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Based on the belief that students learn more effectively through hands-on reinforcement,Practicing College Learning Strategiesstresses the critical-thinking, note-taking, and test-taking skills needed for successful completion of the first semester of college and beyond. Class discussion is complemented by a concise presentation of materials and practice, including hands-on activities to enhance the learning strategies presented. Brain Bytesthroughout the text show students how memory strategies work and provide tools to maximize retention, to improve job performance, school achievement, and personal success. What's Your Advice?exercises at the end of every chapter ask students to synthesize and evaluate what they learn in the form of advice to others.
Table of Contents
Survival Kit: Things You Need to Know Right Now!
Musts for the First Day of Class
Ten General Survival Tips to Keep You Afloat
The Breathe System
The Big 3 Are Posture, Neck and Shoulder Muscles, and Breath Support
Survival Tips for Taking Notes and Reading Assignments
Survival Tips for Taking Tests
Before You Begin
Taking a Test
Checklist for Essay Tests
A Dozen Reasons to Review a Returned Test
Obtaining Your Technology Survival Tools
Jensen's Equation for Optimal Learning
Applying the Principles of Time Management
Critical Thinking About Time Management
Scheduling: The Foundation of Time Management
Benefits of Scheduling
Principles of Scheduling
Time Log Exercise
Planning a Master Schedule
Putting Your Master Schedule into Practice
Time Wasters: Plan Your Attack
Virtual Field Trip: Procrastination and Time Management