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Overcoming the Hurdles to Academic Success Strategies That Make a Difference

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ISBN-10: 0618150390

ISBN-13: 9780618150397

Edition: 2003

Authors: Darrell Anthony Luzzo, Marilyn K. Spencer

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This academic preparation text uses interactive discussion techniques to cover over 100 strategies for academic success. Each chapter includes Case Studies that demonstrate how some students have overcome academic hurdles; Take It Away summaries that recap strategies and encourage students to apply them to academic and personal life; and Questions for Critical Thought which allow students to practice critical-thinking skills, reflect on their own difficulties, and assess the strategies most likely to work for them.
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Book details

List price: $35.16
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 233
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Note: Chapters 111 conclude with Take It Away!, Questions for Critical Thought, and References
Prepare for Academic Success
Expect Success Maintain a Positive Perspective
Accept Responsibility for Success Identify and Clarify
Your Goals Bring the Strategies to Life: The Ground Rules
Know How You Learn What Type of Student Are You
The Importance of Active Learning
Critical Thinking: Why Is It So Critical
Critical Thinking for Problem Solving
Focus Your Efforts for Success Methods to Enhance Concentration Effectively Manage Stress in Your Life
Create Effective Study Habits
Effective Time Management Create the Right Study Environment Participate in Study Groups
Utilize Academic Support Services Academic Advisors Classroom Instructors or Professors Study Assistance
Master Strategies for Success
Take Notes to Maximize Learning Remember the Ground Rules
Specific Strategies for Note-Taking Success
Four Note-Taking Approaches
Read Textbooks with Finesse
The Importance of Reading to the Learning Process
Basic Concepts in Textbook-Reading Preparation
The SQ3R Approach
Enhance Your Memory Skills How Our Memories Work Specific Memory-Enhancing Strategies Enhance Your Memory of Lecture and Reading Notes
A Concluding Thought
Prepare for Tests to Expect the Best Evaluate Your Test Anxiety
Create a Low-Stress Approach to Test Taking Strategies for Answering Different Types of Test Questions
Take Tests with Confidence
The Day of the Test Reduce Anxiety During the Test Special Kinds of Test Formats
Evaluate Test Results: When the Learning Really Happens Make a Commitment to Academic Honesty
Perpare Papers and Presentations Write Papers for Academic Success Make Oral Presentations
Pull It All Together Prepare for Academic Success Master Strategies for Success
Ground Rules for Success Leap Over All Academic Hurdles
Library Research Tips and Strategies
A Different Kind of Library Exhausting the Information Possibilities
Selecting a Topic to Research Take It Away!
Questions for Critical Thought References
Using Computers Your User Account
Computer Courses
Getting Started
Computer Labs Networks
The World Wide Web Electronic Mail Internet2 Take It Away!
Questions for Critical Thought