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Practicing College Learning Strategies,9780618333509

Practicing College Learning Strategies

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9780618333509

ISBN10:
0618333509
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Pub. Date:
4/21/2003
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Based on the belief that students learn more effectively through hands-on reinforcement,Practicing College Learning Strategiesstresses the critical-thinking, note-taking, and test-taking skills needed for successful completion of the first semester of college and beyond. Class discussion is complemented by a concise presentation of materials and practice, including hands-on activities to enhance the learning strategies presented. Brain Bytesthroughout the text show students how memory strategies work and provide tools to maximize retention, to improve job performance, school achievement, and personal success. What's Your Advice?exercises at the end of every chapter ask students to synthesize and evaluate what they learn in the form of advice to others.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Survival Kit: Things You Need to Know Right Now!
1(272)
Musts for the First Day of Class
2(1)
Ten General Survival Tips to Keep You Afloat
2(1)
The Breathe System
3(3)
The Big 3 Are Posture, Neck and Shoulder Muscles, and Breath Support
3(3)
Survival Tips for Taking Notes and Reading Assignments
6(1)
Survival Tips for Taking Tests
6(3)
Before You Begin
6(2)
Taking a Test
8(1)
Checklist for Essay Tests
9(1)
A Dozen Reasons to Review a Returned Test
10(1)
Obtaining Your Technology Survival Tools
11(2)
Jensen's Equation for Optimal Learning
12(1)
Assignment Log
13(2)
Applying the Principles of Time Management
15(22)
Critical Thinking About Time Management
16(1)
Scheduling: The Foundation of Time Management
17(11)
Benefits of Scheduling
17(1)
Principles of Scheduling
18(1)
Time Log Exercise
19(3)
Planning a Master Schedule
22(2)
Putting Your Master Schedule into Practice
24(3)
Master Schedule
27(1)
Date Book
28(1)
To-Do List
28(1)
Time Wasters: Plan Your Attack
29(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Procrastination and Time Management
30(2)
Critical Thinking About Prioritizing Exercise
32(2)
Summary
34(1)
What's Your Advice?
35(2)
Critical Thinking
37(12)
The Necessity of Critical Thinking
37(1)
The Process of Decision Making
38(3)
Thinking About Thinking
41(1)
Fact and Opinion
42(1)
Levels of Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy
43(2)
Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation
44(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Bloom's Taxonomy
45(1)
Summary
46(1)
What's Your Advice?
47(2)
Setting Goals
49(18)
Why Have Goals?
50(1)
Locus of Control
51(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Locus of Control
52(1)
Why Are You Here?
53(1)
When Should You Set Goals?
54(1)
Examining Areas of Your Life
54(1)
Themes of Goals
55(1)
Some Guidelines
56(1)
Elements of a Useful Goal
56(3)
Practice Writing Useful Goals
57(1)
Writing Your Goals in a Way They Are Likely to Be Accomplished
58(1)
Critical Thinking About Follow-Up
59(1)
Setting Goals for Difficult Classes
59(3)
Gina's Goals I
60(1)
Gina's Goals II
60(1)
Gina's Goals III
61(1)
Critical Thinking About What's Your Problem Class?
62(1)
Reasons Students Fail College
63(1)
Summary
64(1)
What's Your Advice?
65(2)
Memory Principles
67(32)
A Brief Explanation of Memory Principles
67(6)
Applying the Memory Principles
73(1)
Making an Effort to Remember
73(1)
Controlling the Amount and Form of Information
74(4)
Strengthening Memory
78(3)
Allowing Time for Information to Soak In
81(3)
Virtual Field Trip: Memory Principles
84(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Memory Principles Quiz
84(1)
How Memory Works: Putting Principles in Perspective
84(2)
Stage One: Getting Information into the Brain--Reception into Short-Term Memory
86(1)
Factors That Influence Reception
86(1)
Critical Thinking About Reception
87(1)
The Nature of Short-Term Memory
88(1)
Stage Two: Processing from Short-Term to Long-Term Memory
88(3)
Organization
88(1)
Sensory Modes
89(1)
Rehearsal
90(1)
The Nature of Long-Term Memory
91(1)
Stage Three: Retrieving from Long-Term Memory
91(1)
What Happens When You Retrieve Information from Long-Term Memory?
92(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Learning More About the Brain
93(1)
Summary
94(2)
What's Your Advice?
96(3)
Processing Information from Lectures
99(24)
Processing Information
99(1)
Relating Information Processing to Memory Principles
100(1)
Critical Thinking About Information Processing
101(1)
Listening Skills
102(2)
Improving Your Listening
103(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Let's Go Improve Your Listening
104(1)
Why Take Notes?
104(1)
Using the Label in the Margin System for Lectures
105(10)
Controlling the Amount and Form of the Information
105(1)
Before You Begin
106(1)
Six Steps
106(1)
Note-Taking Exercise
107(5)
Sample Notes--Label in the Margin
112(3)
Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin: Lecture Notes
115(3)
Virtual Field Trip: Expanding What You Know About Note Taking
118(1)
Critical Thinking About Taking Notes
118(1)
Summary
119(1)
What's Your Advice?
120(3)
Processing Information from Textbooks
123(24)
Using the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
123(4)
Making an Effort to Remember
