Keys to Effective Learning: Pearson New International Edition: Study Skills and Habits for Success (6th edition)

Keys to Effective Learning: Pearson New International Edition: Study Skills and Habits for Success (6th edition)

By: Carol J. Carter (author), Joyce Bishop (author), Sarah Lyman Kravits (author)Paperback

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For courses in Study Skills, Student Success, Freshman Seminar or "University 101". The sixth edition is geared to students who are academically underprepared for college-level studies, especially first-generation and at-risk students. The text helps students build habits for success and develop the thinking, self-management, and study skills they need to succeed academically, and has been streamlined to focus more on essential study skills, with greater coverage of memory, studying, reading, and test-taking. It retains its acclaimed simple-to-use Critical and Creative Thinking coverage, and adds relevance by addressing the two greatest barriers to staying in school-time and money management. Understanding how you think is key; this revision promotes students' self-awareness, and offers a pre- and post-course assessment. The Habits for Success theme is more integrated and practical to ensure students develop the tools needed to increase their preparedness, confidence, and commitment to learning. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more! TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module.


Chapter 1 - Habits for Success: Reality CheckHabit for Success: PersistTake Action: Prepare to Change a HabitReal People Persist: Yvette Gomez, Graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaPowerful Questions about PersistingInside Tips from Sarah, Self-Management CoachHabit Summary: Persist Chapter 2 - Learning Styles: Building and Using Self-KnowledgeHabit for Success: Keep LearningReal People Keep Learning: Dr. Joyce Bishop, Professor of Psychology at Golden West CollegeTake Action: Link How You Learn to Coursework and MajorInside Tips from Carol, Career CoachPowerful Questions about Continuing to Learn Chapter 3 - Time and Money: Managing Important ResourcesHabit for Success: Think Before You ActTake Action: Make a To-Do ListInside Tips from Joyce, Technology CoachPowerful Questions about Thinking Before You ActReal People Think Before They Act: Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins, Graduates of Seton Hall UniversityTake Action: Map Out Your BudgetHabit Summary: Think Before You Act Chapter 4 - Setting and Reaching Goals: Using Values, Stress Management, and TeamworkHabit for Success: Reach Out to OthersTake Action: Explore Your Core ValuesTake Action: Create a SMART Goal Achievement PlanPowerful Questions about Reaching Out to OthersReal People Reach Out to Others: Louise Gaile Edrozo, Graduate of the Registered Nursing Program at Highline Community College, Des Moines, WashingtonHabit Summary: Reach Out to Others Chapter 5 - Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems and Making DecisionsHabit for Success: Create and ImagineTake Action: Analyze a StatementReal People Create and Imagine: Charlie Reinhardt, Graduate Student in Hotel Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPowerful Questions about Creating and ImaginingTake Action: Gather Evidence of Your CreativityInside Tips from Carol, Career CoachHabit Summary: Create and Imagine Chapter 6 - Memory: Maximizing Recall for Test SuccessHabit for Success: Put Your Senses to WorkReal People Put Their Senses to Work Through the Power of Memory: Henry Gustav Molaison, a Man Without a MemoryTake Action: Linking Memorization and Critical ThinkingInside Tips from Joyce, Technology CoachTake Action: Create Your Own MnemonicPowerful Questions about Putting Your Senses to WorkHabit Summary: Put Your Sense to Work Chapter 7 - Reading and Studying: Focusing on Print and Online MaterialsHabit for Success: Ask QuestionsTake Action: Survey a TextInside Tips from Sarah, Self-ManagementReal People Ask Questions: Candace Payne, George Washington University, Pre-Med StudentTake Action: Mark Up a Page to LearnPowerful Questions about Asking QuestionsHabit Summary: Ask Questions Chapter 8 - Reading Across the Disciplines: Math, Science, Social Science, and Literacy TextsHabit for Success: Use What You KnowPowerful Questions about Using What You KnowInside Tips from Joyce, Technology CoachReal People Use What They Know to Learn and Solve Problems: Laban Seyoum, Political Science Graduate Student, Southern Connecticut State UniversityTake Action: Connect Courses in Different Disciplines to Your Own SuccessHabit Summary: Use What You Know Chapter 9 - Active Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording InformationHabit for Success: Listen ActivelyPowerful Questions about Listening ActivelyReal People Listen Actively: Ismael Valenzuela, Iraq War Veteran and Student at the Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeInside Tips from Carol, Career CoachTake Action: Prepare to Listen and Take Notes in Your Hardest ClassTake Action: Combine Class and Text NotesHabit Summary: Listen Actively Chapter 10 - Test Taking I: Test Preparation and Objective TestsHabit for Success: Take Responsible RisksTake Action: Organize for Test SuccessPowerful Questions about Responsible RiskInside Tips from Sarah, Self-ManagementReal People Take Responsible Risks: Carla Baku, Stanford University English MajorTake Action: Learn from Your MistakesHabit Summary: Take Responsible Risks Chapter 11 - Test Taking II: Getting Results on Essay Tests and Graded ProjectsHabit for Success: Be FlexibleInside Tips from Carol, Career CoachTake Action: Write to the Action VerbReal People Think Flexibly: Abigail Holtz, Transferred to Tufts University from Art SchoolPowerful Questions about FlexibilityTake Action: Be Part of a Virtual TeamHabit Summary: Be Flexible Chapter 12 - Moving Toward Success: Putting Habits to WorkHow Do the Habits for Success Keep You Moving Ahead?How Can You Apply Each Habit Toward Positive Change?How Will the Habits Power Your Successful Future? Appendix A - Guide to Library and Internet ResearchAppendix B - Communicating Ideas Through WritingAppendix C - Problem-Solving Strategies for Math and Science Courses

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  • ISBN13: 9781292042626
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781292042626
  • weight: 872
  • ISBN10: 1292042621
  • edition: 6th edition

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