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Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Full Edition,9780131131330

Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Full Edition

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Edition:
4th
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9780131131330

ISBN10:
0131131338
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Freshman Orientation, Student Success, Study Skills Life Skills, and Career Development.This text offers one of the most complete, concrete student success programs in the country, with suggestions and strategies for academic success and personal improvement including goals, change, and career/life planning. Visually stunning, conversationally written, and student-tested, the book provides students with a variety of solutions to almost any problem faced in the first year of college and beyond.

Table of Contents

AN INVITATION viii
TO OUR STUDENTS x
TO THE INSTRUCTOR xi
ABOUT THE AUTHORS xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv
1 CHANGE Preparing for and Dealing with Change 3(28)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
6(1)
Goals ... For Change
7(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
7(1)
Why College?
8(2)
The Significance of Your College Experience
10(2)
WORLD OF WORK: Brian R. Epps
12(1)
What Do You Want? Thinking About Your Choices
13(1)
Changes in the Days to Come
14(4)
What's Happening to Me? Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change
18(2)
Attitudes that Hinder Change
20(1)
So, I Want to Change: How Do I Do It?
20(3)
Activity: The Change Implementation Model
23(2)
Blueprints for Change
25(1)
CASE STUDY: Tomer Perry
26(2)
JOURNALS
28(1)
ADVICE TO GO
29(2)
2 GROW Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Esteem 31(30)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
34(1)
Goals ... For Change
35(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
35(1)
The Impact of Values
36(1)
The Impact of Attitude
36(1)
Are You Hanging Out with Toxic People?
37(1)
Overcoming Doubts and Fears
38(2)
Motivation: What Is It and How Can I Get It?
40(1)
Building a New You: The Goal-Setting Process
41(4)
WORLD OF WORK : Kevin Todd Houston
45(2)
ACTIVITY: Setting Goals
47(2)
ACTIVITY: Develop Your Motivational Plan
49(1)
Do You Love Yourself? The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation
50(1)
Influences on Self-Esteem: How Did You Get to Be Who You Are?
51(1)
Loving You More! Improving Your Self-Esteem
52(3)
Blueprints for Change
55(1)
CASE STUDY: Jamie Juul
56(2)
JOURNALS
58(1)
ADVICE TO GO
59(2)
3 PERSIS Things You Need to Know About College But Might Never Ask 61(36)
Where Are You . . . At This Moment
64(1)
Goals . . . For Change
65(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
65(1)
To Be Successful, You Have to Last: Persistence in College
66(1)
What You Need to Know Up Front: College Policies and Procedures
66(1)
Nutty or Nurturing? The College Professor
67(3)
Success on a Platter: Academic Success Centers and Services
70(1)
Don't Panic . . . There's Something for Everyone: Student Success Centers and Services
71(2)
The Golden Rule-or Just a Crock?
Classroom Etiquette and Personal Decorum
73(2)
Writing Your First-Year History: Tips for Journaling
75(1)
Journaling Beyond Cornerstone
76(1)
Gotta Get Out of Here! Dropping Classes, Dropping Out, Stopping Out
76(1)
Where Is It Written? Your College Catalog
77(1)
Let Me Give You a Piece of Advice: The Academic Advisor/Counselor
77(1)
You're Not in Kansas Anymore: Transfer Issues
78(1)
Does 1 + 1 Really Equal 2? How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average
79(1)
From The Far Away Nearby: Succeeding in Distance Education and Independent Study Courses
80(1)
But I'm Not Even Finished with This One Yet! Preregistration for Next Term
81(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Andre Bauer
82(1)
Pennies from Heaven: The Secret World of Financial Aid
83(4)
Playing It Safe: Protecting Yourself on Campus
87(1)
Won't You Stay for a While? Persisting in College
88(3)
Blueprints for Change
91(1)
CASE STUDY: Vanessa Santos
92(2)
JOURNALS
94(1)
ADVICE TO GO
95(2)
4 PRIORITIZE Managing Your Time and Money Wisely 97(36)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
100(1)
Goals ... For Change
101(1)
Questions for Building On Your Best
101(1)
You Have All the Time There Is
102(1)
Working Hard and Playing Hard
103(1)
The "P" Word: Procrastination
103(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Timothy Spencer Rice
104(1)
Managing Time So You Can Have More Fun
105(6)
When to Do What: Using Your Body's Cycles to the Best Advantage
111(1)
Planning and Organizing for School
112(3)
Planning and Organizing for Work
115(1)
