Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? by Steve PiscitelliStudy Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? by Steve Piscitelli

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?

bySteve Piscitelli

Paperback | December 27, 2011

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Immediately has the student address an age-old question, “Why do I have to take this course?”, through assessment of strengths and weaknesses and critically applying what is relevant to their situation.

 

Study Skills poses assessment of strengths and weaknesses allow students to self-identify what they already do well as a whole and what they need to improve, then take shorter assessments specific to the study skill topic of each chapter. Chapter opening situations are presented through crisply written 'problem based learning' vignettes to engage in critical thinking and is referenced in key points to reinforce the R.E.D. model. Each chapter concludes with the reader asked to critically apply objectives and strategies and propose a plan for the student in the scenario, again 'problem based learning'. Priority management is a key feature and distinct from time management, as well as Information literacy coverage including social media and how to write for social media - strong and timely.

Steve Piscitelli has dedicated himself to the processes of teaching and learning for more than three decades. An award-winning teacher, he has taught students of varying abilities and levels, from middle school through the university level. Currently, Steve is a tenured professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville.   Steve ear...
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Title:Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132789515

ISBN - 13:9780132789516

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION: TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU CREATED YESTERDAY    

CHAPTER 1:  DO I REALLY NEED THIS STUFF   

CHAPTER 2: CRITICAL THINKING

CHAPTER 3: PRIORITY MANAGEMENT 

CHAPTER 4: INFORMATION LITERACY    

CHAPTER 5: MOTIVATION AND GOAL SETTING

CHAPTER 6: LEARNING STYLES

CHAPTER 7: CLASS TIME LISTENING AND NOTE-TAKING

CHAPTER 8: REVIEWING AND USING YOUR NOTES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM 

CHAPTER 9: READING    

CHAPTER 10: MEMORY    

CHAPTER 11: TEST PREPARATION AND TEST PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER 12: CIVILITY    

CHAPTER 13: THE CHOICES YOU MAKE   

 

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Editorial Reviews

"This is an author that you cannot stop reading — he makes you want to invite him over for a cup of coffee and discuss the lives and plans of our most precious future — our students. He has the most interesting way of writing about academic and personal challenges while suggesting hopeful and positive solutions."  -- Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University   "It is a thoughtful, well-crafted book that simply describes common problems students have and offers some common-sense solutions." -- Dr. Cari Kenner, St. Cloud State University   "Respectful. Piscitelli described social and learning dynamics as if discussing them with a colleague. This makes his writing style respectful and approachable in that he never seems condescending or critical.  He explains to readers several phenomena that impact learning outcomes and provides self-reflective activities for the interested reader…and many will be because of this approach."  --Chad Luke, Tennessee Tech University   "Piscitelli approaches study skills with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help students build effective study techniques." -- Brenda Marks, Ed. D., Clackamas Community College