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Title:
Effective study skills : maximizing your academic potential
Author:
Roberts, Judith M.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
section I. Effective use of study time -- 1. Time management -- A tale of three students -- Getting organized -- Analyzing commitments -- Working around work -- Ten guidelines for successful time management -- Preparation for handling emergencies -- Motivation -- Managing stress -- Ten guidelines for reducing stress -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 2. Concentration and memory -- Concentration through control of external distractions -- Concentration through control of internal distractions -- Memory -- Types of memory -- Sensory memory -- Short-term (or working) memory -- Long-term memory -- Guidelines for remembering -- Attitude and motivation -- Organization -- Specific study skills -- Mnemonic techniques -- Acronyms -- Acrostics -- The keyword method -- Rhymes -- The story method -- The method of loci -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 3. Learning styles -- Assessing learning styles -- Learning styles as related to professors' teaching styles -- Major source of information for the class -- Class organization -- Expectations for students -- Class leadership -- Importance of flexibility -- Additional factors related to learning styles -- Time of day -- Surroundings -- Task orientation -- Locus of control -- Influence of interest and prior knowledge -- Motivation -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection --

section II. Effective processing of textbooks -- 4. Main ideas -- How topics and main ideas differ -- How to locate main ideas -- Stated main ideas -- Unstated main ideas -- Supporting details -- Types of supporting details -- Locating main ideas in longer passages -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 5. Underlining and annotating textbooks -- Underlining -- How to underline -- Limitations of underlining -- Annotating -- How and when to use annotation -- Annotating in the various academic disciplines -- Combined use of underlining and annotation -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 6. Organizational patterns in textbooks -- Simple listing -- Order/sequence -- Comparison/contrast -- Cause and effect -- Problem and solution -- Classification -- Definition -- Example -- Mixed patterns -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 7. Graphic illustrations in textbooks -- Purposes of graphic illustrations -- Six guidelines for reading graphics -- Graphs -- Other types of graphics -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 8. Study methods for textbooks -- Strategies for processing textbooks -- Reading flexibility -- Previewing textbooks -- Previewing chapters -- Specific study methods -- SQ3R -- ROWAC -- EVOKER -- SQRQCQ -- Using prior knowledge to aid study -- Building prerequisite skills -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 9. Vocabulary acquisition strategies -- Context clues -- Structural analysis and derivatives -- Special questions or concerns -- Etymology -- Specific vocabulary-building strategies -- Using the dictionary -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection --

section III. Effective performance in class -- 10. Note taking -- Listening skills -- Twelve general guidelines for note taking -- Note taking and types of lecturers -- Class structure -- Teaching style -- A note taking method, Cornell notes -- Note-taking problems and solutions -- Note-taking checklist -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 11. Test-taking skills -- Assessing the real problem -- Test preparation -- Ten guidelines for test preparation -- Taking tests -- General suggestions for improvement -- Multiple-choice tests -- Suggestions for taking multiple-choice tests -- True-false tests -- Suggestions for taking true-false tests -- Matching tests -- Suggestions for taking various types of matching tests -- Short-answer tests -- Suggestions for taking short-answer tests -- Problem-solving tests -- Suggestions for taking problem-solving tests -- Essay tests -- Suggestions for taking essay tests -- Open-book tests -- Take-home tests -- Assessing performance after taking a test -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selection -- 12. Critical reading and thinking -- Purposes for writing -- Factors to help determine author's purpose -- Facts and opinions -- Point of view and bias -- Source and authority -- Tone -- Types of evidence -- Deterrents to critical thinking -- Errors in logical reasoning -- Summary -- Cooperative learning activities -- Reading selections -- Glossary.
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Table of contents
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip045/2003013974.html
ISBN:
9780131117280
Format :
Book

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