Essential Study Skills
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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Creating a Powerful Mindset
Using Time Effectively
Creating and Achieving Goals
Processing Information into Your Memory
Rehearsing and Retrieving Information from Memory
Preparing for Upcoming Tests
Selecting a Reading System
Strengthening Listening and Lecture Notetaking Skills
Contents for Essential TestTaking Skills
Exercises Inventories and Checklists
Strengthening Reading and Notetaking Skills
Analyzing and Organizing Chapter Content
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