Keys to Success in College, Career and Life, Brief

Keys to Success in College, Career and Life, Brief

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For courses in Freshman Orientation, Student Success, "University 101"--ideal for one-credit courses and trimester schools. This brief version of the best-selling text connects college skills with career and life success. With its learn-by-doing emphasis, it encourages students to think critically about their choices and goals in school and beyond. Keys Brief vs. Keys Full 4/e: in Keys Brief, cut Quick Start, cut chapter on Writing/Research, shorter exercise sets; condensed first and last chapter. Final chapter condensed material on wellness, career, money, and personal mission.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 205.2 x 281.4 x 13.2mm | 644.11g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130986348
  • 9780130986344

About Carol Carter

Carol Carter is founder and president of LifeBound, which provides seminars, coaching and resources for high school and college students. In addition, as Director of Faculty Development at Prentice Hall, Carol puts together and runs faculty symposia and workshops in student success across the country. She has written Majoring in the Rest o f Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored Keys to Preparing for College, Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Success. She has taught welfare-to-work classes, team taught in the La Familia Scholars Program at Community College of Denver, and has conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. She is the host of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, a 26episode telecourse to help students at a distance prepare for college, career, and life success. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she has been fortunate enough to have been a guest in more than 40 countries. Please visit her Web site and write her at www.caroljcarter.com. Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She has worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She is currently teaching on-line and multimedia classes, and training other faculty to teach online in her district and region of 21 colleges. She also co-authored Keys to College Studying, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. Joyce is the lead academic of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, distributed by Dallas Telelearning. Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She co-authored Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills and has served as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and .organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. She also gives faculty workshops in student success and in critical thinking. Sarah holds a B.A. in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an M.F.A. from Catholic University.show more

Table of contents

I. DEFINING YOURSELF AND YOUR GOALS. 1. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. 2. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major. 3. Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course. II. DEVELOPING YOUR LEARNING SKILLS. 4. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner. 5. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. 6. Listening, Note Taking, and Memory: Taking in, Recording, and Retaining Information. 7. Test Taking: Showing What You Know. III. CREATING SUCCESS. 8. Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World. 9. Wellness, Career, and Money: Building Skills for Life Success.show more