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Keys to Success : How to Achieve Your Goals,9780130128836

Keys to Success : How to Achieve Your Goals

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Edition:
3rd
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9780130128836

ISBN10:
013012883X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For Freshman Orientation, Student Success, and College Preparation courses. This best-selling text connects college skills with career and life success. With its learn-by-doing emphasis, It encourages students to think critically about their choices and goals. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials, www.carterkeys.com, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!

Table of Contents

PART I DEFINING YOURSELF AND YOUR GOALS 1(118)
Becoming a Lifelong Learner
3(24)
Opening Doors
Who is Pursuing an Education Today
4(2)
The Diverse Student Body
4(2)
How Does Education Promote Success
6(3)
How Can You Strive for Success
9(4)
Get Motivated
9(1)
Make a Commitment
9(1)
Show Initiative
10(1)
Be Responsible
11(1)
Face Your Fears
12(1)
How Can You Build Your Self-Esteem
13(2)
Think Positively
13(1)
Take Action
14(1)
What is Your Role in a Diverse World
15(2)
Diversity Is Real Life
15(1)
Ethnocentrism
16(1)
Diversity and Teamwork
16(1)
Why is it Important to Embrace Change
17(1)
Change Shapes the World
17(1)
Windows on the World
18(1)
Be an Agent of Change
19(1)
Building Skills
20(7)
Resources
27(24)
Making the Most of Your Environment
What Resources Are Available at Your School
28(7)
People
28(4)
Administrative Offices
32(1)
Student Services
33(1)
Organizations
33(1)
Literature
34(1)
What Should You Know About Technology
35(4)
Technology Strategies
35(2)
Computer Use
37(2)
Windows on the World
39(1)
Why is Academic Integrity Important
40(1)
Following the Standards
40(1)
Your School's Code
41(1)
The Effects of Academic Integrity
41(2)
Building Skills
43(8)
Goal Setting and Time Management
51(32)
Mapping Your Course
What Defines Your Values
52(1)
Sources of Values
52(1)
Choosing and Evaluating Values
52(1)
How Values Relate to Goals
53(1)
How Do You Set and Achieve Goals
53(6)
Identifying Your Personal Mission
53(1)
Placing Goals in Time
54(2)
Linking Goals with Values
56(1)
Different Kinds of Goals
57(2)
What are Your Priorities
59(1)
How Can You Manage Your Time
60(7)
Building a Schedule
61(3)
Taking Responsibility for How You Spend Your Time
64(2)
Being Flexible
66(1)
Windows on the World
67(1)
Why is Procrastination a Problem?
68(1)
Antiprocrastination Strategies
68(1)
Other Time Traps to Avoid
69(2)
Building Skills
71(12)
Self-Awareness
83(36)
Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn
Is There One Best Way to Learn?
84(1)
What are the Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style?
84(3)
Study Benefits
84(1)
Classroom Benefits
85(1)
Career Benefits
86(1)
How Can You Discover Your Learning Style?
87(9)
Multiple Intelligences Theory
87(1)
Personality Spectrum
87(1)
Using the Assessments
88(1)
Perspective on Learning Style
89(7)
Windows on the World
96(1)
How Do You Explore Who You Are?
97(3)
Self-Perception
97(1)
Interests
98(1)
Habits
99(1)
How Can You Start Thinking About Choosing a Major?
100(1)
Exploring Potential Majors
101(1)
Planning Your Curriculum
101(1)
Linking Majors to Career Areas
102(1)
Changing Majors
103(1)
Following Your Heart
103(2)
Building Skills
105(7)
PART I FURTHER EXPLORATION
112(1)
Web Activity
112(6)
Reading Room One: Why the Walls Are Quickly Tumbling Down
113(2)
Reading Room Two: Emotional Intelligence
115(3)
Crossword Review
118(1)
PART II DEVELOPING YOUR LEARNING SKILLS 119(150)
Critical and Creative Thinking
121(38)
Tapping the Power of Your Mind
What is Critical Thinking?
122(6)
Defining Critical Thinking
122(1)
The Path of Critical Thinking
123(1)
The Value of Critical Thinking
124(1)
Learning How Your Mind Works
125(3)
How Mind Actions Build Thinking Processes
128(1)
