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Keys to Success : How to Achieve Your Goals,9780130304858

Keys to Success : How to Achieve Your Goals

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9780130304858

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0130304859
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Pub. Date:
11/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Appropriate for Freshman Orientation, Student Success, College Preparation, University 101 ideal for one-credit courses and trimester schools. This brief version of the 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
About the Authors ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
PART I DEFINING YOURSELF AND YOUR GOALS 1(82)
Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Opening Doors
3(1)
Who Is Pursuing An Education Today?
4(1)
The Diverse Student Body
4(1)
How Does Education Promote Success?
5(3)
How Can You Strive For Success?
8(4)
Get Motivated
8(1)
Make a Commitment
8(1)
Be Responsible
9(1)
Build Self-Esteem
9(2)
Build Teamwork Skills
11(1)
What Resources Are Available At Your School?
12(4)
People
12(2)
Student Services
14(1)
Organizations
14(1)
Literature
15(1)
What Should You Know About Technology?
16(2)
Technology Strategies
17(1)
Computer Use
17(1)
Windows On The World
18(2)
Why Is It Important To Embrace Change?
20
Change Shapes the World
20(1)
Be an Agent of Change
21(2)
Building Skills
23(6)
Goal Setting and Time Management
Mapping Your Course
29(1)
What Defines Your Values?
30(1)
Choosing and Evaluating Values
30(1)
How Values Relates to Goals
30(1)
How Do You Set And Achieve Goals?
30(6)
Identifying Your Personal Mission
31(1)
Placing Goals in Time
32(2)
Linking Goals with Values
34(1)
Different Kinds of Goals
34(2)
What Are Your Priorities?
36(1)
How Can You Manage Your Time?
37(5)
Building a Schedule
37(4)
Taking Responsibility for How You Spend Your Time
41(1)
Why Is Procrastination A Problem?
42(1)
Antiprocrastination Strategies
42(1)
Windows On The World
43(2)
Building Skills
45(6)
Self-Awareness
Knowing Who You Are And How You Learn
51(1)
Is There One Best Way To Learn?
52(1)
What Are The Benefits Of Knowing Your Learning Style?
52(3)
Study Benefits
52(1)
Classroom Benefits
53(1)
Career Benefits
54(1)
How Can You Discover Your Learning Style?
55(9)
Multiple Intelligences Theory
55(1)
Personality Spectrum
55(1)
Using the Assessments
56(8)
Windows On The World
64(1)
How Do You Explore Who You Are?
65(3)
Self-Perception
65(1)
Interests
66(1)
Habits
67(1)
How Can You Start Thinking About Choosing A Major?
68(5)
Exploring Potential Majors
69(1)
Planning Your Curriculum
69(1)
Linking Majors to Career Areas
70(1)
Changing Majors
71(1)
Following Your Heart
71(2)
Building Skills
73(5)
Further Exploration
78(5)
Web Activity
78(1)
Reading Room: Emotional Intelligence
79(3)
Crossword Review
82(1)
PART II DEVELOPING YOUR LEARNING SKILLS 83(114)
Critical and Creative Thinking
Tapping the Power of Your Mind
85(1)
What Is Critical Thinking?
86(6)
Defining Critical Thinking
86(1)
The Path of Critical Thinking
87(1)
The Value of Critical Thinking
88(1)
Learning How Your Mind Works
89(3)
How Mind Actions Build Thinking Processes
92(1)
How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems And Make Decisions?
92(5)
Problem Solving
93(3)
Decision Making
96(1)
Why Should You Explore Perspectives?
97(2)
Evaluating Perspective
97(1)
The Value of Seeing Other Perspectives
98(1)
Why Plan Strategically?
99(2)
Strategy and Critical Thinking
100(1)
Benefits of Strategic Planning
100(1)
How Can You Develop Your Creativity?
101(3)
Characteristics of Creative People
101(1)
Enhancing Your Creativity
102(1)
Brainstorming Toward a Creative Answer
103(1)
Creativity and Critical Thinking
103(1)
What Is Media Literacy?
104(1)
Windows On The World
105(2)
Building Skills
107(6)
Reading, Studying, and Using the Library
Maximizing Written Resources
113(1)
What Are Some Challenges Of Reading?
114(3)
Working Through Difficult Texts
114(1)
Managing Distractions
115(1)
Building Comprehension and Speed
115(2)
Why Define Your Purpose For Reading?
117(2)
Purpose Determines Reading Strategy
118(1)
Purpose Determines Pace
118(1)
How Can SQ3R Help You Own What You Read?
119(4)
Survey
119(1)
Question
119(2)
Read
121(1)
Recite
121(1)
Review
122(1)
How Can You Respond Critically To What You Read?
123(3)
Use SQ3R to ``Taste'' Reading Material
124(1)
Ask Questions Based on the Mind Actions
124(1)
Recognize Perspective
125(1)
Be Media Literate
125(1)
Seek Understanding
126(1)
How And Why Should You Study With Others?
126(1)
Strategies for Study Group Success
126(1)
Benefits of Working with Others
127(1)
How Can You Make The Most Of The Library?
127(4)
Start with a Road Map
127(1)
