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Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals,9780130107985

Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals

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9780130107985

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0130107980
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
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Prentice Hall
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Table of Contents

PREFACE XV(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XVII(2)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS XIX
CHAPTER 1 Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Opening Doors
1(24)
Who Is Pursuing an Education Today?
2(2)
The Diverse Student Body
2(2)
How Does Education Promote Success?
4(3)
What Resources Are Available at Your School?
7(6)
People
7(4)
Student Services
11(1)
Organizations
11(1)
Course Catalogs and Student Handbooks
12(1)
What Is Your Role in a Diverse World?
13(5)
Diversity Is Real Life
13(1)
Ethnocentrism
14(1)
Diversity and Teamwork
14(2)
Living Your Role
16(2)
Applications
18(7)
CHAPTER 2 Self-Awareness: Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn
25(32)
Is There One Best Way to Learn?
26(1)
How Can You Discover Your Learning Styles?
26(10)
Learning Styles Inventory
26(4)
Multiple Intelligences Theory
30(3)
Personality Spectrum
33(3)
What Are the Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Styles?
36(7)
Study Benefits
36(4)
General Benefits
40(3)
How Do You Explore Who You Are?
43(4)
Self-Perception
43(1)
Interests
44(1)
Habits
45(1)
Abilities
46(1)
How Can You Start Thinking About Choosing a Major?
47(4)
Exploring Potential Majors
47(1)
Changing Majors
48(1)
Linking Majors to Career Areas
49(2)
Applications
51(6)
CHAPTER 3 Goal Setting and Time Management: Mapping Your Course
57(24)
What Defines Your Values?
58(1)
Choosing and Evaluating Values
58(1)
How Values Relate to Goals
58(1)
How Do You Set and Achieve Goals?
59(6)
Identifying Your Personal Mission Statement
59(1)
Placing Goals in Time
60(2)
Linking Goals with Values
62(3)
What Are Your Priorities?
65(1)
How Can You Manage Your Time?
66(7)
Building a Schedule
66(5)
Time Management Strategies
71(2)
Why Is Procrastination a Problem?
73(2)
Strategies to Fight Procrastination
73(2)
Applications
75(6)
CHAPTER 4 Critical and Creative Thinking: Tapping the Power of Your Mind
81(30)
What Is Critical Thinking?
82(3)
Critical Thinking Is a Skill
82(1)
A Critical-Thinking Response to a Statement
83(2)
The Value of Critical Thinking
85(1)
How Does Your Mind Work?
85(5)
Mind Actions: The Thinktrix
86(3)
How Mind Actions Build Thinking Processes
89(1)
How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems and Make Decisions?
90(5)
Problem Solving
90(2)
Decision Making
92(3)
Why Shift Your Perspective?
95(2)
Why Plan Strategically?
97(2)
How Can You Develop Your Creativity?
99(4)
Characteristics of Creative People
100(1)
Brainstorming Toward a Creative Answer
101(1)
Creativity and Critical Thinking
101(2)
Applications
103(8)
CHAPTER 5 Reading and Studying: Maximizing Written Resources
111(26)
What Are Some Challenges of Reading?
112(5)
Dealing with Reading Overload
112(1)
Working Through Difficult Texts
112(1)
Managing Distractions
113(3)
Building Comprehension and Speed
116(1)
Why Define Your Purpose for Reading?
117(3)
Purpose Determines Reading Strategy
117(1)
Purpose Determines Pace
118(2)
How Can PQ3R Help You Study Reading Materials?
120(4)
Preview-Question-Read-Recite-Review (PQ3R)
120(4)
How Can You Read Critically?
124(4)
Use PQ3R to "Taste" Reading Material
124(2)
Ask Questions Based on the Mind Actions
126(1)
Shift Your Perspective
127(1)
Seek Understanding
128(1)
What Does Your Library Offer?
128(3)
Applications
131(6)
CHAPTER 6 Note-Taking and Writing: Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas
137(32)
