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Practicing College Study Skills: Strategies for Success,9780618046652

Practicing College Study Skills: Strategies for Success

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Edition:
2nd
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9780618046652

ISBN10:
0618046658
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/2/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Survival Kit: Things You Need to Know Right Now 1(274)
Musts for the First Day of Class
2(1)
Ten General Tips to Keep You Afloat
2(1)
Survival Tips for Taking Notes and Reading Assignments
3(2)
Survival Tips for Taking Tests
5(1)
Checklist for Essay Tests
6(1)
A Dozen Reasons to Review a Returned Test
7(1)
Obtaining Your Technology Survival Tools
8(1)
Assignment Log
9(2)
Applying the Principles of Time Management
11(24)
Critical Thinking About Time Management
13(1)
Scheduling: The Foundation of Time Management
14(12)
Benefits of Scheduling
14(1)
Principles of Scheduling
15(1)
Time Log Exercise
16(4)
Planning a Master Schedule
20(2)
Putting Your Master Schedule into Practice
22(4)
Date Book
26(1)
To-Do List
26(1)
Time Wasters: Plan Your Attack
27(3)
Internet Assignment: Dealing with Procrastination
28(1)
Using the Internet to Improve Your Time Management
28(2)
Prioritizing Exercise
30(2)
Summary
32(3)
Critical Thinking
35(12)
The Necessity of Critical Thinking
35(1)
The Process of Decision Making
36(2)
Thinking About Thinking
38(1)
Fact and Opinion
39(1)
Levels of Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy
40(1)
Using the Internet to Learn More About Bloom's Taxonomy
41(3)
Summary
44(3)
Setting Goals
47(20)
What Does It Take to Make You Happy?
47(2)
Why Have Goals?
49(1)
Locus of Control
49(2)
Internet Assignment: Determining Your Locus of Control
50(1)
Why Are You Here?
51(1)
When Should You Set Goals?
52(1)
Examining Areas of Your Life
52(2)
Themes of Goals
54(2)
Elements of a Useful Goal
56(2)
Practice Writing Useful Goals
57(1)
Writing Your Goals in a Way They Are Likely to Be Accomplished
58(1)
Setting Goals for Difficult Classes
58(4)
Mary's Goals I
59(1)
Mary's Goals II
60(1)
Mary's Goals III
60(2)
Reasons Students Fail College
62(1)
Summary
63(4)
Memory Principles
67(28)
A Brief Explanation of Memory Principles
67(2)
Memory Principles
69(1)
Applying the Memory Principles
70(1)
Making an Effort to Remember
70(2)
Controlling the Amount and Form of Information
72(3)
Strengthening Memory
75(3)
Allowing Time for Information to Soak In
78(3)
Using the Internet
81(1)
Internet Quiz Using Memory Principles
81(1)
How Memory Works: Your Owner's Manual
81(2)
Stage One: Getting Information into the Brain-Reception into Short-Term Memory
83(1)
Factors That Influence Reception
83(1)
Critical Thinking About Reception
84(1)
The Nature of Short-Term Memory
84(1)
Stage Two: Processing from Short-Term to Long-Term Memory
85(2)
Organization
85(1)
Sensory Modes
86(1)
Rehearsal
86(1)
The Nature of Long-Term Memory
87(1)
Stage Three: Retrieving from Long-Term Memory
88(1)
What Happens When You Retrieve Information from Long-Term Memory?
88(3)
Summary
91(4)
More Than Note Taking and Textbook Reading
95(44)
Processing Information
95(1)
Relating Information Processing to Memory Principles
96(2)
Listening Skills
98(3)
Obstacles to Listening
98(1)
Improving Your Listening
99(2)
Using the Internet to Find Out More About Improving Your Listening
101(1)
Why Take Notes?
101(1)
Using the Label in the Margin System for Lectures
102(11)
Controlling the Amount and Form of the Information
102(1)
Before Your Begin
103(1)
Six Steps
103(1)
Note-Taking Exercise
104(5)
Sample Notes-Label in the Margin
109(4)
Lecture Notes Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin
113(2)
Owner's Manual for the Brain
115(2)
Using the Internet to Expand What I Know About Note-Taking
117(1)
Processing Information from Textbooks
117(1)
Using the Label in the Margin System for Textbooks
117(8)
