9780321332189

College Success Strategies (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321332189

  • ISBN10:

    0321332180

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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The concise and affordable Penguin Academic Edition of College Success Strategies, 2/e, teaches students the skills and strategies that will enable them to be lifelong learners capable of knowing how to approach new and challenging material in college and beyond.Although the first priority of College Success Strategies is to help students learn effectively in their college courses, the skills they learn from this text will serve them well in the future in a variety of learning situations. College Success Strategies is designed to engage students 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 College Success Strategies 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 students are asked to do (both the level of thinking required and type of assessment); 3.) The strategies that students must use (previewing, annotation, mapping, etc); and 4.) The characteristics of the texts with which students interact (textbooks, lecture, internet, and other sources of information).The strategies used in this book are based on the authors' many years of experience interacting with college students and professors, as well as their own research focusing on how college students study. Students are often unprepared for the study demands of college and therefore overwhelmed and frustrated with the work. It takes more than just a few simple tips for a student to succeed academically and this book is designed to help students obtain lifelong methods and strategies to achieve success in college and beyond.

Table of Contents

Welcome to College Success Strategies
Now That You're Here
How Does College Differ from High School?
What Special Situations Can You Expect to Encounter in College, Sooner or Later?
Real College: Wanda's Woes
Thinking Critically
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Active Learning: What's in It for You?
What Do Active Learners Do?
Benefits of Active Learning
Four Factors That Influence Learning
The Holistic Nature of Active Learning
Real College: Malcolm's Malingering
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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How You Learn
The Role of Memory: Two Theories
Stretching Your Memory
The Role of Learning Styles
Using Your Senses to Learn
Real College: Leo's Learning Style
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Interacting with Your Professors
What Is a Professor?
Some General Tips About Interacting with Professors
Talking with Your Professors
Real College: Marsha's Mistake
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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What Is It I'm Supposed to Do, Anyhow?
What Is a Task?
How Can You Get Information About the Task?
Technology in College Classrooms
Real College: Tina's Task
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Self Management: Your Learning Characteristics
Getting Organized: Managing Yourself and Your Time
Managing Yourself
Managing Your Time
Creating a Schedule You Can Live With
Planning for Midterms and Finals
Real College: Janice's Jam
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Academic Energy: Motivation, Attitudes and Interests
What Influences Motivation?
What Motivates People?
Staying Motivated
Changing Attitudes and Interests
Maintaining a Positive Attitude
The Role of Interests
Real College: Martin's Misery
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Just What Do You Believe Anyway?
The Five Components of Beliefs that Influence Learning
Changing Your Beliefs
Evaluating Internet Information
Real College: College Knowledge
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Dealing with Stress
Sources of Stress
Strategies for Reducing Stress
Academic Stress: Anxieties
Three Tips for Reducing Academic Stress
Real College: Andrea's Anxiety
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Strategies for College Learning
History Chapter
Psychology Chapter
Prereading Strategies
Gearing Up for Reading
Success at a Glance
Real College: Fast Frank
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Strategic Reading
Reading Done "Write": Staying Active During Reading
What is Annotation?
What Types of Information Should you Annotate? Studying Your Annotations
Annotation Pitfalls
Some Common Concerns About Annotations
Real College: Hillary's Highlighter
Thinking Critically: Something to Think About and Discuss
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Rehearsing After Reading
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