Orientation to College Learning, 6th Edition

  • Dianna L. Van Blerkom University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
  • ISBN-10: 0495570540
  • ISBN-13: 9780495570547
  • 384 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2002
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.50 
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About The Solution

Overview

ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE LEARNING emphasizes learning skills and strategies to help students make a successful transition to college. Its step-by-step approach to college learning includes in-depth explanations to equip students with all of the learning skills and strategies they need to focus their attention on their coursework.


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Features/Benefits

  • Excellent student examples integrated throughout the text help students connect to the effective study strategies illustrated by their peers.
  • Excerpts from multidisciplinary college textbooks help students learn to transfer college success skills to their other course work.
  • A highly accessible writing style provides clear and in-depth explanations for each strategy presented.
  • Hands-on and experiential approach which supports best theories about how student really learn.
  • Quick Start Strategy page that provide an early introduction to many of the essential skills and strategies students need to succeed in college.

What's New

  • Chapter 12, "Preparing for Essay Tests," and Chapter 13, "Taking Essay Tests," have been combined in the new edition to streamline the text. The new Chapter 12 has been renamed "Taking Essay Exams." Chapter 13 (previously Chapter 14) has been moved up and renamed "Succeeding on Finals."
  • New topics covered include "Become a Self-Regulated Learner," "Tutorial Services," "What is Motivation?," "How Motivated Are You?," "Causes of Motivation Problems," "Prepare a Running List," "Schedule Your Study Tasks," "Evaluate Your Note-Taking Skills," "On Line Lecture Notes," "Multi-tasking," and "Strategies to Improve Critical Reading Skills."
  • Boxes have been added to the Tip Blocks, allowing students to check off the strategies they already use. Other new additions include more bulleted lists, more subheadings, and design tweaks which enliven the presentation of the material.
  • More examples and group activities have been added to the text.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Ready to Learn.
2. Goal Setting.
3. Time Management.
4. Memory and Learning.
5. Taking Lecture Notes.
6. Improving Concentration.
7. Reading Your Textbook.
8. Marking Your Textbook.
9. Organizing Text Information.
10. Preparing for Exams.
11. Taking Objective Tests.
12. Taking Essay Exams.
13. Succeeding on Finals.

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The Instructor's Manual and Test Bank includes an overview of each chapter; teaching suggestions; quiz questions; course materials and handouts; journal and portfolio activities; and multiple-choice, essay, and discussion questions. Also included are excerpts from other college textbooks, additional student examples, and the Activities Packet.


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Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

College Sucess Factor Index V2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111575584 | ISBN-13: 9781111575588)

Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience by using the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and the areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE LEARNING, 6th Edition.

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College Success Planner 2011-2012  (ISBN-10: 1111351724 | ISBN-13: 9781111351724)

List Price = $35.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.50


College Success Factors Index v2.0 with Early Alert Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495908843 | ISBN-13: 9780495908845)

Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience by using the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and the areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in COLLEGE SUCCESS FACTORS INDEX V2.0 WITH EARLY ALERT, 2nd Edition.

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College Success Factors Index v2.0 with Early Alert Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495908835 | ISBN-13: 9780495908838)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey students complete to assess patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education.

List Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.25


Meet the Author

About the Author

Dianna L. Van Blerkom

Dianna L. Van Blerkom is an experienced author and educator. She is an assistant professor in the Academic Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and previously served as the director. She also has published numerous articles and textbooks, including COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LEARNING: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, and COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES with co-author Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt.

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