How to Study in College

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best-selling text has helped over a million students transform adequate work into academic success. The Ninth Edition maintains the straightforward and traditional academic format that have made it the leading study skills text in the market. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, How to Study in College teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on life skills. Questions in the Margin, introduced in the previous edition and based on the Cornell Note Taking System, places key questions about content in the margins of the text to provide students with a means for reviewing and reciting the book's main ideas. Students then use this concept--the Q-System--to formulate their own questions. The Ninth Edition has been revised to include fewer questions in later chapters to encourage students to practice the Q System and provide their own questions so that they can learn to apply these concepts in subsequent academic courses. Marginal "It's Your Q" icons alert students when they should develop a question.

Table of Contents

Buildinga Foundation
Knowing What You're Aiming For Marching to Your Own Rhythm Changing the Meaning of GPA
Using Time and Space Effectively Reclaiming Lost Time Sticking to a Schedule Staying Organized
Staying Focused Eliminating Distractions Minimizing Multitasking Cultivating Concentration
Managing Stress Eliminating Avoidable Stress Improving Your Attitude Following a Healthy Routine
Gaining Information
Improving Your Reading Learning the Limitations of Speed Developing Ways to Pick Up the PACE
Strengthening Your Vocabulary Harnessing the Power of Interest Choosing the Right Tools Exploring Your Personal Frontier Treating Words like Chemical Compounds Appreciating the Value of History
Zeroing In on Information That's Valuable Engaging Your Mind With Questions Figuring Out Whether Information Is Relevant Deciding Whether Information is Important Determining Whether Information is Reliable
Learning Through Multiple Channels Dealing with the Dominant Channels Changing the Channel
Retaining Information
Defending Your Memory Making an Effort to Remember Setting the Size and Shape of Your Memories Strengthening Memories Allowing Memories Time to Jell
Taking Effective Notes Preparing to Take Notes Starting with the Cornell System Gathering Information Tying Things Together
Mastering Your Notes Reviewing to Cement Understanding Reciting to Strengthen Memories Reflecting to Add Wisdom
Explaining Information
Performing Well on Tests and Quizzes Managing Test Anxiety Knowing What Each Question Requires Working Systematically Learning from Experience
Getting the Most Out of Discussions Doing Your Homework Knowing the Ground Rules Participating Actively AIMing to Make Points Effectively Following Up Promptly
Writing a Research Paper Deciding What to Investigate Gathering Information Devising a Framework Writing the Paper Appendix
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