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Publisher Comments:

Written by a master teacher, the second edition ofStudy Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? ensures that potentially difficult and dry subject matter comes alive by integrating two core themes: critical thinking and personal choice.

 

Students must engage in significant and deep learning to make classroom strategies immediately applicable and sustainable for long-term success. This book realistically meets students where they are.  It recognizes and builds upon the knowledge and study skill strategies students already possess while emphasizing the need for critical thinking and personal responsibility. Piscitelli encourages students to reflect on their skill base, embrace change--and enjoy the sustained growth fostered by that change.

 

Features include:

  • Opening chapter questionnaires that encourage students to CRITICALLY ASSESS their current level of skill
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES begin and end each chapter, allowing students to demonstrate new knowledge and competencies
  • REALITY CHECKS at the end of each chapter ask students to utilize new skills to solve real-life dilemmas.
  • More than 120 reflective activities allow students to IMMEDIATELY PUT INTO PRACTICE the study skills they will need for academic success
  • NEW CHAPTER on CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM provides guidelines for interaction with classmates, instructors, and their community
  • NEW CHAPTER on INFORMATION LITERACY gives students timely strategies for navigating this essential part of their college education
  • At last, a skills text that provides the necessary tools to succeed and the ‘Why’ behind it!

 

“This text offers comparable coverage, and even more extensive coverage than most study skills textbooks with more specific detail.”

--Michelle Byrd, East Tennessee State University

 

“The topic of civility is extraordinarily apropos for today’s student!”

--Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University

 

Additional Support — in and out of the classroom…

 

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Second Edition, has its own Companion Website designed to help students review the text material.  This site (www.prenhall.com/piscitelli) can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty will find an array of resources.  In addition, instructors will be pleased to know this book offers an instructor’s manual and test bank, computerized test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

Synopsis:

Are students doing what is required to get them where they want to go?This book gets students to ask and answer this vital question.  Written by a master teacher, the 2nd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?  makes potentially difficult and dry subject matter come alive by integrating two critical themes for student and life success: critical thinking and personal choice.  Each study skill is introduced and built on specific standards of critical thinking, and then the reader immediately practices the study skills they need for academic success.  The second theme, personal choice, reinforces responsible decision making and follow-through to put potential and ambition into action.  Ambition is the desire; potential the ability; initiative is the doing.  Effective study skills will empower students to do what is needed to master their course requirements and this book will provide the necessary tools!

Synopsis:

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? is a student-friendly text that presents practical study strategies and tips for immediate application in classroom situations. Features include:
  • The SAC-SIP problem-solving model is used throughout the modules.
  • Workforce case studies show students how to apply study skill strategies in a workplace environment.
  • Exhibits, reflective activities, and success strategies to bring the material to life.
  • Learning styles and multiple intelligences are connected to each module.

About the Author

Steve Piscitelli has more than two decades of teaching experience. He has taught students of varying abilities and grade levels, from seventh grade to the college level. He has been recognized for his effective teaching style with awards at the school, county, and international level. In 2002, Steve received the Florida Community College at Jacksonville Outstanding Faculty Award for innovation in teaching. He is currently a professor of history and education at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Steve received an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville University, an M.Ed. from the University of North Florida, and an M.A. (United States history) from the University of Florida.

In addition to this book, he is the author of numerous articles and a history review book for students.

Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

(Note:  Each chapter contains the features Spotlight On Classroom Skills, Preview, Key Terms, Chapter Introduction, Chapter Summary, and Reality Check)

 

Introduction:  The Choices You Make

1.    Setting the Stage: What’s On Your Mind?

What Do You think of When You Hear the Term Study Skills?

What Is On Your Mind?

Is There a Common Thread to These Chapters?

2.    Critical Thinking: How Will Higher-Order Thinking Skills Improve Academic Success?

Defining Critical Thinking

Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Using Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Adapting Old Skills to New Situations: Making Choices

3.    Goal Setting: If You Know What You Want to Do, Why Do You Need to Read About Goal Setting?

Motivation

Goal Setting

4.    Organizing Time and Space: How Will These Skills Improve Academic Performance and Reduce Your Stress?

Organization and Time

Organization and Space

Organization and Stress

5.    Learning Styles: How Will Knowing Your Learning Style Help With Your Studies?

One Size Does Not Fit All

Why Now?

Thinking: How Do You Process Information?

6.    Class Time: How Can You Be More Successful During Class Time?

Do I Know What the Instructor Is Doing in Front of the Room?

Do I Know What I Am Doing in the Back of the Room?

Note Taking as an Active Learning Strategy

7.    Note taking: How Will Effective Notes Help You Understand Class Material?

Learning While Taking Notes

Learning After You Have Taken Your Notes: ROI

Using Your Notes to Understand the Big Picture

Additional Out-of-Class Strategies to Improve Your Notes

8.    Reading: You Have to Read 1,000 Pages By When?

Do You Know Why You Read an Assignment?

How to Complete a Textbook Reading Assignment

Additional Strategies for Reading Success     

9.    Memory: Why Do You Forget--And What Can You Do About It?

Noticing the Information

Storing the Information You Have Noticed

Reclaiming the Information You Have Stored

10.  Test Taking: How Can You Improve Your Test-Preparation and Test-Performance Skills?

What Test-Taking Skills Do You Possess?

Test Anxiety

Additional Test-Taking Strategies

11.  Information Literacy: How Can You Use Information and Technology For Your Benefit?

Four Simple Steps to Completing an Assignment in an Information Literate Manner

Responsibilities of the Information Age

12.  Civility: How Can Working with Others Affect Your Academic Success?

Emotional Intelligence

Working with People

Interpersonal Relationships: How to "Play Nice" with Other People

Are You Really Listening, or Just Talking?

Conflict Management

13.  The Choices You Make: How Do Your Current Decisions Affect Your Future?

The Choices You Make

Where Have You Been--And What Have You Done?

References

Problem-Solving Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131123403
Subtitle:
Do I Really Need This Stuff?
Author:
Piscitelli, Steve
Author:
Piscitelli, Stephen V.
Author:
Piscitelli, Stephen
Author:
Piscitelli, Steve V.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Study Skills
Subject:
College student orientation
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
02-298
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
12.30x6.64x.50 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

Education » Higher Education
Education » Skill Builders
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Law » General
Reference » Research

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"Synopsis" by , Are students doing what is required to get them where they want to go?This book gets students to ask and answer this vital question.  Written by a master teacher, the 2nd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?  makes potentially difficult and dry subject matter come alive by integrating two critical themes for student and life success: critical thinking and personal choice.  Each study skill is introduced and built on specific standards of critical thinking, and then the reader immediately practices the study skills they need for academic success.  The second theme, personal choice, reinforces responsible decision making and follow-through to put potential and ambition into action.  Ambition is the desire; potential the ability; initiative is the doing.  Effective study skills will empower students to do what is needed to master their course requirements and this book will provide the necessary tools!
"Synopsis" by , Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? is a student-friendly text that presents practical study strategies and tips for immediate application in classroom situations. Features include:
  • The SAC-SIP problem-solving model is used throughout the modules.
  • Workforce case studies show students how to apply study skill strategies in a workplace environment.
  • Exhibits, reflective activities, and success strategies to bring the material to life.
  • Learning styles and multiple intelligences are connected to each module.
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