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Striving for Excellence in College : Tips for Active Learning

Striving for Excellence in College : Tips for Active Learning - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130220585

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Striving for Excellence in College : Tips for Active Learning - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130220585

M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley

ISBN13: 978-0130220585
ISBN10: 0130220582
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This brief but comprehensive, reader-friendly book takes a practical, direct approach to teaching students of college--and life--how to be more effective learners. It offers useful, immediate tips that can be used every day in almost every learning situation. Containing numerous concrete suggestions that any learner can use to accelerate achievement in college and beyond, it also provides a model of what it means to take our minds seriously. Chapter topics include how to take charge of your own learning and avoid being entertained, mental habits that interfere with active learning, evaluating reasoning, asking questions and making sense of reasoning, and finding peers who respect active learning. For anyone who loves to learn, or wants to become more open to and capable of this process.

Table of Contents

1. Mountains Must Be Climbed to Reach the Other Side.

I. ATTITUDES.

2. Taking Charge of Your Own Learning.
3. Resisting the Need to Be Entertained.
4. Resisting Mental Habits That Interfere with Active Learning.
5. Taking Pride in Doubt.

II. KNOWLEDGE.

6. Asking Questions to Help Make Sense of the Reasoning.
7. Asking Questions to Evaluate the Reasoning.
8. Asking Questions That Make Connections.
9. Preparing for a Class Where Active Learning Takes Place.
10. Taking Notes for Active Learning.
11. Searching for Clarity in Texts, Lectures, Discussions, and Assignments.

III. EXTERNAL CONDITIONS.

12. Finding Peers Who Respect Active Learning.
13. Adjusting to Professors Who Seem Not to Encourage Active Learning.
14. Discovering Multiple Perspectives.


Epilogue: Looking Back and Moving Forward.

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