Summary: This text uses critical thinking as a unifying concept, so students learn to synthesize ideas from multiple sources and to make interdisciplinary connections. The text provides valuable skills which facilitate learning throughout the college years. A new reader, which includes twenty-five practice readings drawn from current textbooks in twelve disciplines, is organized under major cross-disciplinary topics (for example, human beings and language). New material has b
een added on choosing a major and degree planning, using campus resources, listening, reading (including using a dictionary, thesaurus, and glossary, and varying reading speed), and using computerized indexes, databases, and periodical indexes in the library.
Summary: This text uses critical thinking as a unifying concept, so students learn to synthesize ideas from multiple sources and to make interdisciplinary connections. The text provides valuable skills which facilitate learning throughout the college years. A new reader, which includes twenty-five practice readings drawn from current textbooks in twelve disciplines, is organized under major cross-disciplinary topics (for example, human beings and language). New material has been added on choosing a major and degree planning, using campus resources, listening, reading (including using a dictionary, thesaurus, and glossary, and varying reading speed), and using computerized indexes, databases, and periodical indexes in the library. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press Year Published: 1996 International: No
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Wood, Nancy : University of Texas at Arlington
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I. How to Get Started
1. Lead From Your Strengths and Plan for Success 2. Get Focused, Concentrate, Stay Motivated 3. Organize Your Study Materials, Study Place, and Time 4. Learn, Think, and Make Connections
II. How to Learn in Class
5. Analyze Your Classes and Develop a Flexible Learning Style 6. Participate in Class Discussion and Group Work 7. Take Lecture Notes and Use Them to Think, Learn, and Remember 8. Learn Specialized and General Vocabulary
III. How to Read Your Textbooks
9. Preread and Survey Books and Chapters 10. Read to Comprehend Ideas 11. Take Reading Notes, Make Maps, Write Summaries
IV. How to Prepare for and Take Exams
12. Learn to Prepare for Exams 13. Develop Expertise in Taking Exams
V. How to Write Papers and Give Reports
14. Develop a Process for Writing College Papers 15. Learn to Do Library Research 16. Give Oral Reports with Confidence
17. Evaluate Your Skills and Set Your Future Goals The Reader:
I. Practice Learning, Thinking, Making Connections II. Practice the Reading Process III. Preparing For A Global Society
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