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Dear Teacher: Expert Advice for Effective Study Skills

Dear Teacher: Expert Advice for Effective Study Skills

By: William H. Peltz (author)Paperback

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Cleverly written in a 'Dear Abby' format, this guide is ideal for secondary teachers, parents, and the secondary students struggling to keep their grades up as courses become more difficult, move at a faster pace, and cover more material than ever before.Addressing common defense mechanisms and rationalizations students use to avoid studying, the first section of the book shows teachers how to introduce and promote effective studying techniques in their classrooms. Sections two through five offer specific study strategies for note-taking, doing homework, preparing for tests (including brain-based strategies for improving chances for success with various test formats), and preparing for standardized assessments.


PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorPart I - Overcoming Obstacles and Negative Attitudes1. Stinkin?, Thinkin?, and Other Roadblocks2. My Homework Is Boring3. Who Has the Time for Homework?4. Just Add Water - Skill Development Takes Time5. I?m too Tired to Study6. Get a Coach - Your Very Own Personal Trainer for StudyingPart II - Notebooks and Note-Taking Skills7. Bring the Correct Notebook to Class8. The How-Many-Notebooks-Do-I-Need Dilemma9. Note-Taking Formats10. Note-Taking Shortcuts11. Taping a ClassPart III - Homework Skills12. Recording Assignments13. Misplaced Homework14. Why Even Do Homework?15. Location, Location, Location - What is a Good Study Environment?16. Sit on the Floor or at my Desk? ? Setting up an Effective Study Environment17. Background Music and Homework18. Wandering Focus19. Pressure vs. Stress20. Homework Schedules21. Ready, Set....Don?t Start - Procrastination22. Giving too Much Help to Friends23. Too Much Parental Help24. Brief Nightly Review of Notes25. How to Read Informational Texts26. Reading Rates27. Take Notes While Reading?Part IV - Test Preparation and Test-taking Skills28. Studying for Easy and Hard Subjects29. Overcoming Spelling Problems30. Is it Possible to Study too Long for a Test?31. Mnemonics32. Overwhelmed and Stuck33. Finding Clues About Test Content34. Study Cards35. Long-Term Memory Formation; Rehearsal and Recitation36. Memorizing Long Lists37. Forgetting and Cramming38. Directives39. Food for the Brain40. Preparing for Free Response Questions41. Preparing for True/False Tests42. Preparing for Multiple Choice Questions43. Preparing for Open Book Tests44. Problems Finishing the Tests45. Proofreading46. Study Groups47. Remembering Locations - Episodic Memory48. Should You Keep Your Eyes on Your Paper?49. Analyzing Returning TestsPart V - Exams50. Preparing for and Taking Exams and High-Stake TestsReferencesIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412938839
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412938839
  • ISBN10: 141293883X

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