123(1)
Controlling the Amount and Form of Information
124(2)
Practice Using the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
126(1)
Learning Styles: How a Person Learns Best
127(3)
Finding an Effective Way to Study Through Your Modality Strengths
128(1)
Auditory
128(1)
Visual
128(1)
Kinesthetic
129(1)
Practice Quiz
129(1)
Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin: Textbooks
130(4)
Virtual Field Trip: Let's Learn More About Critical Reading and Mapping
134(1)
Mapping
134(4)
Sample Notes if This Had Been a Lecture
138(1)
Sample of the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
138(1)
Sample Mapping
138(1)
Promoting Concentration
139(1)
Internal Distractions
139(1)
External Distractions
140(1)
Discovering the Best Place for You to Study
141(2)
Study Habits Analysis
143(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Searching for Concentration Tips
143(1)
Summary
144(1)
What's Your Advice?
145(2)
Learning Styles
147(32)
Why Determine Learning Style?
147(1)
Hemispheric Dominance
148(8)
Differences Between Left and Right Hemispheres
148(4)
Linear Versus Holistic Processing
152(1)
Sequential Versus Random Processing
152(2)
Symbolic Versus Concrete Processing
154(1)
Logical Versus Intuitive Processing
154(1)
Verbal Versus Nonverbal Processing
155(1)
Reality-Based Versus Fantasy-Oriented Processing
156(1)
Critical Thinking About Reality Checks
156(1)
Sensory Modes of Learning
157(5)
The Auditory Learner
160(1)
The Visual Learner
161(1)
The Kinesthetic Learner
162(1)
Social Learning Preference: Alone or In Groups
162(3)
Multiple Intelligences
165(4)
Multiple Intelligences Exercise 1
167(2)
Multiple Intelligences Exercise 2
169(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Learning More About Multiple Intelligence
169(2)
Using Multiple Intelligences to Make Decisions
171(2)
Virtual Field Trip: Career Guide
173(1)
Your Learning Profile
174(1)
Summary
175(1)
What's Your Advice?
176(3)
Test-Taking Strategies
179(42)
Critical Thinking About Tests
181(1)
Strategies for Objective Tests
182(12)
Self-Analysis: Preparing for Tests
182(1)
Test-Taking Skills: Diagnostic Inventory
182(3)
Budgeting Your Time When Taking Tests
185(1)
Following Directions
186(2)
Strategies for Taking Any Test
188(1)
Strategies for True/False Tests
188(6)
Strategies for Multiple-Choice Tests
194(5)
Virtual Field Trip: Objective Tests
199(2)
Predicting Test Questions
199(2)
Strategies for Essay Tests
201(5)
Basic Strategies for Writing Answers to Essay Tests
201(1)
Direction Words
202(4)
Critical Thinking About Direction Words
206(6)
Writing Winning Essay Answers
208(1)
Practice Evaluating Essay Questions
209(3)
Virtual Field Trip: Essay Tests
212(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Dealing with Test Anxiety
213(1)
Questions to Ask Before an Exam
213(1)
Final Exams
214(2)
Summary
216(3)
What's Your Advice?
219(2)
Managing Stress
221(14)
Stress: What Is It?
221(1)
Recognizing Possible Signs of Stress
222(1)
Analyzing Your Stress
223(1)
Critical Thinking About Stress
223(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Let's Find Out More About Managing Stress
224(1)
Ten Commandments for Managing Stress
225(1)
Critical Thinking About The Ten Commandments of Stress
226(1)
Coping Strategies for Alleviating Stress Symptoms
226(4)
Lifestyle Habits That Help Reduce Stress: Try a Few!
230(2)
Summary
232(1)
What's Your Advice?
233(2)
College Essentials and College Etiquette
235(18)
Essential Resources
236(5)
Using Your College Catalog
236(1)
General Education or Core Curriculum Courses
237(1)
All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from My Advisor
238(1)
Using Your Student Handbook
239(1)
Using Your Schedule Book
239(1)
Using Your Syllabus
240(1)
Student Services
240(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Your College Homepage
241(1)
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by First-Year College Students or Transfers
241(1)
Your Grade Point Average
241(3)
How to Calculate Your GPA
242(2)
Virtual Field Trip: Check Your GPA
244(1)
Higher Education
244(1)
Critical Thinking About Higher Education
244(5)
Taking Responsibility
245(2)
Nonsavvy Behavior
247(1)
Registering for a New Term
248(1)
Virtual Field Trip: College Life
249(1)
Summary
250(1)
What's Your Advice?
251(2)
Principles of Research
253(20)
Using the Resources in the Library
253(1)
Using Databases
253(1)
Books
253(5)
Finding Books
254(1)
Using the Computerized On-Line Catalog
255(2)
Essay Index
257(1)
Finding Periodicals
258(3)
Finding Newspapers
261(2)
Using the Internet for Research
263(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Internet Searches
263(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Evaluating Sites
264(2)
Quick References
266(2)
Biographical Resources
268(1)
Exercise for Quick References
269(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Citing Sources
269(1)
Summary
270(1)
What's Your Advice?
271(2)
Appendix: Principles of Studying Math
273(6)
Math Study Skills: Diagnostic Inventory
273(3)
Selecting a Math Class
273(1)
Time and Place for Studying Math
274(1)
Study Strategies for Math Class
274(1)
Math Tests
274(1)
Anxiety
275(1)
How Math Is Different from Other Subjects
276(1)
Critical Thinking About Studying for Math
276(1)
Suggestions for Studying Math
277(1)
Virtual Field Trip: Improving Your Math Skills
277(2)
Bibliography 279
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