Appropriate for a range of students, including adult learners, those with learning disabilities, and others considered at risk, Essential Study Skills follows a step-by-step approach that can be adapted to any learning style. Instructors may use the ...
ay use the text to guide students at a slower pace, or encourage more independent readers to set their own. The emphasis remains on classroom discussion, application, and critical thinking, and now includes more examples of visual mapping and photographs that help students connect to the material.
Content has been reorganized and revised, including new information on active reading and thinking, verbalizing and visualizing, and converting words to pictures in Chapter 8. Section 5 now contains two chapters on test-taking skills that focus on using effective strategies for objective, short answer, and essay tests for optimal performance on the day of the test. Chapter 13, now titled Developing Strategies for Recall, Math, and Essay Testing, includes coverage of six types of test-taking errors, the RSTUV problem-solving method, and identifying themes for essay questions.
Each chapter includes Terms to Know on the opening page to help students identify key vocabulary.Reflection Writing Assignments help instructors understand students' skill levels and their ability to apply chapter concepts to personal and study habits, and also promote critical thinking and utilization of strategies and concepts in a cumulative assignment.Collaborative Learning Activities in each chapter provide small group exercises that enhance student interest and promote critical thinking.Icons appear throughout the text to highlight Web Activities, including interactive practice tests and exercises that can be scored online or emailed to instructors.