Get Connected: Study Skills

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Cengage Learning, Jan 2, 2007 - Education - 160 pages
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Many beginning and non-traditional college students are not fully prepared for the academic challenges of higher education. Drawing on years of experience counseling and assisting college students, Dillon's GET CONNECTED: STUDY SKILLS offers students the personal tools and academic skills they need to succeed in college. Chapters 1-6 cover essential study skills, including goal setting, time management and motivation, learning preferences, critical thinking, note taking, and exam strategies, while chapters 7-9 address issues affecting student achievement academically, professionally, and personally. Topics include communication skills, physical and fiscal fitness, and relationship building. In addition, live workshops and E-conferences for study skills instruction are available to supplement the text. Dillon's engaging writing style, clear organization, and solid research, make this a key component in the first-year college student's development.
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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Setting Goals for Success
2
Managing Time and Staying Motivated
18
Individual Learning Preferences
34
Thinking Critically
52
Taking Textbook and Lecture Notes
68
ExamTaking Strategies
86
Communicating Effectively
104
Get Connected with Physical and Fiscal Fitness
122
Get Connected with Relationships
138
Photo Credits
154
Index
155
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Ann Dillon earned a B.S. in Education from Duquesne University, a M.Ed. from Slippery Rock University, and a J.D. with Distinction from St. Mary's University. She served as Articles Editor for the St. Mary's Law Journal and an author for the Council of School Attorneys' Journal. She is a member of Phi Delta Phi, Order of Barristers, and the John M. Harlan Society. She has also been a speaker at the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA), National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Conferences, as well as presenting in service training workshops. She has taught developmental education courses at Community College of Allegheny County and Austin Community College, where she is a member of the Developmental Communications faculty and has taught government and effective learning courses in addition to study skills, vocabulary and reading.

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