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Cornerstone Building on Your Best : Concise Edition,9780130892546

Cornerstone Building on Your Best : Concise Edition

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Edition:
2nd
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9780130892546

ISBN10:
0130892548
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in College Orientation, College Study Skills, and College Success found in two-and four-year colleges and universities. The Concise Edition of the popular Cornerstone: Building On Your Best is designed to help unprepared first-year students become more academically prepared and to help all first-year students adjust to college life. Material and activities in the text empower students to make responsible choices in college and in life. It shows, rather than tellsits real-life vignettes and self-reflective exercises both engage students and help them look at themselves and their lives through different eyes. The text promotes student growth, change, and responsible decision-makingwhether the student is looking at his/her own study habits or making difficult decisions about career goals. It maintains a sharp focus on motivation, values , and diversity; provides thorough coverage of nuts and bolts issues near and dear to students (studying, test-taking, and succeeding in college and in life); and discusses important new ideas about critical thinking skills, learning styles, and cooperative learning. The Concise Edition, 2/E consists of 12 of the 16 chapters in the full version of Cornerstonefocusing on core study, presentation, and goal-setting skills. (The full version includes 4 additional chapters on relationships, wellness, stress, and responsibility).

Table of Contents

Nothing Stays the Same: Preparing for and Dealing with Change
1(24)
Why Address Change?
3(1)
Why Cornerstone? What Can This Book and This Course Do for You?
4(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
5(1)
Why College?
6(2)
The Significance of Your College Experience
8(1)
An Insider's View
8(2)
World of Work
10(1)
What Do You Want? Thinking about Your Choices
11(2)
Changes in the Days to Come
13(1)
Premises about Change
14(2)
Change Is Never Easy
15(1)
Change Is Almost Always Met with Resistance
15(1)
The Person Who Initiates Change Is Almost Always Unpopular
15(1)
Change Creates Unfamiliar Ground
15(1)
Change Take Courage
16(1)
Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change
16(2)
Preparing for and Dealing with Change
18(2)
Attitudes That Hinder Change
19(1)
Changing Behaviors
20(2)
Get Involved in the Change
20(1)
Let Go
20(1)
Hold On
20(1)
Ask for Help
20(1)
Develop a Sense of Humor
20(1)
Focus on the Outcome
21(1)
Search for Truth
21(1)
Take Risks
21(1)
Have an Open Mind
21(1)
View Change as Growth
21(1)
Communicate with People
22(1)
Maintain Perspective
22(1)
A Moment in Time
22(1)
Cornerstones for Dealing with Change
23(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
24(1)
Planning Your Dreams: Motivation, Goal-Setting, and Self-Esteem
25(28)
You Are on Your Own
27(2)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
29(1)
The Impact of Values on Motivation and Goal Setting
30(1)
Motivation Comes from Within
31(1)
Attitude---The First Step in Getting What You Want
31(3)
Choose Your Friends Carefully
34(1)
Overcoming Doubts and Fears
34(3)
Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone
35(1)
Dealing with Adversity and Failure
36(1)
The Goal-Setting Process
37(1)
An Insider's View
38(1)
World of Work
39(6)
Characteristics of Attainable Goals
40(1)
How to Write Goals
41(1)
Categories for Goals
42(3)
Evaluation Plan for Your Goals
45(1)
The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation
45(2)
Conditions of Self-Esteem
46(1)
What Makes Me Who I Am
46(1)
Influences on Self-Esteem
47(2)
Improving Your Self-Esteem
49(1)
Why Should You Do It?
49(1)
Ways to Increase Your Self-Esteem
49(1)
Using Motivation and Self-Esteem to Accomplish Goals
50(1)
