Succeeding in College: Study Skills and Strategies, 2nd edition

  • Jean Reynolds

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Succeeding in College uses practical learning strategies, critical thinking, and true-life stories to help students meet the challenges of college life.

Special features in every chapter include:
• a motivational icebreaker and a variety of collaborative activities
• review exercises, checklists, and progress checks
• a "Why College?" motivational activity
• a "Thinking with a Pencil" activity to stimulate critical thinking and active learning

Other notable features of Succeeding in College include:
• a research chapter with a step-by-step guide through the research process
• instruction in using and evaluating electronic resources
• a language chapter that covers the writing process, public speaking, and tips for non-native English speakers
• an entire chapter devoted to time management that includes planners, dealing with time conflicts, and practical tips for overcoming procrastination
• separate chapters on mathematics and science

Comprehesive, stimulating, and practical, Succeeding in College offers students all the tools they need for a successful college experience.

Table of contents

1. Getting Started.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Succeeding in College. A New Beginning. Getting Started. Setting Goals.

2. Managing Your Time.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Manage Your Time. Two Styles of Time Management. Determine Your Priorities: A $25,000 Idea. How to Manage Your Time. The Benefits of Self Management. Procrastination.

3. Getting the Most Out of Class.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Your Classroom Experiences. Getting the Most Out of Class. Develop Interpersonal Skills. Necessary Skills.

4. Improving Your Memory through Active Learning.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Facts versus General Laws. Rote Memorization versus Active Learning. The Reading and Writing Connection. The Principles of Active Learning. The Power of Concentration. Short-Term and Long-Term Memory.

5. Taking Tests.

In-Class Introductory Activity: How Do You Prepare for Tests? Have a Positive Attitude Toward Tests. How to Prepare for Tests. How to Take Tests.

6. Active Reading.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Why Do You Read? The Importance of Reading. Steps to Better Reading.

7. Critical Thinking.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Thinking. The Importance of Critical Thinking. The Importance of Assumptions. Broaden Your Thinking through New Experiences. An Inexpensive Thinking Tool: Your Pencil.

8. Success with Language.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Language Skills for Your Career. The Importance of Language Skills. Tips for Success in Writing Courses. The Importance of Public Speaking. Using Critical Thinking in Writing Assignments.

9. Studying Science.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Science in Your Life. Why Study Science? How to Study Science. The Human Factor in Science.

10. Studying Mathematics.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Math. Why Study Math? How to Study Math.

11. Introduction to Research.

In-Class Introductory Activity: Think about Research. Get Acquainted with Research. The “How-To's” of Research.



Published by Pearson (August 8th 2001) - Copyright © 2002