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Practicing College Learning Strategies

Author : Carolyn H. Hopper
ISBN : 9781305537972
Genre : Education
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a practical guide set to help you make a smooth transition to the first year of college. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. Structured activities and practices guide you in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching you how to learn. The author focuses on putting you in the driver's seat, teaching you how to use all of the tools at your disposal so you'll succeed in college and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Practicing College Learning Strategies

Author : Carolyn H. Hopper
ISBN : 9781111833350
Genre : Education
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Sixth Edition, is a readable, straightforward, and practical text which focuses on making a first year student's transition to college smoother. PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES models learning strategies that will give students the foundation for learning how to learn throughout college and for becoming life-long learners. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. In addition, the structured activities and exercises guide students in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful and to provide practice opportunities. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, this text is a motivational tool teaching students how to learn. The author focuses on putting students in the driver's seat, teaching them how to use all of the tools that are at their disposal. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Practicing College Study Skills

Author : Carolyn H Hopper
ISBN : 0618046658
Genre : College student orientation
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Practicing College Study Skills reflects the belief that students benefit from applied reinforcement of what they learn in the classroom. Students discover what works best for them through the explanation of principles, theories, and strategies and more than 125 hands-on learning activities.First day strategies and advice on obtaining technology survival tools added to the opening Survival Kit provide the most basic skills students need to be productive from day one.
Category: College student orientation

Motivation And Learning Strategies For College Success

Author : Myron H. Dembo
ISBN : 9780415894197
Genre : Education
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This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to become more self-regulated learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course of study. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is on relevant information and features designed to help students to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then to complete self-regulation studies whereby they are taught a process for improving their academic behavior. A framework organized around six components related to academic success (motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance) makes it easy for students to understand what they need to do to become more successful in the classroom. Pedagogical Features include Exercises; Follow-Up Activities; Student Reflections; Chapter-end Reviews ; Key Point; and a Glossary. New in the Fourth Edition: More emphasis on research findings; expanded discussion of motivation ; more emphasis on the impact of students' use of social networking and technology; research about neuroscience in relationship to motivation and learning; new exercises, including web-based activities; Companion Website, including an Instructor's Manual
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College Study Skills Becoming A Strategic Learner

Author : Dianna L. Van Blerkom
ISBN : 9780495913511
Genre : Education
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A market leader for the study skills course, COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Seventh Edition is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping students become actively engaged in their own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help students succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing them to practice it, and having them do self-assessments to gain feedback on their own success. This variety of strategies and activities, as well as authentic and engaging text material from numerous core subject areas, gives students opportunities to apply what they are learning to their course work in other college classes. The Seventh Edition has a new focus on motivation. Chapter (1) Getting Motivated focuses on the importance of motivation in college success. More information on the causes of motivation problems and strategies for increasing motivation are also included, and each of the chapters that follow in the text strengthens the connection between motivation and the strategies that are presented, so that students continue to increase their motivation throughout the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Motivation And Learning Strategies For College Success

Author : Helena Seli
ISBN : 9781317531951
Genre : Education
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Combining theory, research, and applications, this popular text guides college students on how to become self-regulated learners. Students gain knowledge about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is on relevant information and features to help students to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. A framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically more successful. Pedagogical features include Exercises, Follow-Up Activities, Student Reflections, Chapter-end Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. New in the Fifth Edition Discussion of the importance of sleep in learning and memory Revised and updated chapter on self-regulation of emotions Current research on impact of students’ use of technology including digital learning platforms and tools, social media, and online learning Updated Companion Website resources for students and instructors
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Active Learning

Author : Sherrie L. Nist
ISBN : PSU:000044436193
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The text is designed for use in study skills or strategies courses in which instructors want a strong focus on helping students become active, independent learners. Active Learning is unique because it teaches students about how their characteristics as a learner, their knowledge of the task, the materials to be learned, and their strategies for learning interact to influence academic success in college. Text topics include: motivation, time management, finding and using campus resources, dealing with professors, active learning strategies, test taking strategies, and rehearsal strategies. It takes a hands-on approach to learning new strategies for academic success. Each chapter contains a Research into Practice section, which translates studying and learning research into practices that will benefit the college student. Scenarios in each chapter present students with situations they can identify with and asks them to recognize and solve study problems. Students have ample opportunity for self-evaluation, critical thinking, and practice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