How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems and Make Decisions?
128(5)
Problem Solving
129(3)
Decision Making
132(1)
How Do You Construct and Evaluate Arguments?
133(3)
Constructing an Argument
134(1)
Evaluating an Argument
135(1)
How Do You Think Logically?
136(3)
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
136(2)
Identifying and Evaluating Assumptions
138(1)
Why Should You Explore Perspectives?
139(3)
Evaluating Perspective
139(1)
The Value of Seeing Other Perspectives
140(2)
Why Plan Strategically?
142(1)
Strategy and Critical Thinking
142(1)
Benefits of Strategic Planning
143(1)
How Can You Develop Your Creativity?
143(3)
Characteristics of Creative People
144(1)
Enhancing Your Creativity
145(1)
Brainstorming Toward a Creative Answer
145(1)
Creativity and Critical Thinking
146(1)
What is Media Literacy?
146(1)
Windows on the World
147(3)
Building Skills
150(9)
Reading, Studying, and Using the Library
159(34)
Maximizing Written Resources
What are Some Challenges of Reading?
160(5)
Working Through Difficult Texts
160(1)
Managing Distractions
161(1)
Building Comprehension and Speed
162(1)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
163(2)
Why Define Your Purpose For Reading?
165(1)
Purpose Determines Reading Strategy
165(1)
Purpose Determines Pace
166(1)
How Can SQ3R Help You Own What You Read?
166(5)
Survey
167(1)
Question
167(1)
Read
168(1)
Recite
169(1)
Review
169(2)
How Can You Respond Critically To What You Read?
171(4)
Use SQ3R Taste ``to'' Reading Material
171(1)
Ask Questions Based on the Mind Actions
171(1)
Engage Critical-Thinking Processes
171(3)
Be Media Literate
174(1)
Seek Understanding
174(1)
How and Why Should You Study With Others?
175(1)
Strategies for Study Group Success
175(1)
Benefits of Working with Others
176(1)
How Can You Make the Most of the Library?
176(1)
Start with a Road Map
176(1)
Windows on the World
177(1)
Learn How to Conduct an Information Search
178(2)
Conduct Research Using a Search Strategy
180(3)
Use Critical Thinking to Evaluate Every Source
183(2)
Building Skills
185(8)
Note Taking and Writing
193(36)
Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas
How Can You Make the Most of Note Taking?
194(3)
Recording Information in Class
194(3)
What Note-Taking System Should You Use?
197(4)
Taking Notes in Outline Form
197(1)
Using the Cornell Note-Taking System
198(2)
Creating a Think Link
200(1)
Other Visual Note-Taking Strategies
201(1)
How Can You Write Faster When Taking Notes?
201(1)
Why Does Good Writing Matter?
202(1)
What are the Elements of Effective Writing?
203(1)
Writing Purpose
203(1)
Knowing Your Audience
204(1)
What is the Writing Process?
204(10)
Planning
205(4)
Drafting
209(4)
Revising
213(1)
Windows on the World
214(3)
Editing
217(3)
Building Skills
220(9)
Listening, Memory, and Test Taking
229(40)
Taking In, Retaining, and Demonstrating Knowledge
How Can You Become a Better Listener?
230(4)
Know the Stages of Listening
231(1)
Manage Listening Challenges
231(2)
Become an Active Listener
233(1)
How Does Memory Work?
234(1)
How Can You Improve Your Memory?
235(5)
Use Memory Improvement Strategies
235(3)
Make the Most of Last-Minute Studying
238(1)
Use Mnemonic Devices
238(2)
How Can Tape Recorders Help You Listen, Remember, and Study?
240(1)
What Types of Preparation Can Improve Test Performance?
241(6)
Identify Test Type and Material Covered
241(1)
Use Specific Study Strategies
242(1)
Prepare Physically
242(1)
Work Through Test Anxiety
243(4)
Windows on the World
247(1)
What Strategies Can Help You Succeed On Tests?
248(7)
Write Down Key Facts
248(1)
Begin with an Overview of the Exam
248(1)
Know the Ground Rules
249(1)
Use Critical Thinking to Avoid Errors
249(1)
Master Different Types of Test Questions
250(4)
Use Specific Techniques for Math Problems
254(1)
How Can You Learn From Test Mistakes?
255(1)
Building Skills
256(6)
PART II FURTHER EXPLORATION
262(1)
Web Activity
262(5)
Reading Room One: The Fifth Discipline
263(2)
