The Active Learner: Successful Study Strategies

Paperback | September 15, 2000

bySallie A. Brown, Douglas E. MillerForeword byGene Kerstiens

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This text offers a metacognitive approach that develops an awareness of students' thought processes, study strategies, attitudes, and habits. It discusses how students can learn more in less time and with greater ease and confidence, and the book's modular format accommodates the emergingneeds of any learning environment. Practice exercises are keyed to two new text excerpts. Together with an array of study-reading techniques, the authors introduce proven strategies for vocabulary building, memory improvement, test-taking skills, and library research strategies. The book incorporates the latest research in learningtheory and features an array of optional strategies, resulting in great flexibility of presentation and application for instructors. The authors consider student goals, lifestyles, and learning styles as factors that affect student understanding. Students take brief diagnostic surveys followed by guided practice in strategies to improve performance on certain tasks. The Third Edition offers the following additional improvements: * A new chapter that covers the stages of researching and writing a term paper. * A new glossary section. * A new chapter for creating a personal study profile. * A revised section for finding sources in the library, including suggestions for efficient online searches. * A journal entry at the end of each chapter.

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This text offers a metacognitive approach that develops an awareness of students' thought processes, study strategies, attitudes, and habits. It discusses how students can learn more in less time and with greater ease and confidence, and the book's modular format accommodates the emergingneeds of any learning environment. Practice exe...

Sallie A. Brown is at El Camino College (Emerita). Douglas E. Miller is an Educational Consultant.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.39 × 10.91 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195329864

ISBN - 13:9780195329865

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Table of Contents

Stage One: Study Strategies and TechniquesTake Inventory: Learning How You LearnInventory One: Personal ProfileInventory Two: Lifestyle GoalsInventory Three: Learning and Teaching StylesInventory Four: Present Study InventoryInventory Five: Preferred Teaching StylesSummary of InventoriesSummary Map of Stage OneJournal Entries: IntroductionStage Two: Evaluate Present Study Strategies and Time ManagementStage Three: Successful Study StrategiesStep One: Appreciating the Big Picture at CollegeStep Two: Separate Main Ideas From DetailsStep Three: Learn Study Strategies for Diverse DisciplinesStep Four: Read for MeaningStep Five: Develop Your VocabularyStep Six: Improve Your Lecture and Textbook NotesStep Seven: Review and MemorizeStep Eight: Improving Your Test-Taking SkillsStep Nine: Use Your LibraryStep Ten: Write a Research PaperStage Four: Create a Personal Study ProfileHistory Excerpt: "American Life in the Roaring Twenties, 1919-1929"Psychology Excerpt: "Stress and Health Psychology"