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How to Study in College,9780618379729

How to Study in College

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ISBN10:
061837972X
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Pub. Date:
3/5/2004
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

This best-selling text has helped over a million students transform adequate work into academic success. Based on widely tested educational and learning theory,How to Study in Collegeteaches useful study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration techniques, note-taking strategies, and test taking, while incorporating material on life skills. Questions in the Margin,a useful in-text study tool, encourages students to reflect on content and then formulate and record questions based on the most important points conveyed in the text. A second TOC featuring brief summaries of each chapter has been added. The section on note taking leads students through the before, during, and after of the process in one systematic approach. The PACE system for Reading Improvement presents a systematic approach to improving reading that counteracts the claims of speed reading. Managing Stressin Chapter 5 tackles the modern phenomenon of multitasking and offers some common-sense strategies for overcoming its pitfalls.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor of the Eighth Edition ix
To the Student xvii
Part I Permanent Skills
1(112)
Setting Goals
3(18)
Marching to Your Own Rhythm
4(6)
Resisting the Tug of the Crowd
5(1)
Harnessing the Power of ``Imaging''
6(1)
Pursuing Quality Instead of Quantity
6(4)
Changing the Meaning of GPA
10(6)
Defining a Goal
10(2)
Devising a Plan
12(1)
Taking Action
13(3)
Final Words
16(1)
Have you Missed Something?
16(2)
Words in Context
18(1)
The Word History System
19(2)
Controlling Your Time
21(24)
Saving Time
22(5)
Finding ``Hidden'' Time
22(2)
Changing Your Time Habits
24(3)
Sticking to a Schedule
27(12)
Dividing Your Time into Blocks
28(6)
Thinking in Terms of Tasks
34(5)
Final Words
39(1)
Ten Valuable Tidbits About Time
39(1)
Have You Missed Something?
40(2)
Words in Context
42(1)
The Word History System
43(2)
Staying Focused
45(14)
Eliminating Distractions
47(4)
Reducing External Distractions
47(3)
Discouraging Internal Distractions
50(1)
Cultivating Concentration
51(3)
Making Lists
51(1)
Taking Breaks
52(1)
Maintaining a Balance
52(2)
Final Words
54(1)
Have You Missed Something?
54(2)
Words in Context
56(1)
The Word History System
57(2)
Defending Your Memory
59(24)
Making an Effort to Remember
62(2)
Avoiding Pseudo-Forgetting
62(1)
Finding a Reason to Remember
62(2)
Setting the Size and Shape of Your Memories
64(2)
Limiting What You Choose to Learn
65(1)
Arriving at Meaningful Patterns
65(1)
Strengthening Memories
66(9)
Connecting New Memories to Old
66(7)
Using Recitation to Rehearse
73(2)
Allowing Memories Time to Jell
75(2)
Studying in Short Periods
75(2)
Coming to Terms with Plateaus
77(1)
Final Words
77(1)
Have you Missed Something?
77(3)
Words in Context
80(1)
The Word History System
81(2)
Managing Stress
83(30)
Eliminating Avoidable Stress
84(7)
Discouraging Procrastination
85(2)
Minimizing Multitasking
87(3)
Sidestepping Common Stressors
90(1)
Improving Your Attitude
91(6)
Learning to Relax
92(2)
Improving Your Self-Esteem
94(1)
Taking Control of Your Life
95(2)
Following a Healthy Routine
97(11)
Developing Good Eating Habits
98(3)
Improving Your Sleep
101(5)
Getting Some Exercise
106(2)
Final Words
108(1)
Have You Missed Something?
108(2)
Words in Context
110(1)
The Word History System
111(2)
Part II Enrichment Skills
113(68)
Improving Your Reading
115(16)
Learning the Limitations of Speed
116(4)
Watching Your Eye Movements
116(2)
Hearing Your Silent Speech
118(1)
Keeping Comprehension in Mind
119(1)
Allowing Time for Consolidation
120(1)
Developing Ways to Pick Up the PACE
120(6)
P: Increasing Your Preparation
120(1)
A: Determining Your Altitude
121(2)
C: Reading in Clusters
123(2)
E: Drawing on Experience
125(1)
Final Words
126(1)
Have you Missed Something?
127(1)
Words in Context
128(1)
The Word History System
129(2)
