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College Reading and Study Skills

College Reading and Study Skills - 5th edition

College Reading and Study Skills - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780155016415

ISBN10: 0155016415

College Reading and Study Skills by Nancy V. Wood - ISBN 9780155016415
Edition: 5TH 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 1996
International: No
College Reading and Study Skills by Nancy V. Wood - ISBN 9780155016415

ISBN13: 9780155016415

ISBN10: 0155016415

Edition: 5TH 96


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.

Author Bio

Wood, Nancy : University of Texas at Arlington

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

VI. Summary

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