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Cornerstone: Building on Your Best,9780205290697

Cornerstone: Building on Your Best

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9780205290697

ISBN10:
0205290698
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Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Second Edition, is a program geared toward empowering students to make responsible choices in college and in life. Its four parts encompass all of the major areas of a freshman orientation course, including transition to college, goal setting, stress management, study skills, health, relationships, resources, and careers. In addition, it also includes unique and powerful chapters on such important topics as motivation, self-esteem, and diversity.

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(3)
Why College?
6(2)
The Significance of Your College Experience
8(1)
An Insider's View
8(2)
World of Work
10(13)
What Do You Want? Thinking about Your Choices
11(2)
Changes in the Days to Come
13(1)
Premises about Change
14(1)
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 Takes Courage
16(1)
Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change
16(2)
Preparing for and Dealing with Change
18(1)
Attitudes That Hinder Change
19(1)
Changing Behaviors
20(1)
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
21(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
21(1)
Maintain Perspective
21(1)
A Moment in Time
21(2)
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(9)
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(1)
Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone
35(1)
Dealing with Adversity and Failure
36(2)
The Goal-Setting Process
38(1)
An Insider's View
38(1)
World of Work
39(12)
Characteristics of Attainable Goals
40(1)
How to Write Goals
41(4)
Evaluation Plan for Your Goals
45(1)
The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation
45(1)
Conditions of Self-Esteem
46(1)
What Makes Me Who I Am
46(1)
Influences on Self-Esteem
47(1)
Behaviors Associated with Poor Self-Esteem
48(1)
Improving Your Self-Esteem
49(1)
Why Shoud 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(21)
The Multiple Intelligences Survey
59(3)
Understanding Multiple Intelligences
62(1)
The Eight Multiple 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(1)
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 Intelligence Theory and Learning Styles Theory?
68(1)
Take the PAP
69(3)
Understanding Personality Typing (Typology)
72(1)
Functions of Personality Typology
72(1)
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 Learnning 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(2)
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 Journey 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: Procrastinatate?
111(1)
World of Work
111(24)
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(7)
Thinking Long Range
127(2)
Important Principles for Priority Management at Work
129(2)
Important Principles for Priority Management at Home
131(2)
Building a Priority Management Plan
133(2)
Cornerstones of Priority Management
135(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
136(1)
I Heard You! I Heard You! What Did You Say?: The Art of Active Listening
137(16)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
139(5)
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(6)
Obstacles to Listening
145(1)
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)
Preparing to Take Notes
157(1)
Tips for Effective Note-Taking
157(1)
An Insider's View
157(1)
World of Work
158(13)
Beginning the Building Process
159(1)
The L-STAR System
160(3)
Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques
163(1)
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(19)
Understanding Memory
179(1)
Sensory Memory
180(1)
Short-Term or Working Memory
180(1)
Long-Term Memory
181(1)
VCR
182(1)
Ready, Set, Go!!
183(1)
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(8)
Controlling Test Anxiety
203(1)
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(7)
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(25)
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(1)
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(1)
Reducing Anxiety
249(1)
Delivery
250(1)
Cornerstones for Writing and Speaking
251(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
252(1)
Getting Along With Others: The Power of Relationships
253(26)
Relationships
254(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
255(1)
An Insider's View
256(2)
Why Are Relationships Important?
256(2)
World of Work
258(19)
Communities
257(6)
Friendship
263(2)
Loneliness
265(1)
Love Relationships
266(1)
Sexuality
267(1)
Sexual Behavior
267(3)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
270(1)
HIV and AIDS
270(3)
New Worries about HIV and AIDS Transmission
273(1)
Other STD's
273(2)
Sexual Harassment
275(1)
Rape
276(1)
Cornerstones for Getting Along with Others
277(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
278(1)
Understanding Differences: A Celebration of Diversity
279(26)
You Are a Culture of One
281(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
282(12)
The Components of Culture
283(2)
The Power of an Open Mind
285(1)
My Culture of One
286(2)
You Are the Center of Your Own Universe
288(2)
Changing Demographics of the United States
290(1)
Other Components of Culture
291(1)
Who Are You?
292(1)
The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity
293(1)
I Think I Would... An Exercise in Cultural Understanding
293(1)
An Insider's View
294(2)
World of Work
296(7)
Cornerstones for Celebrating Diversity
303(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
304(1)
Staying Fit: A Personal Plan for Wellness
305(20)
What Does It Mean to Be Healthy?
307(1)
A Holistic Approach to Wellness
307(1)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
308(1)
The Mind
309(1)
An Insider's View
309(1)
World of Work
310(13)
Depression
313(2)
Sprituality
315(1)
What Influences Your Eating Habits?
316(4)
Activity
320(3)
Cornerstones for Wellness
323(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
324(1)
I'm Stressed, You're Stressed, We're All Stressed: Controlling Stress
325(18)
At This Moment
327(1)
A Self-Assessment
328(6)
What Is Stress
328(1)
Stress Test
329(1)
Three Types of Stressors
330(1)
Situtional Stressors
330(1)
Psychological Stressors
331(1)
Bilogical Stressors
332(1)
Financial Pressures
333(1)
Juggling Responsibilities
334(1)
An Insider's View
334(1)
World of Work
335(6)
Building a Stress-Management Program
336(1)
Managing Situational Stressors
337(1)
Managing Psychological Stressors
338(1)
Managing Biological Stressors
339(2)
Cornerstones for Handling Stress
341(1)
Bluprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
342(1)
Stayin' Alive: Social and Personal Responsibility
343(18)
At this Moment
345(1)
A Self-Assessment
346(1)
Drugs
346(1)
An Insider's View
347(1)
World of Work
348(11)
Drug Dependency
348(1)
Some Common Legal Drugs
349(1)
Caffeine
349(1)
Over the Counter Drugs
349(1)
Prescription Drugs
349(1)
Alcohol
350(4)
Tobacco
354(2)
Illegal Drugs
356(1)
Personal Responsibility
357(2)
Cornerstones for Personal Responsibility
359(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
360(1)
What are Your Doing for the Rest of Your Life? Career Planning
361(20)
At This Moment, A Self-Assessment
363(12)
Do you Want to Do Something or Be Something?
364(1)
You've Got a Job, Now You Want a Career
365(1)
What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?
366(1)
Your Career Self-Study
367(4)
Help Me! I'm Undeclared
371(1)
Nine Steps to Career Decision-Making
371(2)
Where to Learn More about Careers, Majors, and Work
373(1)
Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development
374(1)
An Insider's View
375(1)
World of Work
376(3)
Mentors
376(2)
How to Find a Mentor
378(1)
Cornerstones for Career Development
379(1)
Blueprints for Lifelong Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking
380(1)
References 381(2)
Index 383


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