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Essential Study Skills By Linda Wong

Essential Study Skills by Linda Wong

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Essential Study Skills

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Essential Study Skills by Linda Wong

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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1. DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR LEARNING STYLES. Three Cognitive Learning Styles. Meyers-Briggs Learning Styles. Multiple Intelligences. Emotional Intelligence. 2. LAYING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS. Metacognition. Influencing Factors. Stress Management. Using Resources. Problem-Solving with Critical Thinking. 3. USING TIME EFFECTIVELY. Benefits of Managing Time Effectively. Kinds of Time Managers. Skillful Time Managers. Creating Balance. Prioritize. Create Action Plans to Meet Deadlines. Schedules to Organize Time. Using Time Wisely: Focus & Concentration. Managing Distracters. 4. CREATING AND ACHIEVING GOALS. Benefits of Goal-Setting. Kinds of Goals. Kinds of Motivation. The GPS Goal-Setting Method. Plans of Action. Self-Monitoring Progress. Recognize & Deal with Procrastination. Locus of Control. 5. PROCESSING INFORMATION INTO YOUR MEMORY. Information Processing Model. Processing New Information. Processing Strategies. Creating Associations and Retrieval Cues. Mnemonics. 6. REHEARSING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM MEMORY. Processes of Rehearsing and Retrieving. Strategies to Strengthen Memory. Theories of Forgetting. 7. PREPARING FOR UPCOMING TESTS. [to come] 8. USING ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES FOR TEXTBOOKS. Getting Acquainted with the Textbook. Active Reading. Using a Systematic Approach. Reading Process. 9. ORGANIZING TEXTBOOK INFORMATION. Outlines. Notetaking Systems. Organizational Patterns. 10. READING IN CONTENT AREAS. Reading in Content Areas. Reading Graphic Materials. Critical Thinking Skills. 11. STRENGTHENING LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Listening Skills. Classroom Communication Skills. Capturing Information in Notes. Working with Notes. 12. USING TECHNOLOGY. Introduction to Basic Computer Skills for the Novice. Using the Internet for Research. Skills to Succeed in Online Courses. Using APPs.

About Linda Wong

After receiving her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon in 1970, Linda Wong started her teaching career in the Springfield School District in Oregon. After six years, Linda left the classroom to start an educational consulting business, which included self-publishing classroom activity books, teaching adjunct courses in the Northwest, and operating a school supply store. In 1983, she returned to the classroom to begin a 22-year teaching career in the Academic Learning Skills Department at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. At Lane, Linda taught developmental education and college study skills courses and actively participated in curriculum development projects, the Women's Transition Program, programs for students with learning disabilities, and the campus Diversity Team. Linda retired and relocated to Las Vegas in 2001 where she explored teaching in a temporary position at a charter school, providing private tutoring for a family of five, and writing training video scripts for online business courses. Linda has continued her involvement in education as an educational consultant, a presenter at national conferences, and an author of several textbooks. After several years of freelancing as a writer of magazine articles and a reviewer for several college textbook publishers, Linda began her career as a textbook writer in 1994 with the first edition of ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS. She continues authoring textbooks and exploring other avenues of writing. Linda has one son, Kailee, and four beautiful grandchildren.

Table of Contents

1. DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR LEARNING STYLES. Three Cognitive Learning Styles. Meyers-Briggs Learning Styles. Multiple Intelligences. Emotional Intelligence. 2. LAYING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS. Metacognition. Influencing Factors. Stress Management. Using Resources. Problem-Solving with Critical Thinking. 3. USING TIME EFFECTIVELY. Benefits of Managing Time Effectively. Kinds of Time Managers. Skillful Time Managers. Creating Balance. Prioritize. Create Action Plans to Meet Deadlines. Schedules to Organize Time. Using Time Wisely: Focus & Concentration. Managing Distracters. 4. CREATING AND ACHIEVING GOALS. Benefits of Goal-Setting. Kinds of Goals. Kinds of Motivation. The GPS Goal-Setting Method. Plans of Action. Self-Monitoring Progress. Recognize & Deal with Procrastination. Locus of Control. 5. PROCESSING INFORMATION INTO YOUR MEMORY. Information Processing Model. Processing New Information. Processing Strategies. Creating Associations and Retrieval Cues. Mnemonics. 6. REHEARSING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM MEMORY. Processes of Rehearsing and Retrieving. Strategies to Strengthen Memory. Theories of Forgetting. 7. PREPARING FOR UPCOMING TESTS. [to come] 8. USING ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES FOR TEXTBOOKS. Getting Acquainted with the Textbook. Active Reading. Using a Systematic Approach. Reading Process. 9. ORGANIZING TEXTBOOK INFORMATION. Outlines. Notetaking Systems. Organizational Patterns. 10. READING IN CONTENT AREAS. Reading in Content Areas. Reading Graphic Materials. Critical Thinking Skills. 11. STRENGTHENING LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Listening Skills. Classroom Communication Skills. Capturing Information in Notes. Working with Notes. 12. USING TECHNOLOGY. Introduction to Basic Computer Skills for the Novice. Using the Internet for Research. Skills to Succeed in Online Courses. Using APPs.

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GOR011152898
9781285430096
1285430093
Essential Study Skills by Linda Wong
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Paperback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2014-01-01
516
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