ERIC Number: ED211173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Survival Skills. The Career Life Assessment Skills Series, Booklet Five. A Program to Meet Adult Developmental Needs.
Curtin, Bernadette M.; Hecklinger, Fred J.
As part of a series on career and life planning for adults, this booklet examines strategies and academic skills that can help reentry adult students. Part I discusses factors to be considered in planning a return to school: determining the motivation for returning, choosing an appropriate educational program, investigating nontraditional methods of earning college credit, applying to and getting started at the school, enlisting the support of family members, developing self-confidence, and seeking appropriate counseling. Exercises and charts on time management in Part II help the reader to clarify immediate and long-range goals, define priorities, develop a realistic weekly schedule, accommodate unforeseen disruptive problems, and avoid procrastination. Parts III and IV provide hints to improve reading skills, expand vocabulary, and approach textbook materials. Finally, Parts V through VIII provide guidelines to: (1) prepare for class, take notes, and study notes after class; (2) identify factors that block and improve study concentration; (3) identify the reasons why people forget and the ways to improve memory; and (4) prepare for a test, deal with test anxiety, and take objective, essay, and problem-solving tests. Finally, Part IX presents an 81-item bibliography of relevant information resources. (HB/JP)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Choice, College Credits, Essay Tests, Family Life, Higher Education, Memory, Nontraditional Education, Objective Tests, Problem Solving, Reading Improvement, Reentry Students, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Study Skills, Success, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, Textbooks, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Alexandria.