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How to Study Science,9780697159052

How to Study Science

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780697159052

ISBN10:
0697159051
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/1996
Publisher(s):
McGraw Hill College Div
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Table of Contents

Preface v
The Study of Science
1(6)
Objectives
1(1)
What Is Science?
1(1)
Why Study Science?
1(1)
Your Study of Science
2(2)
Overcoming Science Anxiety
2(1)
Meeting the Prerequisites
3(1)
The Rewards of Studying
4(1)
Review*
4(1)
Exercise 1
5(2)
Science Classes and Instructors
7(6)
How Are Science Courses Organized?
7(1)
Lecture
7(1)
Laboratory
8(1)
Recitation
8(1)
Types of Instructors
8(1)
Course Syllabus and Requirements
9(1)
Questions and Participation
10(1)
Grades
10(1)
Where to Get Help
10(1)
Instructor's Office Hours
10(1)
Learning Centers
10(1)
Books, Laboratory Manuals, Study Guides, and Computer Programs
10(1)
Exercise 2
11(2)
Bridging the Learning Pyramid
13(6)
The Learning Pyramid
13(1)
Memorizing and Understanding
14(1)
Left Brain/Right Brain
15(1)
Study Skills
15(2)
General Attitude and Behavior
15(1)
In-Class Skills
15(1)
Study Outside of Class
16(1)
Exercise 3
17(2)
The First Day and Two D's
19(4)
Choosing a Seat: Front and Center
19(1)
Meeting Your Classmates
19(1)
Understanding Your Instructor's Expectations
20(1)
The Two D's: Discipline and Direction
20(1)
Exercise 4
21(2)
Listening and Taking Notes
23(8)
Listening
23(1)
Taking Notes
23(6)
Choosing a Notebook
24(1)
Formatting Your Notebook
24(1)
Using the Right-hand Page
24(1)
Using the Left-hand Page
25(1)
Using Margins
25(1)
Additions to Class Notes
26(3)
Exercise 5
29(2)
Time Management
31(6)
Managing Your Study Time
31(2)
Setting Up a Semester Schedule
31(1)
Planning a Daily Schedule
31(1)
Making a ``To Do'' List
32(1)
Staying ``On Top of It''
32(1)
Time Management and Knowing Study Skills
33(2)
Exercise 6
35(2)
Study Sessions
37(8)
What Is Important to Study?
37(1)
Study Sessions
37(6)
Preview for Lecture
38(1)
Review of Lecture
39(1)
Preview for Laboratory
39(1)
Review of Laboratory
40(1)
Preview and Review for Recitation Sessions
40(1)
Group Study Sessions
40(1)
End-of-the-Week Review
41(2)
Exercise 7
43(2)
Use of Textbooks
45(7)
Textbook Organization
45(1)
Reading Skills
45(2)
Step 1: Knowing Where to Find the Material
47(1)
Step 2: Setting Reading Objectives
47(1)
Step 3: Adopting a Study Method
47(1)
Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Practice (S + Q + 3R + P)
47(1)
Survey
47(2)
Question
47(1)
Read
48(1)
Recite
48(1)
Review
48(1)
Practice
49(1)
Organization of Laboratory Manuals
49(1)
Reading Laboratory Exercises
49(1)
Exercise 8
50(2)
Terms and Symbols
52(9)
Learning Terms
52(1)
Dictionary
52(1)
Vocabulary-Definition List
53(1)
Flash Cards
53(1)
Learning Symbols
53(1)
Standardized Symbols
54(1)
Symbols to be Interpreted
54(1)
What Can Arrows Mean?
54(1)
Can You Find the Terms and Symbols?
55(1)
Computers and Interactive Software
55(3)
Exercise 9
58(3)
Figures and Their Use
61(9)
Types of Figures
61(1)
Maps
61(1)
Illustrations and Photographs
61(1)
Diagrams
61(1)
Tables
61(1)
``Symbolized'' Information
61(1)
Graphs
62(1)
Figure Analysis
62(1)
Creating Figures
62(5)
Concept Maps
64(1)
Graphs
64(1)
Tables
65(2)
Exercise 10
67(3)
Practice ``Figuring Out'' Figures
70(12)
Answering the Questions
70(1)
``Figuring Out'' Figures
70(1)
Exercises 11
71(11)
Assignments and Reports
82(7)
Assignments
82(3)
Studying
82(1)
Reading
83(1)
Word Lists
83(1)
Study Sheets
83(1)
Recitation Assignments
83(1)
Laboratory Work
84(1)
Term Papers
85(1)
Returned Assignments
85(2)
Exercise 12
87(2)
Writing Essays and Solving Math-Based Problems
89(7)
The Problem-Solving Process
89(1)
Writing One-Sentence Answers
89(1)
Writing Essay Answers
90(1)
Solving Math-Based Problems
91(2)
Exercise 13
93(3)
Tests
96(8)
Preparation
96(1)
The Week Before the Test
96(1)
The Day Before the Test
97(1)
Test Types
97(1)
Objective Test Questions
97(1)
Subjective Test Questions
98(1)
Math-Based Problems
98(1)
Take-Home Tests
98(1)
Taking Tests
98(3)
Finishing the Test
99(1)
Test-Taking Hints
99(2)
Exercise 14
101(3)
Analyzing Results
104(6)
Returned Assignments
104(1)
Analyzing Test Results
104(3)
What Is Wrong?
105(1)
Why Is It Wrong?
105(1)
Plan to Change
106(1)
Results of Analysis
107(1)
Exercise 15
108(2)
Appendix A: Mnemonics 110(1)
Appendix B: Answers to Exercises 111(10)
Bibliography 121(1)
Credits 122


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