Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College, 8th edition

  • Kathleen T. McWhorter

Overview

For Study Skills and Critical Thinking courses.

A unique integration of study and critical-thinking skills to help students succeed
Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College, Eighth Edition aligns closely with the ways students read, study, learn, think, and network in the twenty-first century. McWhorter discusses the active strategies that develop students' proficiency with text and lecture material, emphasizing that students must adapt how they read and how they study to suit the characteristics of each unique academic discipline. Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College also encourages students to study and think in ways that match their learning styles and to use technologies (such as online databases and social media) that maximize their productivity.

Table of contents

I: THINKING AND LEARNING IN COLLEGE

1. Taking Charge of Your College Career

2. Understanding the College System

3. Managing Your Time and Coping with Stress

4. Learning Styles and Teaching Styles     

 

II: THINKING SKILLS FOR THE CLASSROOM

5. Communication Skills for the Classroom

6. Note Taking for College Lectures

 

III: TEXTBOOK AND ELECTRONIC READING, LEARNING, AND THINKING

7. Learning from Textbooks

8. Learning Specialized Terminology

9. Developing Multimedia and Digital Literacy

10. Learning and Memory

 

IV: INTEGRATING AND MASTERING COURSE CONTENT

11. Using Academic Thought Patterns to Think and Learn

12. Thinking Critically About Course Content

13. Adapting Your Skills for Academic Disciplines

 

V: EXAMS: THINKING UNDER PRESSURE

14. Preparing for Exams

15. Reasoning Skills for Objective Exams

16. Taking Essay Exams

 

VI: COURSE SIMULATION: READING AND WRITING

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Published by Pearson (February 26th 2016) - Copyright © 2017