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College Reading and Study Strategies

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ISBN-10: 0534584209

ISBN-13: 9780534584207

Edition: 2005

Authors: Dianna L. Van Blerkom, Patricia I. Mulcahy-Ernt

List price: $156.95
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COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES focuses on both reading and study skills. One half of the text focuses on skills and strategies that will help students be more successful in college. These range from motivation, time management, concentration, to test preparation and test-taking skills. The remainder of the text focuses on reading skills and strategies that will enable students to comprehend the material in their course textbooks and other reading materials. Reading and study skills can be taught using a strategic learning model. Students are introduced to various strategies, are shown that there are different ways to accomplish a task, are given an opportunity to practice them through…    
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Book details

List price: $156.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
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.

Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt, Ph. D., has extensive experience in the field of literacy education. She is currently a Professor of Education in Reading and Language Arts as well as the Director of the Teacher Preparation Programs at the University of Bridgeport. She has taught at the college level for over twenty-five years, including courses in reading, rhetoric, and education. The focus of her research is on secondary-level and college-level strategies for comprehending texts. She is a national leader in the areas of literacy and developmental education. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology, specializing in the area of learning and cognition. She has…    

College Learning Strategies: An Introduction
Getting Ready to Learn
Managing Your Time
Introduction to College Reading Strategies
General Reading Strategies for College Textbooks
Using Vocabulary Strategies
College Study Strategies
Improving Concentration
Improving Memory
Taking Lecture Notes
Taking Text Notes
Preparing for Exams
Taking Exams
College Reading Strategies
Comprehending Main Ideas
Locating Specific Details
Analyzing Key Points
Summarizing and Synthesizing Texts
Evaluating Information