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College Success Strategies (Penguin Academics Series),9780321108050

College Success Strategies (Penguin Academics Series)

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9780321108050

ISBN10:
0321108051
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

College Learning Strategies teaches the skills and strategies that will enable readers o become life-long learners capable of knowing how to approach new and difficult material in college and beyond. The skills taught in this book will serve readers well in the future in a variety of learning situations.College Learning Strategies is designed to engage readers in thought about their own learning and the important role they play in the learning process. Because effective learning is a complex process, the authors have based the book on the idea that there are four key factors that must interact for learning to occur: 1.The characteristics of the learner (motivation, interest, beliefs, etc); 2. The tasks that readers are asked to do (both the level of thinking required and type of assessment); 3. The strategies that readers must use (previewing, annotation, mapping, etc); and 4. The characteristics of the books with which readers interact (textbooks, lecture, internet, and other sources of information). For those interested in developing their study skills.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
PART ONE WELCOME TO COLLEGE SUCCESS STRATEGIES 1(42)
Now That You're Here
2(13)
Self-Assessment
2(1)
How Does College Differ from High School?
3(6)
What Special Situations Can You Expect to Encounter Sooner or Later?
9(6)
Real College: Wanda's Woes
13(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
13(1)
Follow-Up Activities
14(1)
Active Learning: What's in It for You?
15(15)
Self-Assessment
15(2)
What Active Learners Do?
17(3)
Benefits of Active Learning
20(2)
Four Factors that Influence Active Learning
22(4)
The Holistic Nature of Active Learning
26(4)
Real College: Malcolm's Malingering
28(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
29(1)
Follow-Up Activities
29(1)
How You Learn
30(13)
Self-Assessment
30(1)
The Role of Memory: Two Theories
31(4)
The ``Parts'' Theory
31(3)
The Levels of Processing Theory
34(1)
Stretching Your Memory
35(3)
The Role of Learning Styles
38(1)
Using Your Senses to Learn
39(4)
Real College: Leo's Learning (Style)
40(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
41(1)
Follow-Up Activities
42(1)
PART TWO YOUR LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS 43(64)
Getting Organized: Managing Yourself and Your Time
44(14)
Self-Assessment
44(1)
Managing Yourself
45(2)
Managing Your Time
47(2)
Creating a Schedule You Can Live With
49(5)
Timely Tips for Following Your Schedule
50(4)
Planning for Midterms and Finals
54(4)
Real College: Janice's Jam
56(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
57(1)
Follow-Up Activities
57(1)
Academic Energy: Motivation, Attitudes, and Interests
58(20)
Self-Assessment
58(1)
What Influences Motivation?
59(1)
What Motivates People?
60(1)
Getting Motivated Through Goal Setting
61(3)
Staying Motivated
64(3)
Changing Attitudes and Interests
67(4)
Maintaining a Positive Attitude
71(1)
The Role of Interests
72(6)
Real College: Martin's Misery
75(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
76(1)
Follow-Up Activities
76(2)
Just What Do You Believe Anyway?
78(13)
Self-Assessment
78(3)
The Five Components of Beliefs That Influence Learning
81(5)
Changing Your Beliefs
86(5)
Real College: College Knowledge
89(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
90(1)
Follow-Up Activities
90(1)
Dealing with Stress
91(16)
Self-Assessment
91(2)
Sources of Stress
93(2)
Strategies for Reducing Stress
95(2)
Academic Stress: Anxieties
97(6)
Public Speaking Anxiety
98(1)
Writing Anxiety
99(1)
Mathematics Anxiety
100(1)
General Test Anxiety
101(2)
Three Important Tips for Reducing Academic Stress
103(4)
Real College: Andrea's Anxiety
104(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
105(1)
Follow-Up Activities
105(2)
PART THREE YOUR TASKS IN COLLEGE LEARNING 107(62)
Interacting with Your Professors
108(15)
Self-Assessment
108(1)
What Is a Professor?
109(4)
Some General Tips About Interacting with Professors
113(2)
Talking with Your Professors
115(8)
Real College: Marsha's Mistake
120(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
121(1)
Follow-Up Activities
121(2)
What Is It I'm Supposed To Do, Anyhow?
123(11)
Self-Assessment
123(1)
What is a Task?
124(5)
Part One: The Type of Activity
125(2)
Part Two: The Level of Thinking
