Essential Study Skills

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2014 - Education - 516 pages
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For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses.
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Contents

Discovering Your Learning Styles and Preferences
2
Creating a Powerful Mindset
40
Using Time Effectively
68
Creating and Achieving Goals
100
Processing Information into Your Memory
134
Rehearsing and Retrieving Information from Memory
166
Preparing for Upcoming Tests
194
Selecting a Reading System
230
Strengthening Listening and Lecture Notetaking Skills
336
Using Technology
370
Contents for Essential TestTaking Skills
402
Answer Keys
444
Exercises Inventories and Checklists
1
Excerpts
28
Index
40
IBC
48

Strengthening Reading and Notetaking Skills
264
Analyzing and Organizing Chapter Content
298

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