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College Study Skills Becoming a Strategic Learner

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ISBN-10: 053457467X

ISBN-13: 9780534574673

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Dianna L. Van Blerkom

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List price: $84.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt.

Activities Contentsp. xix
To the Instructorp. xxv
To the Studentp. xxxiii
Getting Ready to Learnp. 1
Characteristics of Successful Studentsp. 2
Using Learning Styles to Enhance Performancep. 6
Getting Motivated to Learnp. 15
Making the Transition to Learnp. 20
Making the Most of Your College Resourcesp. 26
Summaryp. 29
Review Questionsp. 30
Goal Settingp. 31
What Are Goals?p. 32
Writing Effective Goal Statementsp. 37
Setting Your Goals for the New Semesterp. 42
Summaryp. 47
Review Questionsp. 48
Time Managementp. 49
Analyze Your Use of Timep. 50
Organize Your Study Timep. 63
Use Time-Management Strategies to Stay Motivatedp. 71
Reevaluate Your Time Planp. 74
Coping with Procrastinationp. 75
Summaryp. 81
Review Questionsp. 81
Improving Concentrationp. 83
What Is Concentration?p. 84
Causes of Poor Concentrationp. 89
Strategies for Improving Concentrationp. 94
Benefits of Improved Concentrationp. 101
Summaryp. 102
Review Questionsp. 103
Taking Lecture Notesp. 105
Why Take Lecture Notes?p. 106
How to Take Lecture Notesp. 108
What to Include in Your Notesp. 124
How to Edit Your Notesp. 128
How to Review Your Notesp. 135
Summaryp. 138
Review Questionsp. 139
Reading Your Textbookp. 141
General Strategies For Reading College Textbooksp. 142
Become a Critical Readerp. 146
Use a Text Reading/Study Systemp. 149
Summaryp. 164
Review Questionsp. 165
Marking Your Textbookp. 167
Why Should You Mark Your Text?p. 168
How Should You Mark Your Text?p. 170
What Should You Mark?p. 174
How Much Should You Mark?p. 179
How to Review Your Text Markingp. 182
How to Evaluate Your Text Markingp. 187
Summaryp. 192
Review Questionsp. 192
Taking Text Notesp. 195
Why to Take Text Notesp. 196
When to Take Text Notesp. 198
How to Take Text Notesp. 200
How to Review Text Notesp. 221
How to Evaluate Text Notesp. 223
Summaryp. 225
Review Questionsp. 226
Improving Memoryp. 227
Understanding Memory Processesp. 228
Why You Need Memory Strategiesp. 234
General Memory Strategiesp. 235
Specific Memory Strategiesp. 237
Summaryp. 256
Review Questionsp. 257
Preparing for Examsp. 259
Gather Information Before You Studyp. 260
Use the Five-Day Study Planp. 264
Use Active Study Strategiesp. 271
Evaluate Your Preparationp. 286
Summaryp. 289
Review Questionsp. 289
Taking Objective Testsp. 291
Reduce Test Anxietyp. 292
General Test-Taking Strategiesp. 297
Specific Test-Taking Strategiesp. 303
Guessing Strategiesp. 316
Learning from Examsp. 320
Summaryp. 323
Review Questionsp. 324
Preparing for Essay Testsp. 325
Predict Questionsp. 326
Gather Informationp. 333
Organize Informationp. 336
Learn the Informationp. 341
Write Out the Answerp. 344
Summaryp. 349
Review Questionsp. 349
Taking Essay Testsp. 351
How to Take an Essay Testp. 352
Factors that Influence Your Gradep. 365
Strategies for Gaining More Pointsp. 371
Learning from Examsp. 374
Summaryp. 377
Review Questionsp. 378
Preparing for Final Examsp. 381
What Are Final Exams?p. 382
How Should You Prepare?p. 383
Preparation Strategiesp. 391
Summaryp. 404
Review Questionsp. 405
Writing College Papersp. 407
Communicating Orallyp. 418
Studying Mathp. 426
Finding Information on the Internetp. 433
Indexp. 437
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