A Student's Guide to Efficient Study - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080123202, 9781483140926

A Student's Guide to Efficient Study

1st Edition

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Authors: D. E. James
eBook ISBN: 9781483140926
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 96
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A Student's Guide to Efficient Study serves as a guide for students to cope adequately with the demands made on them. This book discusses the various techniques of study to help students in the process of learning. Comprised of five chapters, this book starts with an overview of the definition, purpose, as well as the psychology of ""study"". This text then examines the processes underlying the coordination of a person with his or her surroundings. Other chapters consider the primary mental processes that are essential in the discussion of ""study"". This book discusses as well some of the problems involved in picking up information from the environment and passing it into the mind where it can be kept for future use. The final chapter deals with the practical ideas for improving study. This book is a valuable resource for teachers and students who are interested in improving their studying techniques.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

A. The Purpose of This Document

1. The Meaning of "Study"

2. The Purpose of "Study"

3. The Need for Help in Learning to Study

B. The Psychology of Study

1. Introduction

2. Co-ordination with the Environment

3. Organization of This Document

II. The Role of The Mind In Study

A. Introduction

B. Picking up Information

1. The Need for "Attention"

2. To What Does One Attend

3. How Does One Arouse Interest

C. Holding Information in the Brain

1. Perception

2. Memory and Learning

D. Manipulating Information in the Brain

1. Thinking and Knowledge

2. Motivation

III. Picking up Information from the Environment

A. Introduction

B. Sources of Experience

1. Introduction

2. Books

3. Lectures

4. Practical Classes

5. Working in Groups

6. Vacation Work

7. Conclusion

C. Conditions for Efficient Perception

1. Introduction

2. When Should One Study?—Planning a Work Program

3. What Should One Study

4. Optimum Conditions for Study

IV. Activities Required from Students

A. Introduction

B. Essays

1. Functions of an Essay

2. Suggestions for Planning an Essay

3. Points to Consider When Writing an Essay

C. Examinations

1. Introduction

2. Functions of an Examination

3. Types of Examination

4. Examination Technique

5. Revision

6. The Day before the Examination

7. The Day of the Examination

8. Answering Examination Questions

D. Giving a Short Talk

1. Introduction

2. Preliminary Preparation

3. Detailed Preparation

4. Notes from Which You Speak

5. Giving the Talk

6. Questions and Discussion

7. Nervousness

E. Special Studies and Research

1. Introduction

2. Choice of Topic

3. Conducting an Investigation

4. Writing a Report

V. Conclusion


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