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Study Skills

School Survival Skills

Teaches students the basic survival skills necessary for school success, with special emphasis, throughout the program, on organization. Students learn how to schedule their time, organize homework, create an appropriate work environment, listen more effectively, take more accurate notes, produce daily work and, consequently, prepare more effectively for an exam. Additionally, students learn how to answer an essay question, and how to approach the task of report writing.
2 recordings, 4 lessons. Stock # 340000 (Includes the correlated publication below) $36.25
Additional Copies of Printed Publication
Student Workbook - 8.95


The Best Dissertation
— Is a Finished Dissertation (or Thesis)

Barbara W. Cheshire, Ph.D.

A necessity for every graduate student, the purpose of this book is to help graduate students avoid or solve predictable problems that prevent approximately 46% of all doctoral students from completing their degrees. The author clearly and directly offers specific step-by-step guidelines and counseling — with abundant cross-referencing — for how such students can successfully complete their degrees.

Part 1 offers tips for solving major problems that arise, such as writer’s block, dealing with advisors, trying to be perfect, inadequate writing skills, inadequate research skills, defending ideas and style, and setting priorities and goals. Part 2 is a step-by-step guide for writing each section of the entire document, including down-to-earth counseling and explanation of the logic behind the rules for the conducting, the writing, and the defense of scholarly research. Part 3 provides information about academic regalia, etiquette concerning use of the new title, and encouragement to publish the research. Extremely useful appendices include a usage guide for frequent graduate-level trouble spots, as well as a list of strong verbs and transitional words and phrases for quick reference.
124 pages, quality softcover, Index, References Stock # 343810, ISBN 0-89420-289-8 $12.95


Systematic Desensitization
- A Self-Guided Method for Reduction of Test Anxiety

Justin Lucian, FSC

Recent neurophysiological research indicates the effectiveness of learned control over one’s muscular relaxation. Psychology journals continue to report clinical evidence for the successful elimination of inappropriate fears in people. Students are people; they have test-related anxieties, exam-time worries. This program is designed to bring about relaxation in the presence of the previously feared test situation.

Using standard systematic desensitation procedures, extinction of the unpleasant emotional reactions occurs because the usual anxiety responses cannot take place when the student is experiencing more pleasant relaxation. The student is directed to practice relaxation and counterconditioning with the program’s recordings. Self-guided exercises produce a personal anxiety-provoking experiences list from which specific fears are eliminated.
2 cassette recordings, Stock # 480000, ISBN 0-89420-186-7 (Includes copies of the correlated publications below) $37.80
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
6.75
Key to Workbook
2.95


Library Orientation
Janet Bohlool

This course carefully introduces the purpose and the services of the library, from earliest times, including much about books and related developments. Topics covered include: Classification and Arrangement of Books; Use of the Card Catalog; Introduction to Use of General Reference Books (Encyclopedias & Dictionaries); Biographical Dictionaries, Atlases, Gazetteers, Yearbooks, and Handbooks; the Readers’ Guide and other indexes. The course's final lessons introduce systematic use of the library in preparing to write a research paper, plus additional review of key library concepts and procedures, National Libraries, Library of Congress, and using a College or University Library.
6 recordings, 12 lessons. Stock No. 140800 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below) $101.70
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
9.95
Key to Workbook
3.95
Tests & Key
3.95


Literary Classics Series

Each recording in this series is accurate in presentation, factual in detail, and virtually unlimited in its possible uses. Not only do they help students prepare for quizzes, term papers, & final examinations, they provide a very effective aid to comprehension.
24 recordings, 48 lectures. Stock # 172000. Complete Series Price $216.70
Individual Copies of Specific Titles
Hamlet, 2 recordings - $30.00
Orwell (2 novels), 2 recordings - $30.00
King Lear, 2 recordings - $30.00
Shaw (3 plays), 2 recordings - $30.00
O'Neill (3 plays), 2 recordings - $30.00
Return of the Native, 2 recordings - $30.00
Romeo & Juliet, 2 recordings - $30.00
Red Badge of Courage, 2 recordings - $30.00
War & Peace, 2 recordings - $30.00
Crime & Punishment, 2 recordings - $30.00
Moby Dick, 2 recordings - $30.00
Gulliver's Travels, 2 recordings - $30.00


Spelling
Delpha Hurlburt

A detailed review of spelling, primarily through a phonetic approach, rather than a rule approach. Students carefully identify each word they encounter for pronunciation and spelling, syllable by syllable. Understanding how sound and spelling correspond, students are then taught to spell unfamiliar words by systematically applying their knowledge of sound as they analyze each word one syllable at a time. The dictionary is emphasized as a tool to complete understanding of words, their meaning, their use, and spelling.
8 recordings, 16 lessons. Stock # 187900 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) $134.10
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
8.85
Key to Workbook
3.35
Tests
3.10
Key to Tests


The Complete Book of Spelling Demons

The Complete Book of Spelling Demons is just that: a composite of more than fifteen studies, analyses, and precis, involving words most commonly misspelled throughout the country.

Ten optional recordings provide sixteen lessons and four final tests designed to help the student master all 1620 SPELLING DEMONS. The recordings, however, are strictly optional. The book is completely usable without them.
Text. Stock # 411030 ISBN 0-89420-104-2 - $9.95
Related Publications
Optional Recordings (Includes text & key)
158.85
Teacher's Guide
2.90


Vocabulary Building

Each level contains 240 words, presented in eight sections of thirty basic words, each with its synonyms and related meanings. Level 3 (11/12 grade); Level 4 (13/14 grade).
Level 3. 4 recordings, 8 lessons. Stock # 270000 (Includes a complete set of the correlated publications below) $70.20
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
7.95
Tests & Key
4.95


Level 4, 4 recordings, 8 lessons. Stock # 270200 (Includes a complete set of the correlated publications below) $69.80
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
7.95
Tests & Key
3.55

Vowel Sounds & Silent Letters

This program is designed to help the student differentiate between long and short vowel sounds and to recognize the use of diphthongs and silent letters in the English language.
1 recording, 2 lessons. Stock No. 240000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) $22.45
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
6.95
Key to Workbook


English Topics I & II
Simple & Complex Sentences

A very brief course that carefully analyzes the problems and solutions to simple and complex sentence construction. Particularly helpful to students having difficulty with these two areas. Also an excellent review of these topics.
1 recording, 2 lessons. Stock No. 152100 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below) $31.05
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Worksheets (pack of 10)
14.50
Key to Worksheet
2.50


Help Yourself to Better Reading

A basic adult literacy training program. Designed for the person who can read at a very low level — or not at all. Teaches use of the dictionary, as well as reading.
15 recordings, 30 lessons. Stock # 115505 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below). $231.00
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Manual
9.95
Key to Workbook


Read-O-Mat

This course was prepared for adults who have not learned to read but who can speak and understand the English language. It employs a self-teaching method, utilizing a basic word list of 750 words, including a special “survival” vocabulary.
2 recordings, 4 lessons. Stock # 114000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below). $35.85
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
7.95


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