127(2)
How Can You Get Information About the Task?
129(5)
Real College: Tina's Task
132(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
133(1)
Follow-Up Activities
133(1)
Take Note! Lectures: A Different Kind of Text
134(23)
Self-Assessment
134(1)
The Importance and Characteristics of Good Lecture Notes
135(5)
Taking Good Lecture Notes
140(2)
General Note-Taking Guidelines
142(3)
Getting Ready to Take Notes
145(1)
Staying Active During Note-Taking
146(4)
Annotating and Self-Testing After Note-Taking
150(2)
Note-Taking Myths
152(5)
Real College: Chad's Challenge
155(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
156(1)
Follow-Up Activities
156(1)
Using Technology to Learn
157(12)
Self-Assessment
157(1)
Technology in College Classes
158(3)
Distance Learning
161(1)
Using Technology to Study
162(2)
Evaluating Internet Information
164(5)
Real College: Leah's Laptop
166(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
167(1)
Follow-Up Activities
167(2)
PART FOUR IDENTIFYING YOUR LEARNING STRATEGIES 169(58)
From Penguin Academics: The American Story
170(4)
Robert A. Divine
T. H. Breen
George M. Fredrickson
R. Hal Williams
From Psychology: The Brain, the Person, the World
174(2)
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Robin S. Rosenberg
From Biology: Concepts & Connections
176(2)
Neil A. Campbell
Lawrence G. Mitchell
Jane B. Reece
Strategic Reading
178(20)
Self-Assessment
178(1)
Gearing Up for Reading
179(4)
Reading Done ``Write'' : Staying Active During Reading
183(2)
Put Away Your Highlighters
183(1)
Make a Note of It
184(1)
What Is Annotation?
185(5)
Why Annotate Your Text?
186(2)
What Type of Information Should You Annotate?
188(2)
Studying Your Annotations
190(1)
Annotation Pitfalls
190(4)
Some Common Concerns About Annotation
194(4)
Real College: Hillary's Highlighter
195(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
196(1)
Follow-Up Activities
197(1)
Rehearsing and Reviewing after Reading
198(29)
Self-Assessment
198(1)
What is Rehearsal?
199(1)
Why is Rehearsal Important?
200(1)
Written and Verbal Rehearsal Strategies
200(1)
Components of Good Rehearsal Strategies
201(1)
Written Rehearsal Strategies
202(10)
CARDS---Cognitive Aids for Rehearsing Difficult Subjects
202(3)
Concept Maps
205(1)
Charting
206(2)
Question/ Answer Strategy
208(2)
Time Lines
210(2)
Verbal Rehearsal Strategies
212(3)
Reciprocal Questioning
212(2)
Talk-Throughs
214(1)
Strategy Selection
215(2)
Reviewing
217(10)
Using Your Talk-Through Card for Reviewing
217(1)
Making a Specific Study Plan
218(4)
Forming Study Groups
222(2)
Real College: Conrad's Confusion
224(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
225(1)
Follow-Up Activities
225(2)
PART FIVE YOUR TEXT CHARACTERISTICS 227(28)
Strategies Across the Disciplines
228(12)
Self-Assessment
228(2)
Textbook Characteristics
230(10)
Mathematics Textbooks
231(1)
Strategies for Mathematics Courses
231(2)
Science Textbooks
233(1)
Strategies for Science Courses
233(2)
Humanities Textbooks
235(1)
Strategies for Humanities Courses
235(1)
Social Science Textbooks
236(1)
Strategies for Social Sciences
236(2)
Real College: Caroline's Courses
238(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
239(1)
Follow-Up Activities
239(1)
Becoming Flexible: Varying Your Reading Rate
240(15)
Self-Assessment
240(4)
Flexible Reading
244(2)
Habits that Slow Reading
246(3)
Backtracking
246(1)
Subvocalization
246(1)
Fixations
247(2)
Increasing Your Reading Speed
249(6)
How to Read Faster
250(1)
How Fast Should You Read?
251(2)
Real College: Rudy's Reading Rate
253(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
254(1)
Follow-Up Activities
254(1)
PART SIX PREPARING FOR YOUR COLLEGE EXAMS 255(32)
Preparing for Objective Exams
256(14)
Self-Assessment
256(1)
General Test-Preparation Strategies
257(2)
Preparing for and Taking Objective Exams
259(11)
Preparing for Objective Exams
259(6)
Taking Objective Exams
265(2)
Real College: Teddy's Tactics
267(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
268(1)
Follow-Up Activities
269(1)
Preparing for and Taking Essay and Specialty Exams
270(17)
Self-Assessment
270(2)
Porpe
272(6)
Taking Essay Exams
278(3)
Time Allotted for Writing
278(1)
Structuring Your Essay
279(1)
Evaluation Guidelines
280(1)
A Word About Identification Items
281(1)
Specialized Exams
282(1)
Problem-Solving Exams
282(5)
Open-Book Exams
284(1)
Take-Home Exams
285(1)
Real College: Iris's Intentions (Gone Awry!)
285(1)
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
286(1)
Follow-Up Activities
286(1)
Credits 287(1)
Index 288


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