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Learning for Success, 4th Edition

By Fiona GoodChild, Joan Fleet, Richard Zajchowski
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Soft Cover
240 pages
ISBN-10: 0176415297
ISBN-13: 9780176415297
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 4th

Assisting with the transition from high school to post-secondary education, Learning for Success provides students with the learning strategies and skills needed to attain academic success in their new environment. These tools include time management, coping with stress, getting the most out of lectures and textbooks, problem solving, writing essays and exams, and preparing and delivering oral presentations. Every first-year college and university student should read Learning for Success.


  • *NEW* New section on Problem Solving in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • *NEW* Additional coverage of learning styles like �how students learn�
  • *NEW* Students receive free, unlimited access for 4 months to InfoTrac®
  • *NEW* College Edition - a world-class online university library that offers the full text articles from over 5000 scholarly and popular publications, updated daily and spanning up to 20 years.
  • Practical: Provides useful strategies for more effective learning, and suggests ways in which students can control the factors affecting their academic performances
  • Research-based: Strategies and advice based on the latest research in information processing in cognitive psychology
  • Interdisciplinary: Suitable for students taking a variety of subjects
  • Self-Study: Contains numerous charts, quizzes, and activities to facilitate self-learning
  • Canadian: Written by Canadian authors, and incorporating Canadian examples

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: How to be a Strategic Learner
  • 1. The Good Strategy User
  • Part 2: Key Strategies for a Smart Start
  • 2. Resources for Strategic Learners
  • 3. Organizing Your Time
  • 4. Learning from Lectures
  • 5. Learning from Textbooks
  • Part 3: Going Beyond the Basics
  • 6. Effective Memory
  • 7. Focus on Problem Solving and Labs
  • 8. Focus on the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 9. Managing the Stress of Being a Student
  • Part 4: Putting in a Successful Performance
  • 10. Writing Research Papers
  • 11. Class Presentations and Seminars
  • 12. Preparing Exams
  • 13. Writing Exams

Author Information

Leslie Regan Shade

Leslie Regan Shade is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Information. Previously she taught at Concordia University in the Department of Communi...