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Developing Textbook Thinking

Developing Textbook Thinking - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0618123445

Cover of Developing Textbook Thinking 5TH 02 (ISBN 978-0618123445)
ISBN13: 978-0618123445
ISBN10: 061812344X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2002
International: No

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Developing Textbook Thinking - 5TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618123445

Sherrie L. Nist and William Diehl

ISBN13: 978-0618123445
ISBN10: 061812344X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The Fifth Edition of Developing Textbook Thinking continues to guide mid-to-high level developmental students through a series of highly successful strategies based on the authors own BCA system. A four-step process, BCA represents Before Reading, Staying Connected During Reading, and After Reading--Studying and Reviewing.

Students learn and practice specific strategies for each of the four steps such as mapping, compare/contrast charting, creating time lines, outlining, and making a study guide for review. General strategies for reading and studying are taught in the context of the BCA system, including how to find the main idea, identify supporting details, increase motivation, manage time effectively, and take lecture notes.

  • New! The appendix now offers a reading from both a chemistry textbook and a computer literacy text. Each of the additional selections represents a different discipline: psychology, history, chemistry, computer literacy, biology, and business.
  • New! Plugging In activities at the end of most chapters allow students to hone their Internet skills and learn to approach the Web as a learning tool.
  • In many chapters, A Scenario to Write About and Discuss depicts a studying problem and prompts students to suggest ideas and solutions based on the specific strategies discussed throughout the text.
  • Application Exercises allow students to practice the strategies on the readings at the end of each chapter and the textbook selections in the appendix, then apply and adapt each of these strategies to textbooks in their other courses.

Author Bio

Nist, Sherrie L. : The University of Georgia, Athens

Diehl, William : The Corporation for Business, Work, and Learning

Table of Contents

I. Understanding College Reading and Studying Demands

1. What You Have to Do

Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Assessment 1: Locating Your Reading Problems
Assessment 2: Study-Strategies Inventory
Assessment 3: Part I: College Study Demands
Assessment 3: Part II: A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
The Reading Journal: Becoming More Aware
Key Ideas
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Texts)
Plugging In
Selection from a Magazine: "Blood and Money"
Selection from a Magazine: "Prisoner of Pain"

2. Getting Started: The BCA of Successful Study

Introduction: The BCA
Before Your Read, Listen, Take Notes, and Study
Following Effective Strategies
The Basic Strategies
Key Ideas
A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Courses)
Plugging In
Selection from a Magazine: "I Hate School"

3. Finding the Motivation

Student Attitude and Responsibility
Immediate Gratification Versus Delayed Gratification
If Necessary, Wipe Out the Past
Developing the Big M
Key Ideas
Two Scenarios to Write About and Discuss
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Courses)
Plugging In
Selection from a Magazine: "First Born, Later Born, Rebel or Reactionary?"
Selection from a Magazine: "For $6,000, You Get a Pencil with the Answers Included"

4. Finding the Time

Self-Discipline
Setting Goals
Schedules
Key Ideas
A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
Application Exercises (DTT and Your Courses)
Critical Thinking Exercise
Plugging In

5. Taking Notes from Lectures

The Split-Page Method
Types of Lectures
Before the Lecture
Staying Connected: Listening to Lectures
Staying Connected: Taking Notes During the Lecture
After the Lecture
Modifying the Split-Page Method
Application Exercises (DTT or Your Courses)
Plugging In

6. Vocabulary Development

Understanding New Words and New Definitions
Using Context
Using the Dictionary
Using Structure
Generative Vocabulary Strategies
Key Ideas
A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
Vocabulary Exercises for an Article: "A Colony in the Sky"
Selection from a Magazine: "A Colony in the Sky"

7. Flexibility and Efficiency in Studying

Background Knowledge and Interest
Characteristics of Textbooks
Developing Reading-Rate Fluency and Flexibility
Reading Habits that Slow You Down
Strategies to Increase Fluency
Push Yourself to Read Faster
Flexibility
Key Ideas
A Scenario to Write About and Discuss
Application Exercises (DTT)
Selection from a Magazine: "The Date Who Rapes"
Selection from a Newspaper: "Why Everyone Is so Short-Tempered"

II: Developing the BCA of College Reading and Study Strategies

A Method of Efficient and Effective Study

8. Before You Read

Learning Principles
Before Reading
Set Goals and Begin to Formulate Test Questions
Selection from a Magazine: "Born Happy?"
Key Ideas
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Texts)
Plugging In
Selection from a Newspaper: "Measuring the Shape We're In"
Selection from a Magazine (Annotated): "Born Happy?"

9. Staying Connected During Reading

Learning Principles
Being Selective
Key Ideas
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Text)
Plugging In
Selection from a Chemistry Text (Annotated): "Matter and Energy"
Selection from a Psychology Text
Selection from a History Text (Annotated): "The New Frontier"
Selection from a Psychology Text: "The Psychology of Memory"

10. After You Read: Studying

Learning Principles
Rehearsal Strategies
Primary Rehearsal Strategies
Selecting the Most Appropriate Strategies
Secondary Rehearsal Strategies
Key Ideas
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Texts)

11. After You Study: Reviewing

Learning Principles
Reviewing
The PLAE Model
Key Ideas
Application Exercises (DTT)
Application Exercises (Your Texts)
PLAE Model Exercise
Plugging In

12. Pulling Everything Together: Preparing for Examinations

General Preparation Guidelines
Know the Academic Task
Tips on Reviewing for an Exam
Objective Tests
Essay Tests
Test Anxiety
Key Ideas
Two Scenarios to Think about and Discuss
Application Exercise (DTT)
Application Exercise (Your Courses)
Plugging In

Appendix: Selections from a Variety of Texts
Selection from a Psychology Text: "The Psychology of Memory"
Selection from a History Text: "Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-68"
Selection from a Chemistry Text: "Matter and Energy, Atoms and Molecules"
Selection from a Writing Text: "Evaluating Sources"
Selection from a Biological Science Text: "Genetics: The Science of Inheritance"
Selection from a Business Text: "Information Systems and Marketing Research"

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