Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?

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Are students doing what is required to get them where they want to go?This book gets students to ask and answer this vital question.  Written by a master teacher, the 2nd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?  makes potentially difficult and dry subject matter come alive by integrating two critical themes for student and life success: critical thinking and personal choice.  Each study skill is introduced and built on specific standards of critical thinking, and then the reader immediately practices the study skills they need for academic success.  The second theme, personal choice, reinforces responsible decision making and follow-through to put potential and ambition into action.  Ambition is the desire; potential the ability; initiative is  the doing.  Effective study skills will empower students to do what is needed to master their course requirements and this book will provide the necessary tools!

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Written by a master teacher, the second edition ofStudy Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? ensures that potentially difficult and dry subject matter comes alive by integrating two core themes: critical thinking and personal choice.

 

Students must engage in significant and deep learning to make classroom strategies immediately applicable and sustainable for long-term success. This book realistically meets students where they are.  It recognizes and builds upon the knowledge and study skill strategies students already possess while emphasizing the need for critical thinking and personal responsibility. Piscitelli encourages students to reflect on their skill base, embrace change--and enjoy the sustained growth fostered by that change.

 

Features include:

  • Opening chapter questionnaires that encourage students to CRITICALLY ASSESS their current level of skill
  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES begin and end each chapter, allowing students to demonstrate new knowledge and competencies
  • REALITY CHECKS at the end of each chapter ask students to utilize new skills to solve real-life dilemmas.
  • More than 120 reflective activities allow students to IMMEDIATELY PUT INTO PRACTICE the study skills they will need for academic success
  • NEW CHAPTER on CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM provides guidelines for interaction with classmates, instructors, and their community
  • NEW CHAPTER on INFORMATION LITERACY gives students timely strategies for navigating this essential part of their college education
  • At last, a skills text that provides the necessary tools to succeed and the ‘Why’ behind it!

 

“This text offers comparable coverage, and even more extensive coverage than most study skills textbooks with more specific detail.”

--Michelle Byrd, East TennesseeState University

 

“The topic of civility is extraordinarily apropos for today’s student!”

--Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta State University

 

Additional Support — in and out of the classroom…

 

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Second Edition, has its own Companion Website designed to help students review the text material.  This site (www.prenhall.com/piscitelli) can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty will find an array of resources.  In addition, instructors will be pleased to know this book offers an instructor’s manual and test bank, computerized test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

 

Start strong. Finish stronger.

 

www.MyStudentSuccessLab.com

 

About the Author:

Steve Piscitelli has accumulated more than two decades of teaching and professional development experience.  He has taught students of varying abilities and grade levels, from middle school through the university level.  He has been recognized for his effective teaching style with awards at the school, county, and international level.  Steve is also a seasoned workshop developer and presenter.  He brings energy, humor, interaction, live original music, and practicality to his workshops.

 

Steve received degrees from Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Florida.  He is currently a professor of history, education, and student success at Florida Community College in Jacksonville.

 

In addition to this second edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Pearson Prentice Hall published his 2008 book Rhythms of College Success: A Journey of Discovery, Change, and Mastery.  Steve, also, has authored numerous articles and a history review book for students.

 

Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

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