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Get Connected Study Skills

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781413030518

ISBN10:
1413030513
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/2/2007
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Tired of feeling unprepared for class or unsure of your study skills? GET CONNECTED: STUDY SKILLS connects you the tools you need to get ahead, whether you just need to brush up or if you're falling behind. From how to take notes more effectively to strategies for taking exams, GET CONNECTED shows you how to get better grades and learn habits that lead to success. Don't wait to live and learn; get the textbook that helps you get ahead. Get connected today!

Table of Contents

Setting Goals for Success
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Developing Goals
Types of Goals
Writing Short-Term Goals
Get Connected with Short-Term Goals
Get Connected with Technology: Campus Networks and Websites
Get Connected with Reading: Reading and Study Systems
Get Connected with Writing: The Mechanics of Writing
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Managing time and Staying Motivated
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Making Weekly and Daily Calendars
Time Tracking
Get Connected with Time Tracking
Weekly Schedules
Get Connected with Weekly Schedules
Daily To-Do Lists
Get Connected with Daily To-Do Lists
Getting and Staying Motivated
Get Connected with Building a College Vocabulary
Get Connected with Technology: Vocabulary and Time Management Tools
Get Connected with Reading: Topics and Main Ideas
Get Connected with Writing: Sentence Structure
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Individual Learning Preferences
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Understanding Individual Learning Preferences
Learning Preference Inventories
Get Connected with Sensory Learning Preferences
Sensory Learning Strategies
Cognitive Learning Preferences
Get Connected with Cognitive Learning Preferences
Social Learning Preferences
Get Connected with Technology: Online Inventories
Get Connected with Reading: Major and Minor Details
Get Connected with Writing: Paragraphs and Essays
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Thinking Critically
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Thinking Critically
Get Connected with Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking
Get Connected with Creative Thinking
Practical Thinking
Get Connected with Practical Thinking
Get Connected with Technology: Sharpen Your Thinking Skills Online
Get Connected with Reading: Tone, Purpose, Intended Audience
Get Connected with Writing: Evaluative Essays
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Taking Textbook and Lecture Notes
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Essential Note Taking Skills
Taking Textbook Notes
Taking Lecture Notes
Get Connected with Lecture Note Taking
Get Connected with Technology: Online Note-Taking Tips
Get Connected with Reading: Identifying Patterns of Organization
Get Connected with Writing: Using Patterns of Organization
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Exam-Taking Strategies
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Study Review Plans
Staying Calm and Focused
Relaxation Techniques
Get Connected with Relaxation Exercises
Overcoming Negativity
Exam-Day Strategies
Learning from Your Mistakes
Get Connected with Technology: Exam Strategy Websites
Get Connected with Reading: Objective Exam Questions
Get Connected with Writing: Subjective Exam Questions
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Communicating Effectively
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Speaking Effectively
Preparing for Oral Presentations
Get Connected with Writing Your Oral Presentation
Practicing for Oral Presentations
Using Effective Body Language
Get Connected with Your Body Language
Listening Effectively
Get Connected with Your Listening Skills
Communicating Effectively in Study Groups
Get Connected with Technology: Making Slides and Practicing Etiquette
Get Connected with Reading: Point of View
Get Connected with Writing: Persuasive Writing
Have You Connected? Self-Assessment
Chapter Summary
References
Get Connected With Physical and Fiscal Fitness
Are You Connected? Self-Assessment
Learning Objectives
Getting and Staying Physically Fit
Making Healthy Eating Choices
Get Connected with Your Diet
Exercising Regularly
Making Wise Health Choices
Getting and Staying Fiscally Fit
Budget You
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