Essential Study Skills

Essential Study Skills Author Linda Wong
ISBN-10 9781285430096
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 516
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For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Essential Study Skills

Essential Study Skills Author Tom Burns
ISBN-10 0761949585
Release 2003
Pages 248
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The second edition of this bestselling book is publishing in April! Essential Study Skills is designed to be the complete practical guide to academic success covering everything from what it means to be a university student to how to succeed in exams. `The effect on our students was like star dust!' Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford, commenting on the authors' teaching



On Course Study Skills Plus Edition

On Course Study Skills Plus Edition Author Skip Downing
ISBN-10 9781305397484
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 416
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS, 3rd Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you’ll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. The Toolbox for Active Learners provides numerous study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. As you learn these new strategies, you’ll have the opportunity to practice applying them to solve academic challenges. With improved critical and creative problem-solving, you’ll be able to achieve greater success in all parts of your life. Another self-assessment before and after the Toolbox for Active Learners will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Student Success in College Doing What Works

Student Success in College  Doing What Works Author Christine Harrington
ISBN-10 9781305537361
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 320
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Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION provides an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research-backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Students learn how to put skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills, the text helps students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will successfully use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By increasing academic rigor, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION builds research-based knowledge about what study skills work; teaches students how to engage with scholarly sources; provides opportunities for students to actively read, critically think, and enhance information literacy skills; and supports students to increase their self-efficacy and motivation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Practicing College Learning Strategies

Practicing College Learning Strategies Author Carolyn H. Hopper
ISBN-10 9781305537972
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 320
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a practical guide set to help you make a smooth transition to the first year of college. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. Structured activities and practices guide you in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching you how to learn. The author focuses on putting you in the driver's seat, teaching you how to use all of the tools at your disposal so you'll succeed in college and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student Author Dave Ellis
ISBN-10 9781305537965
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 168
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities - the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This 160-page text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fourth edition includes the new “Do you have a minute” feature, which provides specific actions that students can take to make a positive change or implement a new skill in just one minute. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Confident Student

The Confident Student Author Carol Kanar
ISBN-10 9781133316473
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 384
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Building confidence through accomplishment remains at the heart of THE CONFIDENT STUDENT. This practical and accessible text features self-discovery, self-assessment and confidence-building activities to keep students motivated and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in all of their courses. The Eighth Edition delivers more explicit critical-thinking instruction in every chapter. New Thinking with Bloom activities encourage active reading and processing of information by guiding students through the six levels of thinking as they reflect on chapter concepts. In addition, more intentional practice of reflective thinking is provided in the fully revised Your Reflections exercises at the end of every chapter. New questions and writing prompts invite students to engage in self-reflection for the purpose of assessing progress, discovering strengths, and addressing weaknesses. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Becoming a Master Student

Becoming a Master Student Author Dave Ellis
ISBN-10 9781285193892
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 416
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BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT Fifteenth Edition is all about Embracing the new. As students begin their education, they embrace a new culture and need new tools to be successful. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT can be their guide! Beginning with a new Power Process motivational article called Embracing the new students will be empowered to try new tools presented in the textbook to enhance their experience in college and in life. Tools like the Discovery Wheel and Discovery and Intention Journal System to Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), have made BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT the bestselling College Success textbook and will give students a deeper knowledge of themselves and their power to be successful in college. Integrated technology discussions and tips throughout the chapters help today’s students navigate the wide variety of web resources and apps that can support them throughout college. And, with the Fifteenth Edition, Cengage’s MindTap Course will bring all of these assets to one place with an integrated technology solution. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Essential Study Strategies

Essential Study Strategies Author Walter Pauk
ISBN-10 UVA:X004523788
Release 2000
Pages 150
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This unique, concise book uses a conversational tone to encourage readers and students to immediately improve their learning experience. It provides inspiration and incentive for studying and achieving an education--along with easy-to-understand skills and strategies to become more effective in school. Strategies include setting goals, time management, concentration, and memory. Study skills coverage includes the Cornell Notetaking System and other formats, test taking, vocabulary building, classroom lectures, textbook assignments, and research papers. Two learning and study strategies inventories are provided to give meaningful information about the strengths and weaknesses of the student's study patterns in ten areas directly related to academic success. For students who want to improve their study skills and the quality of their education.