College Study Skills Becoming A Strategic Learner

Author : Dianna Van Blerkom
ISBN : 9781111803315
Genre : Education
File Size : 75.21 MB
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A market leader for the study skills course, COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, Sixth Edition is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping students become actively engaged in their own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help students succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing them to practice it, and having them do self-assessments to gain feedback on their own success. This variety of strategies and activities, as well as authentic and engaging text material from numerous core subject areas, gives students opportunities to apply what they are learning to their course work in other college classes. Chapters such as Getting Ready to Learn, Setting Goals, Organizing Text Information, and Preparing for Essay Exams help students adjust to the new environment and expectations of college learning, and a dynamic website that accompanies the text provides students with additional resources for practice, transfer, and self-assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review E Book

Author : Pamela Primrose
ISBN : 9780323239134
Genre : Medical
File Size : 69.52 MB
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Prepare for phlebotomy certification and licensure exam success with Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive review book has 1,500 questions. A new pretest provides an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a mock certification exam at the end of the book tests your knowledge of necessary information. Organized into chapters that correlate with the trusted textbook by Warekois and Robinson, each chapter includes a content review followed by multiple-choice questions, each with an answer, a rationale, and a page-number reference to information in the companion textbook. An Evolve website offers even more opportunity to practice ,with all the questions in the book plus 500 extra and the ability to sort by category or test in study or exam modes. 100-question mock certification exam at the end of the book allows you to test your comprehension of the material and identify areas of strength and weakness to target study. Answers, rationales, and page-number references to the trusted companion test by Warekois and Robinson help you understand why your selected answer was right or wrong and strengthen your knowledge of key exam content areas. The Evolve site provides you with myriad opportunities for practice. With all the text questions plus an additional 500, you can take tests in exam or study mode and sort questions by category or chapter to tailor practice to your individual needs. Organized by chapters, each begins with a content review to break the subject of phlebotomy into manageable areas. Multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales in each chapter test your comprehension of the material. NEW! 1,500 questions provide you with even more opportunities for testing yourself and reinforcing the content. NEW! 100-question pretest at the beginning of the book lets you assess where you stand from the start so you can target your study accordingly. NEW! Photos and line drawings throughout the book illustrate what is being discussed and help you learn more about the equipment you will encounter on the job.
Category: Medical

P O W E R Learning Strategies For Success In College And Life

Author : Robert S Feldman
ISBN : 1260070573
Genre : Education
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P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only research-based student success series with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning maximizes students' potential for success in college and in life by addressing a diverse student population with real-world examples and applications in the context of their career. Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement; with the growth of their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and personal discipline needed for them to excel.
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Investing In Your College Education Learning Strategies With Readings

Author : Kathleen Hartman
ISBN : 9780547199856
Genre : Education
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INVESTING IN YOUR EDUCATION, 2nd Edition, enables students to grasp the connections between all the courses they take during the first year, the success skills they need in college, and the learning that will take place both in and outside the classroom. The textbook is based on the idea that students are making an enormous investment by going to college: an intellectual investment, a financial investment, and an investment of time. The Second Edition expands on this theme, aligning lessons in academic and life skills with readings from textbooks, journals, magazines, websites, and other news sources. This text exposes students to a broad range of disciplines they will likely encounter in their college career, and offers the opportunity to apply study skills to their future career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Primary Languages In Practice A Guide To Teaching And Learning

Author : Jones, Jane
ISBN : 9780335235322
Genre : Education
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Presents a framework of professional development for primary languages teachers. The book is aimed principally at trainee teachers on specialist primary languages training programmes, but also provides guidance for those on general Primary PGCE programmes.
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Orientation To College Learning

Author : Dianna L. Van Blerkom
ISBN : 1413018521
Genre : Education
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A concise text focused just on the essentials students need to achieve academic success! This straightforward, all-in-one guide covers basic college survival skills related to studying and course preparation. Its step-by-step approach to studying effectively, complemented with in-depth explanations for each skill presented, will equip students will all the learning skills and strategies they need. No other text does a better job of building on the student's previous years of studying to prepare them for intensive, fast-paced college courses.
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College Teaching

Author : Robert J. Menges
ISBN : UOM:39015031806667
Genre : College teaching
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This issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning elaborates three theoretical perspectives through which teaching can be viewed and explores their implications for the practice of teaching. These theoretical perspectives are the cognitive, which deals primarily with strategies by which information is processes; the motivational, which deals primarily with how learning is initiated and sustained; and the social, which examines the interpersonal context of teaching and learning. This volume also discusses personal, implicit theories and how instructors can weave multiple perspectives together to solve instructional problems. This is the 45th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
Category: College teaching

