Essential Study Skills (Textbook-specific CSFI)
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For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses.
Forms of Notesâ•… 329 Studying from Comparison Chartsâ•… 330 c Index Card Notesâ•… 332 A Comprehensive Set of Index Card Notesâ•… 332 Studying from Index Card Notesâ•… 332 Learning Objectives Reviewâ•… 336 Review Questionsâ•… 337 Chapter 12 Developing Skills for Objective Testsâ•… 338 c True-False Questionsâ•… 341 Essential Strategies for True-False Questionsâ•… 341 Items in a Seriesâ•… 341 Modifiersâ•… 342 Definition Cluesâ•… 344 Relationship Cluesâ•… 345 Negativesâ•… 346 c
identify ways to create balance in your life. 90 3 Create and use effective term, weekly, and daily schedules to manage your time. Describe the four kinds of goals deﬁned by time required to achieve goals; describe and use the four steps for writing goals. Chapter Outline ᭤ ᭤ ᭤ 4 ᭤ Balance in Your Life The Pie of Life The Increase-Decrease Method Kinds of Schedules Term Schedules Weekly Schedules Daily Schedules Adjusting to Change Goal-Setting Strategies Task Schedules Goal
resistant to the physical and emotional effects of stress. Your body becomes better equipped to handle stress when stress does occur. Sleep CONCEPT CHECK 5.22 What is the relationship between hours of sleep and stress? How many hours of sleep do you get per night on a regular basis? Strive to eliminate poor sleep patterns by establishing consistent sleep and waking times. Plan your time as best possible so you can get your sleep pattern on a regular schedule. Resetting your body’s time clock
Self-Confidence “I don’t get it. It’s too confusing. Maybe it will make more sense tomorrow.” Task Too Difficult or Complex 147 “I wasn’t there when that was explained. How am I supposed to know what to do?” “There’s too much noise and no place to work. I’ll do the work on the weekend after I clean and when everyone is gone…maybe.” Unconducive Environment Lack of Skills or “Know-How” Overestimating the Time Needed “I already have too much on my plate. There’s no way I can start that now.”
your test time wisely. If you have time available after you have answered all the questions, check your answers. Do not change answers if you are panicking or feel time is running out. Do change answers if you can justify the change; perhaps other questions on the test gave you clues or helped you recall information that affects your original answer. ❚ Do not leave answer spaces blank if you start to run out of time. In most cases, you will automatically lose points if you leave an answer space