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For Study Skills, Student Success, and Freshman Seminar courses. This book focuses on developing effective learning techniques to help students excel in school, in their careers, and throughout their lives as lifelong learners. Unlike traditional study skills texts, this one emphasizes how students learn effectively by involving them in the active process of mastering their mental abilities and their personal confidence.
Table of Contents
PART I Defining Yourself and Your Goals
Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Opening Doors
Goal Setting and Time Management: Mapping Your Course
Self-Awareness: Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn
PART II Setting the Stage for Learning
Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner
Reading and Studying: Your Keys to Knowledge
Listening and Memory: Taking In and Remembering Information
PART III Targeting Success in School
Note Taking and Research: Learning from Others
Effective Writing: Communicating Your Message
Quantitative Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Math, Science, and Technology
Test Taking: Showing What You Know
PART IV Creating Life Success
Relating to Others: Appreciating Your Diverse World