100 Student Success

100  Student Success Author Amy Solomon
ISBN-10 9780495913726
Release 2011-02-14
Pages 256
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100% STUDENT SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, promotes student achievement by addressing the practical student tasks such as note-taking and reading strategies, while encouraging students to develop skills like self-reflection, lifelong learning, financial management, and balancing life responsibilities with school--all skills that will serve them well beyond college. The second edition of 100% STUDENT SUCCESS will provide students with a strong foundation for self-reflection and application of concepts in the book, supported by moving the focus on motivation to Chapter 2, Human Behavior. The chapter presents theories of motivation and need satisfaction. The second edition expands on these theories by applying them more specifically to learning and success in college. Subsequent chapters apply these theories to specific student success topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Essential Study Skills for Science Students

Essential Study Skills for Science Students Author Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN-10 0534375952
Release 2000
Pages 52
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Improve your memory, learn faster, get more out of lectures, do better on science tests, write great science term papers, and improve your study habits with this practical science study skills book. Also available in audiobook format.



On Course

On Course Author Skip Downing
ISBN-10 9781439082171
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 320
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills. Now in its 6th edition, ON COURSE is used as a text in student success courses, first-year experience programs, and inward-looking courses that promote student growth and self-awareness. ON COURSE demonstrates the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the text helps students to identify behaviors and beliefs they may wish to change in order to achieve more of their potential in college and in life. Students have an opportunity to revisit their self-assessment at the conclusion of the text. Written in a positive, motivational style, ON COURSE empowers students with the tools they need to take charge of their success in college and in life. Downing’s distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills reading, note taking, memory and test taking provided in the Wise Choices in College sections helps students excel in all of their college courses. Students are encouraged by hearing from their peers through a unique feature called One Student’s Story, which highlights the implementation of the text’s strategies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



FOCUS on College Success

FOCUS on College Success Author Constance Staley
ISBN-10 9781337097161
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 464
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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Mom s Pocket Guide to Watching Football

Mom s Pocket Guide to Watching Football Author Linda Wong
ISBN-10 1575001497
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 160
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no need to stare blankly at the TV screen or at the shirtless fan next to you at the game, bewildered by the cryptic hand signals of a referee. Teacher Linda Wong and her son, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kailee Wong, take you through the essential elements of the game in an easy-to-understand format for all prospective fans.Linda and Kailee guide readers through all the basics -- from the field parameters and player profiles to the play rules and scoring system. Linda also shares her experiences as a single mom raising a future NFL linebacker, while Kailee's NFL colleagues offer their own anecdotes and insights into their positions.Complete with a glossary of football terms frequently heard during the game, Mom's Pocket Guide to Watching Football can turn any reader into an avid fan who proudly lets the world know which team she adores!



Practicing College Learning Strategies

Practicing College Learning Strategies Author Carolyn Hopper
ISBN-10 1305109597
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 320
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a practical guide set to help you make a smooth transition to the first year of college. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. Structured activities and practices guide you in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching you how to learn. The author focuses on putting you in the driver’s seat, teaching you how to use all of the tools at your disposal so you’ll succeed in college and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage 2nd Edition

McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage  2nd Edition Author Mark Lester
ISBN-10 9780071799911
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 384
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Who or Whom? / Its or It’s / Lie or Lay? Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English! Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage gives you bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know. This second edition includes a chapter dedicated to grammar and its usage in digital communication, including texting, e-mail, social media, and new technology, so you can communicate correctly in any format. Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track with: Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time



Your Guide to College Success Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Your Guide to College Success  Strategies for Achieving Your Goals Author Jane Halonen
ISBN-10 9781111834333
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 432
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YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition, supports students as they adjust and learn to thrive in college, providing students with a foundation to become independent learners. The Seventh Edition can be used with any college student--fresh out of high school, returning to the classroom after being in the workforce, native-born or international. The new edition is now organized to reflect the basis of the college success model that has framed previous editions of this textbook. The unique six-part learning model helps students focus on achievable strategies in the following areas: Know Yourself, Clarify Values, Develop Competence, Manage Life, Connect and Communicate, and Build a Bright Future. Revised in terms of both content and design, the Seventh Edition contains new student profiles, expanded career success sections and hundreds of new references to make each chapter more current and satisfying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.