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On Course

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9781439082171

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1439082170
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
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Cengage Learning
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I would recommend for every high school senior  September 27, 2011
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On Course will open up your eyes to the diverse world of college. It contains tips and strategies for striving in college and beyond. It's my honest opinion that every high school senior planning to attend college should read this book. It is 500 pages of what you can do to set yourself up for a respectable GPA in college and beyond that, a rewarding career in the field of your choice.






On Course: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills. Now in its 6th edition, ON COURSE is used as a book in user success courses, first-year experience programs, and inward-looking courses that promote user growth and self-awareness. ON COURSE demonstrates the choices that successful users make. A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the book helps users to identify behaviors and beliefs they may wish to change in order to achieve more of their potential in college and in life. Users have an opportunity to revisit their self-assessment at the conclusion of the book. Written in a positive, motivational style, ON COURSE empowers users with the tools they need to take charge of their success in college and in life. Downing’s distinctive guided journal entries help users develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills—reading, note taking, memory and test taking—provided in the Wise Choices in College” sections helps users excel in all of their college courses.

Table of Contents

Getting On Course To Your Success
Taking the First Step
What Is Success?
The Power of Choice
Write a Great Life
Assess Yourself
Self-Assessment Forks in the Road
A Few Words of Encouragement
One Student's Story
Becoming an Active Learner
How the Human Brain Learns
Three Principles of Deep and Lasting Learning
Your CORE Learning System
On Course Principles at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Acceptance Self-Esteem and Core Beliefs
Know and Accept Yourself
One Student's Story
Wise Choices in College: College Customs
Accepting Personal Responsibility
Case Study for Critical Thinking: The Late Paper
Adopting the Creator Role
Victims and Creators
Responsibility and Choice
One Students's Story
Mastering Creator Language
The Language of Responsibility
One Students's Story
Making Wise Decisions
The Wise-Choice Process
Personal Responsibility at Work
Believing in Yourself: Change Your Inner Conversation
The Curse of Stinkin' Thinkin'
Disputing Irrational Beliefs
One Students's Story
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Reading
Discovering Self-Motivation
Case Study for Critical Thinking: Popson's Dilemma
Creating Inner Motivation
A Formula for Motivation
Value of College Outcomes
Value of College Experiences
One Students's Story
Designing a Compelling Life Plan
Roles and Goals
How to Set a Goal
Discover Your Dreams
Your Life Plan
Committing to Your Goals and Dreams
Commitment Creates Method
Visualize Your Ideal Future
How to Visualize
One Students's Story
Self-Motivation at Work
Believing in Yourself: Write A Personal Affirmation
Claiming Your Desired Personal Qualities
Living Your Affirmation
One Students's Story
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Taking Notes
Mastering Self-Management
Case Study for Critical Thinking: The Procrastinators
Acting on Purpose
Harness the Power of Quadrant II
What to Do in Quadrant II
One Students's Story
Creating an Effective Self-Management System
Monthly Calendars
Next Actions Lists
Tracking Forms
The Rewards of Effective Self-Management
One Students's Story
Developing Self-Discipline
Staying Focused
Being Persistent
One Students's Story
Self-Management at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Confidence
Create a Success Identity
Celebrate Your Successes and Talents
Visualize Purposeful Actions
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Studying for Deep Learning
Employing Interdependence
Case Study for Critical Thinking: Professor Rogers' Trial
Developing Mutually Supportive Relationships
Ways to Relate A Sign of Maturity
Giving and Receiving
One Students's Story
Creating a Support Network
Seek Help from Your Instructors
Get Help from College Resources
Create a Project Team
Start a Study Group
One Students's Story
Strengthening Relationships with Active Listening
How to Listen Actively
Use Active Listening in Your College Classes
Interdependence at Work
Believing in Yourself: Be Assertive Leveling
Making Requests
Saying "No."
One Students's Story
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Studying for Lasting Learning
Gaining Self-Awareness
Case Study for Critical Thinking: Strange Choices
Recognizing When You Are Off Course
The Mystery of Self-sabotage
Unconscious Forces
One Students's Story
Identifying Your Scripts
Anatomy of a Script
How We Wrote Our Scripts
Self-Defeating Habits
One Students's Story
Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts
The Impact of Outdated Beliefs
Doing the Rewrite
One Students's Story
Self-Awareness at Work
Believing in Yourself: Write Your Own Rules
Three Success Rules
Changing Your Habits
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
One Students's Story
Wise Choices in College: Writing
Adopting Life-long Learning
Case Study for Critical Thinking: A Fish Story
Discovering Your Preferred Learning Style
Self-Assessment: How I Prefer to Learn
Thinking Learners
Doing Learners
Feeling Learners
Innovating Learners
One Students's Story
Employing Critical Thinking
Constructing Logical Arguments
Asking Probing Questions
Applying Critical Thinking
Learning to Make Course Corrections
Change Requires Self-Awareness and Courage
Change and Lifelong Learning
One Students's Story: Jessie Maggard (Urbana University, OH)
Lifelong Learning at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Respect
Live with Integrity
Keep Commitments
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Taking Tests
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Case Study for Critical Thinking: After Math
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Four Components of Emotional Intelligence
Knowing Your Own Emotions
One Students's Story
Reducing Stress
What Is Stress?
What Happens When Stress Persists?
Unhealthy Stress Reduction
Healthy Stress Reduction
Choose Your Attitude
One Students's Story
Creating Flow
College and Flow
Work and Flow
Emotional Intelligence at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Love
Design a Self-care Plan
Embracing Change: Do One Thing Different This Week
Wise Choices in College: Money Management
Staying On Course To Your Success
Planning Your Next Steps
Assess Yourself, Again
Self-Assessment
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