This text is geared to students who are academically underprepared for college-level studies, especially first-generation and at-risk students.
The sixth edition of Keys to Effective Learning text helps students build habits for success and develop the thinking, self-management, and study skills they wish to succeed academically. This edition is streamlined to center of attention more on very important study skills, with greater coverage of memory, studying, reading, and test-taking. It retains its acclaimed simple-to-use Vital and Creative Thinking coverage, and adds relevance by addressing the two greatest barriers to staying in school—money and time management. Recognizing that step one in developing the independent thinking skills needed for college-level work is understanding how you think, this revision builds students’ self-awareness in three ways: embedded in-chapter self-assessments, “powerful question” features, and learning preferences grids that asks them to take into accounts how they learn in numerous situations. The text offers a pre- and post-course assessment. The Habits for Success theme is now more integrated and practical. Students assess which habits they’ll need in college and methods to form those habits so they have got the tools to increase their preparedness, confidence, and commitment to learning.