Learn How to Conduct an Information Search
128(1)
Conduct Research Using a Search Strategy
129(2)
Windows On The World
131(4)
Use Critical Thinking to Evaluate Every Source
134(1)
Building Skills
135(6)
Note Taking and Writing
Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas
141(1)
How Can You Make The Most Of Note Taking?
142(2)
Recording Information in Class
142(2)
What Note-Taking System Should You Use?
144(4)
Taking Notes in Outline Form
144(1)
Using the Cornell Note-Taking System
145(2)
Creating a Think Link
147(1)
How Can You Write Faster When Taking Notes?
148(1)
Why Does Good Writing Matter?
149(1)
What Are The Elements Of Effective Writing?
149(2)
Writing Purpose
149(1)
Knowing Your Audience
150(1)
What Is The Writing Process?
151(7)
Planning
151(4)
Drafting
155(2)
Revising
157(1)
Windows On The World
158(5)
Editing
160(3)
Building Skills
163(6)
Listening, Memory, and Test Taking
Taking In, Retaining, and Demonstrating Knowledge
169(1)
How Can You Become A Better Listener?
170(3)
Manage Listening Challenges
170(2)
Become an Active Listener
172(1)
How Does Memory Work?
173(1)
How Can You Improve Your Memory?
173(4)
Use Memory Improvement Strategies
174(2)
Use Mnemonic Devices
176(1)
What Types Of Preparation Can Improve Test Performance?
177(3)
Identify Test Type and Material Covered
177(1)
Use Specific Study Strategies
178(1)
Prepare Physically
178(1)
Work Through Test Anxiety
179(1)
What Strategies Can Help You Succeed On Tests?
180(1)
Write Down Key Facts
180(1)
Begin with an Overview of the Exam
180(1)
Windows On The World
181(5)
Know the Ground Rules
182(1)
Use Critical Thinking to Avoid Errors
182(1)
Master Different Types of Test Questions
183(3)
How Can You Learn From Test Mistakes?
186(2)
Building Skills
188(5)
Further Exploration
193(4)
Web Activity
193(1)
Reading Room: Strong Writing Skills Essential for Success
194(2)
Crossword Review
196(1)
PART III CREATING LIFE SUCCESS 197(98)
Relating to Others
Appreciating Your Diverse World
199(1)
Why Is It Important To Understand And Accept Others?
200(2)
Diversity in Your World
200(1)
The Positive Effects of Diversity
201(1)
How Can You Think Critically About Diversity?
202(6)
Prejudice
202(2)
Stereotyping
204(1)
Fear of Differences
205(2)
Accepting and Dealing with Differences
207(1)
How Can You Express Yourself Effectively?
208(5)
Exploring Communication Styles
208(3)
Addressing Communication Issues
211(1)
Speaking/Oral Presentations
212(1)
How Do Your Personal Relationships Define You?
213(2)
Relationship Strategies
214(1)
How Can You Handle Conflict And Criticism?
215(2)
Conflict Strategies
215(1)
Dealing with Criticism and Feedback
216(1)
What Role Do You Play In Groups?
217(1)
Windows On The World
218(3)
Being an Effective Participant
219(1)
Being an Effective Leader
219(2)
Building Skills
221(6)
Managing Career and Money
Reality Resources
227(1)
How Can you Plan Your Carrer?
228(7)
Define a Career Path
228(4)
Map Out Your Strategy
232(1)
Seek Mentors
233(2)
How Can You Know Work And School?
235(5)
Effects of Working White in School
235(1)
Estabilishing Your Needs
236(1)
Sources of Job Information
237(1)
Making a Strategic Job Search Plan
238(2)
What Should You Know About Financial Aid?
240(3)
Student Loans
240(1)
Grants and Scholarships
241(2)
How Can Strategic Planning Help You Manage Money?
243(1)
Sacrifice in the short Term to Create Long-Term Gain
244(1)
Develop a Financial Philosophy
244(1)
How Can You Create A Budget That Works?
244(4)
The Art of Budgeting
244(2)
A Sample Budget
246(1)
Savings Strategies
247(1)
Managing Credits Cards
247(1)
Windows on The World
248(3)
Building Skills
251(6)
Moving Ahead
Building a Flexible Future
257(1)
How Can You Be Flexible In The Face Of Change?
258(3)
Maintain Flexibility
258(2)
Adjust Your Goals
260(1)
What Will Help You Handle Success and Failure?
261(4)
Dealing with Failure
261(2)
Dealing with Success
263(1)
Redefining Failure and Success: Learning Disabilities
264(1)
Why Is It Important To Focus on Wellness?
265(5)
Stress
265(3)
Substance Use and Abuse
268(2)
Why Give Back To The Community And The World?
270(3)
Your Imprint on the World
271(1)
Valuing Your Environment
272(1)
Windows On The World
273(1)
Why Is College Just The Beginning of Lifelong Learning?
274(1)
How Can You Live Your Mission?
275(4)
Live With Integrity
275(1)
Create Personal Change
276(1)
Learn From Role Models
277(1)
Broaden Your Perspective
277(1)
Aim For Your Personal Best
278(1)
Building Skills
279(4)
Further Exploration
283(4)
Web Activity
283(1)
Reading Room: Keeping Hate Out of The Workplace
284(2)
Crossword Review
286(1)
Appendix
The Cambell Interest and Skill Survey
287(8)
Endnotes 295(2)
Bibliography 297(4)
Index 301


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