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Foundations for Learning: Claiming Your Education Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2012 Update -- Access Card Package, 3rd Edition

By Laurie L. Hazard, Jean-Paul Nadeau

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 12, 2012

Description

This book is appropriate for courses in First-Year Experience, College Success, and Study Skills. The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis theme of 'claiming an education' and taking responsibility for one's own education

 

Foundations for Learning addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. At its core, this text is based on the psychology of adjustment. Students are pushed to consider how each mindset, perception, and attitude connects with their skill sets, and how one influences the other.  The text encourages students to use this insight to make the necessary adjustments to their new role as college students.  It offers an acute awareness of first-year student needs, an intellectual approach, and a tight framework. It is primarily focused on the development of academic adjustment issues and meta-cognitive strategies as they naturally unfold during the first semester, as opposed to primarily focusing on social adjustment issues or issues that aren’t immediately relevant such as career development and is written in a challenging yet accessible way. This revision covers emerging technologies, broadens its audience, and more.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

 

Introduction

 

PART I: Adjusting to the Environment of Higher Education and Understanding Yourself as a College Student

Chapter One Becoming Part of a Scholarly Community

Chapter Two Developing Academic Self-Concept 

Chapter Three Reconceiving Diversity  

 

Part II: Reflecting On How Mindset Influences Your Study Behaviors and Reaching Your Academic Goals

Chapter Four Planning, Prioritizing, and Procrastination 

Chapter Five Developing Malleable Mindsets and Metacognitive Skills  

 

Part III: Implementing Strategies and Habits for Peak Academic Performance

Chapter Six Developing Communication Skills

Chapter Seven Reading and Taking Notes for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams

Chapter Eight Taking Responsibility in College and Life

 

Glossary 

 

Index    

 

 

Full Contents

 

Introduction

 

PART I: Adjusting to the Environment of Higher Education and Understanding Yourself as a College Student

 

Chapter One Becoming Part of a Scholarly Community

    The Professor and Student Contract

    Intellectual Curiosity

    Active versus Passive Learning

    Collaboration

    Doing Research

    Plagiarism and Intellectual Property

    Claimining an Education

Chapter Two Developing Academic Self-Concept 

    Relating to Your Family and Culture: How Developing Academic Self-Concept Has been Developing Up to Now

    Relating to Your New Peers

    Relating in Cyberspace

    Relating to your New Environment

Chapter Three Reconceiving Diversity  

    Diversity in College

    The Difficulty of Defining Diversity

    Define Diversity

    The Downside of Difference

    Delving into Diversity

 

Part II: Reflecting On How Mindset Influences Your Study Behaviors and Reaching Your Academic Goals

 

Chapter Four Planning, Prioritizing, and Procrastination

    Time Management and Academic Goal Setting

    Time Management and College Success

    Self-Regulating Your Own Learning

        Consider the 8-8-8 Formula

    How to Manage Your Time

        Be Sure to Plan and Organize

        Plan for a suitable Place to Study

        Learn to Avoid Procrasitination

    Behavior Management, Motivation, and Procrastination    

        Procrastiantion and Motivation

        Procrastination has Consequences

        Gaining Control over Procrastination  

Chapter Five Developing Malleable Mindsets and Metacognitive Skills 

     Why Should I Change?

    Student Attituted Toward Learning

        What is your Locus of Control?

        Measure Your Locus of Control with the Trice Academic Locus of Control Scale

        The Relationship Amoung Locus of Control, Study Habits, and Grade Point Average

    Theories of Intelligence

        Dweck's Mindset Theory    

        Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

        Goleman's Theory of Emotional Intelligence

    Approaches to Learning

        The Process of Leaning Changes Your Brain

        Thinking Critically

        Identify Your Learning Style(s)

        Writing to Learn and Journal Writing Can Help you Better Understand How You Learn

        Portfolio Development Is Another Useful Metacognitive Activity

        Read Actively to Become a Better Reader

        Text Annotation Encourages Active Reading

 

Part III: Implementing Strategies and Habits for Peak Academic Performance

 

Chapter Six Developing Communication Skills

    Written Products versus the Writing Process

        Prewrite to generate Ideas

        Organize Your Ideas

        Draft Your Ideas

        Revise Each Draft

    Using Feedback to best Advantage

        Your Faculty Provide Feedback via Graded Papers

        Faculty Can Also Provide Feedback During Office Hours

        Your Classmates May Provide Feedback During Peer Review

        The Writing Center Is Another Great Place to Get Feedback

    Participating in Class Discussing

    Writing the Research Paper

        Formulate a Reseach Question

        Find Appropriate and Useful Sources

        Evaluate your Sources

        Selects Potential Material from your Sources

        Utilize the Evidence You Have ollected to Your Best Advantage

        Conduct Your Research Ethically

        The Function of Citation Formats

    Making In-Class Presentations  

Chapter Seven Reading and Taking Notes for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams

    The Components of Test Preparation

        Be Aware of Course Objectives

        Take Comprehensive Notes

        Connect Important Ideas

        Gather Internal Feedback

        Approaches to Note Taking

        It Is Important to Have an Organized System of Taking Notes

        Use Shorthand When Taking Notes

        Coordinate Yoru Class/Lecture Notes with Your Reading Notes

        The Read Actively, Take Notes Before You Read

        Study with a Group

    Benefits of Employing These Approaches to Studying

    Approaches to Test Taking

        Here is Some Advice for Taking Multiple-Choice Exams

        Here is Some Advice for Responding to True-False QUestions

        In-Class Essay Exams Don't Have to Be So Daunting

    Self-Evaulation ofPreparedness for Test and Exams

Chapter Eight Taking Responsibility in College and Life

    Foundations for Learning Themes: Developing the Habits of Mind for Success in College and Life

 

Glossary 

 

Index 

 

 

 

 

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ISBN-10: 0-321-87120-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-87120-6

Format: Alternate Binding

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