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Roadways to Success,9780131712102

Roadways to Success

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Edition:
4th
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9780131712102

ISBN10:
0131712101
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Roadways to Success, 4 th Edition,moves study skills to a new level - first it uncovers the skills essential to better classroom performance, and then reveals how to use them to positively impact oners"s own academic and career success.KET TOPICS: Students learn how to understand what the professor wants, identify time-management strengths, overcome obstacles to listening, use successful studying techniques, tackle test anxiety, and more. They also discover how health and wellness can improve the chance for academic success, as well as understand why research and planning helps make career decisions easier, and ultimately better. This revision includes new critical thinking exercises, an integrated case study, and a new chapter on diversity. It offers solid coverage of technology, strong applications and new ways for college students to reach their academic potential. College orientation and student success courses.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Discover the Companion Website xv
Case Study xvii
Stopping to Ask for Directions
1(26)
Connecting with Your Campus Resources
The Importance of Resources
2(1)
Milestones: Where Are You Now?
3(1)
Tangible vs. Intangible Resources
3(1)
The Owner's Manual: Your College Catalog
4(2)
The Library
6(1)
Box: Library Scavenger Hunt
7(1)
Computer Resources: A Trip Along the Information Superhighway
7(1)
Alternative Routes: Distance Education and Other Nontraditional Formats
8(1)
Making a Pit Stop: Learning Resource Centers
8(1)
Traveling Companions: Your Friends
9(1)
Counseling Services
9(1)
Financial Aid Services
10(1)
Box: Student Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid
10(2)
Roadways to Financial Aid
12(11)
Health Services
13(1)
The Life of a Professor
13(1)
Academic Freedom and What It Means to You
14(2)
Understanding What the Professor Wants
16(1)
What Makes a Good Student?
16(1)
What Makes a Good Professor?
17(1)
Classroom Etiquette
18(1)
Reading the Professor's Schedule
19(1)
The Next Step
20(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
21(1)
Exercise 1.1 Resources Available to Me
22(1)
Applying What You Know
23(4)
Observations
23(1)
Getting There on Time
24(1)
Exploring Technology
24(1)
Web Connections
25(2)
Planning to Reach Your Destination on Time
27(30)
Time Management
Milestones: Where are You Now?
29(1)
College Success Strategies
30(1)
A Daily Time Analysis
30(1)
Exercise 2.1 The Wheel---Daily Time Analysis
31(1)
Successful Time Management
32(1)
Three Keys to Effective Self-Management
33(1)
Change and Choices---Is Your Life Balanced?
34(1)
Facts About Time
34(1)
If I Were Young, I Would Form Good Habits
34(1)
Weekly Time Analysis
35(1)
Exercise 2.2 Weekly Time Analysis
36(2)
Identifying Time-Management Strengths and Weaknesses
38(1)
Exercise 2.3 Identifying Time-Management Strengths and Weaknesses
39(1)
A Time-Management System: A Planner for Student Success
40(1)
Monthly Planning
41(1)
Daily Planning
41(3)
Priorities and To-Do Lists
44(1)
Contacts Directory
45(1)
Your Study Time
46(2)
Your Study Plan and Daily Prioritized To-Do List
48(1)
It's All About Priorities!
48(1)
Leading Time Wasters
48(1)
Procrastination: The Enemy of the Student
49(2)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
51(1)
Roadways to Effective Time Management
52(1)
Applying What You Know
53(4)
Observations
53(1)
Getting There on Time
54(1)
Exploring Technology
55(1)
Web Connections
55(2)
Fine---Tuning Your Vehicle
57(24)
Recognizing Your Potential and Building Self-Esteem
Milestones: Where are You Now?
59(1)
Why Are You Here?
60(2)
Where Are You Going?
62(1)
Discovering and Achieving Your Potential
63(3)
Personal Values
66(1)
Exercise the Values Auction
66(2)
Self-Esteem
68(1)
What Is Self-Esteem?
68(1)
Why Is Self-Esteem Important?
68(1)
Developing Positive Self-Esteem
69(4)
Roadways to Increasing Your Self-Esteem
73(4)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
77(1)
Applying What You Know
77(4)
Observations
78(1)
Exploring Technology
78(1)
Web Connections
79(2)
Mapping Your Journey
81(24)
Goal Setting and Motivation
Milestones: Where Are You Now?
83(1)
What Do These People Have in Common?
83(1)
Eliminating Fear
84(3)
What Is a Goal?
87(1)
Why Are Goals Important?
