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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Fifth Edition, combines practical application with learning strategies theory, and is an excellent motivational tool for teaching students how to learn. The textbook focuses on learning strategies that are supported by brain research and neuroscience, and helps instructors to instill confidence in students who may feel "stuck" in their academic progress. PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES includes ample exercises and the inclusion of a "Survival Kit" ? a quick roadmap that provides an overview of keys to academic success to use in the first weeks of the semester. In addition, the structured activities and exercises guide students in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful and to provide practice opportunities. In the new edition, the author focuses on putting students in the driver's seat, teaching them how to use all of the tools that are at their disposal.
Table of Contents
|Musts for the First Day of Class|
|Ten General Survival Tips to Keep You Afloat|
|Evaluating Your Classroom Savvy|
|Survival Tips for Taking Notes and Reading Assignments|
|Survival Tips for Taking Tests|
|Before You Begin|
|Taking a Test|
|Checklist for Essay Tests|
|A Dozen Reasons to Review a Returned Test|
|Obtaining Your Technology Survival Tools Email Etiquette Survival Tips for On-line Courses Modeling the Learning Process: Your Map in Learning How to Learn|
|The BREATHE System|
|The Big 3: Posture, Neck and Shoulder Muscles, and Breath Support|
|Applying the Principles of Time Management|
|Beginning Steps in Time Management|
|Scheduling: The Road Map or GPS for Time Management|
|Benefits of Scheduling|
|Principles of Scheduling|
|Time Log Analysis|
|Planning a Master Schedule|
|Master Schedule Worksheet|
|Putting Your Master Schedule into Practice|
|Master Schedule Follow-up|
|Side Trips, Road Blocks and Detours|
|Time Wasters: Plan Your Attack|
|My plan for Time Wasters|
|The Necessity of Critical Thinking|
|The Process of Decision Making|
|The Decision-Making Process|
|Solve a problem|
|Thinking About Thinking|
|Fact and Opinion|
|Fact or Opinion?|
|Levels of Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy|
|Levels of Learning|
|Asking and Predicting Questions|
|Why Have Goals?|
|What Does It Take to Make You Happy?|
|Locus of Control|
|Locus of Control|
|Why Are You Here?|
|When Should You Set Goals?|
|Examining Areas of Your Life|
|35-Minute Brainstorming Activity|
|Themes of Goals|
|Elements of a Useful Goal|
|Practice Writing Useful Goals|
|Writing Your Goals in a Way They Are Likely to Be Accomplished|
|Tips For Achieving Goals|
|Create Goals for a Classmate|
|A Brief Explanation of Memory Research|
|Basic Information About the Brain|
|Applying the Memory Principles|
|Making an Effort to Remember Interest Intent to Remember Basic Background|
|Making an Effort|
|Controlling the Amount and Form of Information Selectivity Meaningful Organization|
|Controlling the Amount and Form or Information|
|Strengthening Neural Connections Recitation Visualization Association|
|Strengthening Neural Connections|
|Allowing Time to Solidify Pathways Consolidation Distributed Practice|
|Putting Memory Principles to Use|
|How Memory Works: Putting Principles in Perspective|
|Getting Information into the Brain+Reception into Short-Term Memory|
|Factors That Influence Reception|
|The Nature of Short-Term Memory|
|Processing from Short-Term to Long-Term Memory|
|The Nature of Long-Term Memory|
|Retrieving from Long-Term Memory|
|What Happens When You Retrieve Information from Long-Term Memory?|
|Applying Memory Principles in Retrieval|
|Processing Information from Lectures|
|Processing Information: Going Beyond Memory|
|Four Essential Functions for Learning|
|Essential Functions of Learning and the Question in the Margin System|
|Relating Information Processing to Memory Principles|
|Modeling the Learning Process (Reflecting)|
|Obstacles to Listening|
|Improving Your Listening|
|Why Take Notes?|
|Using the Question in the Margin System for Lectures|
|Controlling the Amount and Form of Information|
|Before You Begin|
|Sample Notes+Question in the Margin|
|Question in the Margin System|
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