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Home > Library Resources > Learning Skills for College and Life

Learning Skills for College and Life

Author: David L. Watson

Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, c2001
Description: xxv, 342 p.: ill.; 28 cm..
ISBN: 0534561616 (alk. paper)

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: LB2395 .W39 2001

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Study skills Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Life skills Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Summary
LEARNING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE is devoted to the self-development of learning skills. Students learn how to deal with psychological stumbling blocks, to cope with their ambivalence and anxiety about learning skills, to solve problems, to structure the environment to encourage desired behavior, to take small steps, and to get feedback on their progress. It is easy to tell first-year students what to change but it is challenging to explain how to change. David Watson meets this challenge. Speaking more as a mentor than an academician, Watson shows the reader how to carry out self-change projects to build new skills.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Started - 1

Chapter 1 School's Hidden Agenda: Learning Strategies - 3

Part II: Time Management: How to Control Your Time and Life - 19

Chapter 2 Your Goals for Your Life - 21
Chapter 3 Planning to Meet Your Goals - 33
Chapter 4 Taking Action - 49

Part III: Being There: Important Basics - 65

Chapter 5 Attitudes about Yourself and Others - 67
Chapter 6 Class Attendance, Note Taking, and Participation - 85
Chapter 7 Critical Thinking - 99

Part IV: Reading and Research: Exercise for the Mind - 109

Chapter 8 Increasing Reading Skill - 111
Chapter 9 Strategies for Reading Well - 127
Chapter 10 Using Libraries and Computers for Research - 147

Part V: Studying: Work Smarter, Not Harder - 161

Chapter 11 Concentrating on Your Work - 163
Chapter 12 Making Materials Meaningful - 171
Chapter 13 Organizing for Better Memory - 187
Chapter 14 Studying in Special Situations: Mnemonics, Math, Science, and Literature - 201

Part VI: Taking Tests: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 211

Chapter 15 Preparing for Tests - 213
Chapter 16 Staying Calm and Focused - 225
Chapter 17 During and after the Test - 235

Part VII: Improving Verbal Skills: Gaining Control over Words - 249

Chapter 18 Gaining Control over Written Words - 251
Chapter 19 Gaining Control over Spoken Words - 273
Chapter 20 Increasing Your Vocabulary - 281
Chapter 21 Spelling: Putting Your Best Foot Forward - 291

Part VIII Lifelong Learning - 307

Chapter 22 Lifelong Learning - 309

Notes - 325

Index - 339

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