Your College Experience: Study Skills Edition
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Your College Experience: Study Skills Edition

Strategies for Success

John N. Gardner , Betsy O. Barefoot

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-2574-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-2574-9; Format: Paper Text, 256 pages

1. Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College
The College Experience
Setting Goals for Your College Experience and Beyond
Tech Tip: Plug In
Aligning Your Sense of Purpose and Your Career
Outcomes of College
Making the Transition
What Is Your Purpose in College?
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

2. Managing Your Time
Taking Control of Your Time
Getting Organized
Making Sure Your Schedule Works for You
Tech Tip: Get Organized
Respecting Others' Time
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help
 
3. Understanding Emotional Intelligence
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Assessing Your Emotional Intelligence
Identifying Competencies
Tech Tip: Stay Connected
How Emotions Affect Success
How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

4. Discovering How You Learn
The VARK Learning Styles Inventory
The Kolb Inventory of Learning Styles
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Multiple Intelligences
When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Conflict
Tech Tip: Branch Out
Learning with a Disability
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

5. Thinking Critically: The Basis of a College Education
What Is Critical Thinking, and Why Is It Important?
Becoming a Critical Thinker
How Collaboration Fosters Critical Thinking
Thinking Critically about Arguments
Tech Tip: Research Wisely
Critical Thinking in College and Everyday Life
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

6. Being Engaged in Learning: Listening, Taking Notes, and Participating in Class
Using Your Senses in the Learning Process
Preparing for Class
Participating in Class
Taking Effective Notes
Tech Tip: Take Notes like a Rock Star
Reviewing Your Notes
Becoming Engaged in Learning
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help
 
7. Reading to Learn from College Textbooks
A Plan for Active Reading  
Strategies for Reading Textbooks
Tech Tip: Embrace the E-Book
Monitoring Your Reading 
Improving Your Reading
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

8: Learning to Study, Comprehend, and Remember
Studying to Understand and Remember
Tech Tip: Don't Be a Virtual Wallflower
How Memory Works
Improving Your Memory
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

9. Improving Your Performance on Exams and Tests
Getting Prepared for Tests and Exams
Taking Tests and Exams
Types of Tests
Tech Tip: Fear Not the Online Test
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Academic Honesty and Misconduct
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

10. Writing and Speaking Effectively
WRITING
Using Freewriting to Discover What You Want to Say
Tech Tip: Blog for Brilliance
The Writing Process
Box: Avoiding Plagiarism
Choosing the Best Way to Communicate with Your Audience
SPEAKING
Preparing a Speech
Using Your Voice and Body Language
The GUIDE Checklist
Speaking on the Spot
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

11. Developing Library, Research, and Information Literacy Skills
Information Literacy
Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic
Using the Library
Electronic Resources
Tech Tip: Check Your Engine
Evaluating Sources
Making Use of What You Find
Apply It!
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help
 
Epilogue: Taking the Next Steps to Success