Planning and Organizing at Home
116(2)
"B" Is for Budgeting
118(1)
Practicing Fiscal Fitness
119(1)
Facts You Need to Know about Credit Cards
120(2)
Student Loans: A Day of Reckoning Will Come
122(2)
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
124(2)
The Pitfalls of Payday Loans and Car Title Loans
126(1)
Blueprints for Change
127(1)
CASE STUDY: Loretta Hooks
128(2)
JOURNALS
130(1)
ADVICE TO GO
131(2)
5 READ Building Active Reading and Comprehension Skills 133(38)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
136(1)
Goals ... For Change
137(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
137(1)
Is Reading FUNdamental or Just Pure Torture?
138(2)
I Feel the Need ... the Need for Speed!
140(1)
Determining Your Personal Reading Rate
140(3)
Why We Read
143(1)
Your Don't Have to Be a Logodaedalian to Enjoy Words
143(3)
It's Not Just a Door Stop: Using Your Dictionary
146(1)
Improving Speed and Comprehension
147(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Robin Baliszewski
148(2)
Get to the Point, Would You! Finding the Topic and Main Ideas in Paragraphs and Sections
150(4)
Doing It Right the First Time: SQ3R to the Rescue
154(6)
I Think I've Got It! Testing Your Reading Comprehension Through Bloom
160(4)
He Turned to Her and Ever So Gently Reading for Pleasure
164(1)
Blueprints for Change
165(1)
CASE STUDY: Joey Luna
166(2)
JOURNALS
168(1)
ADVICE TO GO
169(2)
6 Learn Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing 171(30)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
174(1)
Goals ... For Change
175(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
175(1)
Understanding Your Strengths
176(1)
Looking for Treasures: Discovering and
176(1)
Polishing Your Talents
WORLD OF WORK: Bryan Delph
177(3)
A New Way of Looking at Yourself: Understanding Multiple Intelligences
180(1)
Making it Work for You: Using Multiple Intelligences to Enhance Studying and Learning
181(2)
Understanding Learning Styles Theory
183(3)
What Can You Learn About Personality?
186(3)
Why Personality Matters: Functions of Typology
189(1)
Making Your Personality Work For You: Enhancing Your Learning
190(5)
Blueprints for Change
195(1)
CASE STUDY: LaDondo Johnson
196(2)
JOURNALS
198(1)
ADVICE TO GO
199(2)
7 LISTEN The Art of Active Listening 201(22)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
204(1)
Goals ... For Change
205(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
205(1)
The Importance of Listening
206(1)
The Difference Between Listening and Hearing
206(4)
What Did You Say? Obstacles to Listening
210(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Maritza E. Rudisill
211(2)
Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints
213(1)
Listening When English Is Your Second Language: Suggestions for ESL Students
214(1)
How Do I Get Others to Listen to Me? Tips for Creative Communicating
215(2)
Blueprints for Change
217(1)
CASE STUDY: Melpo Kardon
218(2)
JOURNALS
220(1)
ADVICE TO GO
221(2)
8 RECORD Note-Taking Systems that Work 223(24)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
226(1)
Goals ... For Change
227(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
227(1)
Why Take Notes?
228(1)
Writing It Right: Tips for Effective Note Taking
228(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Garcia mills Tate
229(1)
You'll Be Seeing Stars: The L-Star System
230(3)
Something for Everyone: Three Common Note-Taking Systems
233(1)
It's as Simple as A, B, C-1, 2, 3: The Outline Technique
233(1)
It's a Split Decision: The Cornell (Modified Cornell, Split Page, or T) System
234(1)
Going Around in Circles: The Mapping System
235(2)
What to Do When You Get Lost
237(1)
Using Your Laptop Computer for Note Taking
238(3)
Blueprints for Change
241(1)
CASE STUDY: Rebekah Bicknell
242(2)
JOURNALS
244(1)
ADVICE TO GO
245(2)
9 REMEMBER Empowering Your Memory 247(32)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
250(1)
Goals ... For Change
251(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
251(1)
Why Study? I Can Fake It
252(1)
The Importance of Your Study Environment
252(1)
I Forgot to Remember! Understanding Memory
252(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Coleman Peterson
253(4)
This Isn't Your Daddy's VCR: Using VCR3 to Increase Memory Power
257(2)
What Helps? What Hurts? Attending to Your Memory
259(4)
Ready, Set, Go! Memory and Studying
263(6)
Studying with Small Children in the House
269(1)
What Do You Mean the Test Is Tomorrow? Studying in a Crunch
270(3)
Blueprints for Change
273(1)
CASE STUDY: Martin Zavala
274(2)
JOURNALS
276(1)
ADVICE TO GO
277(2)
10 ASSESS Strategies for Test Taking 279(26)
Where Are You . . . At This Moment
282(1)
Goals . . . For Change
283(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
