ERIC Number: ED313935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
How To Survive at College. Sixth Edition. [and] Instructor's Manual. Fifth Edition.
Coffman, Sara Jane
The guide to success in college is designed to help college-bound students and college freshmen develop effective study habits, develop positive attitudes toward learning, and improve specific study skills. It is divided into five units. The first emphasizes positive study habits and attitudes, looking at how to avoid poor performance, outlining principles of time management and memorization techniques, and presenting some basic information about the college environment and the people in it. The remaining four units stress improvement of these specific study skills: (1) classroom listening, including notetaking, distinguishing between main ideas and supporting details, and differentiating facts, inferences, and judgments; (2) reading a college textbook, including understanding the organization of information, interpreting signal words and the author's tone, and increasing reading speed; (3) test-taking, by predicting test questions, studying old tests for patterns and clues, using contextual clues, and understanding essay tests; and (4) word attack, using contextual clues and analyzing word parts. The fifth edition of the instructor's manual (ISBN-89917-492-2) is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Environment, College Freshmen, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Listening Skills, Notetaking, Reading Skills, Reentry Students, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Study Skills, Test Wiseness, Textbooks, Word Study Skills
College Town Press, P.O. Box 669, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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