Foundations for Learning

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The focus of Foundations for Learningis on academic adjustment for first-year college students with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis. The theme is claiming an education and taking responsibility for one's own education. What is most unique about this book is that it addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. Students are pushed to consider how each skill set, perception, and attitude connects with and influences the other. 

Table of Contents

Claiming Your Education
The Professor and Student Contract
Intellectual Curiosity
Active vs. Passive Learning
Doing Research
Plagiarism and Intellectual Property
Claiming an Education
Developing Academic Self-Concept
Relating to Your Family and Culture: How Your Academic Self-Concept Has Been Developing Up to Now
Relating to Your New Peers
Relating in Cyberspace
Relating to Your New Environment
Reconceiving Diversity
Diversity in College
The Difficulty of Defining Diversity
Defining Diversity
Planning and Prioritizing
Time Management and Academic Goal Setting
Time Management and College Success
Self-Regulating Your Own Learning
How to Manage Your Time
Motivation and Procrastination
Developing Metacognitive Skills
Why Should I Change?
Student Attitudes Toward Learning
Approaches to Learning
Developing Communication Skills
Writing Products Versus the Writing Process
Using Feedback to Best Advantage
Participating in Class Discussion
Writing the Research Paper
Making In-Class Presentations
Readingand Note Taking for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams
The Components of Test Preparation
Benefits of Employing These Approaches to Studying
Approaches to Test Taking
Self-Evaluation of Preparedness for Tests and Exams
Taking Responsibility in College and Life
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