Cornerstones for Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Esteem
51(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
52(1)
How Are You Smart? A Personal Journey into Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing
53(28)
Understanding Our Strengths
55(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
56(1)
Discovering and Polishing Your Talents
57(1)
An Insider's View
57(1)
World of Work
58(1)
The Multiple Intelligences Survey
59(3)
Understanding Multiple Intelligences
62(1)
The Eight Intelligences
62(1)
Visual/Spatial
62(1)
Verbal/Linguistic
62(1)
Musical/Rhythm
62(1)
Logic/Math
62(1)
Body/Kinesthetic
63(1)
Interpersonal
63(1)
Intra-personal
63(1)
Naturalistic
63(1)
Using Multiple Intelligences to Enhance Studying and Learning
63(3)
Understanding Learning Styles Theory
66(2)
Take the LEAD
66(1)
Learning Styles
67(1)
Visual
68(1)
Auditory
68(1)
Tactile
68(1)
What Are the Similarities and Differences Among Multiple Intelligences Theory and Learning Styles Theory?
68(4)
Take the PAP
69(3)
Understanding Personality Typing (Typology)
72(1)
Functions of Personality Typology
72(4)
Extroversion/Introversion
73(1)
Sensing/Intuition
73(1)
Thinking/Feeling
73(1)
Judging/Perceiving
74(1)
A Closer Look at Your Personality Type
75(1)
Using Your Personality Type to Enhance Learning
76(3)
Cornerstones of Learning Styles
79(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
80(1)
Think Before You Leap: Using Critical Thinking Skills in College and Life
81(24)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
84(1)
A Working Definition of Critical Thinking
85(1)
The Importance of Critical Thinking
85(1)
An Insider's View
86(1)
A Plan for Critical Thinking
87(1)
World of Work
87(16)
Emotional Restraint
88(2)
Thinking on a Higher Level
90(1)
Analyzing Information
91(1)
Questioning Assumptions and Common Truths
92(2)
Problem Solving
94(3)
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
97(2)
Seeking Truth in Arguments and Persuasion
99(4)
Cornerstones for Critical Thinking
103(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Jouney in Critical Thinking
104(1)
So Much to Do, So Little Time to Do It: Priority Management
105(32)
What Is Time?
107(1)
Managing Time So You'll Have More Fun
108(1)
At This Moment
108(1)
A Self-Assessment
109(1)
Working Hard and Playing Hard
109(1)
An Insider's View
110(1)
It's that ``P'' Word: Procrastination
111(1)
World of Work
111(9)
Why Is It So Easy to Procrastinate?
112(1)
So, How Do You Overcome the ``P'' Word?
112(1)
The Difference Between Being and Doing
113(3)
Juggling Multiple Priorities
116(2)
Your Body's Cycles
118(1)
Maximizing Your Talents
119(1)
Planning--The Secret to Priority Management
120(6)
Thinking Long Range
126(2)
Important Principles for Priority Management at Work
128(2)
Important Principles for Priority Management at Home
130(2)
Bulding a Priority-Management Plan
132(2)
If You Need to Be Highly Organized
132(1)
If You Like Less Structure
133(1)
Cornerstones of Priority Management
134(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
135(2)
I Heard You! I Heard You! What Did You Say? The Art of Active Listening
137(16)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
139(1)
The Importance of Listening
140(1)
The Difference Between Listening and Hearing
140(3)
Practical Definitions of Listening
143(1)
An Insider's View
144(1)
World of Work
145(1)
Obstacles to Listening
145(3)
Prejudging
145(1)
Talking
146(1)
Bringing Your Emotions to the Table
147(1)
Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints
148(1)
How Do I Get Others to Listen to Me?
149(2)
Cornerstones for Active Listening
151(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
152(1)
Will This Be On the Test? The Essentials of Note-Taking
153(20)
At This Moment
155(1)
A Self-Assessment
156(1)
Why Take Notes?
156(1)
An Insider's View
157(1)
Preparing to Take Notes
157(1)
Tips for Effective Note-Taking
157(1)
World of Work
158(1)
Beginning the Building Process
159(4)
The L-STAR System
160(3)
Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques
163(5)
