SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review)
Chapter Reading: "Expert Says Popular Time Management Techniques Won't Work for All"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 1A: Note-Taking Basics
Listening Strategy 1B: Deciding What to Write Down
Lecture 1: Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Time
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 1A: Brainstorming
Writing Strategy 1B: Choosing and Prioritizing Ideas
Writing Task: What Is Your Time Management Style?
Graphics Strategy 1: Creating a Schedule
Test-Taking Strategy 1: Planning Your Time, Pacing Yourself
Orientation: Finding Out about Academic Year Schedules
Final Project: Designing a Time Management Survey
Check Your Progress
Warm-Up: What Is Your Learning Style?
Key Words
Vocabulary Strategy 2: Looking for Definition Signals near a Word
Speaking Strategy 2: Participating in Small Group Discussions
Reading Strategy 2: Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Chapter Reading: "Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Characteristics of the Eight Types of Intelligence as Identified by Howard Gardner"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 2: Taking Notes in a Block System
Lecture 2: Three Systems of Memory
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 2: Clustering
Writing Task: Learning/Teaching Styles
Graphics Strategy 2: Creating a Hierarchical Map
Test-Taking Strategy 2: Interpreting Multiple-Choice Questions
Orientation: Finding Out about Campus Learning Centers
Final Project: Designing a Learning Styles Survey
Check Your Progress
Warm-Up: What Communities Do You Belong To?
Key Words
Vocabulary Strategy 3: Identifying Suffixes and Word Forms
Speaking Strategy 3: Initiating Contact with Classmates
Reading Strategy 3: Highlighting and Underlining a Text
Chapter Reading: "Subcultures"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 3: Listening for Signal Words and Phrases
Lecture 3: Ingroups and Outgroups
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 3: Determining Purpose and Audience
Writing Task: Write an E-mail for Different Audiences and Purposes
Graphics Strategy 3: Creating Pie Charts
Test-Taking Strategy 3: Answering True/False Questions
Orientation: Finding Out about Student Organizations
Final Project: Studying a Community, Subculture, or Ingroup
Check Your Progress
Warm-Up: What Inventions Have Changed Your Life?
Key Words
Vocabulary Strategy 4: Recognizing Technical Jargon
Speaking Strategy 4A: Asking for Clarification
Speaking Strategy 4B: Clarifying Your Ideas
Reading Strategy 4: Skimming and Scanning for Patterns of Organization
Chapter Reading: "Understanding the Possibilities of the Web"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 4: Using Abbreviations in Notes
Lecture 4: Social Inventions
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 4: Narrowing a Topic, Finding a Focus
Writing Task: Write Instructions or Explain a Process
Graphics Strategy 4: Create a Cause-and-Effect Flowchart
Test-Taking Strategy 4: Answering Matching Questions
Orientation: Finding Out about Computer Labs and Technical Support
Final Project: Evaluating or Designing a Website
Check Your Progress
Warm-Up: How Do You Manage Stress?
Key Words
Vocabulary Strategy 5: Identifying Word Collocations and Idioms
Speaking Strategy 5: Agreeing, Disagreeing, and Consensus-Building
Reading Strategy 5A: Identifying Facts versus Opinions
Reading Strategy 5B: Evaluating Sources
Chapter Readings
"Professor's Crash Course Is College Students' Dream"
"Relationship of Sleep Hygiene Awareness, Sleep Hygiene Practices, and Sleep Quality in University Students"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 5: Using the Cornell Note-Taking Method
Lecture 5: Causes and Effects of Stress
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 5: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Writing Task: Write a Summary
Graphics Strategy 5: Creating Bar Graphs
Test-Taking Strategy 5: Answering Paragraph-Length Essay Questions
Orientation: Finding Out about Campus Health Centers
Final Project: Designing a Stress-Management Program for Students
Check Your Progress
Warm-Up: What Are You Work Values?
Key Words
Vocabulary Strategy 6: Using Synonyms to Define Words and Expand Vocabulary
Speaking Strategy 6A: Giving a Formal Presentation
Speaking Strategy 6B: Using Visual Aids in a Presentation
Reading Strategy 6A: Identifying Word References
Reading Strategy 6B: Making Inferences
Chapter Reading: "Earnings and Discrimination"
Reading Review and Discussion
Listening Strategy 6: Organizing Notes into a Numeric Outline
Lecture 6: The American Dream: Myth or Reality?
Lecture Review and Discussion
Writing Strategy 6A: Using Persuasive Language
Writing Strategy 6B: Considering Opposing and Alternative Views
Writing Task: Write a Cover Letter, a Proposal, or a Persuasive Essay
Graphics Strategy 6: Creating Tables
Test-Taking Strategy 6: Writing Timed Essays
Orientation: Finding Out about College Career Centers
Final Project
Give a Poster Presentation on a Career, a Company, or a College
Give a Poster Presentation on a Successful Individual
Check Your Progress
Writing Skills
Writing Paragraphs and Essays
The Writing Process
Formatting Your Writing Assignments
Paragraph Structure, Unity, Development, and Coherence
Essay Structure
Study Skills for Writing
Keeping a Grammar/Error Log
Understanding Your Professors' Comments
Proofreading and Editing Tips
Basic Peer Review or Self-Review Checklist
Vocabulary Log
Blank Schedule
Transcripts for Lectures
Sample Student Notes from Lectures