Student Achievement Series: The Confident Student

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-02
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text provides practical and immediately applicable skills and critical-thinking strategies by emphasizing self-discovery, self-management, and self-assessment. By challenging first-year students to motivate themselves and take personal responsibility for their own success, this text instills confidence by showing students they can succeed by applying themselves. A conversational writing style enhances the journey students take to becoming more successful in college and life. Now, part of the Student Achievement Series, The Confident Student, 6/e, is thoroughly redesigned with input from both students and instructors to incorporate concise, to-the-point coverage of key concepts and pedagogy that reinforces these concepts. This new structure further supports the author's intention to teach the active reading, learning, and critical thinking skills students will need in later academic courses.

Table of Contents

Becoming a Confident Student
Are You Ready for Success?
Choose Success and Plan for It Form an Academic
Support Group Computer Confidence
Use Technology to Build Communication
Skills Embrace Diversity Critical
Thinking Confidence Builder
How Flexible Are You?
Be an Active Learner
Choose Financial Success
Motivating Yourself to Learn Assess
Your Strengths and Weaknesses Awareness
What Are Your Strengths/Weaknesses in Basic Skills?
Confidence Builder
Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
Theory Discover and Use Your
Learning Style Awareness
What Are Your Sensory Preferences?
How Does Your Body React?
What Is Your Locus of Control?
Critical Thinking Adapt to Others'
Styles Develop Critical
Thinking and Learning Strategies
Thinking Critically and Creatively
Are You a Critical and Creative Thinker?
Examine Assumptions Predict
Outcomes Confidence Builder
Thinking Creatively Make Inferences
Evaluate Information and Sources
Critical Thinking
Think Through Decisions and Problems
Setting Goals Define
Your Values Awareness
What Are Your
Reasons for Attending College?
Differentiate Between Long-Term and Short-Term
Goals Set Reachable Goals
Confidence Builder: How to Develop a Positive
Attitude Write Your
Action Plan Critical Thinking
Sharpening Your Classroom
Are You
Prepared for Classes and Lectures?
Prepare for Class Become an Active
Learner Develop a Personal
Note-Taking System Awareness
How Effective
Are Your Note-Taking Skills?
Make Effective Oral Presentations
Critical Thinking Computer Confidence
Use a Computer to Organize
Your Notes Participate in Class and Group
Activities Confidence
Builder: Interpersonal Skills for College and Career
Making the Most of Your Time
How to GRAB Some Time Awareness
Where Does Your Time Go?
Scheduling Your Time
Time Management for Community
College Students Confidence Builder
Time Management Tips for Student
Athletes Avoiding Procrastination
Are You a Procrastinator?
Computer Confidence
Use the Computer to Save Time
What Is Your Attitude
Toward Studying?
Critical Thinking
Maintaining Your Health
Well-Being Health
Well-Being, and Success in College Awareness
Are You Leading a Balanced Life?
Computer Confidence: Are You Spending
Too Much Time on the Net?
Managing Your Emotions Critical
Thinking Confidence Builder
Emotional Intelligence-Another
Way of Being Smart Developing Your Interpersonal
Skills Building Healthy Relationships
Creating Your Study System Awareness
Are You Using Your Textbooks Efficiently?
SQ3R: The Basic System Computer Confidence
Survey to Save Time on the Net Confidence Builder
Be Proactive About Studying
Understanding Graphics Critical
Thinking How to Create
Your Study System
Organizing Information for Study
How Well Do You
Organize Information for Study?
Confidence Builder: Attitudes for Study Concept or Information
Maps Comparison Charts
Time Lines Process Diagrams
Informal Outlines Branching
Diagrams Computer Confidence
Using a Computer to Make Study
Guides Critical Thinking
Controlling Concentration and Memory
How Well
Do You Control Concentration and Memory?
Control Your Concentration
Confidence Builder
A Desktop Relaxation
Technique Manage Your
Memory Awareness
What's in Your
Long-Term Memory?
Increase Your Memory
Power Critical Thinking
Preparing for Tests
How Well
Do You Prepare for Tests?
How to Prepare for Tests
Three Steps Develop a Test-Taking
Routine Critical Thinking Master Objective
Tests Answer Essay
Questions with Confidence
Confidence Builder: How to Raise
Scores on Standardized Tests
Reducing Test Anxiety
What Causes Test Anxiety?
Do You Have Test Anxiety?
Learn to Relax Face Your Fears
Engage in Positive Self-Talk
Confidence Builder: Help for the Math-Anxious
Student Find Your Best Solution
Critical Thinking
Becoming an Active Reader Awareness
Are You an Active Reader?
Active Versus Passive Reading Improve
Your Reading Comprehension Confidence
Builder: Calculate Your Reading Rate
Use a Textbook Marking System
Critical Thinking
Building Career Skills
Are You
Ready for Tomorrow's Workforce?
Working in the New Economy
Where the Jobs Will Be Choosing
Your Future Confidence
Builder: College Is the Real World
What Employers Want
How Are Your
Communication Skills?
Computer Confidence: Researching Careers on the Internet
From College to Work Critical Thinking
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