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It presents a unique integration of study and critical thinking skills to help students become academically competitive.

 

Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College discusses the active learning strategies and techniques that develop students' proficiency in interacting with text and lecture material. The author emphasizes the cognitive approach to learning, the basis for how to apply study skills to academic disciplines, and how to identify early warning signs of academic difficulty.

Table of Contents

Preface   

Reading between the lines: critical thinking

Part One College: Strategies for Success   

1   The College System: An Orientation   

2   Taking Charge of Your College Career   

3   Establishing Goals and Managing Your Time   

4   Managing Your Life and Coping with Stress   

5 Communication Skills for the Classroom   

6   Thinking Critically and Solving Problems   

Part Two Learning and Thinking Strategies   

7  Learning Styles and Teaching Styles   

8  Learning and Memory   

Part Three Applying Your Skills to Academic Disciplines   

9  Study Strategies for Academic Disciplines   

10 Learning Specialized and Technical Vocabulary   

Troubleshooting Guide

Part Four Mastering Course Content   

11  Thought Patterns of Academic Disciplines   

12  Note Taking for Class Lectures   

13  Learning from  Textbooks, Graphics,  and  Online Sources  

14 Organizing and Synthesizing Course Content   

15 Critical Analysis of Course Content   

Part Five   Exams: Thinking Under Pressure   

16  Preparing for Exams   

17 Reasoning Skills for Objective Exams   

18 Taking Essay Exams   

 

References   

Endnotes   

Credits   

Index   

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205734801
Author:
Mcwhorter, Kathleen T
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Study Skills
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Education-Skill Builders
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
7.4 x 9 x 0.7 in 658 gr

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