Immediately has the student address an age-old question, “Why do I have to take this course?”, through assessment of strengths and weaknesses and critically applying what is relevant to their situation.
Study Skills poses assessment of strengths and weaknesses allow students to self-identify what they already do well as a whole and what they need to improve, then take shorter assessments specific to the study skill topic of each chapter. Chapter opening situations are presented through crisply written 'problem based learning' vignettes to engage in critical thinking and is referenced in key points to reinforce the R.E.D. model. Each chapter concludes with the reader asked to critically apply objectives and strategies and propose a plan for the student in the scenario, again 'problem based learning'. Priority management is a key feature and distinct from time management, as well as Information literacy coverage including social media and how to write for social media - strong and timely.
Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION: TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU CREATED YESTERDAY
CHAPTER 1: DO I REALLY NEED THIS STUFF
CHAPTER 2: CRITICAL THINKING
CHAPTER 3: PRIORITY MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 4: INFORMATION LITERACY
CHAPTER 5: MOTIVATION AND GOAL SETTING
CHAPTER 6: LEARNING STYLES
CHAPTER 7: CLASS TIME LISTENING AND NOTE-TAKING
CHAPTER 8: REVIEWING AND USING YOUR NOTES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM
CHAPTER 9: READING
CHAPTER 10: MEMORY
CHAPTER 11: TEST PREPARATION AND TEST PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 12: CIVILITY
CHAPTER 13: THE CHOICES YOU MAKE
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Steve Piscitelli has dedicated himself to the processes of teaching and learning for more than three decades. An award-winning teacher, he has taught students of varying abilities and levels, from middle school through the university level. Currently, Steve is a tenured professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Steve earned degrees from Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Florida.
In addition to this third edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Pearson Education published Choices for College Success (second edition, 2011). Steve, also, has written, recorded, and produced two music CDs. His nationally-known workshops combine interaction, practicality, music, and humor to connect participants with practical strategies. More information is available at www.stevepiscitelli.com.
Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
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