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The focus of Foundations for Learningis on academic adjustment for first-year college students with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis. The theme is claiming an education and taking responsibility for one's own education. What is most unique about this book is that it addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. Students are pushed to consider how each skill set, perception, and attitude connects with and influences the other.
Table of Contents
|Claiming Your Education|
|The Professor and Student Contract|
|Active vs. Passive Learning|
|Plagiarism and Intellectual Property|
|Claiming an Education|
|Developing Academic Self-Concept|
|Relating to Your Family and Culture: How Your Academic Self-Concept Has Been Developing Up to Now|
|Relating to Your New Peers|
|Relating in Cyberspace|
|Relating to Your New Environment|
|Diversity in College|
|The Difficulty of Defining Diversity|
|Planning and Prioritizing|
|Time Management and Academic Goal Setting|
|Time Management and College Success|
|Self-Regulating Your Own Learning|
|How to Manage Your Time|
|Motivation and Procrastination|
|Developing Metacognitive Skills|
|Why Should I Change?|
|Student Attitudes Toward Learning|
|Approaches to Learning|
|Developing Communication Skills|
|Writing Products Versus the Writing Process|
|Using Feedback to Best Advantage|
|Participating in Class Discussion|
|Writing the Research Paper|
|Making In-Class Presentations|
|Readingand Note Taking for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams|
|The Components of Test Preparation|
|Benefits of Employing These Approaches to Studying|
|Approaches to Test Taking|
|Self-Evaluation of Preparedness for Tests and Exams|
|Taking Responsibility in College and Life|
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