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Becoming a Master Student: Tools, Techniques, Hints, Ideas, Illustrations, Examples, Methods, Procedures, Processes, Skills, Resources, and Suggestions for Success

by Unknown
Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780395981504

ISBN10:
0395981506
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/12/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Table of Contents

Introduction
As you begin... vi
This book is worthless vii
Get the most out of this book x
First Step
In this chapter...
xii
First Step: Truth is a key to mastery
1(1)
If you skipped the Introduction...
2(2)
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System
4(2)
Seven Discovery & Intention Statement guidelines
6(6)
The value of higher education
12(1)
Creating and using portfolios
13(1)
Artifacts for your portfolio
13(4)
The Master Student
14(3)
Maslow's Qualities of a self-actualizing person
17(3)
Power Process #1: Ideas are tools
18(2)
Learning Styles: Discovering how you learn
20(1)
Learning styles: Using your learning profile to succeed in school
21(1)
Resources on learning styles
22(3)
Master Student: Veronica Espinoza
24(1)
Quiz
25(2)
Learning Styles Application
27(1)
Bibliography
27(1)
Time
In this chapter...
28(1)
You've got the time
29(7)
25 ways to get the most out of now
36(3)
Keep going?
39(1)
Overcome computer ``addiction''
40(1)
Time management for right-brained people
41(1)
Reap the benefits: Extracurricular activities
42(1)
The 7-day antiprocrastination plan
43(1)
Divide and conquer your goals
44(2)
Planning sets you free
46(2)
Strategies for scheduling
48(2)
Strategies for long-term planning
50(2)
Gearing up: Using a long-term planner
52(3)
Motivation or ``I'm just not in the mood''
55(1)
The ABC daily to-do's
56(5)
Power Process #2: Be here now
58(2)
Master Student: Malcolm X
60(1)
Quiz
61(2)
Learning Styles Application
63(1)
Bibliography
63(1)
Memory
In this chapter...
64(1)
You never forget
65(1)
The memory jungle
66(2)
20 memory techniques
68(5)
Set a trap for your memory
73(1)
Give your ``secret brain'' a chance
74(1)
Notable failures
74(1)
Mnemonic devices
75(2)
Remembering names
77(4)
Power Process #3: Love your problems
78(2)
Master Student: Helen Keller
80(1)
Quiz
81(2)
Learning Styles Application
83(1)
Bibliography
83(1)
Reading
In this chapter...
84(1)
Muscle Reading
85(1)
How Muscle Reading works
86(2)
Before you read: Pry out questions
88(1)
While you read: Root up answers
89(1)
After you read: Recite, review, & review (again)
90(2)
The Universal Law of Reading
92(2)
Studying with children underfoot
94(2)
Ways to change a habit
96(3)
Reading fast
99(1)
When reading is tough
100(1)
Read with a dictionary in your lap
101(1)
Library: The buried treasure
102(1)
English as a second language
103(4)
Power Process #4: Notice your pictures and let them go
104(2)
Master Student: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
106(1)
Quiz
107(2)
Learning Styles Application
109(1)
Bibliography
109(1)
Notes
In this chapter...
110(1)
The note-taking process flows
111(1)
Observe
112(3)
Record
115(5)
Review
120(5)
Power Process #5: I create it all
122(3)
Get to the bones of your book with concept maps
125(1)
Taking notes while reading
126(1)
When instructors talk fast
127(1)
Taking notes on your journey: The art of journal writing
128(3)
Master Student: Jaime Escalante
130(1)
Quiz
131(2)
Learning Styles Application
133(1)
Bibliography
133(1)
Tests
In this chapter...
134(1)
Disarm tests
135(1)
What to do before the test
136(2)
What to do during the test
138(2)
F is for feedback, not failure
140(1)
Words to watch for in essay questions
140(1)
Ways to predict test questions
141(1)
Have some fun
141(1)
Let go of test anxiety
142(4)
Overcoming math and science anxiety
146(3)
Special techniques for math and science tests
149(2)
How to cram (even though you shouldn't)
151(1)
8 reasons to celebrate mistakes
152(4)
Power Process #6: Detach
154(2)
Cooperative Learning: Study with people