The Outline Technique
164(1)
The Cornell System
165(1)
The Mapping System
166(2)
What to Do When You Get Lost
168(1)
Using Your Laptop Computer for Note-Taking
169(2)
Cornerstones of Effective Note-Taking
171(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
172(1)
Avoiding the ``All-Nighter'': Studying for Success
173(26)
Why Study? I Can Fake It
175(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
176(1)
The Importance of Your Study Environment
177(1)
An Insider's View
177(1)
World of Work
178(1)
Understanding Memory
179(4)
Sensory Memory
180(1)
Short-Term or Working Memory
180(1)
Long-Term Memory
181(1)
VCR
182(1)
Ready, Set, Go!!
183(12)
SQ3R
184(7)
The READ Method
191(1)
Using Mnemonic Devices
192(1)
Cooperative Learning
193(2)
Studying with Small Children in the House
195(2)
Cornerstones for Effective Studying
197(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
198(1)
The Proving Ground: Strategies for Test-Taking
199(22)
T-Day!
201(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
202(1)
Controlling Test Anxiety
203(4)
Preparing for Tests
204(2)
Predicting Exam Questions
206(1)
Three Types of Responses to Test Questions
207(2)
Test-Taking Strategies and Hints for Success
209(1)
Strategies for Matching Questions
210(1)
An Insider's View
210(2)
Strategies for True-False Questions
211(1)
World of Work
212(6)
Strategies for Multiple-Choice Questions
213(2)
Strategies for Short-Answer Questions
215(1)
Strategies for Essay Questions
216(2)
Academic Integrity
218(1)
Cornerstones for Test-Taking
219(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
220(1)
Strategies for Success: A Guide to Writing and Public Speaking
221(32)
Your Chance to Shine
223(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
224(1)
An Insider's View
225(1)
The Power of Words
226(1)
World of Work
226(2)
Ten Steps to Success
228(1)
Topic Selection
229(1)
Audience Analysis
230(2)
Writing a Thesis Statement
232(1)
Researching Your Paper or Speech
233(3)
Organizing Your Paper or Speech
236(1)
Writing Your Paper or Speech
237(7)
Ethical Considerations
238(1)
Using Language
238(1)
Selecting the Main Ideas and Issues
239(1)
Organizing the Body
240(1)
Introductions
241(2)
Conclusions
243(1)
Documenting Your Paper or Speech
244(2)
Outlining Your Notes for Delivery
246(1)
Using Audio/ Visual Aids
247(1)
Rehearsal and Delivery
248(3)
Reducing Anxiety
249(1)
Delivery
250(1)
Cornerstones for Research, Writing, and Speaking
251(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
252(1)
Understanding Differences: A Celebration of Diversity
253(26)
You Are a Culture of One
255(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
256(1)
The Components of Culture
257(2)
The Power of an Open Mind
259(3)
My Culture of One
260(2)
You Are the Center of Your Own Universe
262(2)
Changing Demographics of the United States
264(1)
Other Components of Culture
265(1)
Who Are You?
266(1)
The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity
267(1)
I Think I Would... An Exercise in Cultural Understanding
267(1)
An Insider's View
268(2)
World of Work
270(7)
Cornerstones for Celebrating Diversity
277(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
278(1)
What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life? Career Planning
279(20)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
281(1)
Do You Want to Do Something or Be Something?
282(1)
You've Got a Job, Now You Want a Career
283(1)
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
284(5)
Your Career Self-Study
285(4)
Help Me! I'm Undeclared
289(2)
Nine Steps to Career Decision-Making
289(2)
Where to Learn More about Careers, Majors, and Work
291(1)
Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development
292(1)
An Insider's View
293(1)
Mentors
294(1)
World of Work
294(3)
How to Find a Mentor
296(1)
Cornerstones for Career Development
297(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
298(1)
References 299(2)
Appendix 301(12)
Glossary 313(6)
Index 319


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