Making an Effort to Remember
118(1)
Controlling the Amount and Form of Information
118(2)
Practice Using the Label in the Margin System on Textbooks
120(4)
Practice Quiz
124(1)
Summary Sheet for Label in the Margin: Textbooks
125(2)
Do You Understand How the Label in the Margin System Works?
127(2)
Using the Internet to Explore Critical Reading Ideas
129(1)
Mapping
129(7)
Practice with Mapping
133(2)
Critical Thinking About Mapping
135(1)
Using the Internet
135(1)
Summary
136(3)
Learning Styles
139(32)
Why Determine Learning Styles
139(1)
Hemispheric Dominance
140(4)
Differences Between Left and Right Hemispheres
140(1)
How Does Your Brain Process Information?
141(3)
Linear Versus Holistic Processing
144(1)
Sequential Versus Random Processing
144(5)
Symbolic Versus Concrete Processing
146(1)
Logical Versus Intuitive Processing
146(1)
Verbal Versus Nonverbal Processing
147(1)
Reality-Based Versus Fantasy-Oriented Processing
148(1)
Sensory Modes of Learning
149(5)
Sensory Modality Inventory
150(2)
The Auditory Learner
152(1)
The Visual Learner
153(1)
The Kinesthetic Learner
154(1)
Social Learning Preference: Alone or in Groups
154(3)
Multiple Intelligences
157(9)
Applying Strategies That Use Multiple Intelligences
162(1)
Using Multiple Intelligences to Make Decisions
163(3)
Your Learning Profile
166(2)
Summary
168(3)
Test-Taking Strategies
171(42)
Strategies for Objective Tests
174(20)
Self-Analysis: Preparing for Tests
174(1)
Test-Taking Skills: Diagnostic Inventory
174(3)
Budgeting Your Time When Taking Tests
177(1)
Following Directions
178(2)
Strategies for Taking Any Test
180(1)
Strategies for True/False Tests
180(6)
Strategies for Multiple-Choice Tests
186(3)
Strategies for Fill-In Questions
189(1)
Strategies for Matching
190(1)
Predicting Test Questions
191(3)
Strategies for Essay Tests
194(11)
Basic Strategies for Writing Answers to Essay Tests
194(1)
Direction Words
195(6)
Writing Winning Essay Answers
201(1)
Practice Evaluating Essay Answers
201(4)
Questions to Ask Before an Exam
205(1)
Final Exams
206(2)
Summary
208(5)
Managing Stress
213(22)
Stress: What Is It?
213(1)
Recognizing Possible Signs of Stress
214(1)
Analyzing Your Stress
215(1)
Developing a Plan of Action
216(1)
Using the Internet to Learn More About Managing Your Stress
217(1)
Ten Commandments for Managing Stress
218(1)
Coping Strategies for Alleviating Stress Symptoms
219(3)
Lifestyle Habits That Help Reduce Stress: Try a Few
222(2)
Promoting Concentration
224(1)
Internal Distractions
224(1)
External Distractions
225(1)
Discovering the Best Time for You to Study
226(2)
Study Habits Analysis
228(4)
Concentration: Finding Solutions on the Internet
232(1)
Summary
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)
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(1)
Grade Point Average Practice
243(1)
Using the Internet to Check Your GPA
244(1)
Higher Education
244(5)
Thinking Critically About Higher Education
244(1)
Taking Responsibility
245(2)
Evaluating Your Classroom Savvy
247(1)
Nonsavvy Behavior
247(1)
Registering for a New Term
248(1)
Using the Internet to Find Out More About College Life
249(1)
Summary
250(3)
Principles of Research
253(22)
Using the Resources in the Library
253(1)
Using Databases
253(1)
Books
253(4)
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(3)
Making Sure You Know How to Do an Internet Search
264(1)
Evaluating Internet Resources
265(1)
Which Database?
266(1)
Quick References
267(2)
Biographical Resources
269(1)
Exercise for Quick References
270(2)
Summary
272(3)
Appendix: Principles of Studying Math 275(6)
Math Study Skills: Diagnostic Inventory
275(3)
Selecting a Math Class
275(1)
Time and Place for Studying Math
276(1)
Study Strategies for Math Class
276(1)
Math Tests
276(1)
Anxiety
277(1)
How Math Is Different from Other Subjects
278(1)
Suggestions for Studying Math
279(1)
Using the Internet to Improve Your Math Skills
280(1)
Index 281


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