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Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? (2nd Edition)

Steve Piscitelli

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ISBN 10: 0135146577 / ISBN 13: 9780135146576
Published by Prentice Hall 2008-03-06, 2008
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Title: Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? (...

Publisher: Prentice Hall 2008-03-06

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2.

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Are students doing what is required to get them where they want to go?This book gets students to ask and answer this vital question. Written by a master teacher, the 2nd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? makes potentially difficult and dry subject matter come alive by integrating two critical themes for student and life success: critical thinking and personal choice. Each study skill is introduced and built on specific standards of critical thinking, and then the reader immediately practices the study skills they need for academic success. The second theme, personal choice, reinforces responsible decision making and follow-through to put potential and ambition into action. Ambition is the desire; potential the ability; initiative is the doing. Effective study skills will empower students to do what is needed to master their course requirements and this book will provide the necessary tools!

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Written by a master teacher, the second edition ofStudy Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? ensures that potentially difficult and dry subject matter comes alive by integrating two core themes: critical thinking and personal choice.

 

Students must engage in significant and deep learning to make classroom strategies immediately applicable and sustainable for long-term success. This book realistically meets students where they are.  It recognizes and builds upon the knowledge and study skill strategies students already possess while emphasizing the need for critical thinking and personal responsibility. Piscitelli encourages students to reflect on their skill base, embrace change--and enjoy the sustained growth fostered by that change.

 

Features include:

  • Opening chapter questionnaires that encourage students to CRITICALLY ASSESS their current level of skill
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES begin and end each chapter, allowing students to demonstrate new knowledge and competencies
  • REALITY CHECKS at the end of each chapter ask students to utilize new skills to solve real-life dilemmas.
  • More than 120 reflective activities allow students to IMMEDIATELY PUT INTO PRACTICE the study skills they will need for academic success
  • NEW CHAPTER on CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM provides guidelines for interaction with classmates, instructors, and their community
  • NEW CHAPTER on INFORMATION LITERACY gives students timely strategies for navigating this essential part of their college education
  • At last, a skills text that provides the necessary tools to succeed and the ‘Why’ behind it!

 

“This text offers comparable coverage, and even more extensive coverage than most study skills textbooks with more specific detail.”

--Michelle Byrd, East Tennessee State University

 

“The topic of civility is extraordinarily apropos for today’s student!”

--Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University

 

Additional Support — in and out of the classroom...

 

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Second Edition, has its own Companion Website designed to help students review the text material.  This site (www.prenhall.com/piscitelli) can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty will find an array of resources.  In addition, instructors will be pleased to know this book offers an instructor’s manual and test bank, computerized test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

 

Start strong. Finish stronger.

 

www.MyStudentSuccessLab.com

 

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