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Keys to Success in College, Career and Life, Brief,9780130986344

Keys to Success in College, Career and Life, Brief

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Edition:
3rd
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9780130986344

ISBN10:
0130986348
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This brief version of the best-selling book connects college skills with career and life success. With its learn-by-doing emphasis, it encourages readers to think critically about their choices and goals. Chapter topics include a Welcome to College and further discuss: knowing how you learn and how to choose a major; goal setting and time management; becoming an active learner with critical and creative thinking; reading and studying; listening, note taking, and memory; test taking; relating to others in a diverse world; and building skills for life success. For students of college and life.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Authors xvi
Part I Defining Yourself and Your Goals 1(86)
Welcome to College: Opening Doors
2(22)
How Will College Prepare You for Life?
5(3)
Education Promotes Success
Education Helps You Build Teamwork Skills
How Can You Get Motivated?
8(4)
Make a Commitment
Develop Positive Habits
Be Responsible
Face Your Fears
Build Self-Esteem
What is the Connection Between College and Lifelong Learning?
12(2)
College Prepares You To Learn From Failure and Celebrate Success
College Helps You Become a Person of Integrity
Personal Triumph: Bryan M. Johnson
14(4)
College Provides an Opportunity to Examine Your Life
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
18(6)
Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major
24(32)
What is a Learning Style?
27(2)
The Two Parts of Learning Style
Getting Perspective on Learning Style
How Can You Discover How You Learn?
29(9)
Multiple Intelligences
Personality Spectrum
Scoring the Assessments
Why is it Important to Know How You Learn?
38(3)
Study Benefits
Classroom Benefits
Career Benefits
How Can You Start Thinking About Choosing a Major?
41(1)
Identify Interests and Abilities
Link Interests and Abilities to Careers
Personal Triumph: Gloria Finn Porter
42(7)
Explore Academic Options
Follow Your Passion
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
49(7)
Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course
56(31)
What Defines Your Values?
59(2)
Sources of Values
Choosing and Evaluating Values
How do You Set and Achieve Goals?
61(7)
Identifying Your Personal Mission
Placing Goals in Time
Setting Different Kinds of Goals
Prioritizing Goals
How Can You Manage Your Time?
68(4)
Build a Schedule
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Scheduling
Personal Triumph: Kevin Leman
72(4)
Take Responsibility for How You Spend Your Time
Be Flexible
Why is Procrastination a Problem?
76(3)
Anti-Procrastination Strategies
Other Time Traps to Avoid
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
79(8)
Part II Developing Your Learning Skills 87(140)
Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner
88(36)
What is Critical Thinking?
91(8)
The Path of Critical Thinking
Creativity and Critical Thinking
Learning How Your Mind Works
How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems and Make Decisions?
99(8)
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Problem Solving
How Do You Reason?
107(2)
Characteristics of Facts and Opinions
Investigating Truth and Accuracy
How Can You Open Your Mind to New Perspectives?
109(4)
Evaluating Perspectives
Identifying and Evaluating Assumptions
The Value of Seeing Other Perspectives
Why Plan Strategically?
113(1)
Strategy and Critical Thinking
Personal Triumph: Susie Ivy
114(3)
Benefits of Strategic Planning
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
117(7)
Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content
124(38)
What Will Help You Understand What You Read?
127(1)
How Can You Set the Stage for Reading?
128(9)
Take an Active Approach to Difficult Texts
Choose the Right Setting
Define Your Purpose for Reading
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Reading
Match Strategies to Different Areas of Study
Build Reading Speed
Expand Your Vocabulary
How Can SQ3R Help You Own What You Read?
137(9)
Survey
Question
Read
Recite
Review
