Study Smarts

How to Learn More in Less Time

Author: Judi Kesselman-Turkel,Franklynn Peterson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299191832

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

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THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays. Some students are not getting the grades they want, and others spend too much time working for good grades. Any student can find useful advice in Study Smarts: How to Learn More in Less Time. Study Smarts is the most complete and lively guide to streamlined studying. In a highly readable style, the authors eliminate the confusion and anxiety often felt about keeping up with course work. Each chapter explains a different technique, and each chapter title is a nugget of advice that summarizes that technique. For example, “Eliminate interference from your environment;” or “Never study anything the same way twice.” The writers explain how to set goals, take notes, review, cut reading time, make the most of class discussions, etc., all as efficiently as possible. Beyond refining basic study chores, there are novel tips for time management and cramming and special memory techniques. The authors also tell how to get outside help for special problems.
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Study Less, Study Smart

How to Spend Less Time and Learn More Material

Author: Marty Lobdell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508888338

Category:

Page: 36

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This book present proven strategies to enhance learning and reduce wasted study time in any learning situation.
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Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly Confused

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071416764

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 3594

From pulling all-nighters to memorizing rote facts, today's students have shown that they have no organized, logical, or sequential understanding of how to study or prepare for tests. Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly Confused arms students of all ages with the skills they need to pass their tests with flying colors. The perfect guide for all the major standardized tests, including SAT, GMAT, Series 7, LSAT, MCAT, and more, this skillbuilding resource shows students, career changers, and business professionals how to make the most of their study time, how to deal with study and test panic, and how to take tests with optimal confidence and success.
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Deep Smarts

How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Business Wisdom

Author: Dorothy Leonard,Walter C. Swap

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633690377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7068

Deep smarts are the engine of any organization as well as the essential value that individuals build throughout their careers. Distinct from IQ, this type of expertise consists of practical wisdom: accumulated knowledge, know-how, and intuition gained through extensive experience. How do such smarts develop? And what happens when people with deep smarts leave a particular job or the organization? Can any of their smarts be transferred? Should they be? Basing their conclusions on a multi-year research project, Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap argue that cultivating and managing deep smarts are critical parts of any leader's job. The authors draw on examples from firms of all sizes and types to illustrate the connection between deep smarts and organizational viability and continuous innovation. Leonard and Swap describe the origins and limits of deep smarts and outline processes for cultivating and leveraging them across the organization. Developing an experience repertoire and receiving strategic guidance from wise coaches can help individuals move up the ladder of expertise from novice to master. Addressing a topic of increasing importance as the Boomer generation retires, Deep Smarts challenges leaders to take a hands-on approach to managing the experience-based knowledge shaping the future of their organizations.
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Street Smarts from Proverbs

How to Navigate Through Conflict to Community

Author: Mitch Kruse

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1478921382

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 7739

STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS reveals Solomon's steps to divine wisdom while providing tools to navigate out of conflict into community. Mitch Kruse learned the hard way that going to church three times a week while growing up did not answer the question: Have you ever thought about changing the scorecard of your life from money to wisdom? His pursuit to find the answer sparked a lifelong journey through the ultimate wisdom book, Proverbs, one that connects God's heart with street smarts. STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS introduces Solomon's twelve words to the wise: righteousness, equity, and justice wise behavior, understanding, and wise communication prudence, discretion, and wise counsel discipline, knowledge, and learning Each is paired with a real-life story of someone who experienced God's miraculous restoration after humbling their heart to Him. It explains, illustrates, and applies one of the twelve words, providing an easy-to-understand, yet life-transforming step-by-step process to assimilate each respective trait of wisdom. STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS gives memorable prompts for the reader to recall every point with the purpose of applying it to conflict at work, with family, among friends, and in ministry. It provides tangible tools to be shrewd, yet harmless, in business dealings; to separate wisdom from foolishness through discretion; and to seek wise counsel for life's decisions.
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Math Smarts

Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Making Math More Fun!

Author: Lynette Long

Publisher: Amer Girl

ISBN: 9781584858751

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6632

In girl-friendly terms, describes the importance of mathematics in everyday life and offers advice on how to make learning math skills easier. Original.
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8 Great Smarts

Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences

Author: Kathy Koch, PhD

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802493572

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3365

Your child is smart, but does he or she believe it? "Smart" is a power word. Children who believe they’re smart excel more in school and approach life with greater confidence. But children who don’t can struggle to apply themselves. Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is? Find hope in 8 Great Smarts. You’ll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas for how to: Accept and affirm your child’s unique smarts Motivate your child to learn and study with all 8 smarts Reawaken any "paralyzed" smarts Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways Guide your child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit Dr. Kathy Koch loves seeing children flourish and helping parents make it happen—and it’s never too late to start. Now is the time to help your child be all that God designed him or her to be. For children of all ages, this application of the theory of multiple intelligences is a revised edition of How Am I Smart?
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Data Smart

Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight

Author: John W. Foreman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118839862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 8419

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet. Why a spreadsheet? It's comfortable! You get to look at the data every step of the way, building confidence as you learn the tricks of the trade. Plus, spreadsheets are a vendor-neutral place to learn data science without the hype. But don't let the Excel sheets fool you. This is a book for those serious about learning the analytic techniques, the math and the magic, behind big data. Each chapter will cover a different technique in a spreadsheet so you can follow along: Mathematical optimization, including non-linear programming and genetic algorithms Clustering via k-means, spherical k-means, and graph modularity Data mining in graphs, such as outlier detection Supervised AI through logistic regression, ensemble models, and bag-of-words models Forecasting, seasonal adjustments, and prediction intervals through monte carlo simulation Moving from spreadsheets into the R programming language You get your hands dirty as you work alongside John through each technique. But never fear, the topics are readily applicable and the author laces humor throughout. You'll even learn what a dead squirrel has to do with optimization modeling, which you no doubt are dying to know.
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Mastering Multiple Choice

Author: Stephen Merritt

Publisher: The Brain Ranch

ISBN: 097397821X

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Readers can get the edge on SAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, and other entrance and professional exams by following a step-by-step system that eliminates test anxiety, reduces confusion, and ensures they finish every multiple choice exam on time. (Study Guides)
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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Author: Kerry Patterson,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan,Al Switzler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071772200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills

Author: Randall S. Hansen,Katharine Hansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577996

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 2144

Instructs students on developing effective studying skills and habits, such as time management, note taking, and testing techniques, and outlines how to implement these skills to improve academic performance.
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What Smart Students Know

Maximum Grades, Optimum Learning, Minimum Time

Author: Adam Robinson

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 8172

Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers
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Rookie Smarts

Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

Author: Liz Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062322648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1243

Wall Street Journal Bestseller Is it possible to be at your best even when you are underqualified or doing something for the first time? Is it still possible, even after decades of experience, to recapture the enthusiasm, curiosity, and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges? With the right mindset—with Rookie Smarts—you can. In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Careers stall, innovation stops, and strategies grow stale. Being new, naïve, and even clueless can be an asset. For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. In this essential guide, leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful mindset called Rookie Smarts. She argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers—alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as “perpetual rookies.” Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies. Rookie Smarts addresses the questions every experienced professional faces: “Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant? Will a young, inexperienced newcomer upend my company or me? How can I keep up?” The answer is to stay fresh, keep learning, and know when to think like a rookie. Rookie Smarts isn’t just for professionals seeking personal renewal; it is an indispensible resource for all leaders who must ensure their workforces remains vital and competitive.
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Scholastic Study Smart Writing Skills Builder Level 4

Author: Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9789810732820

Category: Education

Page: 126

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Perfect for parents! Age-appropriate and pedagogically sound activities that support children on the road of learning and mastery. Features: Teacher-developed activities Parent notes containing additional activities to extend learning Online resources for parents to support and enhance their child's learning A specially created Learning Grid to make it easy for parents to select the right materials for their child and to track progress Visit www.ScholasticStudySmart.com.
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Smart Women Finish Rich, Expanded and Updated

Author: David Bach

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0525573054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 5934

THE MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES, BUSINESS WEEK, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER IS BACK - COMPLETELY UPDATED! With over ONE MILLION copies sold - Smart Women Finish Rich is one of the most popular financial books for women ever written. A perennial bestseller for over two decades, now Bach returns with a completely updated, expanded and revised edition, Smart Women Finish Rich, to address the new financial concerns and opportunities for today's women. Whether you are just getting started in your investment life, looking to manage your money yourself, or work closely with a financial advisor, this book is your proven roadmap to the life you want and deserve. With Smart Women Finish Rich, you will feel like you are being coached personally by one of America's favorite and most trusted financial experts. The Smart Women Finish Rich program has helped millions of women for over twenty years gain confidence, clarity and control over their financial well-being--it has been passed from generations to generation -- and it now can help you.
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The Ideal Team Player

How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119209617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
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Crow Smarts

Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird

Author: Pamela S. Turner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544829336

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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One of the biggest differences between humans and animals is the ability to understand the idea of “If I do X, Y might happen.” New Caledonian crows seem to possess the intelligence to understand this “causal” concept. Why do crows have this ability? What does the crow know and what does it tell us about brain size, the evolution of intelligence, and just who is the smartest creature on the planet? In the latest addition to the Scientists in the Field series, the creators of The Frog Scientist take us to a beautiful Pacific island, where a lively cast of both crows and scientists is waiting to amuse and enlighten us.
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Humility Is the New Smart

Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

Author: Edward D. Hess,Katherine Ludwig

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626568766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.
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