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College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner

College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner
Author: Dianna L. Van Blerkom
ISBN 13: 9780495913511
ISBN 10: 495913510
Edition: 7
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011-01-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $177.95

Van Blerkom (U. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) helps students identify their learning style and select the most appropriate learning strategies with self-assessment tools and applications. Coverage includes managing time; setting goals; improving memory, learning, and concentration; reading and marking textbooks; organizing text information; preparing for exams; taking objective tests; preparing and taking essay tests; and preparing for final exams. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


This text provides a step-by-step approach to college study skills, offering strategies for different types of learners and different types of courses. Excerpts from college textbooks in many disciplines help students practice new skills, and some 100 examples show how other students have used the strategies. Self-evaluation activities are included. This fourth edition features a method for students to assess their own learning styles, new material on test taking and overcoming math anxiety, and new key terms and chapter review questions. Van Blerkom is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)