Becoming a Master Student Concise

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  • Edition: 13th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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A brief version of the best-selling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, the thirteenth edition of BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's learners. With over 150 less pages than the full edition and 2 fewer chapters, BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE contains the key features and tools of the bigger version, such as interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), that have helped traditional adult learners to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. In this latest edition, readers will find even more ways to deepen their knowledge of themselves and the world around them with the new Master Students in Action feature, end-of-chapter Skills Snapshot exercises, and new chapters focused directly on Memory and Health.

Table of Contents

Front Matter
Introduction Making Transitions
Master Student Map
This book is worthless--if you just read it
Critical Thinking Exercise: Textbook reconnaissance
Get the most out of this book
Critical Thinking Exercise: Commitment
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System Discovery and Intention Statement guidelines
Discovery Statement Recalling excellence
Making the transition to higher education
Discovery/Intention Statement: Plan for transition
Classroom civility--what's in it for you
Succeeding in higher education--at any age
Connect to resources Link to the world of work
Ways to change a habit
Discovery Statement Choosing your purpose
Power Process: Discover what you want
First Steps
Master Student Map
First Step: Truth is a key to mastery
Discovery/Intention Statement Create value from this chapter
Taking the First Step
The Discovery Wheel
Discovery/Intention Statement Roll your discovery wheel
Motivation--I'm just not in the mood
The Master Student
Claim your multiple intelligences
Critical Thinking Exercise: Develop your multiple intelligences
Learning styles: Discovering how you learn
Learning Style Inventory
Take a snapshot of your learning styles
Scoring your Inventory
Learning Style Graph
Learning styles across the curriculum
Returning to the big picture about learning styles
Balancing your preferences
Using your learning style profile to succeed
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving: The VAK system
The value of higher education
Attitudes, affirmations, and visualizations
Power Process: Ideas are tools
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Lalita Booth
Time and Money
Master Student Map
You've got money and time for what you really want
Discovery/Intention Statement Create value from this chapter
Critical Thinking Exercise: The Time Monitor/Time Plan process
Setting and achieving goals
Discovery Statement: Asses your use of time
Critical Thinking Exercise: Get real with your goals
The ABC daily to-do list
Gearing up: Using a long-term planner
Get the most out of now
Critical Thinking Exercise: The Money Monitor/Money Plan
Journal Entry 29 Discovery/Intention Statement Reflect on your Money Monitor/Money Plan
Take charge of your credit
You can pay for school
Critical Thinking Exercise: Education by the hour
Power Process: Be here now
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Al Gore
Master Student Map
Take your memory out of the closet
Discovery/Intention Statement Create value from this chapter
The memory jungle Memory techniques
Critical Thinking Exercise: Remembering your car keys--or anything else
Mnemonic devices
Critical Thinking Exercise: Get creative
Mastering Technology: Use your computer to enhance memory
Critical Thinking Exercise: Move from problems to solutions
Power Process: Love your problems (and experience your barriers)
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Pablo Alvarado
Master Student Map
Muscle Reading
Discovery/Intention Statement
Discover what you want from this chapter
Three phases of Muscle Reading
When reading is tough
Get to the bones of your book with concept maps
Reading fast
Critical Thinking Exercise: Relax
Read with a dictionary in your lap
The twenty-first century researcher--using your library
English as a second language
Reading with children underfoot
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Wilma Mankiller
Master Student Map
The note-taking process flows
Discovery/Intention Statement Get what you want from this chapter
Enroll your instructor in your education
When your instructor talks fast
Critical Thinking Exercise: Television note taking
Taking notes while reading
Critical Thinking Exercise: Revisit your goals
Becoming an online learner
Power Process: I create it all
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Harvey Milk
Master Student Map
Disarm tests
Discovery/Intention Statement
Use this chapter to transform your experience of tests
What to do before the test
Cooperative learning: Studying in groups
What to do during the test
The test isn't over until
The high costs of cheating
Let go of test anxiety
Critical Thinking Exercise: Things I like to do
Discovery/Intention Statement Notice your excuses and let them go
Discovery Statement Explore your feelings about tests
Getting ready for math tests
Critical Thinking Exercise: Use learning styles for math success
Celebrate mistakes
Power Process: Detach
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Burt and John Jacobs
Master Student Map
Critical thinking: A survival skill
Discovery/Intention Statement Choose to create value from this chapter
Becoming a critical thinker
Ways to create ideas
Critical Thinking Exercise: Fix-the-world brainstorm
Don't fool yourself: Common mistakes in logic
Gaining skill at decision making
Define your values, align your actions
Choosing your major
Critical Thinking Exercise: Make a trial choice of major
Think critically about information on the Internet
Overcome stereotypes with critical thinking
Critical Thinking Exercise: Explore emotional reactions
Discovery/Intention Statement Reflect on choosing a major
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Twyla Tharp
Master Student Map
Communicating in a diverse world
Discovery/Intention Statement Commit to create value from this chapter
Choosing to listen
Choosing to speak
Discovery/Intention Statement Discover communication styles
Developing emotional intelligence
Managing conflict
Critical Thinking Exercise: Write an "I" message
Thriving with diversity
Staying smart in cyberspace--safe social networking
Strategies for effective writing
Speaking in class
Power Process: Employ your word
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Sampson Davis
Master Student Map
Wake up to health
Discovery Statement Take a First Step about health
Choose your fuel
Choose to exercise
Choose freedom from stress
Choose to stay safe
Critical Thinking Exercise: Addiction: How do I know?
Alcohol and other drugs: The Truth
Power Process: Surrender.
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Randy Pausch
What's Next?
Master Student Map
Now that you're done--begin
Discovery/Intention Statement Revisiting what you want
"?use the following suggestions to continue?,"
Create your career now
Critical Thinking Exercise: Create your career plan--now
Jumpstart your education with transferable skills
Critical Thinking Exercise: Recognize your skills
Use r?sum?s and interviews to "hire" an employer
Choosing schools... again
Service learning: The art of learning by contributing
Join a diverse workplace
Critical Thinking Exercise: Discovery Wheel--coming full circle
Discovery/Intention Statement Revisiting your Discovery Wheel
Critical Thinking Exercise: This book shouts: "Use me! "
Power Process: Be it
Put It to Work
Skills Snapshot
Master Student Profile: Lisa Ling
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