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.



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.



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.



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.



The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student Author Dave Ellis
ISBN-10 9781285080994
Release 2012-12-27
Pages 160
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 3nd Edition, 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 like the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. Each page of this brief, 160-page text, invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. A new chapter on Using Technology to Succeed provides the essentials of information literacy, using technology to capture ideas and get organized, joining virtual teams, and using social networking responsibly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



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.



College Reading The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers

College Reading  The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers Author Janet Nay Zadina
ISBN-10 9781285657394
Release 2013-01-04
Pages 688
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COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING. 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.



Navigating the Research University A Guide for First Year Students

Navigating the Research University  A Guide for First Year Students Author Britt Andreatta
ISBN-10 9780495913788
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 288
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Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. While orientation sessions and other first-year programs are designed to orient students to the many aspects of university life, this text helps them navigate the university on a daily basis. Suitable for first-year experience courses, orientation, or first-year seminars, the text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities and gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate unique features of your own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars. 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 0130314161
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.



Light on the Path A Christian Perspective on College Success

Light on the Path  A Christian Perspective on College Success Author John Beck
ISBN-10 9781413033687
Release 2007-09-11
Pages 240
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LIGHT ON THE PATH guides you to success in college with a distinctively Christian flavor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

Sociology of Health  Healing  and Illness Author Gregory L. Weiss
ISBN-10 9781317344025
Release 2015-08-13
Pages 464
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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.



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.



From Master Student to Master Employee

From Master Student to Master Employee Author Dave Ellis
ISBN-10 9780495913047
Release 2010-05-24
Pages 384
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Now in its Third Edition, FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE will help today’s students develop core skills to excel in the classroom and in the workplace. The purpose of this book is to build two kinds of bridges between the classroom experiences and career. One is the bridge of skills--the ability to perform tasks that are valued by employers. Second is the bridge of learning--the ability to update skills and acquire new ones as a lifelong learner. FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE helps your students discover what skills they already have, the relevance of these skills to the workplace, and how best to apply their skills. The Third Edition focuses on transferable skills that promote success in the classroom and in a global, knowledge-based economy. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students’ knowledge of themselves and the world around them. Enhancements include new chapters on Memory and Health; additional coverage of online and adult learning throughout the text; new Master Employees in Action; and a new end-of-chapter feature titled Focus on Transferable Skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.