Peak Performance : Success in College and Beyond

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This best-selling text presents new and returning college students with practical, hands-on strategies for increasing their performance inside and outside the classroom. Peak Performancehelps students make the connection between their academic efforts and their job and life skills. Students learn a variety of personal productivity skills related to positive work and study habits, as well as creative problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills. This new edition includes new features to encourage students to practice their decision making skills and focus on one task at a time to achieve peak performance. This practical guide includes the most "how to" information to give students ample opportunity to put the material into practice.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Building Foundation Skills

Chapter 1. Be a Lifelong Learner

Chapter 2. Expand Your Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 3. Manage Your Time

Chapter 4. Maximize Your Resources

PART TWO Basic Skills and Strategies

Chapter 5. Listen and Take Effective Notes

Chapter 6. Actively Read

Chapter 7. Improve Your Memory Skills

Chapter 8. Excel at Taking Tests

Chapter 9. Express Yourself in Writing and Speech

PART THREE Application

Chapter 10. Become a Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver

Chapter 11. Create a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Chapter 12. Build Supportive and Diverse Relationships

Chapter 13. Develop Positive Habits

Chapter 14. Explore Majors and Careers

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