Effective College Learning

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Effective College Learningcombines the academic intellect of Longman and the high-quality, color design of Dorling Kindersley to present a study skills textbook founded on contemporary research in learning theory that will appeal to todayrs"s generation of visual learners. Students are taught how and why they learn, and effective ways of maximizing their studying; textrs"s visually engaging design will to appeal to visual learners; the authors call upon experience beyond the classroom as a means of learning. Learning research - how and why information is learned; Highly visual design . Freshman Orientation, Study Skills

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvi
To Studentsp. xvi
To Instructorsp. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiv
You have Arrived: A Primer on College Lifep. 2
Self-Assessmentp. 3
Research into Practicep. 4
How Is College Different from High School?p. 5
Eight Situations You Can Expect to Encounter Sooner or Laterp. 10
Feeling Comfortable With Your Professors and Advisorsp. 13
Real College: Tamara's Transitionp. 16
Add to Your Portfoliop. 17
Getting Things Done: Organizing Yourself and Your Timep. 18
Self-Assessmentp. 19
The Basics of Self-Managementp. 20
Research into Practicep. 20
The AT Heuristic of Time Managementp. 23
Creating a Personalized Schedulep. 25
Planning for Midterms and Finalsp. 28
Real College: Stephanie's Schedulep. 30
Add to Your Portfoliop. 32
Learning About Your Motivation, Attitudes, and Interestsp. 34
Self-Assessmentp. 35
What Is Motivation?p. 36
Research into Practicep. 37
What Influences Motivation?p. 38
What Motivates People?p. 40
Getting Motivated Through Goal Settingp. 42
Staying Motivatedp. 44
Changing Attitudes and Interestsp. 47
Four Types of Academic Attitudesp. 48
Maintaining a Positive Attitudep. 50
The Role of Interestsp. 51
Real College: Mario's Miseryp. 52
Add to Your Portfoliop. 53
How Beliefs About Knowledge Impact Learningp. 54
Self-Assessmentp. 55
The Five Components of Beliefs That Influence Learningp. 57
Research into Practicep. 59
Modifying Your Beliefsp. 61
Real College: College Knowledgep. 64
Add to Your Portfoliop. 65
Identifying and Handling Stressp. 66
Self-Assessmentp. 67
Six Major Sources of Stressp. 68
Research into Practicep. 68
How Does Stress Affect You?p. 71
Strategies for Reducing Stress!p. 72
Academic Stressp. 75
Public Speaking Anxietyp. 76
Writing Anxietyp. 77
Mathematics Anxietyp. 78
Test Anxietyp. 79
Additional Tips for Reducing Academic Stressp. 81
Real College: Sally's Stressp. 82
Add to Your Portfoliop. 83
How People Learnp. 84
Self-Assessmentp. 85
Characteristics of Active Learnersp. 86
Research into Practicep. 87
The Role of Memory: Two Theoriesp. 90
The Parts Theoryp. 91
The Levels of Processing Theoryp. 93
Using Your Senses for Effective Learningp. 99
Four Factors That Influence Active Learningp. 95
Using Your Senses for Effective Learningp. 99
Thinking about How You Learn Bestp. 100
Engaging All of Your Sensesp. 101
Real College: Melissa's Memoryp. 102
Add to Your Portfoliop. 103
Figuring Out the Taskp. 104
Self-Assessmentp. 105
What Is a Task?p. 106
The Type of Activityp. 107
Reasearch into Practicep. 108
The Level of Thinkingp. 109
How Is the Task Communicated?p. 112
Technology in College Classesp. 114
Real College: Tanya's Taskp. 118
Add to Your Portfoliop. 119
Note Taking: Your Task in Classp. 120
Self-Assessmentp. 121
The Importance and Characteristics of Good Lecture Notesp. 122
