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

Keys to Effective Learning: Study Skills and Habits for Success (Pearson New International 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.

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Chapter 1 - Habits for Success: Reality Check Habit for Success: Persist Take Action: Prepare to Change a Habit Real People Persist: Yvette Gomez, Graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida Powerful Questions about Persisting Inside Tips from Sarah, Self-Management Coach Habit Summary: Persist Chapter 2 - Learning Styles: Building and Using Self-Knowledge Habit for Success: Keep Learning Real People Keep Learning: Dr. Joyce Bishop, Professor of Psychology at Golden West College Take Action: Link How You Learn to Coursework and Major Inside Tips from Carol, Career Coach Powerful Questions about Continuing to Learn Chapter 3 - Time and Money: Managing Important Resources Habit for Success: Think Before You Act Take Action: Make a To-Do List Inside Tips from Joyce, Technology Coach Powerful Questions about Thinking Before You Act Real People Think Before They Act: Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins, Graduates of Seton Hall University Take Action: Map Out Your Budget Habit Summary: Think Before You Act Chapter 4 - Setting and Reaching Goals: Using Values, Stress Management, and Teamwork Habit for Success: Reach Out to Others Take Action: Explore Your Core Values Take Action: Create a SMART Goal Achievement Plan Powerful Questions about Reaching Out to Others Real People Reach Out to Others: Louise Gaile Edrozo, Graduate of the Registered Nursing Program at Highline Community College, Des Moines, Washington Habit Summary: Reach Out to Others Chapter 5 - Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions Habit for Success: Create and Imagine Take Action: Analyze a Statement Real People Create and Imagine: Charlie Reinhardt, Graduate Student in Hotel Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Powerful Questions about Creating and Imagining Take Action: Gather Evidence of Your Creativity Inside Tips from Carol, Career Coach Habit Summary: Create and Imagine Chapter 6 - Memory: Maximizing Recall for Test Success Habit for Success: Put Your Senses to Work Real People Put Their Senses to Work Through the Power of Memory: Henry Gustav Molaison, a Man Without a Memory Take Action: Linking Memorization and Critical Thinking Inside Tips from Joyce, Technology Coach Take Action: Create Your Own Mnemonic Powerful Questions about Putting Your Senses to Work Habit Summary: Put Your Sense to Work Chapter 7 - Reading and Studying: Focusing on Print and Online Materials Habit for Success: Ask Questions Take Action: Survey a Text Inside Tips from Sarah, Self-Management Real People Ask Questions: Candace Payne, George Washington University, Pre-Med Student Take Action: Mark Up a Page to Learn Powerful Questions about Asking Questions Habit Summary: Ask Questions Chapter 8 - Reading Across the Disciplines: Math, Science, Social Science, and Literacy Texts Habit for Success: Use What You Know Powerful Questions about Using What You Know Inside Tips from Joyce, Technology Coach Real People Use What They Know to Learn and Solve Problems: Laban Seyoum, Political Science Graduate Student, Southern Connecticut State University Take Action: Connect Courses in Different Disciplines to Your Own Success Habit Summary: Use What You Know Chapter 9 - Active Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information Habit for Success: Listen Actively Powerful Questions about Listening Actively Real People Listen Actively: Ismael Valenzuela, Iraq War Veteran and Student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College Inside Tips from Carol, Career Coach Take Action: Prepare to Listen and Take Notes in Your Hardest Class Take Action: Combine Class and Text Notes Habit Summary: Listen Actively Chapter 10 - Test Taking I: Test Preparation and Objective Tests Habit for Success: Take Responsible Risks Take Action: Organize for Test Success Powerful Questions about Responsible Risk Inside Tips from Sarah, Self-Management Real People Take Responsible Risks: Carla Baku, Stanford University English Major Take Action: Learn from Your Mistakes Habit Summary: Take Responsible Risks Chapter 11 - Test Taking II: Getting Results on Essay Tests and Graded Projects Habit for Success: Be Flexible Inside Tips from Carol, Career Coach Take Action: Write to the Action Verb Real People Think Flexibly: Abigail Holtz, Transferred to Tufts University from Art School Powerful Questions about Flexibility Take Action: Be Part of a Virtual Team Habit Summary: Be Flexible Chapter 12 - Moving Toward Success: Putting Habits to Work How 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 Research Appendix B - Communicating Ideas Through Writing Appendix C - Problem-Solving Strategies for Math and Science Courses

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292042626
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781292042626
  • weight: 872
  • ISBN10: 1292042621
  • edition: Pearson New International Edition

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