Table of Contents

Straight A’s Are Not Enough:
Breakthroughs in Learning for College Students

        Table of Contents

Preface: Why I Had to Write This Book, and Why You Need to Read It

PART 1 New Research About How We Learn
Chapter 1. Eight Giants Steps: A Brief Introduction to Part 1
Chapter 2. The Four Approaches to Learning
Chapter 3. The Five Characteristics of Meaningful Goals
Chapter 4. Flexible Time Management
Chapter 5. Mindsets and Stereotype Threats, and What You Can Do About Them
Chapter 6. Develop Willpower, Resilience, and Concentration          

           PART 2 Strengthen Learning Skills
Chapter 7. High School Skills Are Not Enough: A Brief Introduction to Part 2
Chapter 8. Rediscover the Excitement of Reading
Chapter 9. Take Notes You’ll Want to Study
Chapter 10. College Level Research Can Be Exciting
Chapter 11: Effective Writing Begins with a Purpose and a Plan
Chapter 12. Develop Your Speaking Skills
Chapter 13. The Never-Cram-Again System of Test Preparation

 PART 3 Mental Processing Skills
Chapter 14. Mental Processing Strategies: A Brief Introduction to Part 3
Chapter 15. Verbal Organization — Ten Strategies
Chapter 16: Visual Organization — Ten Strategies
Chapter 17: Ways of Thinking  — Ten Strategies
Chapter 18: Pathways to Memory — Ten Strategies

PART 4  Skills For Your Future
Chapter 19: What Employers Want Most: A Brief Introduction to Part 4
Chapter 20: Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing, and Listening
Chapter 21: Analytical Reasoning: Interpreting Numerical and Verbal Data
Chapter 22: Complex Problem Solving: The Five Levels of Complexity

Chapter 23: BIG Answers for BIG Questions

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