Keys to Success, Brief Edition

Keys to Success, Brief Edition

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Appropriate for Freshman Orientation, Student Success, College Preparation, "University 101." This streamlined, shorter version of the interactive best-selling text emphasizes thinking and learning by connecting college success skills to career and life skills: - Critical, creative, and strategic THINKING. This centerpoint of academic, career success, and life success is emphasized throughout this book in each chapter, in end-of-chapter exercises and in a separate chapter. - DIVERSITY is a thread that unites all the topics of the book. In addition to chapter 8's astute and sensitive discussion of diversity, diverse needs are treated in the context of every possible topic (for example, time management - juggling part-time work and/or family with school, note-taking - different learning styles take different kinds of notes). - End of chapter EXERCISES reinforce four major skills: THINKING, TEAMWORK, WRITING, and STRATEGIC THINKING/PLANNING. The learn-by-doing approach involves students in discovering their abilities first-hand. The work puts skills in the context of work and life situations, helping students see how their work in school will serve them both in class and later on the job and in their personal more

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  • Paperback | 311 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Brief, Subsequent
  • 0130107980
  • 9780130107985

Table of contents

1. Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Opening Doors. Who Is Pursuing an Education Today? How Does Education Promote Success? What Resources Are Available at Your School? What Is Your Role in a Diverse World?2. Self-Awareness: Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn. Is There One Best Way to Learn? How Can You Discover Your Learning Styles? What Are The Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Styles? How Do You Explore Who You Are? How Can You Start Thinking About Choosing a Major?3. Goal Setting and Time Management: Mapping Your Course. What Defines Your Values? How Do You Set and Achieve Goals? What Are Your Priorities? How Can You Manage Your Time? Why is Procrastination a Problem?4. Critical and Creative Thinking: Tapping the Power of Your Mind. What Is Critical Thinking? How Does Your Mind Work? How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems and Make Decisions? Why Shift Your Perspective? Why Plan Strategically? How Can You Develop Your Creativity?5. Reading and Studying: Maximizing Written Resources. What Are Some Challenges of Reading? Why Define Your Purpose for Reading? How Can PQ3R Help You Study Reading Materials? How Can You Read Critically? What Does Your Library Offer?6. Note Taking and Writing: Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas. How Does Taking Notes Help You? What Note-Taking System Should You Use? How Can You Write Faster When Taking Notes? Why Does Good Writing Matter? What Are the Elements of Effective Writing? What Is The Writing Process?7. Listening, Memory, and Test Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Demonstrating Knowledge. How Can You Become a Better Listener? How Does Memory Work? How Can You Improve Your Memory? How Can Tape Recorders Help You Listen, Remember, and Study? How Can Preparation Help Improve Test Scores? What Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests? How Can You Learn From Test Mistakes?8. Relating to Others: Appreciating Your Diverse World. How Can You Understand and Accept Others? How Can You Express Yourself Effectively? How Do Your Personal Relationships Define You? How Can You Handle Conflict and Criticism? What Role Do You Play in Groups?9. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources. How Can You Plan Your Career? How Can You Juggle Work and School? What Should You Know About Financial Aid? How Can Strategic Planning Help You Manage Money? How Can You Create a Budget That Works?10. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. How Can You Live With Change? What Will Help You Handle Success and Failure? Why Give Back to the Community and the World? Why is College Just the Beginning of Lifelong Learning? How Can You Live Your Mission?show more

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