ERIC Number: ED272075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Becoming a Master Student. Fifth edition.
Ellis, David B.
A guide to support student success in extended orientation courses, freshman seminars, and study skills classes is presented, using exercises such as journal-keeping, stories of 12 people who have mastered specific skills, practical suggestions, and forms and charts. The major topics are: time management, memory, reading, note-taking, test-taking, creativity, health, relationships, money management, and use of resources. A quiz and answers on each of these topics are included. Introductory exercises focus on helping students recognize where they are and where they want to be. In addition to a goal-setting exercise and 21 suggestions for improving time management, charts to help students record and plan time use are provided. Information is included on how memory works, mnemonic devices, and 12 techniques to develop a better memory. Attention is also directed to: cutting reading time in half; improving observation, note-taking, and review; text anxiety, test preparation, and test-taking; keywords for essay test questions; creativity techniques for writing papers and speeches and solving math and science problems; listening and communication skills; interpersonal success; physical and emotional health; smoking, drugs, and alcohol; budgeting money and student employment; campus and community resources; and careers. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Creativity, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Strategies, Memory, Mental Health, Money Management, Notetaking, Physical Health, Reading Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Development, Study Skills, Success, Test Wiseness, Time Management
College Survival, Inc., 2650 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702 ($13.56, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Previously titled "Survival Tools for Students" and "Survival Tools for College."