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

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Edition:
5th
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9780618741564

ISBN10:
0618741569
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/21/2007
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The concise length, tight focus, and emphasis on self-development are keys to this text's appeal. 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--reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking--provided in the "Wise Choices in College" sections help students excel in all of their college courses. New!"One Student's Story" student essays provide insight on whichOn Coursestrategies worked for them and how they applied these strategies to their life. The "Choices of Successful Students" chart on the inside front cover shows eight key choices that successful students make in determining their own success. These choices are revisited at the beginning of each chapter. An end-of-chapter study skills feature, "Wise Choices in College," covers reading, note taking, studying, memorizing, test taking, writing, and researching. This feature is highlighted in the Table of Contents. New!An end-of-chapter applications exercise, "Embracing Change: Do one thing different this week," appears after "Wise Choices in College." This exercise lists beliefs and behaviors related to the chapter topic, and asks students to select one they would like to experiment with for one week. After the week, students can assess their results to determine if their outcomes and experiences improve. "On Course Principles at Work" show how important theOn Coursesuccess strategies are for choosing the right career, getting hired, and succeeding in the work world. "Case Study in Critical Thinking," now moved to the beginning of every chapter, includes topics such as procrastination and collaborative work and encourage students to think critically and creatively. New!Eduspace course provides students with a place to interact with the textbook by completing journal entries and technology exercises, and participating in discussion groups. Video Skillbuilders for Student Success provide supplemental materials to expand lessons in time management, note-taking, reducing test anxiety, health and wellness, and decision-making.

Table of Contents

Getting On Course to Your Success
Taking the First Step
One Student's Story Jalana Onaga
On Course Principles at Work Believing in Yourself
Develop Self-Acceptance Wise
Choices in College: Learning College Customs
Accepting Personal Responsibility
Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper
Adopting the Creator Role
One Student's Story Brian Moore
Mastering Creator Language
Making Wise Decisions Personal
Responsibility at Work Believing in Yourself
Change Your Inner Conversation
One Student's Story Dominic Grasseth
Wise Choices in College
Effective Reading Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Discovering Self-Motivation
Case Study in Critical Thinking
Popson's Dilemma Creating Inner Motivation
One Student's Story
Chee Meng Vang Designing a Compelling
Life Plan Committing to Your Goals and Dreams
One Student's Story: Amanda Schmeling
Self-Motivation at Work Believing in Yourself
Write a Personal Affirmation
One Student's Story Donna Ludwick
Wise Choices in College
Effective Note Taking Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Mastering Self-Management
Case Study in Critical Thinking
The Procrastinators Acting on Purpose
Employing Self-Management Tools
One Student's Story
Allysa LaPage Developing Self-Discipline
One Student's Story Holt Boggs
Self-Management at Work Believing in Yourself
Develop Self-Confidence Wise Choices in College
Effective Writing Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Employing Interdependence
Case Study in Critical Thinking
Professor Rogers' Trial Developing
Mutually Supportive Relationships
One Student's Story
Jason Matthew Laden Creating a Support
Network One Student's Story
Neal Benjamin Strengthening
Relationships with Active Listening
Interdependence at Work Believing in Yourself
Be Assertive Wise Choices in College
Effective Studying Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Gaining Self-Awareness
Case Study in Critical Thinking
Strange Choices Recognizing
When You Are Off Course Identifying
Your Scripts One Student's Story
Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts
Self-Awareness at Work Believing in Yourself
Write Your Own Rules
One Student's Story: Brande?
Huigens Wise Choices in College
Effective Test Taking Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Adopting Lifelong Learning
Case Study in Critical Thinking
A Fish Story Becoming an Active Learner Discovering
Your Preferred Learning Style
One Student's Story Melissa
Thompson Learning to Make Course
Corrections One Student's Story
Jessie Maggard Lifelong
Learning at Work Believing in Yourself
Develop Self-Respect Wise Choices in College
Effective Memorizing Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Case Study in Critical Thinking
After Math Understanding Emotional
Intelligence Reducing Stress
One Student's Story
Lindsey Beck One Student's Story
Jaime Sanmiguel Creating Flow Emotional
Intelligence at Work Believing in Yourself
Develop Self-Love Wise Choices in College
Effective Money Management Embracing Change
Do One Thing Different This Week
Staying On Course to Your Success Planning
Your Next Steps
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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