88(1)
Types of Goals
89(1)
How to Write a Goal
89(1)
Goal Setting: Example One
90(1)
Goal Setting: Example Two
90(1)
What Is an Objective?
91(1)
Roadblocks to Success: Barriers to Achieving Your Goals
92(1)
Box: Campus and Community Resources
93(1)
Traveling the Road on Your Own . . . Motivation
94(1)
What Is Motivation?
94(1)
Why Is Motivation Important?
94(1)
Box: Internal vs. External Goals and Motivation
95(1)
Exercise 4.1 Goal Setting
96(2)
Exercise 4.2 Goal Setting Sheet
98(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
99(1)
Roadways to Reaching Your Goals
100(1)
Applying What You Know
101(4)
Observations
101(1)
Getting There on Time
102(1)
Exploring Technology
103(1)
Web Connections
103(2)
Sights, Sounds, and Sensations
105(20)
Information Processing and Learning Styles
Milestones: Where are You Now?
107(1)
Information Processing Theory
107(2)
Exercise 5.1 Information Processing Inventory
109(1)
Characteristics of Analytical and Global Thinkers
110(1)
Brainteaser
110(1)
Learning Preference Theory
111(2)
How Do You Learn?
113(1)
Exercise 5.2 Learning Preference Inventory
114(1)
Visual Learners
115(1)
Auditory Learners
116(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
116(1)
Using Mnemonic Devices
116(3)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
119(1)
Roadways to Learning and Processing Information
120(1)
Applying What You Know
121(4)
Observations
121(1)
Getting There on Time
122(1)
Exploring Technology
122(1)
Web Connections
123(2)
Scanning the Radio
125(26)
Communications
Milestones: Where are You Now?
127(1)
To Be a Captain, You First Have to Be a Sailor
128(1)
The Differences Between Listening and Hearing
128(3)
Practical Definitions of Listening
131(2)
Obstacles to Listening
133(1)
Obstacle One: Prejudging
134(1)
Box: Tips for Overcoming Prejudging
134(1)
Obstacle Two: Talking
135(1)
Box: Tips for Overcoming the Urge to Talk Too Much
135(1)
Obstacle Three: Bringing Your Emotions to the Table
135(1)
Box: Tips for Controlling Emotions that Interfere with Listening
136(1)
How Do I Get Others to Listen to Me?
137(1)
Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints
137(1)
Box: The Top 10 Reasons for Actively Listening
138(1)
Test Your Listening Skills
139(1)
Exercise 6.1 Circles and Lines
139(1)
Exercise 6.2 Cabbie
140(1)
Exercise 6.3 The Accident
140(1)
Exercise 6.4 Visual Listening
141(1)
Exercise 6.5 Whispers
141(1)
Exercise 6.6 I Can Name That Tune
142(1)
Roadways to Active Listening
143(4)
Written Communication
144(1)
What Is Plagiarism?
144(1)
Writing Styles
145(1)
Conducting Research
146(1)
Editing Your Work
146(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
147(1)
Applying What You Know
147(4)
Observations
148(1)
Getting There on Time
148(1)
Exploring Technology
148(1)
Web Connections
149(2)
Charting Your Journey
151(20)
The Process of Note Taking
Milestones: Where are You Now?
153(1)
Why Take Notes?
153(1)
Do I Need to Write That Down?
154(1)
Preparing to Take Notes
154(2)
Now We're Ready to Begin the Building Process
156(1)
The L-STAR System
156(3)
Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques
159(1)
The Outline Technique
159(1)
The Cornell System
160(1)
The Mapping System
161(4)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
165(1)
Roadways to Effective Note Taking
166(1)
Applying What You Know
167(4)
Observations
167(1)
Getting There on Time
168(1)
Exploring Technology
168(1)
Web Connections
169(2)
Driver Training
171(26)
Learning How to Study
Homework? Studying? Who Needs It?
172(1)
Milestones: Where Are You Now?
173(1)
Attending Class
173(1)
Techniques for Successful Studying
173(1)
Getting Organized
173(1)
What Note-Taking System Do You Use?
174(1)
When Do You Study?
174(1)
Where Do You Study?
174(1)
Study Supplies
175(1)
A Study Plan
175(1)
Roadways to Effective Studying
176(1)
Learning Vocabulary
176(2)
Reading and Using Textbooks
178(2)
The SQ3R Method
180(2)
Exercise 8.1 Practicing SQ3R
182(6)
Reviewing Class and Textbook Notes
188(1)
Studying Math
189(1)
Identifying Tips for Studying Math Effectively
190(1)
Critical Thinking
190(2)
Roadways to Studying Effectively
192(1)
Milestones: Now that You are Here
193(1)
Applying What You Know
193(4)
Observations
194(1)
Getting There on Time
194(1)
Exploring Technology
195(1)
Web Connections
195(2)
Obtaining Your License
197(18)
Test-Taking Strategies
Milestones: Where are You Now?
