BAMS The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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BAMS: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is a new text created to promote student success by helping students discover their abilities and reach their full potential. The 160 page brief text encourages first-year students in an easy-to-read, short article format. Each page invites students to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as they plan for their future. BAMS: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is integrated with technology on every page. "One Click Away" is a feature noted within the text, highlighting in depth topic coverage available on the web site, as well as in the Online Multimedia ebook.

Table of Contents

Start with the Discovery Wheel
Master Student in the house
Success essentials
Values--the invisible link to success
Commit to Thinking
Attitudes of a Critical Thinker
y r u @ school?
Master Students in Action
Commit to Action: Earn back the price of this book--and more
Power Process: Discover what you want
Discover?Your Style
Discover the natural learner in you
More views of learning styles
Seeing the cycle of learning in action
You're using the cycle of learning right now
Commit to Action: Explore your learning styles
Discover the joy of bafflement
45 ways to get smart
When learning styles conflict, you have options
Commit to Action: Create value from learning styles
"It's just who I am"--Resolving differences in style
Power Process: Risk being a fool
Discover?Your Resources
Commit to Action: Give your goals some teeth
Seven ways to take back your time
Forget about time management--Just get things done
Commit to Action: Discover where your time goes
Procrastination unplugged
10 things you can do in 10 minutes (or less)
Planning Sets You Free
Health matters
10 ways to stay healthy in (almost) no time
Commit to Action: Take a fearless look at your health
Put an end to money worries
Use credit cards with care
Release money myths
Campus resources--You paid for 'em, so use 'em
Power Process: Be here now
Discover?Your Reading
Question your text
Create outlines from headings
Read for answers
8 ways to overcome confusion
Review the answers
Deface your book
"Yo, author--I don't necessarily agree"
Decoding the deadly textbook: Three key strategies
Commit to Action: Five ways to make time for reading
Read across the curriculum
Critical thinking for online reading
Commit to Action: Experiment with active reading
Power Process: Ideas are tools
Discover?Your Notes
Notes that rock
Notes that rock: Set the stage
Take Effective Notes for Online Learning
Notes that rock: Show up for class
Cope with fast-talking teachers
Listen for key points
Notes that rock: Capture key words
Short and sweet--the art of abbreviation
Notes that rock: Predict test questions
Notes that rock: Play with formats
Take Notes While Reading
Notes that rock: Mine your notes for more value
Commit to Action: Transform your note taking
Power Process: Love your problems
Discover?Your Grades
Grades: The truth
Be ready for your next test
Seven things to do with your study group
Six R's for remembering
Keep your brain fit for life
Test-taking errors--and ways to avoid them
Turn "F" into feedback
Relax--it's just a test
Five myths about test anxiety
Math essentials
Commit to Action: Transform your experience of tests
Power Process: Detach
Discover?Your Voice
Your word creates your world
Take the mystery out of thesis statements
Narrowing your topic
Research: Digging for gold Take notes that won't get you into trouble
Writing without tears: Reduce resistance
Write e-mails that people actually read
Commit to Action: Avoid last-minute writing projects
Editing without fear: Revise for scope, structure, and style
Checklist for effective revision
Focus on solutions
Take the panic out of public speaking
Three ways to win over your audience
Avoid Power-Pointlessness
Commit to Action: Take the next step in finding your speaking voice
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Discover?Your Relationships
Thriving in a diverse world
Twelve tools for deep listening
Create relationships with integrity
Commit to Action: Practice the art of saying No
Five ways to resolve conflict
Commit to Action: Write an "I" message
Notice your "people pictures"--and let them go
Try on a new interpretation
Victory through surrender--Asking for help
Commit to Action: Renew a relationship through gratitude
You are already a leader
Leading high-performance teams [sidebar]
Power Process: Choose your conversations
Discover?Your Future
Give up the myth of "some day"
Discovering the skilled person you already are
100 transferable skills
Commit to Action: Inventory your skills
Four ways to choose your major
Commit to Action: Declare your major today
Create your career
Commit to Action: Plan your career now
Finding your place in the new world of work
Examine beliefs about careers and jobs
The Discovery Wheel, reloaded
Commit to Action: Create your future
Power Process: I create it all
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