College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner

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Cengage Learning, Jan 3, 2008 - Education - 408 pages
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A market leader for the study skills course, COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Sixth Edition is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping students become actively engaged in their own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help students succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing them to practice it, and having them do self-assessments to gain feedback on their own success. This variety of strategies and activities, as well as authentic and engaging text material from numerous core subject areas, gives students opportunities to apply what they are learning to their course work in other college classes. Chapters such as Getting Ready to Learn, Setting Goals, Organizing Text Information, and Preparing for Essay Exams help students adjust to the new environment and expectations of college learning, and a dynamic website that accompanies the text provides students with additional resources for practice, transfer, and self-assessment.
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Contents

Getting Ready to Learn
1
Goal Setting
31
Time Management
53
Memory and Learning
89
Taking Lecture Notes
115
Improving Concentration
143
Reading Your Textbook
165
Marking Your Textbook
191
Organizing Text Information
217
Preparing for Exams
245
Taking Objective Exams
275
Taking Essay Exams
305
Succeeding on Finals
333
Index
359
Credits
363
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Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt.

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