Reasearch into Practicep. 123
Characteristics of Good Notesp. 124
Taking Good Lecture Notesp. 127
General Note-Taking Guidelinesp. 128
Getting Ready to Take Notesp. 130
Staying Active During Note Takingp. 131
Active Listeningp. 132
Matching Your Notes to the Task: Four Methods of Note Takingp. 135
Note-Taking Mythsp. 140
Real College: Nate's Notesp. 142
Add to Your Portfoliop. 143
Active Readingp. 144
Self-Assessmentp. 145
Warming Up For Readingp. 146
Research into Practicep. 146
Strategies for Warming Upp. 147
Staying Active During Readingp. 151
Text Annotationp. 152
Studying Your Annotationsp. 158
Annotation Pitfallsp. 159
Some Common Concerns about Annotationp. 161
Real College: Heather's Highlighterp. 162
Add to Your Portfoliop. 163
Rehearsal Strategiesp. 164
Self-Assessmentp. 165
Understanding Rehearsalp. 166
Research into Practicep. 167
Importance of Rehearsalp. 168
Two Types of Rehearsal Strategiesp. 169
Written Rehearsal Strategiesp. 170
Oral Rehearsal Strategiesp. 178
Characteristics of Good Rehearsal Strategiesp. 180
Strategy Selectionp. 181
Real College: Frank's Frustrationp. 182
Add to Your Portfoliop. 183
Reviewing Strategiesp. 184
Self-Assessmentp. 185
Reviewingp. 186
Using Your Talk-Through Card for Reviewingp. 187
Research into Practicep. 187
The Importance of Making a Specific Study Plan (SSP)p. 188
Forming Study Groupsp. 191
Improving Your Memory Through Reviewingp. 194
Real College: Enrico's Excusesp. 196
Add to Your Portfoliop. 197
Preparing for and Taking Objective Examsp. 198
Self-Assessmentp. 199
General Test-Preparation Strategiesp. 200
Research into Practicep. 200
Objective Examsp. 203
Preparing for Objective Examsp. 204
Organizing for Objective Examsp. 205
Determining the Level of Thinking Requiredp. 209
When the Task Is Memorization: Mnemonic Devicesp. 210
When the Task Goes Beyond Memorization: Higher-Level Thinkingp. 212
Taking Objective Examsp. 214
Follow Throughp. 215
Real College: Paulie's Problemsp. 217
Add to Your Portfoliop. 218
Preparing for and Taking Essay and Specialty Examsp. 220
Self-Assessmentp. 221
Preparing for Essay Examsp. 222
Research into Practicep. 222
PORPEp. 223
Taking Essay Examsp. 230
A Word About Identification Itemsp. 235
Specialized Examsp. 236
Real College: Erica's Essayp. 242
Add to Your Portfoliop. 243
Research, Resources, and Presentationsp. 244
Self-Assessmentp. 245
Researching: What You Need to Knowp. 246
Using the Library and Internet to Find Appropriate Resourcesp. 247
Research into Practicep. 250
Writing Your Research Paperp. 251
Citing Your Sourcesp. 253
Organizing Oral Presentationsp. 256
Technology as a Resource for Studyingp. 259
Real College: Rachel's Research Projectp. 260
Add to Your Portfoliop. 261
Flexible Reading and Studyingp. 262
Self-Assessmentp. 263
Flexible Readingp. 264
Habits That Slow Readingp. 265
Increasing Your Reading Speedp. 268
Flexible Studyingp. 274
Research into Practicep. 275
Textbook Characteristicsp. 276
Real College: Samantha's Schedulep. 283
Add to Your Portfoliop. 284
Sample Psychology Textbook Chapterp. 289
Chapter 4, "States of Consciousness," from Mastering the World of Psychology
Sample Biology Textbook Chapterp. 309
Chapter 22, "Nutrition and Digestion" from Essential Biology with Physiology
Sample History Textbook Chapterp. 329
Chapter 26, "The Nation Divides: The Vietnam War and Social Conflict, 1964-1971," from Created Equal, Second Edition
Creditsp. 359
Indexp. 361
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