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Becoming a Master Student: Concise

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780618595389

ISBN10:
0618595384
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/12/2006
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

For a full description of this text, seeBecoming a Master Student,11/e. The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student gives students a framework for examining their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises help students understand their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. Designed for shorter courses, the concise version of this best-selling text offers the key elements of the complete text by combining topics, and streamlining articles and activities. The Eleventh Edition features a cleaner, more sophisticated design and a new organizational framework to help students monitor thinking and learning. Additional updates include integrated coverage of diversity, a new chapter on using technology to achieve success, and new Master Student Profiles. New!The Master Student Map (Metacognitive Application Process) provides an organizational framework based on the Learning Styles Inventory to help students understand why each chapter matters, how to use each chapter, and what to think about while reading. New!TheDiscover What You WantPower Process in the Introduction encourages students to establish and achieve their goals. New!Put It to Workfeatures at the end of each chapter shows students how skills translate to the working world, and how experience from the workplace is applicable to academics.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
Introduction: Making Transitions
This book is worthless--if you just read it
This book is worthless (continued)
Sidebar: This book is worth $1000
Textbook Reconnaissance
Get the most out of this book
Get the most out of this book (continued)
Commitment
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System
Discovery and Intention Statement Guidelines
Making the transition to higher education
Making the transition to higher education (continued)
Making a healthy transition
Connect to resources
Link to the world of work
Attitudes, values and visualizations
Ways to change a habit
Motivation: Discover it now
Power Process: Discover what you want
Power Process: Discover what you want (continued)
First Steps
First Step: Truth is the key to mastery
First Step (continued)
Sidebar: If you skipped the Introduction
Taking the First Step
Discovery Wheel
Discovery Wheel (continued)
Discovery Wheel (continued)
Discovery Wheel (continued)
The Master Student
The Master Student (continued)
The Master Student (continued)
Sidebar: Master Student Profiles
Claim your multiple intelligences (Reduce the chart to one page.)
Claim your multiple intelligences (continued)
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving--
The VAK system
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving (continued)
Learning Styles--
Discovering how you learn
Learning Styles (continued) LSI-1
Learning Style Inventory LSI-2
Interpreting Your Learning Style Graph LSI-3
Scoring Your Inventory LSI-4
Remove this page LSI-5
Learning Style Graph LSI-6
Cycle of Learning LSI-7
Balancing Your Preferences
Using your learning profile to succeed in school
Using your learning profile to succeed in school (continued)
Sidebar: The magic of metacognition
The value of higher education
Power Process: Ideas are tools
Power Process: Ideas are tools (continued)
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Ruth Handler
Planning You've got the time
The Time Monitor/Time Plan Process
Time Monitor/Time Plan (continued)
Sample of Time Monitor/Time Plan
Time Monitor Week of __/__ Time Monitor
Mon/Tues/Wed Time Monitor Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun
Setting and achieving goals
Setting and achieving goals (continued)
Get real with your goals
The ABC daily to-do list
The seven-day antiprocrastination plan
Getting the most out of now
Getting the most out of now (continued)
Sidebar: Remember cultural differences
Getting the most out of now (continued)
Create a lifeline
Financial Planning--
Meeting your money goals
Financial Planning (continued)
Education by the hour
Power Process: Be here now
Power Process: Be here now (continued)
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Ron Brown
Memory Take your memory out of the closet
The memory jungle (continued)
Choosing to remember
Choosing to remember (continued)
Choosing to remember (continued)
Use Q cards to reinforce memory
Notable Failures
Remembering your car keys--or anything else
Remembering names
Mnemonic devices
Mnemonic devices (continued)
Be a poet
Mnemonic devices (continued)
Move from problems to solutions
Power Process: Love your problems
Power Process: Love your problems (continued)
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Cesar Chavez
Reading Muscle Reading
How Muscle Reading works
Phase One: Before you read
Phase One: Before you read (continued)
Phase Two: While you read
Phase Two: While you read (continued)
Sidebar: Five smart ways to highlight a text
Phase Two: While you read (continued)
Phase Three: After you read
Phase Three: After you read (continued)
Sidebar: Muscle Reading: A leaner approach
When reading is tough
When reading is tough (continued)
Read with a dictionary in your lap
Sidebar: The universal law of reading
Reading fast Reading fast (continued)
Relax
Reading with children underfoot
Reading with children underfoot (continued)
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go (continued)
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Helen Keller
Notes The note-taking process flows
The note-taking process: Observe
The note-taking process flows: Observe (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Review
Television note taking
Sidebar: What to do when you miss a class
Create your instructor
Create your instructor (continued)
When your instructor talks fast
Taking notes while reading
Get to the bones of your book with concept maps
Power Process: I create it all
Power Process: I create it all (continued)
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Craig Kielburger
Tests Disarm Tests
What to do before the test
What to do before the test (continued)
Ways to predict test questions
Cooperative Learning--
Study with people
What to do during the test
What to do during the test (continued)
What to do during the test (continued)
Words to watch for on essay tests
Integrity in test taking: The high cost of cheating
Have some fun!
The test isn't over until...
Let go of test anxiety
Let go of test anxiety (continued)
Let go of test anxiety (continued)
Twenty things I like to do
Taking math and science tests
Taking math and science tests (continued)
Taking math and science tests (continued)
Celebrate mistakes
Sidebar: How to cram (even though you shouldn't)
Power Process: Detach
Power Process: Detach
Put it to Work Quiz Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Barbara Jordan
Thinking Critical thinking: A survival skill
Critical thinking: A survival skill (continued)
Finding "Aha!" and following through
Becoming a thorough thinker
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued)
Sidebar: Tangram
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued)
Sidebar: Key terms for thorough thinking
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued)
Uncovering assumptions
Ways to fool yourself: mistakes in logic
Overcoming stereotypes with critical thinking
Gaining skill at decision making
Four ways to solve problems
But I don't know what I want to do!--
Choosing a major
But I don't know what I want to do! (continued)
Make a trial choice of major
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
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