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Essential Study Skills

ISBN-10: 0618242074

ISBN-13: 9780618242078

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Linda (Linda Wong) Wong

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Appropriate for a range of students, including adult learners, those with learning disabilities, and others considered at risk, Essential Study Skills follows a step-by-step approach that can be adapted to any learning style. Instructors may use the text to guide students at a slower pace, or encourage more independent readers to set their own. The emphasis remains on classroom discussion, application, and critical thinking, and now includes more examples of visual mapping and photographs that help students connect to the material. Reflection Writing Assignments help instructors understand students' skill levels and their ability to apply chapter concepts to personal and study habits, and also promote critical thinking and utilization of strategies and concepts in a cumulative assignment. Collaborative Learning Activities in each chapter provide small group exercises that enhance student interest and promote critical thinking. Icons appear throughout the text to highlight Web Activities, including interactive practice tests and exercises that can be scored online or emailed to instructors.
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Book details

List price: $56.36
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
To the Student
A Note from the Author
Quick Start Checklist
Understanding How You Process and Learn
Discovering and Using Your Learning Styles
Three Cognitive Learning Styles
Linear and Global Learners
Additional Learning Preferences
Multiple Intelligences
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Processing Information into Your Memory System
The Information Processing Model
Essential Strategies to Process Information
The Working Memory Model
Two Kinds of Information to Process
The Feedback Model
Twelve Memory Principles
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Preparing Yourself for Optimal Learning
Managing Your Time
Balancing Your Life
Term Schedules
Weekly Schedules
Essential Strategies for Scheduling Study Blocks
Daily Schedules
Task Schedules
Applying Time Management
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Setting Goals
Kinds of Goals
A Four-Step Approach for Writing Goals
Motivation
Essential Strategies to Build and Maintain Motivation
Combining Goal Setting and Time-Management Skills for Studying
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Increasing Concentration; Decreasing Stress and Procrastination
Increasing Concentration
Decreasing Stress
Essential Strategies for Managing Stress
Decreasing Procrastination
Essential Strategies to Combat Procrastination
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Boosting Your Memory and Preparing for Tests
Combating the Process of Forgetting
Using Mnemonics to Boost Your Memory
Preparing for Tests
Essential Strategies for Test Preparation
Dealing with Sources of Test Anxiety Before the Test
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Developing Effective Textbook Reading Strategies
Reading College Textbooks
Active Reading
Essential Strategies for Textbook Reading
Using Four Levels of Reading
Surveying to Get an Overview
Formulating Questions
Using the SQ4R Reading System
Reading Different Kinds of Textbooks
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Strengthening Comprehension
Reading College Textbooks
Essential Strategies to Improve Comprehension
Increasing Comprehension Through Vocabulary Skills
Increasing Comprehension Paragraph by Paragraph
Increasing Comprehension Using Organizational Patterns
Annotating Your Textbooks
Essential Strategies to Study Annotations
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Using Effective Notetaking Techniques
Taking Textbook Notes
Selecting a Textbook Notetaking System
Essential Strategies for Textbook Notetaking
The Cornell Notetaking System
Combining Cornell Notetaking and SQ4R
The Index Card Notetaking System
Essential Strategies for Studying Index Card Notes
The Two-Column and Three-Column Notetaking System
The Formal Outline Notetaking System
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Listening and Taking Lecture Notes
Listening Skills
Essential Strategies to Strengthen Listening Skills
Using Listening Skills in Lectures
Essential Strategies to Prepare for Lectures
Selecting a Notetaking System to Use
Organizing Information
Adjusting to the Rate of Speech
Working with Your Notes
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Using Visual Notetaking Systems
Tailoring Your Approach to Learning
Creating Visual Mappings
Creating Hierarchies
Essential Strategies for Studying Visual Mappings and Hierarchies
Creating Comparison Charts
Essential Strategies to Study Comparison Charts
Creating Other Visual Notes
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Strenthening Your Test-Taking Skills
Developing Strategies for Objective Tests
Performing Well on Objective Tests
Essential Strategies for Taking Objective Tests
Answering True-False Questions
Answering Multiple-Choice Questions
Answering Matching Questions
Answering on Matching Tests
Using Educated Guessing
Taking Computerized Tests
Essential Strategies for Taking Computerized Tests
Summary
Culminating Options
Review Questions
Developing Strategies for Recall, Math, and Essay Tests
Answering Recall Questions
Taking Math Tests
Essential Strategies for Math Tests
Answering Essay Questions
Essential Strategies for Preparing for Essay Tests
Summary
Culminating Options
End-of-the-Term Culminating Options
Review Questions
Chapter Profile Materials
Useful Forms
Standard Learning Options
Psychology Chapter: Health, Stress, and Coping
Index