College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner

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Cengage Learning, Jan 6, 2011 - Education - 432 pages
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A market leader for the study skills course, COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Seventh 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. The Seventh Edition has a new focus on motivation. Chapter (1) Getting Motivated focuses on the importance of motivation in college success. More information on the causes of motivation problems and strategies for increasing motivation are also included, and each of the chapters that follow in the text strengthens the connection between motivation and the strategies that are presented, so that students continue to increase their motivation throughout the course.
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Contents

To the Instructor
xxv
To the Student
xxxv
Getting Motivated
1
Goal Setting
31
Time Management
61
Memory and Learning
97
Taking Lecture Notes
125
Improving Concentration
155
Marking Your Textbook
209
Organizing Text Information
235
Preparing for Exams
263
Taking Objective Exams
293
Taking Essay Exams
323
Succeeding on Finals
353
Index
377
Credits
381

Reading Your Textbook
177

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About the author (2011)

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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