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On Course : Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780618379774

ISBN10:
0618379770
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/9/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 2/9/2004.
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Summary

Written in a positive, motivational style,On Courseempowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills--including reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking--provided in theWise Choices in Collegesections help students excel in all of their college courses. Coverage of stress management helps students understand the nature of stress, its consequences, and strategies for overcoming it. A section on distance learning addresses the special needs of students learning in an online environment.

Table of Contents

Getting On Course to Your Success Taking the First Step On Course
Principles at Work Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Acceptance Wise Choices in College: Learning College Customs
Accepting Personal Responsibility Adopting the Creator
Role Mastering Creator Language
Making Wise Decisions Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper
Personal Responsibility at Work Believing in Yourself: Change Your Inner Conversation
Wise Choices in College: Effective Reading
Discovering Self-Motivation
Discovering Your Dreams Committing to Your Dreams
Designing a Compelling Plan
Case Study in Critical Thinking: Popson's Dilemma
Self-Motivation at Work
Believing in Yourself: Write a Personal Affirmation Wise
Choices in College: Effective Writing
Mastering Self-Management
Acting on Purpose Employing Self-Management
Tools Developing Self-Discipline
Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Procrastinators Self-Management at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Confidence
Wise Choices in College: Effective Money Management
Employing Interdependence Developing
Mutually Supportive Relationships
Creating a Support Network
Strengthening Relationships with Active Listening
Case Study in Critical Thinking: Professor Rogers'
Trial Interdependence at Work Believing in Yourself: Be Assertive
Wise Choices in College: Effective Note Taking
Gaining Self-Awareness Recognizing
When Your Are Off Course Identifying Your Scripts
Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts
Case Study in Critical Thinking: Strange Choices
Self-Awareness at Work Believing in Yourself: Write Your Own Rules
Wise Choices in College: Effective Memorizing
Adopting Lifelong Learning Discovering Your Preferred Learning Style
Learning to Make Course Corrections
Developing Wisdom Case Study in Critical Thinking: A Fish Story Lifelong Learning at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Respect Wise Choices in College: Effective Studying
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Reducing Stress Creating Flow Case Study in Critical Thinking: After Math Emotional Intelligence at Work
Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Love Wise Choices in College: Effective Test Taking
Stay On Course to Your Success Planning
Your Next Steps
Bibliography
Appendix: Using Technology for Success
Acknowledgments
Index
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