Building a Lasting Vocabulary
131(28)
Harnessing the Power of Interest
132(3)
Choosing the Right Tools
135(10)
Learning from a Dictionary
135(8)
Preserving Your Words on Index Cards
143(2)
Exploring Your Personal Frontier
145(3)
Understanding How Words Are Learned
146(1)
Recognizing Frontier Words
147(1)
Applying the Frontier System
148(1)
Treating Words Like Chemical Compounds
148(4)
Learning Roots and Prefixes
148(3)
Using the Fourteen Master Words
151(1)
Appreciating the Value of History
152(2)
Finding Books That Tell the Stories of Words
153(1)
Final Words
154(1)
Have You Missed Something?
155(2)
Words in Context
157(1)
The Word History System
157(2)
Thinking Visually
159(22)
Using Your Whole Brain
160(1)
Improving Your Understanding
161(1)
Making Your Memory Stronger
161(1)
Reading Pictures
161(8)
Using the OPTIC System
162(1)
Learning the Language of Graphs
162(4)
Watching Out for Distorted Data
166(3)
Writing in Pictures
169(7)
Adding Illustrations to Your Notes
169(3)
Turning Abstract Ideas into Maps
172(4)
Final Words
176(1)
Have You Missed Something?
176(2)
Words in Context
178(1)
The Word History System
179(2)
Part III Note-Taking Skills
181(82)
Adopting a Note-Taking Mindset
183(22)
Preparing to Read
184(8)
Getting Acquainted with Your Textbook
184(6)
Surveying Specific Assignments
190(2)
Preparing to Listen
192(8)
Using Triple-A Listening
194(4)
Setting the Table for the Next Lecture
198(2)
Final Words
200(1)
Have You Missed Something?
200(2)
Words in Context
202(1)
The Word History System
203(2)
Taking Effective Notes
205(38)
Starting with a System
207(8)
Using the Cornell System
207(5)
Marking Your Textbook
212(3)
Gathering Information
215(18)
Being Inquisitive
215(4)
Following the Signs
219(7)
Recording Efficiently
226(1)
Dealing with Special Cases
227(6)
Pulling Things Together
233(3)
Leaving Lectures
233(1)
Finishing Readings
233(1)
Summing Up
234(2)
Final Words
236(1)
Have You Missed Something?
237(3)
Words in Context
240(1)
The Word History System
241(2)
Mastering Your Notes
243(20)
Reviewing to Cement Understanding
244(6)
Targeting Key Ideas with the Q System
244(4)
Seeing the Big Picture with Summaries
248(2)
Reciting to Strengthen Memories
250(2)
Reciting Out Loud
251(1)
Reciting by Writing
251(1)
Reflecting to Add Wisdom
252(4)
Making the Case for Reflection
253(1)
Using Techniques to Help You Reflect
254(2)
Final Words
256(2)
Have You Missed Something?
258(2)
Words in Context
260(1)
The Word History System
261(2)
Part IV Test-Taking Skills
263(60)
Managing Test Anxiety
265(18)
Preparing Yourself Academically
266(8)
Starting Early
266(1)
Staying on Top of Your Coursework
267(1)
Organizing Yourself
267(5)
Cramming Systematically
272(2)
Preparing Yourself Mentally
274(4)
Finding Out About the Exam
275(1)
Getting Acquainted with the Test Site
275(1)
Maintaining a Positive Attitude
276(2)
Final Words
278(1)
Have You Missed Something?
278(2)
Words in Context
280(1)
The Word History System
281(2)
Answering Objective Tests
283(22)
Choosing Effective Study Methods
284(1)
Using the Q System
284(1)
Becoming a Study ``Switch Hitter''
284(1)
Understanding Each Question Type
285(7)
Separating True from False
285(1)
Choosing the Right Answer
286(3)
Finding the Best Match
289(2)
Completing a Sentence
291(1)
Moving Systematically Through the Test
292(6)
Reading Before You Answer
293(4)
Marking Methodically
297(1)
Final Words
298(1)
Have You Missed Something?
299(3)
Words in Context
302(1)
The Word History System
303(2)
Tackling Essay Tests
305(18)
Moving Systematically Through the Test
306(2)
Reading Before You Write
306(1)
Jotting Before You Answer
307(1)
Mapping Out Your Time
307(1)
Knowing the Basics of Writing an Essay
308(3)
Understanding Each Question with Precision
308(1)
Supplying the Correct Answer
308(2)
Supporting Your Points
310(1)
Operating Under Time Constraints
311(7)
Getting Right to the Point
311(3)
Organizing Your Essay Carefully
314(3)
Keeping Your Writing Neat
317(1)
Final Words
318(1)
Have You Missed Something?
318(2)
Words in Context
320(1)
The Word History System
321(2)
Appendix: Answers 323(4)
Index 327


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