How Does Taking Notes Help You?
138(2)
Recording Information in Class
138(2)
What Note-Taking System Should You Use?
140(4)
Taking Notes in Outline Form
140(1)
Using the Cornell Note-Taking System
141(1)
Creating a Think link
142(2)
How Can You Write Faster When Taking Notes?
144(2)
Why Does Good Writing Matter?
146(1)
What Are the Elements of Effective Writing?
146(3)
Writing Purpose
146(1)
Knowing Your Audience
147(2)
What Is the Writing Process?
149(14)
Planning
149(5)
Drafting
154(2)
Revising
156(3)
Editing
159(4)
Applications
163(6)
CHAPTER 7 Listening, Memory, and Test Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Demonstrating Knowledge
169(26)
How Can You Become a Better Listener?
170(2)
Manage Listening Challenges
170(2)
How Does Memory Work?
172(1)
How Can You Improve Your Memory?
173(4)
Memory Improvement Strategies
173(3)
Mnemonic Devices
176(1)
How Can Tape Recorders Help You Listen, Remember, and Study?
177(1)
How Can Preparation Help Improve Test Scores?
178(4)
Identify Test Type and Material Covered
178(1)
Use Specific Study Skills
179(1)
Prepare Physically
180(1)
Conquer Test Anxiety
180(2)
What Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests?
182(6)
Write Down Key Facts
182(1)
Begin with an Overview of the Exam
182(1)
Know the Ground Rules
183(1)
Use Critical Thinking to Avoid Errors
184(1)
Master Different Types of Test Questions
184(4)
How Can You Learn from Test Mistakes?
188(2)
Applications
190(5)
CHAPTER 8 Relating to Others: Appreciating Your Diverse World
195(30)
How Can You Understand and Accept Others?
196(10)
Diversity in Your World
196(1)
The Positive Effects of Diversity
197(1)
Barriers to Understanding
198(6)
Accepting and Dealing with Differences
204(2)
How Can You Express Yourself Effectively?
206(6)
Adjusting to Communication Styles
206(3)
Overcoming Communication Problems
209(2)
Communication Success Strategies
211(1)
How Do Your Personal Relationships Define You?
212(2)
Relationship Strategies
212(2)
How Can You Handle Conflict and Criticism?
214(3)
Conflict Strategies
214(1)
Dealing with Criticism and Feedback
215(2)
What Role Do You Play in Groups?
217(3)
Being an Effective Participant
217(1)
Being an Effective Leader
218(2)
Applications
220(5)
CHAPTER 9 Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources
225(32)
How Can You Plan Your Career?
226(5)
Define a Career Path
226(2)
Map Out Your Strategy
228(2)
Seek Mentors
230(1)
Know What Employers Want
230(1)
How Can You Juggle Work and School?
231(7)
Effects of Working While in School
232(1)
Establishing Your Needs
233(1)
Sources of Job Information
233(3)
Making a Strategic Job Search Plan
236(2)
What Should You Know About Financial Aid?
238(4)
Student Loans
239(1)
Grants and Scholarships
240(2)
How Can Strategic Planning Help You Manage Money?
242(2)
Short-Term Sacrifices Can Create Long-Term Gain
242(2)
Develop a Financial Philosophy
244(1)
How Can You Create a Budget That Works?
244(8)
The Art of Budgeting
244(2)
A Sample Budget
246(1)
Savings Strategies
246(2)
Managing Credit Cards
248(4)
Applications
252(5)
CHAPTER 10 Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future
257
How Can You Live with Change?
258(4)
Accept the Reality of Change
258(1)
Maintain Flexibility
259(2)
Adjust Your Goals
261(1)
What Will Help You Handle Success and Failure?
262(5)
Dealing with Failure
262(4)
Dealing with Success
266(1)
Why Give Back to the Community and the World?
267(3)
Your Imprint on the World
267(1)
Valuing Your Environment
268(2)
Why Is College Just the Beginning of Lifelong Learning?
270(2)
How Can You Live Your Mission?
272(3)
Live with Integrity
272(1)
Roll with the Changes
273(1)
Learn from Role Models
273(1)
Aim for Your Personal Best
274(1)
Applications
275
APPENDIX: RESEARCHING INFORMATION AND STUDENT RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET A-1
ENDNOTES E-1
INDEX I-1


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