Keys to Effective Learning

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Prentice Hall, Sep 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 438 pages
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This book focuses on developing effective learning techniques to help readers excel in school, in their careers and throughout their lives as lifelong learners. Unlike traditional study skills books, this one emphasizes how users learn effectively by involving them in the active process of mastering their mental abilities and their personal confidence. The authors provide guidelines and exercises designed to help readers define themselves and their goals, set the stage for learning through critical and creative thinking, enhance reading, studying, listening and memory skills, targeting success in school and creating life success.

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
THINKING IT THROUGH 32
2
WHY IS LIFELONG LEARNING IMPORTANT?
3
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
13
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
23
WHAT DEFINES YOUR VALUES?
33
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?
40
WHY IS PROCRASTINATION A PROBLEM?
47
THINKING BACK THINKING AHEAD
221
Communicating Your Message
244
WHY DO YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO THINK QUANTITATIVELY?
279
THINKING BACK THINKING AHEAD
289
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
294
Becoming Comfortable with Math
299
BUILDING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE CAREER AND LIFE SUCCESS
301
Showing What You Know
306

Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn
58
THINKING BACK THINKING AHEAD
72
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
78
BUILDING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE CAREER AND LIFE SUCCESS
85
CHAPTER 4
93
Learning How Your Mind Works
97
HOW DO YOU THINK LOGICALLY?
109
WHY PLAN STRATEGICALLY?
115
Becoming an Active Learner 92
117
Your Keys to Knowledge
134
THINKING BACK THINKING AHEAD
183
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
191
BUILDING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE CAREER AND LIFE SUCCESS
197
LEARNING FROM OTHERS
203
Review and Revise Your Notes
210
HOW CAN PREPARATION HELP IMPROVE TEST SCORES?
307
HOW CAN YOU WORK THROUGH TEST ANXIETY? 31 3
313
HOW CAN YOU MASTER DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEST QUESTIONS?
319
PART THREE WEB CONNECTION
336
Managing Career and Moneq
370
Seek Mentors
377
Grants and Scholarships
386
A Sample Budget
392
Moving AKead
401
WHAT WILL HELP YOU HANDLE SUCCESS AND FAILURE?
410
HOW CAN YOU LIVE YOUR MISSION?
421
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
424
CHAPTER 6
429
Index
433
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Carol Carter is Vice President, Director of Student Services for the College Learning Network. She has also been Director of Faculty Development at Prentice Hall for the last six years. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also coauthored Keys to Preparing for College, Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Success. She has taught welfare-to-work classes, team taught in the La Familia Scholars Program at the Community College of Denver, and has conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. She is the host of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, a 26-episode telecourse to help students at a distance prepare for college, career, and life success. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she has been fortunate enough to have been a guest in 40 foreign countries. Please visit her website at www.caroljcarter.com.

Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She has worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She is currently teaching online and multimedia classes, and training other faculty to teach online in her district and region of 21 colleges. She also coauthored Keys to College Studying, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. Joyce is the lead academic of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, distributed by Dallas Telelearning.

Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She coauthored Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills and has served as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. She has also given faculty workshops in critical thinking, based on the Thinktrix critical-thinking system. Sarah holds a B.A. in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an M.E A. from Catholic University.

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