283(1)
Controlling Test Anxiety
284(3)
Three Types of Responses to Test Questions
287(1)
Test Taking Strategies and Hints for Success
288(5)
WORLD OF WORK: Zheng Gu
293(3)
Academic and Personal Integrity: Making the
296(3)
Right Decisions
Blueprints for Change
299(1)
CASE STUDY: Oscar Bowser, Jr.
300(2)
JOURNALS
302(1)
ADVICE TO GO
303(2)
11 THINK Critical- and Creative-Thinking Skills 305(30)
Where Are You . . . At This Moment
308(1)
Goals . . . For Change
309(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
309(1)
Thinking About Thinking
310(1)
What Is It Anyway? A Working Definition of Critical Thinking
310(1)
When Will I Ever Use It? The Importance of Critical Thinking
311(2)
A Plan for Critical Thinking: Making It Work for You
313(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Glenn E. Montgomery
314(12)
Creative Thinking: From Ridiculous to Possible
326(3)
Blueprints for Change
329(1)
CASE STUDY: Deepa Bhalla
330(2)
JOURNALS
332(1)
ADVICE TO GO
333(2)
12 COMMUNICATE Practical Steps for Writing and Speaking 335(36)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
338(1)
Goals ... For Change
339(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
339(1)
Your Chance to Shine
340(1)
The Power of Words
340(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Roger Dow
341(3)
Step 1: Topic Selection
344(1)
Step 2: Audience Analysis
345(1)
Step 3: Writing a Thesis Statement
346(1)
Step 4: Researching Your Speech or Paper
347(3)
Step 5: Organizing Your Paper or Speech
350(2)
Step 6: Writing Your Paper or Speech
352(6)
Step 7: Documenting Your Paper or Speech
358(2)
Step 8: Outlining Your Notes for Delivery
360(1)
Step 9: Using Audiovisual Aids
361(1)
Step 10: Rehearsal and Delivery
362(3)
Blueprints for Change
365(1)
CASE STUDY: Lauren Stock
366(2)
JOURNALS
368(1)
ADVICE TO GO
369(2)
13 RELATE A Celebration of People, Cultures, and Self 371(34)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
374(1)
Goals ... For Change
375(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
375(1)
Relationships
376(1)
Why Are Relationships Important?
376(1)
Communities
376(1)
Types of Relationships
377(2)
ACTIVITY: Building a Friend
379(2)
When Relationships Go Sour
381(1)
Sexual Harassment
381(2)
Rape
383(1)
Relationships with Diverse Others
384(1)
The Ties That Bind: Components of Culture
385(2)
Who Are You?
387(1)
Conflict Is Inevitable: How Do You Deal with It?
388(2)
The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity
390(4)
WORLD OF WORK: James E. Farmer
394(3)
Slamming the Door on Hate: What Can You Do to Make a Difference?
397(2)
Blueprints for Change
399(1)
CASE STUDY: Forrest Evans
400(2)
JOURNALS
402(1)
ADVICE TO GO
403(2)
14 LIVE A Plan for Wellness, Stress Reduction, and Personal Responsibility 405(32)
Where Are You ... At This Moment
408(1)
Goals ... For Change
409(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
409(1)
What Does It Mean to Be Healthy?
410(1)
The Mind, Soul, and Body: A Holistic Approach
to Wellness
410(1)
The Mind's Effect on Wellness
410(2)
The Soul's Effect on Wellness
412(2)
The Body's Effect on Wellness
414(1)
Are You What You Eat? The Body and Food
415(1)
Stress and Wellness
416(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Charles Steve Spearman
417(2)
What You Do Matters: Personal Responsibility and Wellness
419(1)
I Love the Night Life: It's All the Rave!
420(3)
Out on a Binge: When Drinking Goes Awry
423(1)
Goin' Out of My Head Over You: The Residual Damage of Drugs and Alcohol
424(1)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
424(5)
ACTIVITY: Your Action Plan for Wellness
429(2)
Blueprints for Change
431(1)
CASE STUDY: Natasha Ye pod
432(2)
JOURNALS
434(1)
ADVICE TO GO
435(2)
15 DREAM Career and Life Planning 437
Where Are You ... At This Moment
440(1)
Goals ... For Change
441(1)
Questions for Building on Your Best
441(13)
Networking: The Overlooked Source for
454
What Am I Going to Do for the Rest of My Life?
442(1)
The Coming Job Boom: Your Future Looks Incredibly Bright
442(1)
Your Career May Change Frequently: Prepare for Flexibility
443(1)
ACTIVITY: What Do You Know About What You Want to Become?
444(2)
Career Planning: Where the Jobs Are
446(1)
Plan for a Career-Not a Series of Jobs
447(1)
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Your Career Self-Study
447(5)
Help Me: I'm Undeclared
452(1)
Nine Steps to Career Decision Making
453(1)
Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development
454(1)
Mentors
455(1)
WORLD OF WORK: Tanya Stuart Overdorf
455(2)
Bringing It All Together
457(2)
Blueprints for Change
459(1)
CASE STUDY: Nailah Robinson
460(2)
JOURNALS
462(1)
ADVICE TO GO
463
GLOSSARY G-0
REFERENCES R-0
INDEX I-0


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