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How to Study in College

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ISBN-10: 061837972X

ISBN-13: 9780618379729

Edition: 8th 2005

Authors: Walter Pauk, Ross J. Q. Owens

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This best-selling text has helped over a million students transform adequate work into academic success. Based on widely tested educational and learning theory,How to Study in Collegeteaches useful study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration techniques, note-taking strategies, and test taking, while incorporating material on life skills. Questions in the Margin,a useful in-text study tool, encourages students to reflect on content and then formulate and record questions based on the most important points conveyed in the text. A second TOC featuring brief summaries of each chapter has been added. The section on note taking leads students through the before,…    
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Book details

List price: $189.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364

A true pioneer in the field of study skills, Dr. Walter Pauk has been dispensing common-sense advice to students for more than half a century. Pauk led the way in advocating the now popular wide margin note-taking strategy commonly known as the Cornell System. A licensed psychologist and trusted teacher, Pauk was director of the Reading-Study Center at Cornell University, where he earned his PhD in Psychology and Education and remains Professor Emeritus. He is the author of more than 100 books.

A long-time collaborator with Dr. Walter Pauk, Ross Owens earned his BA cum laude in English and film at Carleton College and did graduate work in film at the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland, where he also taught film history, filmmaking, and public speaking. Since first teaming with Dr. Pauk in 1982, Owens has contributed to a number of books on reading and study skills. In addition, he has written numerous articles on Internet-related topics and is an accomplished computer programmer.

Note: Each chapter concludes with ""Final Words,"" ""Have You Missed Something?,"" ""Words in Context,"" and""The Word History System.""
Permanent Skills
Setting Goals Marching to Your Own Rhythm Changing the Meaning of GPA
Controlling Your Time Saving Time Sticking to a Schedule
Staying Focused Eliminating Distractions Cultivating Concentration
Defending Your Memory Making an Effort to Remember
Setting the Size and Shape of Your Memories
Strengthening Memories Allowing Memories Time to J