Keys to Effective Learning: Study Skills and Habits for Success (United States ed of 6th revised ed)

Keys to Effective Learning: Study Skills and Habits for Success (United States ed of 6th revised ed)

By: Sarah Lyman Kravits (author), Joyce Bishop (author), Carol J. Carter (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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Carol Carter was a C student in high school. During her senior year, she got a wake up call when her brother told her that she had intelligence, but she wouldn't go far in life unless she believed in herself enough to work hard. She began college knowing she was "behind the 8-ball" in terms of her skills. What she lacked in experience, she made up for with elbow grease and persistence. She maximized her strength as an interpersonal and intrapersonal learner. The work paid off and she graduated college with honors and a desire to help other students. Carol is committed to helping students turn on their brains, get motivated, and discover their abilities. As President of her own company, LifeBound, she teaches study, interpersonal, and career skills to middle school and high school students in order to help them become competitive in today's global world. She trains and certifies coaches in academic coaching skills, and focuses on at-risk students with her volunteer teaching at the federal prison and her LifeBound work in the Denver housing projects. "All students are at-risk for something whether it is academic, emotional, social, or economic," says Carol. "If each of us is allowed to be human and accept our flaws, we can overcome our limitations and be the best for ourselves and others." Carol also speaks on educational topics nationally and internationally. Her first book, Majoring in the Rest of Your Life, launched her writing career and opened the door to her work on the Keys to Success series. Joyce Bishop has taught college students for more than twenty years. After struggling with a learning disability as a student, she focused on her visual and logical-mathematical learning abilities and went on to earn a PhD in psychology. Right now, she is in her dream job as Staff Development Coordinator at Golden West College, while still teaching three classes. She enjoys training other faculty in effective teaching and learning strategies and also in how to teach online. For five years Joyce was voted "favorite teacher," she was Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000, and in 2008 received the Hayward Award, a State Teaching Award. Joyce co-founded a program 19 years ago for poor women from abusive backgrounds. Since that time, the Pathways to Independence non-profit foundation has sent 255 young women to college, and 195 have graduated into gainful employment. While the young women have come from backgrounds as diverse as prison, extreme poverty, abuse, or psychological disorders, Joyce has been their champion. One of her Pathways graduates is Valerie, who obtained her degree in nursing and is now working at a major university hospital as a pediatric nurse. "It is so inspiring to see what these girls do with their lives," says Joyce, "once they know that they can do anything." Sarah Lyman Kravits lives the strategies for success she writes about. As an author and mother of three children aged 10, 8, and 4, she faces the challenges of time management, goal achievement, and fulfilling responsibilities (not to mention eating right and getting enough sleep). In her writing and research, she works to keep up with technology and the growth of knowledge. In her relationships with work colleagues all over the country, she strives for integrity, effective communication, productive teamwork and, most of all, flexibility. Creativity also plays a dominant role. Along with her husband, an actor and musician, she promotes creative ideas and actions in the home as well as during her writing hours at the computer. Unlike Carol and Joyce, Sarah thrived in school from an early age based on her strength in verbal-linguisticand logical-mathematical learning. A few years after graduating from the University of Virginia as a Jefferson Scholar, she worked as program director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. This work led her into co-authoring her first student success text and the realization she was driven to empower students to reach their goals. "Lifelong learning is the essential success skill," says Sarah. "Learning gives you a chance to go beyond just thinking about your dreams so that you can make them happen."


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 - Communicating Ideas Through Writing Appendix B - Problem-Solving Strategies for Math and Science Courses

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/01/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780137007509
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780137007509
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0137007507
  • edition: United States ed of 6th revised ed

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