"How learning math is different and why it pays off; Managing math anxiety and PTSD, and how to reduce test anxiety; How to create a positive study environment and manage your time; How to improve your reading and homework techniques; How to improve your math test-taking skills; and more!"
Who is this book for? First-year college students, high school students preparing for college, home school students, GED students, and students returning to college after an absence. It is important to know how to truly learn math, as well as how to apply math-specific study skills, as general study skills do not work in college-level math courses.
A high-impact student success course that benefits and sustains students in college and beyond. The program provides students with the skills, tools, and mind-set they need to succeed in a global and ever-changing marketplace.
"Stella Cottrell provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. She offers practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies."
"You'll be shown how to: format your notes; use headings and highlighting; write different types of text summaries and pictorial ones, including concept maps and mind maps; ask the right questions; make the right connections; review your notes; evaluate text to work out which strategy is appropriate."
"You will learn how to: Streamline and maximize your study time; Conquer procrastination; Absorb the material quickly and effectively; Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not; Target the paper topics that wow professors; Provide A+ answers on exams; Write stellar prose without the agony."
"Explains in an extremely clear, step-by-step way the ten skills most needed for literal and critical reading comprehension. Many examples, practices, tests, and comments are provided to ensure that students understand and master each skill. In general, the focus is on teaching the skills, not just on explaining or testing them."
"The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and by teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking, and critical thinking."
"This succinct guide helps writers to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of types of sources, including electronic and Internet sources. It features samples of writing and style sheets as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing."
"This guide teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate. It provides advice on what skills are needed to succeed in the job market, covering such topics as work ethic, speaking, writing, research, critical thinking, and problem solving."
"How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak's Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert."
"Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping."
Beliefs That Make You Fail... Or Succeed
What Students Should Know About How People Learn
Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
Putting Principles for Learning into Practice
I Blew the Exam, Now What?
College Advice: 10 Ways to Stop Procrastination Today