ERIC Number: ED255829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Yourself: A Guide to Better Study Skills and Habits.
This guide was developed to help students learn how to study. Suggestions are given for when to study, where to study, what to study, and how to study. The need to understand assignments and to turn in homework assignments on time is emphasized. Use of the library is explained, and suggestions for taking and using good notes are given. Ways to prepare for tests are discussed and test-taking procedures are described. Techniques for answering essay questions are included. Critical thinking is explained and ways to evaluate information are discussed. A list of questions to help students decide how much credence to give to something they have heard or read is provided. The final section of the guide is concerned with fallacies. Different types of fallacies are illustrated to help students recognize them. The fallacies discussed are divided into two groups: fallacies of relevance, which are characterized by a lack of relevance between conclusions and the reasons given in support of those conclusions; and fallacies of ambiguity, which are characterized by vagueness or lack of precision or reference. Several examples of both types of fallacies are provided. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.