Keys to Effective Learning Habits for College and Career Success Plus MyStudentSuccessLab without Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 3/15/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Fosters self-directed skills and habits for success that students need

Challenged by technological, academic, financial, and interpersonal issues, students need the habits of success–persistence, planning, questioning, connecting, coaching–for their professional and personal future.  Keys to Effective Learning  nurtures these skills in students entering college by focusing on building accountability, teamwork, and critical/creative thinking skills that can be applied to any academic or workplace setting.


All features and exercises now incorporate coaching on skills such as initiative, motivation, and goal setting to support self-management. For example, in each chapter, Habits for Success promote problem solving and boost success. Each chapter also includes a unique and inspiring story that shows how a real person used the Habit discussed to meet a challenge and achieve a goal. Academic coaching language and powerful questions throughout reinforce the application of the skills presented.


Personalize learning with MyStudentSuccessLab™

MyStudentSuccessLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. It fosters the skills students need to succeed for ongoing personal and professional development. Whether face-to-face or online, MyStudentSuccessLab personalizes learning to help students build the skills they need through peer-led video interviews, interactive practice exercises, and activities that provide academic, life, and professionalism skills.


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Author Biography

Carol Carter has spent her entire career in the business world, where she has a track record of success in corporate America, entrepreneurship, and non-profit. Her student success work is driven by firsthand knowledge of what employers expect and demand from today’s graduates. She is the Founder of GlobalMindED, a worldwide movement to convene educational, technological, and business leaders annually so they can collaborate and connect with first-generation-to-college students. The goal of this connection is to create the access and opportunity these students need to succeed in college, at work, and as proactive global citizens.


As President of LifeBound, an academic and career coaching company, Carter drives the company’s goal to help middle school and high school students become competitive in today’s world, and she teaches study, interpersonal, and career skills to students as well as training and certifying adults in academic coaching skills. Carol speaks on educational topics nationally and internationally and is an expert blogger for the Huffington Post under “Impact,” “College,” and “Business.” Carol is a co-author on many books for Pearson including the Keys to Success series as well as Keys to Business Communication and the Career Tool Kit. She has also published a series of books for K-12 students through LifeBound, including Dollars and Sense: How To Be Smart About Money and Majoring In the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students.



Sarah Lyman Kravits teaches student success at Montclair State University and has been studying and writing about student success for over 18 years.  She is a co-author on the Keys to Success series, including Keys to College Success, Keys to Community College Success, Keys to Success, Keys to Effective Learning, Keys to Online Learning, and Keys to Success Quick. Sarah has given workshops and trainings on student success topics such as critical thinking, risk and reward, and time management at schools all over the country. Sarah also works with Essex Community College where she teaches, trains, and coaches on success for students from a variety of backgrounds and focuses on issues for first generation to college students.


Table of Contents


1.        Getting Started

2.        Learning Preferences

3.        Time and Money

4.        Setting and Reaching Goals

5.        Critical and Creative Thinking

6.        Active Reading

7.        Reading and Information Literacy

8.        Listening and Note Taking

9.        Memory and Studying

10.      Test Taking I

11.      Test Taking II

12.      Moving Toward Success

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