Cornerstone : Building on Your Best

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For Freshman Orientation courses found in two- and four-year colleges and universities.Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 3/E, is a program geared toward empowering students to make responsible choices in college and in life. The book encompasses all of the major areas of a freshman orientation course, including transition to college, goal setting, stress management, study skills, learning styles, multiple intelligences, health, relationships, resources, and careers. In addition, it includes unique and powerful chapters on important topics such as motivation, self-esteem, and diversity. Cornerstone: Building on Your Best "shows" rather than "tells." Its real-life vignettes and self-reflective exercises engage the student and help them look at their lives with a new perspective. This text promotes growth, change, and responsible decision making-whether the student is looking at his/her own study habits, facing prejudices, or making difficult decisions about relationships and career. Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 3/E, is truly a program to help your students "build on their best."show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130913693
  • 9780130913692

About Robert M. Sherfield

Robert M. Sherfield has been teaching public speaking, theater, and study skills and working with first-year orientation programs for over y years. Currently, he is Co-Director of the Faculty Center of Learning and Teaching, and a professor at the Community College of Southern Nevada, teaching study skills, orientation courses, and drama. An award-winning educator, Robb was recently named Educator of the Year at the Community College of Southern Nevada. He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from the University of South Carolina and has received numerous other awards and nominations for outstanding classroom instruction and advisement. In 1998, 1999, and 2000, he was nominated by students for, and named to, Who's Who Among American Educators. Robb's extensive work with student success programs includes experience with the design and implementation of these programs-including one program that was presented at the International Conference on the Freshman Year Experience in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In addition to his coauthorship of Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, he has also coauthored Roadways to Success (Prentice Hall, 2001), the trade book 365 Things I Learned in College (Allyn & Bacon, 1996), and Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College (Prentice Hall, 2001). Robb's interest in student success began with his own first year in college. Low SAT scores and a mediocre high school ranking denied him entrance into college. With the help of a success program, Robb was granted entrance into college, and went on to earn a doctorate and become a college faculty member. He has always been interested in the social, academic, and cultural development of students, and sees this book as his way to contribute to the positive development of first-year students across the nation. Rhonda J. Montgomery is an Associate Professor in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has been teaching in higher education for 15 years. Rhonda has been responsible for developing and incorporating first-year orientation/ study skills curricula into existing introductory courses and programs. Currently, Rhonda is teaching a first-year orientation/ study skills course as well as hospitality education. Because she believes in the holistic development of first-year students, she volunteers to teach first-year students each semester and uses a variety of experiences such as field trips, exercises, and case studies to aid in their retention and success. Rhonda has received several awards for her teaching and advising. She is also an active member of Phi Eta Sigma, a National Freshman Honorary Association. Rhonda is the coauthor of seven texts including Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Roadways to Success (Prentice Hall, 2001), 365 Things I Learned in College (Allyn & Bacon, 1996) and Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College (Prentice Hall, 2001). She has also presented at The National Conference on the Freshman Year Experience and spoken extensively to first-year students and educators about building success into their curriculum. Patricia G. Moody is Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she has been a faculty member for over 20 years. An award-winning educator, Pat has been honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association, and has been a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. In 1994, she was awarded the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators. Pat frequently speaks to multiple sections of first-year students, incorporating personal development content from her trademark speech, "Fly Like an Eagle," as well as numerous strategies for building self-esteem and for achieving success in college. She also works with first-year classes on subjects such as goal setting, priority management, and diversity. A nationally known motivation speaker, Pat has spoken in 42 states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. She