College Study The Essential Ingredients Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2012 Update -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/14/2012
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Uses an active learning approach that focuses on the reader choosing, applying, and assessing practical strategies, with the goal of creating an effective, efficient, and individualized system of study. College Study exposes readers to howto make informed choices about learning content that is often new, complex, and changing rapidly, especially given the increasing link between technology and learning. Included is the inter-relationship of students' learning behaviors and attitudes, with an emphasis on applying multi-modal strategies into daily course work. The text covers the major learning skills topics: academic planning and goal-setting, time management and procrastination, productivity, active listening and note taking, reading and studying, preparing for and taking tests, enhancing learning and memory, reducing worry/anxiety, and online and web-based strategies. The text is written in a streamlined format; with an informal, personal writing style; and engaging activitiesthat maintain the reader's attention and appeal to today's college students.

Author Biography

Sally Lipsky has a B.S. elementary education from the University of New Mexico, M.Ed. reading education from Texas Southern University, and Ph.D. language communications and adult education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a full professor in the Developmental Studies Department, College of Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work has centered on aspects of student learning at the post-secondary level, including college reading and study strategies and peer-to-peer learning.


Sally's publications include:

·         A Training Guide for College Tutors and Peer Educators. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.

·         What Every Student Should Know About Reading and Studying the Social Sciences (w/ Hamer, A. B.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2010.

·         Introduction to Higher Education (w/ Winstead, S.). New York, NY: Pearson Custom Publishing.

·         College Study: The Essential Ingredients, 2 e. Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.


She is a member of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and has facilitated numerous professional presentations.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Creating Academic Success


CHAPTER 2 Managing Your Time


CHAPTER 3 Maximizing Your Productivity


CHAPTER 4 Active Listening and Note Taking


CHAPTER 5 Reading and Studying Text Material


CHAPTER 6 Enhancing Your Learning and Memory


CHAPTER 7 Preparing for Tests


CHAPTER 8 Taking Tests


CHAPTER 9 Continuing Your Academic Success: A Review



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