Downing's powerful guided journal entries have been retained from the original ON COURSE text to encourage students to explore essential life skills such as personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. The Study Skills Plus Edition engages students in a learner-centered construction of study skills knowledge, and gives students practice in applying empowerment strategies. The 2nd edition highlights the very process of learning how to solve academic challenges with improved study skills. The 2nd edition also features expanded coverage of diversity, emphasizing the many ways in which people are different and how these differences often influence the choices they make. Other new topics include a discussion of academic integrity, how to thrive in the college culture, and a research-based section on the importance of developing a growth mindset.
Whether you're learning in a classroom, online, or even in a book, good study habits are essential. Our lives are busy. It's hard enough to find the time to learn new skills, which means it's that much more important to maximize your efforts and ensure results.
Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment; the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.
Everything you need to know to succeed in college Want to do well in college but aren't sure how? This book makes clear what is expected from you and helps you to develop the skills you need to succeed. Covering all essential study skills such as reading, writing, note-taking, critical thinking, memory, test taking, time management and coping with stress as well as e-learning and numeracy, it provides you with all the tools you need to get good grades. No-nonsense advice and practical activities help you to identify those methods that work for you, making learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Lots of hands-on features such as checklists, templates and self-evaluation questionnaires allow for interactive learning and make the material directly relevant to you. Information is presented in manageable, bite-sized chunks, using distinctive visual features which serve as memory joggers, reinforce learning and make the book more fun and engaging than your usual textbooks. Written in an easily accessible style which is encouraging and motivational rather than patronizing, The Study Skills Handbook will help you to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan the future you want. Ideal for first-year college students, it develops skills which go beyond the first semester and will be essential throughout your degree program as well as your future career.