Reading Room Two: Strong Writing Skills Essential for Success
265(2)
Crossword Review
267(2)
PART III CREATING SUCCESS 269(150)
Relating to Others
271(36)
Appreciating Your Diverse World
Why Is It Important to Understand and Accept Others?
272(2)
Diversity in Your World
272(1)
The Positive Effects of Diversity
273(1)
How Can You Think Critically About Diversity?
274(7)
Prejudice
275(2)
Stereotyping
277(1)
Fear of Differences
278(2)
Accepting and Dealing with Differences
280(1)
How Can You Express Yourself Effectively?
281(9)
Adjusting to Communication Styles
281(3)
The Power of Body Language
284(1)
Addressing Communication Issues
285(3)
Speaking/Oral Presentations
288(2)
How Do Your Personal Relationships Define You?
290(1)
Relationship Strategies
290(1)
How Can You Handle Conflict and Criticism?
291(2)
Conflict Strategies
291(1)
Dealing with Criticism and Feedback
292(1)
Windows on the World
293(2)
What Role Do You Play in Groups?
295(1)
Being an Effective Participant
295(1)
Being an Effective Leader
296(1)
Considering Cultural Differences
297(2)
Building Skills
299(1)
Personal Wellness
307(38)
Taking Care of Yourself
How Can You Maintain a Healthy Body?
308(7)
Eating Right
308(2)
Exercising
310(1)
Getting Enough Sleep
311(1)
Taking Advantage of Medical Care
312(3)
How Do You Nurture a Healthy Mind?
315(6)
Stress
315(3)
Emotional Disorders
318(3)
How are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Used and Abused?
321(6)
Alcohol
321(1)
Tobacco
322(2)
Drugs
324(1)
Identifying and Overcoming Addiction
324(3)
Substance Abuse Affects Others
327(1)
What Should You Consider When Making Sexual Decisions?
327(1)
Sex and Critical Thinking
327(1)
Windows on the World
328(1)
Birth Control
329(2)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
331(2)
Sexual Harassment and Abuse
333(4)
Building Skills
337(8)
Managing Career and Money
345(38)
Reality Resources
How Can You Plan Your Career?
346(8)
Define a Career Path
346(4)
Map Out Your Strategy
350(1)
Expect Change
350(2)
Seek Mentors
352(1)
Know What Employers Want
352(2)
How Can You Juggle Work and School?
354(6)
Effects of Working While in School
355(1)
Establishing Your Needs
356(1)
Sources of Job Information
356(2)
Making a Strategic Job Search Plan
358(2)
What Should You Know About Financial Aid?
360(3)
Student Loans
361(1)
Grants and Scholarships
362(1)
How Can Strategic Planning Help You Manage Money?
363(4)
Sacrifice in the Short Term to Create Long-Term Gain
363(2)
Put Your Money to Work
365(1)
Develop a Financial Philosophy
366(1)
How Can You Create a Budget That Works?
367(3)
The Art of Budgeting
367(1)
A Sample Budget
368(1)
Savings Strategies
369(1)
Windows on the World
370(1)
What Should You Know About Banking And Credit Cards?
371(1)
Bank Accounts
371(1)
Credit Cards
371(2)
Managing Debt
373(2)
Building Skills
375(8)
Moving Ahead
383(36)
Building a Flexible Future
How Can You Be Flexible in the Face of Change?
384(3)
Maintain Flexibility
384(2)
Adjust Your Goals
386(1)
Be Open to Unpredictability
387(1)
What Will Help You Handle Success and Failure?
387(5)
Dealing with Failure
388(2)
Dealing with Success
390(1)
Redefining Failure and Success: Learning Disabilities
391(1)
Why Give Back to the Community and the World?
392(2)
Your Imprint on the World
392(1)
Valuing Your Environment
393(1)
Why is College Just the Beginning of Lifelong Learning?
394(1)
Windows on the World
395(2)
How Can You Live Your Mission?
397(1)
Live With Integrity
397(1)
Create Personal Change
398(1)
Learn from Role Models
399(1)
Broaden Your Perspective
399(1)
Aim for Your Personal Best
399(2)
Building Skills
401(4)
PART III FURTHER EXPLORATION
405(1)
Web Activity
405(5)
Reading Room One: Keeping Hate Out of the Workplace
406(2)
Reading Room Two: How the Navy Changed My Life
408(2)
Crossword Review
410(1)
Appendix
The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey
411(8)
Endnotes 419(3)
Bibliography 422(4)
Index 426


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