University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres , Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Copyright Year: 2018
Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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From the index to the reference section, this book is very organized. One can easily see the progression of learning from beginning to end. References are provided within the chapter and at the conclusion. read more
From the index to the reference section, this book is very organized. One can easily see the progression of learning from beginning to end. References are provided within the chapter and at the conclusion.
The links for electronic resources need to be reviewed and cleaned for any broken links or changes in content. I found a broken link and an assessment tool no longer available. Other than that, the accuracy was great. If found that the content covered a wide range of necessary success skills without bias toward any one category.
The content reflected new language, theory, and ideas that will be timeless in application. Other more traditional thoughts were presented in a way that was relevant and updated.
This book was written in a straight forward and easy to comprehend method. The appeal was to a wide range of learners so there was not jargon that would marginalize any subset of students/readers.
The book presented up front in a way that reflected the content delivery. What you thought you would get....is what you got. No surprises. No disappointments. The underpinnings of the book were reflected in the objects.
Yes! This book could be utilized for an entire course, or broken into workshop content. Although each chapter leads nicely into the next, you can stop and start, pull the most needed or relative chapters, or reorganize to your priority for your own course/workshop.
From headings to subheadings, the topics and sup-topics are well articulated and presented.
Electronic links for assessment need verified before using.
I did not find grammatical errors.
I found the content to be free of insensitive discussion. The objective met a diverse set of academic success needs of a diverse set of students.
I am thrilled to be able to utilize this book with the students that I am tasked with serving in both the first generation and adult student population groups. I think the content provides new concepts and terminology to address long standing student needs. This will be a great tool.
The textbook covers several important areas to college success ( time management, study skills, and learning from texts). I was not a fan of the navigation system. There was no "next" button. It was always scrolling back to the top to the... read more
The textbook covers several important areas to college success ( time management, study skills, and learning from texts). I was not a fan of the navigation system. There was no "next" button. It was always scrolling back to the top to the Contents drop down box. It also did not have a clear glossary of terms at the end of the book.
Yes it was accurate
It was up to date and easy to follow.
I felt it was an easy read and explained terminology.
Yes it was consistent but needed a glossary.
It was well organized and an easy read.
It flowed easily.
Everything looked fine to me. I thought it needed more examples and I just didn't like the navigation system of this book. It needed a text button and to say what chapter was next at the bottom.
Free of errors.
It was written very general
Table of Contents
- I. Learning in University: The Critical Skill of Metacognition
- II. Plan for Success: Knowing Yourself and Setting Goals
- III. Your First Week: Getting Organized and Finding Resources
- IV. Manage Your Time: Study Strategies for Busy Students
- V. Learn From Lectures and Texts
- VI. Study Smart – Use Powerful Strategies to Remember, Understand and Apply
- VII. Get Those Projects Done
- VIII. Get Ready for Exams
- IX. Evaluate and Move Ahead
About the Book
Welcome to university! Whether this is your first time in post-secondary education, or whether you are returning to studies, you’re arriving with some goals you want to achieve. Perhaps you are taking a focused program to lead you into your desired career. Perhaps you are exploring courses in different areas, providing a foundation for future specialization. Wherever you are in your journey, you find yourself in a learning environment that is different from one you have experienced before.
A good foundation for university is learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.
Who is this book for?
This book focuses on the skills you’ll need to be successful in undergraduate courses or other adult education classes. If you are:
- new to university studies
- returning to university after some time away
- a mature student
- an international student
- or a continuing student who wants to improve their current skills and strategies
this book is meant to support you in your journey.