How Can You Respond Critically to What You Read?
146(2)
Use SQ3R to ``Taste'' Reading Material
Ask Questions Based on the Mind Actions
Engage Critical-Thinking Processes
Personal Triumph: Dani E. Day
148(3)
Seek Understanding
Why and How Should You Study with Others?
151(4)
Leaders and Participants
Strategies for Study Group Success
Benefits of Working with Others
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
155(7)
Listening, Note Taking, and Memory: Taking In, Recording, and Retaining Information
162(34)
How Can You Become a Better Listener?
165(4)
Know the Stages of Listening
Manage Listening Challenges
Become an Active Listner?
How Can You Make the Most of Note Taking?
169(7)
Recording Information in Class
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Note Taking
Reviewing and Revising Your Notes
Which Note-Taking System Should You Use?
176(5)
Taking Notes in Outline Form
Using the Cornell Note-Taking System
Creating a Think Link
Using Other Visual Note-Taking Strategies
How Can You Write Faster When Taking Notes?
181(2)
How Does Memory Work?
183(1)
How Can You Improve Your Memory?
184(2)
Use Specific Strategies
Use Visual Aids
Use Critical Thinking
Personal Triumph: Nathalie Piraino
186(4)
Use Mnemonic Devices
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
190(6)
Test Taking: Showing What You Know
196(31)
How Can Preparation Improve Test Performance?
199(6)
Identify Test Type and Material Covered
Create a Study Plan and Schedule
Prepare Through Careful Review
Take a Pretest
Multiple Strategies for Test Preparation
Prepare Physically
Make the Most of Last-Minute Studying
How Can You Work Through Test Anxiety?
205(3)
Preparation
Attitude
Coping with Math Anxiety
Test Anxiety and the Returning Student
What General Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests?
208(4)
Write Down Key Facts
Begin with an Overview of the Exam
Read Test Directions
Work from Easy to Hard
Watch the Clock
Master the Art of Intelligent Guessing
Follow Directions on Machine-Scored Tests
Use Critical Thinking to Avoid Errors
Use Special Techniques for Math Tests
Maintain Academic Integrity
How Can You Master Different Types of Test Questions?
212(4)
Multiple-Choice Questions
True-or-False Questions
Matching Questions
Fill-in-the-Blank Questions
Personal Triumph: Rusmir Music
216(3)
Essay Questions
How Can You Learn From Test Mistakes?
219(3)
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
222(5)
Part III Creating Success 227(72)
Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World
228(36)
Why is it Important to Embrace Diversity?
231(3)
The Diversity Within You
Diversity on Campus
How Can Critical Thinking Help You Explore Diversity?
234(5)
Understand Prejudice, Discrimination, and Hate
Be Part of the Solution
How Can Minority Students Make the Most of College?
239(2)
Define Your Experience
Understand Stereotype Vulnerability
How Can You Communicate Effectively?
241(8)
Adjusting to Communication Styles
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Communication
Constructive and Nonconstructive Criticism
The Role of Body Language
Solving Communication Problems
How Do You Make the Most of Personal Relationships?
249(1)
Use Positive Relationship Strategies
Personal Triumph: Gustavo Minaya
250(2)
Choose Communities That Enhance Your Life
How Can You Handle Conflict?
252(5)
Conflict Resolution Strategies
Managing Anger
Sexual Harassment
Violence in Relationships
Rape and Date Rape
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success
257(7)
Wellness, Career, and Money: Building Skills for Life Success
264(35)
How Do You Manage Stress?
267(3)
Multiple Intelligence Strategies for Stress Management
Stress Management Strategies
Beyond Stress: Recognizing Mental Health Problems
How Can You Make Smart Decisions About Substances and Sex?
270(6)
Alcohol
Tobacco
Drugs
Facing Addiction
Sex and Critical Thinking
How Can You Prepare for a Successful Career?
276(7)
Investigate Career Paths
Know What Employers Want
Stay Current
Consider Your Learning Style
Searching for a Job and a Career
How Can You Create a Budget that Works?
283(1)
The Art of Budgeting
Personal Triumph: Chip Case
284(5)
Financial Aid
Managing Credit Cards
How Can You Live Your Mission?
289(2)
Exercises: Building Skills for College, Career, and life Success
291(8)
Index 299


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