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How to Study Science,9780697360519

How to Study Science

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780697360519

ISBN10:
0697360512
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
McGraw Hill College Div
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Table of Contents

Preface vi
The Study of Science
1(6)
Objectives*
1(1)
What Is Science?
1(1)
Why Study Science and the Scientific Method?
2(1)
Your Study of Science
2(2)
Overcoming Science Anxiety
3(1)
Meeting the Prerequisites
3(1)
The Rewards of Studying
4(1)
Review*
4(3)
Exercise 1
5(2)
Science Classes and Instructors
7(6)
How Are Science Courses Organized?
7(1)
Lecture
7(1)
Laboratory
8(1)
Recitation/Tutorials
8(1)
Types of Instructors
8(1)
Course Syllabus and Requirements
9(1)
Questions and Participation
9(1)
Grades
10(1)
Where to Get Help
10(3)
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(4)
General Attitude and Behavior
15(1)
In-Class Skills
16(1)
Study Outside of Class
16(1)
Exercise 3
17(2)
The First Week and the ``Two D's''
19(4)
Front and Center
19(1)
Meeting Your Classmates
19(1)
Understanding Your Instructor's Expectations
19(1)
The ``Two D's'': Discipline and Direction
20(3)
Exercise 4
21(2)
Listening and Taking Notes
23(7)
Listening
23(1)
Taking Notes
23(7)
Choosing a Notebook
24(1)
Formatting Your Notebook
24(1)
Using the Right-Hand Page
24(2)
Using the Left-Hand Page
26(1)
Using Margins
27(1)
Additions to Class Notes
27(1)
Exercise 5
28(2)
Time Management
30(5)
Managing Your Time
30(2)
Setting Up a Semester Schedule
30(1)
Planning a Daily Schedule
31(1)
Making a ``To Do'' List
31(1)
Staying on Top of It
32(1)
Time Management and Knowing Study Skills
32(1)
Computer Software
32(3)
Exercise 6
33(2)
Study Sessions
35(8)
What Is Important to Study?
35(1)
Study Sessions
35(8)
Preview for Lecture
36(1)
Review of Lecture
37(1)
Preview for Laboratory
37(1)
Review of Laboratory
38(1)
Preview and Review for Recitation Sessions
38(1)
Computers
38(1)
Group Study Sessions
39(1)
End-of-the-Week Review
39(1)
Exercise 7
40(3)
Use of Textbooks
43(8)
Textbook Organization
43(1)
Reading Skills
43(2)
Step 1: Knowing Where to Find the Material
45(1)
Step 2: Setting Reading Objectives
45(1)
Step 3: Adopting a Study Method
45(1)
Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Practice (S + Q + 3R + P)
45(2)
Survey
45(1)
Question
45(1)
Read
46(1)
Recite
46(1)
Review
46(1)
Practice
46(1)
Organization of Laboratory Manuals
47(4)
Reading Laboratory Exercises
47(1)
Computer Resources
47(1)
Software
47(1)
Internet: Searching Effectively
47(1)
Exercise 8
48(3)
Terms, Symbols, and Figures
51(11)
Learning Terms
51(2)
Dictionary
52(1)
Vocabulary-Definition List
52(1)
Flash Cards
52(1)
Learning Symbols
53(1)
Standardized Symbols
53(1)
Symbols to Be Interpreted
54(1)
What Can Arrows Mean?
55(1)
Can You Find the Terms and Symbols?
55(1)
Types of Figures
55(2)
Maps
55(1)
Illustrations and Photographs
55(2)
Diagrams
57(1)
Tables
57(1)
``Symbolized'' Information
57(1)
Graphs
57(1)
Computers and Interactive Software
57(5)
Exercise 9
59(3)
Analyzing Figures
62(8)
Figure Analysis
62(1)
Computer Graphics
63(1)
Creating Figures
63(7)
Concept maps
63(1)
Graphs
64(1)
Tables
64(1)
Computer Creation of Graphs and Tables
65(1)
Graphing Errors
65(2)
Exercise 10
67(3)
Practice Understanding Figures
70(12)
Answering the Questions
70(1)
``Figuring Out'' Figures
70(12)
Exercise 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)
Researching and Collecting Information
85(1)
Returned Assignments
86(3)
Exercise 12
87(2)
Answering Essay and Math-Based Problems
89(8)
The Problem-Solving Process
89(1)
Writing One-Sentence Answers
90(1)
Writing Essay Answers
90(1)
Solving Math-Based Problems
91(6)
Exercise 13
93(4)
Tests
97(8)
Preparation
97(1)
The Week before the Test
97(1)
The Day before the Test
98(1)
Test Types
98(1)
Objective Test Questions
98(1)
Laboratory Tests
99(1)
Subjective Test Questions
99(1)
Math-Based Problems
99(1)
Take-Home Tests
99(1)
Taking Tests
99(6)
Finishing the Test
100(1)
Test-Taking Hints
100(2)
Exercise 14
102(3)
Analyzing Results of Tests and Assignments
105(6)
Returned Assignments
105(1)
Analyzing Test Results
105(3)
What Is Wrong?
106(1)
Why Is It Wrong?
106(1)
Errors on Essays, and Reports
107(1)
Errors on Math Problems
107(1)
Plan to Change
107(1)
Comparing Mistakes to Your Notebook
107(1)
Comparing Mistakes to the Textbook
108(1)
Comparing Test Questions to Your Questions
108(1)
Results of Analysis
108(3)
Exercise 15
109(2)
Appendix A: Mnemonics 111(1)
Appendix B: Answers to Exercises 112(10)
Bibliography 122


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