Learning Strategies for Health Careers Students - Revised Reprint - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416042709, 9781416064589

Learning Strategies for Health Careers Students - Revised Reprint

1st Edition

Authors: Susan Palau Marilyn Meltzer
eBook ISBN: 9781416064589
Paperback ISBN: 9781416042709
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 7th March 2007
Page Count: 368

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Dozens of step-by-step strategies help you improve your skills in areas such as reading comprehension, writing, math, and studying. With this book, you'll build your vocabulary, understand basic mathematics and solve word problems, take effective notes, manage study time, and raise your test scores. You'll also learn to organize your ideas so you can write more clearly and effectively for school and work-related reports.

Key Features

  • Fifteen reading selections taken from health care textbooks let you practice the strategies you've learned.
  • A variety of exercises offer practice with the same kinds of assignments you'll encounter at school.
  • An answer key allows you to check your work.
  • A vocabulary chapter introduces the medical and non-medical terms you need to know.
  • A glossary offers rapid, at-a-glance access to important terms.

Table of Contents

UNIT I Reading Strategies

1. Identifying the Three Levels of Understanding

2. Recognizing Details

3. Developing Vocabulary

4. Monitoring and Improving Comprehension

5. Reading the Textbook

UNIT II Writing Strategies

6. Organizing Ideas

7. Writing the First Draft

8. Rewriting the Final Draft

UNIT III Mathematics Strategies

9. Learning Computation Skills

10. Understanding Algebra, Geometry, and the Metric System

11. Solving Word Problems

UNIT IV Study Strategies

12. Managing Time

13. Learning Active Listening Skills

14. Taking Notes

15. Improving Test Scores

UNIT V Reading Selections



Answer Key



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About the Author

Susan Palau

Affiliations and Expertise

Learning Specialist, Private Practice, Westchester, NY

Marilyn Meltzer

Affiliations and Expertise

Hunter College, New York, NY