Student Success In Community Colleges

Author : Deborah J. Boroch
ISBN : 9780470606612
Genre : Education
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Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley
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Creating Self Regulated Learners

Author : Linda Nilson
ISBN : 9781579228699
Genre : Education
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Most of our students neither know how learning works nor what they have to do to ensure it, to the detriment both of their studies and their development as lifelong learners. The point of departure for this book is the literature on self-regulated learning that tells us that deep, lasting, independent learning requires learners to bring into play a range of cognitive skills, affective attitudes, and even physical activities – about which most students are wholly unaware; and that self-regulation, which has little to do with measured intelligence, can be developed by just about anyone and is a fundamental prerequisite of academic success. Linda Nilson provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation,the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop it. She presents an array of tested activities and assignments through which students can progressively reflect on, monitor and improve their learning skills; describes how they can be integrated with different course components and on various schedules; and elucidates how to intentionally and seamlessly incorporate them into course design to effectively meet disciplinary and student development objectives. Recognizing that most faculty are unfamiliar with these strategies, she also recommends how to prepare for introducing them into the classroom and adding more as instructors become more confident using them. The book concludes with descriptions of courses from different fields to offer models and ideas for implementation. At a time of so much concern about what our students are learning in college and how well prepared they are for the challenges of tomorrow’s economy and society, self-regulated learning provides a reassuring solution, particularly as studies indicate that struggling students benefit the most from practicing it.
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Active Learning In College Science

Author : Joel J. Mintzes
ISBN : 9783030336004
Genre : Science
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This book explores evidence-based practice in college science teaching. It is grounded in disciplinary education research by practicing scientists who have chosen to take Wieman’s (2014) challenge seriously, and to investigate claims about the efficacy of alternative strategies in college science teaching. In editing this book, we have chosen to showcase outstanding cases of exemplary practice supported by solid evidence, and to include practitioners who offer models of teaching and learning that meet the high standards of the scientific disciplines. Our intention is to let these distinguished scientists speak for themselves and to offer authentic guidance to those who seek models of excellence. Our primary audience consists of the thousands of dedicated faculty and graduate students who teach undergraduate science at community and technical colleges, 4-year liberal arts institutions, comprehensive regional campuses, and flagship research universities. In keeping with Wieman’s challenge, our primary focus has been on identifying classroom practices that encourage and support meaningful learning and conceptual understanding in the natural sciences. The content is structured as follows: after an Introduction based on Constructivist Learning Theory (Section I), the practices we explore are Eliciting Ideas and Encouraging Reflection (Section II); Using Clickers to Engage Students (Section III); Supporting Peer Interaction through Small Group Activities (Section IV); Restructuring Curriculum and Instruction (Section V); Rethinking the Physical Environment (Section VI); Enhancing Understanding with Technology (Section VII), and Assessing Understanding (Section VIII). The book’s final section (IX) is devoted to Professional Issues facing college and university faculty who choose to adopt active learning in their courses. The common feature underlying all of the strategies described in this book is their emphasis on actively engaging students who seek to make sense of natural objects and events. Many of the strategies we highlight emerge from a constructivist view of learning that has gained widespread acceptance in recent years. In this view, learners make sense of the world by forging connections between new ideas and those that are part of their existing knowledge base. For most students, that knowledge base is riddled with a host of naïve notions, misconceptions and alternative conceptions they have acquired throughout their lives. To a considerable extent, the job of the teacher is to coax out these ideas; to help students understand how their ideas differ from the scientifically accepted view; to assist as students restructure and reconcile their newly acquired knowledge; and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate what they have learned and apply it in novel circumstances. Clearly, this prescription demands far more than most college and university scientists have been prepared for.
Category: Science

College Learning And Study Skills

Author : Debbie Guice Longman
ISBN : 053462152X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 35.26 MB
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To succeed at anything, especially your classes, you'll need a plan. CLASS: COLLEGE LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS shows you simple academic strategies you can use right away to start getting better grades than you ever thought possible. Whether you want to develop your writing, research, or note-taking skills, this is the study skills textbook that will get you to a much higher level of success.
Category: Business & Economics

Supervision That Improves Teaching

Author : Susan Sullivan
ISBN : 0761939695
Genre : Education
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In this revised edition, the authors have taken their reflective clinical supervision process to a new level, with the planning conference now the heart of the supervision cycle.
Category: Education