156(2)
Master Student: Fred Smith
158(4)
Quiz
159(2)
Learning Styles Application
161(1)
Bibliography
161(1)
Thinking
In this chapter...
162(1)
Critical thinking: A survival skill
163(2)
Finding ``aha!''---Creativity fuels critical thinking
165(1)
Tangram
165(1)
Techniques for creative thinking
166(2)
Qualities of a critical thinker
168(1)
Finding a critical thinker in yourself and others
169(1)
Becoming a critical thinker
170(2)
Ways to fool yourself
172(1)
Uncovering assumptions
173(2)
Warning: Advertising can be dangerous to your health
175(1)
Thinking critically about information on the Internet
176(1)
Gaining skill at decision making
177(1)
4 problem-solving steps
178(1)
Solving math & science problems
179(1)
Power writing: Three phases in finishing your next paper
180(2)
Seven steps to nonsexist writing
182(1)
Giving credit where credit is due: Avoiding the high cost of plagiarism
183(1)
Writing and delivering speeches
184(2)
Getting connected: Entering cyberspace
186(1)
Overcoming technophobia
187(1)
Finding what you want on the Internet
188(1)
Some places to start surfing the Web
188(1)
Using computers to manage ideas and information
189(4)
Power Process #7: Employ your word
190(2)
Master Student: Margaret Mead
192(1)
Quiz
193(2)
Learning Styles Application
195(1)
Bibliography
195(1)
Diversity & Relationships
In this chapter...
196(1)
Living with diversity
197(1)
Diversity is real---and valuable
198(2)
Communicating across cultures
200(3)
Adapting to the culture of higher education
203(1)
Learn the language of higher education
204(1)
Stay tuned to these networks
205(1)
The art of reentry
206(2)
Plug into school resources
208(1)
Plug into community resources
208(1)
Dealing with sexism...and sexual harassment
209(1)
Students with disabilities
210(5)
Power Process #8: Choose your conversations and your community
212(3)
The Communication loop
215(1)
Listening
216(2)
Sending
218(2)
Five ways to say ``I''
220(1)
The fine art of conflict management
221(3)
Emotional pain is not a sickness
224(1)
Suicide
225(1)
Claiming your multiple intelligences
226(1)
We are all leaders
227(1)
Relationships can work
228(1)
Relationships change
228(2)
Create your instructor
230(3)
Master Student: Golda Meir
232(1)
Quiz
233(2)
Learning Styles Application
235(1)
Bibliography
235(1)
Money & Health
In this chapter...
236(1)
Money in, money out
237(1)
The source of money problems
238(1)
Increase money in
239(1)
Decrease money out
240(1)
Free fun
241(1)
Money for the future
241(1)
Education's worth it...
242(1)
Seventeen places to find money
243(1)
We live like royalty
244(1)
Take care of your machine
245(1)
Your machine: Fuel it
246(1)
Your machine: Move it
247(1)
Your machine: Rest it
248(1)
Your machine: Observe it
249(1)
Your machine: Protect it
250(1)
Stay up-to-date on STDS
251(2)
Crazed glazed donut runs amok
253(3)
Power Process #9: Surrender
254(2)
Some facts
256(1)
Alcohol, tobacco & drugs: The truth
256(2)
Seeing the full scope of addiction
258(1)
Where to turn for more information on recovery
259(2)
Master Student: Christopher Reeve
260(1)
Quiz
261(2)
Learning Styles Application
263(1)
Bibliography
263(1)
What Next?
In this chapter...
264(1)
Now that you're done---begin
265(1)
``...use the following suggestions to continue...''
266(2)
Attitudes, affirmations, & visualizations
268(1)
Attitude replacements
269(2)
This book shouts, ``Use me!''
271(1)
``But I don't know what I want to do''
272(1)
Majors for the taking
273(1)
Learning across borders
274(2)
Changing schools
276(2)
Contributing: The art of selfishness
278(1)
Service learning
279(4)
Career planning: Begin now
283(1)
Cruising for jobs on the Internet
284(1)
Link to the world of work
285(1)
Job skills for the new millennium
286(1)
Staying up-to-date with technology
287(3)
Power Process #10: Be it
288(2)
One set of values
290(3)
Master Student: Raul Julia
292(1)
Quiz
293(2)
Learning Styles Application
295(1)
Bibliography
295(1)
Index 296


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