199(1)
Why Do I Have to Take a Test?
199(1)
Controlling Test Anxiety
200(2)
Roadways to Reducing Test Anxiety
202(2)
Preparing for Tests
203(1)
The Dreamer
203(1)
The Procrastinator
203(1)
The Planner
203(1)
Roadways to Effective Test Taking
204(7)
Test-Taking Strategies
205(1)
General Test-Taking Techniques
205(1)
Strategies for Answering Matching Questions
206(1)
Strategies for Answering True-False Questions
206(1)
Strategies for Answering Multiple-Choice Questions
207(1)
Strategies for Answering Short-Answer Questions
207(1)
Strategies for Answering Essay Questions
208(3)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
211(1)
Applying What You Know
211(4)
Observations
212(1)
Getting There on Time
212(1)
Exploring Technology
213(1)
Web Connections
213(2)
Extending Your Warranty
215(22)
Health and Wellness---Mind, Body, Spirit
Milestones: Where are You Now?
217(1)
Wellness Strategies
218(1)
Identifying Health and Wellness Strengths and Weaknesses
218(1)
Exercise 10.1 Identifying Health and Wellness Strengths and Weaknesses
219(2)
Components of a Healthy Lifestyle
221(1)
Nutritious Food
221(3)
Exercise 10.2 Create Your Own Healthy Eating Pyramid
224(1)
Exercise 10.3 Planning Daily Meals
224(1)
Exercise
225(1)
Water
226(1)
Sunlight
227(1)
Temperance
228(1)
Air
228(1)
Rest
229(1)
Trust
230(1)
A Wellness Plan: Putting It All Together
230(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
231(1)
Roadways to Health and Wellness
232(1)
Applying What You Know
233(4)
Observations
233(1)
Getting There on Time
234(1)
Exploring Technology
234(1)
Web Connections
235(2)
Reaching Your Destination
237(22)
Career Planning
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
239(1)
Milestones: Where are You Now?
240(1)
Daydreaming
240(2)
Do You Want to Do Something or Be Something?
242(1)
Help Me! I'm Undeclared!
242(1)
Seven Steps to Career Decision Making
242(2)
What Is a Mentor?
244(1)
What Is a Career Counselor?
245(1)
Once You Know Where You Are Going, How Do You Get There?
246(1)
Roadways to Career Decision Making
247(8)
Develop a Personal Success Plan
249(1)
Box: Success Plan Outline
249(1)
My Personal Success Plan: Career Research
249(1)
Road Plan Decided? Where Do I Go from Here?
250(1)
Resume Writing
250(1)
Preparing for the Interview
251(2)
Milestones: Now that You are Here
253(2)
Applying What You Know
255(4)
Observations
255(1)
Getting There on Time
256(1)
Exploring Technology
256(1)
Web Connections
257(2)
Financing Your Roadtrip
259(22)
Money Management
Milestones: Where are You Now?
261(1)
Principles of Budgeting Your Money
261(1)
Developing an Annual Financial Plan
262(2)
Monthly Budget
264(3)
Exercise 12.1 Complete Your Monthly Budget
267(1)
Exercise 12.2 Complete Your Annual Financial Plan
268(1)
Reducing Expenses: Needs vs. Wants
269(1)
Adequate Insurance
269(1)
Financial Aid
270(1)
Debt-Free Living
271(2)
Credit and Credit Reports
273(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
274(1)
Roadways to Money Management
275(2)
Applying What You Know
277(4)
Observations
277(1)
Getting There on Time
278(1)
Exploring Technology
278(1)
Web Connections
279(2)
The People You Meet Along the Way
281(12)
Diversity
The Importance of Diversity
283(1)
Milestones: Where are You Now?
283(1)
Understanding Diversity
283(1)
Primary and Secondary Dimensions of Diversity
284(1)
Exercise 13.1 Exploring Diversity
285(1)
Culture
286(1)
Discrimination
287(1)
Exercise 13.2 Exploring Discrimination
287(1)
Affirmative Action
288(1)
The Next Step
289(1)
Milestones: Now That You are Here
290(1)
Applying What You Know
290(3)
Observations
291(1)
Web Connections
291(2)
Glossary 293(10)
Bibliography 303(2)
Index 305


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