has presented "Fly Like an Eagle" to thousands of people from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students. Her topics include Thriving in the Changing Corporate Environment, Perception Is Everything: Powerful Communications Strategies, Gold Star Customer Service, and The Great Balancing Act: Managing Time at Home and at Work. An avid sports fan, she follows Gamecock athletics and chairs the University of South Carolina Athletics Advisory more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Where Are You...At This Moment? and includes an Insider's View, From the World of Work and concludes with Blueprints For Change, Journals, and Cornerstones.)1. Change: Preparing for and Dealing with Change. Why College? The Significance of Your College Experience. What Do You Want? Thinking about Your Choice's. Changes in the Days to Come. Common Characteristics of Any Change. Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change. Preparing for and Dealing with Change. Attitudes that Hinder Change. Changing Behaviors. A Moment in Time.2. Grow: Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Esteem. The Impact of Values on Motivation and Goal Setting. Do You Value College? Attitude-The First Step in Getting What You Want. Preparing for Success. Overcoming Doubts and Fears. The Goal-Setting Process. Evaluation Plan for Your Goals. The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation. Conditions of Self-Esteem. Self: What Makes Me Who I Am. Influences on Self-Esteem. Improving Your Self-Esteem.3. Learn: Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing. Understanding Our Strengths. Discovering and Polishing Your Talents. Understanding Multiple Intelligences. Using Multiples Intelligences to Enhance. Understanding Learning Styles Theory. What Can We Learn About Personality? Understanding Personality Typing (Typology). Functions of Personality Typology. A Closer Look at Your Personality Type. Using Your Personality Type to Enhance Learning.4. Think: Critical and Creative Thinking Skills. Thinking About Thinking. A Working Definition of Critical Thinking. The Importance of Critical Thinking. A Plan for Critical Thinking. Fallacious Persuasive Terminology. Creative Thinking. Critical Thinking Involves.5. Prioritize: Time, Money, and Resources. Working Hard and Playing Hard. It's that "P" Word: Procrastination. Priority Management of Your Time. Planning and Organizing for School. Planning and Organizing for Work. Planning and Organizing at Home. Prioritizing Your Finance. Maximizing Other Resources.6. Listen: The Art of Active Listening. The Importance of Listening. The Difference between Listening and Hearing. Practical Definitions of Listening. Obstacles to Listening. Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints. How Do I get Others to Listen to Me?7. Record: The Essentials of Note Taking. Why Take Notes? Preparing to Take Notes. Beginning the Building Process. Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques. What to Do When You Get Lost. Using Your Laptop Computer for Note Taking.8. Remember: Studying for Success. Why Study? I Can Fake It. The Importance of Your Study Environment. Understanding Memory. Short-Term Memory Assessment. Long-Term Memory Assessment. Ready, Set, Go! Studying with Small Children in the House.9. Assess: Strategies for Test-Taking. Controlling Test Anxiety. Test-Anxiety Scale. Three Types of Responses to Test Questions. Test-Taking Strategies and Hints for Success. Helpful Reminders for Reducing Test Anxiety. Academic Integrity.10. Communicate: A Guide to Writing and Public Speaking. Your Chance to Shine. The Power of Words. Getting a Job. Ten Steps to Success. Step 1: Topic Selection. Step 2: Audience Analysis. Step 3: Writing a Thesis Statement. Step 4: Researching Your Paper or Speech. Step 5: Organizing Your Paper or Speech. Step 6: Writing Your Paper or Speech. Step 7: Documenting Your Paper or Speech. Step 8: Outlining Your Notes for Delivery. Step 9: Using Audiovisual Aids. Step 10: Rehearsal and Delivery.11. Understand: Relationships and Personal Responsibility. Relationships. Why Are Relationships Important? Communities. Friendship. Legal Drugs. Commonly Abused Drugs. Loneliness. Love Relationships. Sexuality. Sexual Behavior. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Birth Control. Seven Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexual Harassment. Rape.12. Celebrate: An Understanding of Diversity. You Are a Culture of One. The Components of Culture. The Power of an Open Mind. You Are the Center of Your Own Universe. Changing Demographics of the United States. Other Components of Culture. Who Are You? The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity.13. Live: A Plan for Wellness and Stress Reduction. What Does It Mean to Be Healthy. A Holistic Approach to Wellness. The Mind. The Soul. The Body. The Body and Food. Wellness and Stress. Three Type of Stressors.14. Dream: Career and Life Planning. Do You Want to Do Something or Be Something? You've Got a Job, Now You Want a Career. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Help Me! I'm Undeclared. Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development. Mentors. Bringing It All Together.Appendix A: Things You Need to Know but Probably Will Never Ask. Glossary. References. more