Making Your Education Work For You A Proven System for Success in School and for Getting the Job of Your Dreams

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
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In today's challenging economy, students need every advantage to compete effectively.Making Your Education Work For Youis a proven system, developed by Dr. Gordon Green to help students realize their full academic potential. Dr. Green's fool-proof system shows students how to: *Work with parents for success *Maximize the academic experience *Earn top grades *Find educational assistance *Engage in effective job planning *Secure career success To further validate Dr. Greens message and strategies for academic and career success, statistics that correlate education and income potential, affluence verses poverty, and the determinates that lead to socioeconomic divisions are explored and explained.

Author Biography

DR. GORDON W. GREEN has a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University.  His dissertation titled "Wage Differentials for Job Entrants, by Race and Sex " received national attention, including  a front page article in the New York Times. He was Chief of the Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.  DR. GREEN also served as chair of the National Forum on Education Statistics for the U.S. Department of Education. He later became Assistant Director of the Welfare Reform Academy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the University of Maryland Foundation, Inc.   His works are widely published in government periodicals, magazines and professional journals. DR. GREEN lives with his wife in Fairfax Station, Virginia. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Starting the Journeyp. 15
Introductionp. 19
For Parents and Students: The Importance of Education
How a Good Education and Good Job Translate into a Good Life (It's the only life you have, and you are the one who will have to live it)p. 37
Others Who Have Had Difficulty in School Have Succeeded (Anything is possible if you put your mind to it)p. 57
The Beauty of Knowledge (What you learn in school you will actually use later on)p. 74
The Value of Getting Good Grades (They build confidence and self-esteem, and expand opportunities)p. 87
How to Engage in Effective Job Planning (So students will be motivated to work hard in school)p. 107
For Students: What You Will Have to Do
Mastering the Basic Skills (The right way to read a book, take a test, and write a term paper)p. 131
The Right Way to Read a Book (Be an active reader, and use your unique skills to comprehend)p. 133
The Right Way to Take a Test (Understand the techniques for taking various types of tests)p. 145
The Right Way to Write a Term Paper (Select a good topic, conduct research, develop an outline, and write it)p. 167
A System for Getting Straight A's (A proven ten-point study system that will put you on the road to success)p. 183
Plan a Course of Study (And always take the right subjects)p. 186
Choose Your Instructors If You Can (But always work with your instructors if you cannot)p. 194
Never Miss a Class (But always make up the work if it cannot be helped)p. 201
Always Sit in the Front Row (Or get as close to the front row as possible)p. 207
Always Complete Your Homework Assignments Before Class (So you will understand lectures and be prepared for questions)p. 211
Take Extensive Notes in Class (So you will become an active listener and retain more information)p. 218
Review (or Rewrite) Your Lecture Notes Before the Next Class (To get everything in order, and start studying for the next test)p. 227
Start Reviewing Your Lecture Notes and Reading Materials One Week Before a Test (So you will be fully prepared to take it)p. 236
Be Testwise and Confident When Taking a Test (Because these are the qualities that lead to success)p. 247
Show Your Instructor What You Have Learned on the Final Exam (Because it is a big part of your final grade)p. 255
Making the System Work for You (Helpful study tips that will make your task easier and more enjoyable)p. 262
It's a Wrapp. 274
Recommended Reading Listp. 281
Key Words Used in Examinationsp. 285
Educational Resourcesp. 289
Dr. Green's Academic Transcript for a Ph.D. in Economicsp. 291
Indexp. 295
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