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Keys to Success in College, Career and Life : How to Achieve Your Goals

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780130947659

ISBN10:
0130947652
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

Learn-by-doing in approach and exceptionally broad-based in perspective, this best-selling guide to success in college, work, and life is based on the premise that if readers know themselves and can think critically about any topic or situation, they will succeed in whatever they do. Includes straight talk and a variety of activities for thinking, teamwork, career and goal planning, writing, using the Internet, etc. Content focuses on issues that touch the lives of all kinds of diverse students/readers—from urban community college students to returning adults to working students to students of any age, race, gender, family and marital status, economic situation, or other unique identification. Features inspiring and motivating Personal Triumph scenarios involving famous and ordinary people from here and abroad. Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major. Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. Listening, Memory, and Note Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Recording Information. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. Test Taking: Showing What You Know. Relating to Others: Living in a Diverse World. Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. For college students and anyone wanting a primer on how to be successful in school, at work, or in life.

Table of Contents

Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help xviii
Part I Defining Yourself and Your Goals 1(108)
Welcome to College: Opening Doors
2(34)
Self Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major
36(32)
Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course
68(41)
Part II Developing Your Learning Skills 109(192)
Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner
110(38)
Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content
148(42)
Listening, Note Taking, and Memory: Taking in, Recording, and Retaining Information
190(34)
Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas
224(42)
Test Taking: Showing What You Know
266(35)
Part III Creating Success 301(113)
Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World
302(38)
Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself
340(36)
Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources
376(38)
Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future
414


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