Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, "Have You Missed Something?" The Word History System, and Words in Context. 1. Setting Goals--A Self-Management Skill Don't Follow the Crowd; Think for Yourself Shaping Your Future Through Goals Goals: Think Quality, Not Quantity Making a Plan Taking Action A Few Thoughts About Vocabulary 2. Managing Your Time Saving Time Using Time Schedules Twenty Valuable Tidbits on Time 3. Managing Stress Developing a Positive Mental Attitude Recognizing the Major Cause of Stress Following a Healthy Physical Routine Safeguarding Your Health Reducing Stressors 4. Concentrating and Focusing Understanding What Concentration Means Eliminating Distractions Adopting Strategies That Encourage Concentration 5. Forgetting and Remembering Understanding How We Forget Making an Effort to Remember Controlling the Number and Form of Your Memories Strengthening Memories Allowing Time for Memories to Consolidate 6. Building a Permanent Vocabulary The Role of Vocabulary Your Best Teacher: The Dictionary Using the Frontier Vocabulary System Recognizing Word Root and Prefixes Using the Fourteen Master Words The Word History System Final Words 7. Improving Your Reading Speed and Comprehension Eye Movements During Reading How Much the Mind Can See Vocalization While Reading A Natural Way to Read Faster Eight Ways to Improve Reading 8. Understanding and Using Key Concepts The Power of Questions Gaining Mastery and Wisdom Through Reflection Recognizing and Using Signal Words Recognizing and Using Organizational Patterns 9. Listening to Take Good Notes Your Listening Habits Comprehensive Listening Triple-A Listening Ten Keys to Effective Listening Listen for Shifts in Intonation 10. Taking Good Notes The Importance of Notes Using the Cornell System The Cornell System for Taking Notes in Steps Recording Information Efficiently Abbreviations and Symbols Tips and Tactics Two Dozen Do's and One Dozen Don'ts 11. Learning from Your Textbooks Getting Acquainted with Your Textbooks Talk with Your Textbook: An Active Approach to Learning Finding a Textbook Reading System The SQ3R System The Questions-in-the-Margin System 12. Noting What's Important in Readings Building on What You Already Know The Standard System The Questions-in-the-Margin System The Separate Notes System Taking Notes on Supplemental Reading Using Your Notes Combining Textbook and Lecture Notes 13. Thinking Visually Using Your Whole Brain Extracting Meaning from Pictures Expanding Understanding with Graphics Things to Watch Out For 14. Managing Test Anxiety Preparing Yourself Academically Preparing Yourself Mentally 15. Mastering Objective Tests Understanding the Kinds of Objective Questions Choosing Effective Study Methods Moving Systematically Through the Test Learning Strategies for Specific Question Types 16. Tackling Essay Tests Moving Through the Test Systematically Learning the Basics of Writing an Essay Exam Writing Effectively Under Time Constraints Supporting Your Points 17. Studying Mathematics Traditional Versus Contemporary Mathematics Instruction How to Remedy a Weak Background How to Develop Good Study Skills Practical Suggestions for Problem Solving Understanding and Memory in Mathematics 18. Learning with the Computer Debunking Myths About Computers Identifying Your School's Computer Resources Using Your Computer as an Aid to Becoming a Better StudentPauk, Walter is the author of 'How to Study in College', published 2000 under ISBN 9780618046720 and ISBN 0618046720.