Keys to Success:How to Achieve Your Goals

Keys to Success:How to Achieve Your Goals : How to Achieve Your Goals

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Prepare Yourself to be Competitive in the 21st Century What skills will you need in order to create success in the fast-paced, global marketplace? While many skills will help you, research and projections point to one above all others: a good education. The world is changing continually, and the changes affect you: *The growth of technology has changed the workplace, resulting in far more knowledge-based jobs and far fewer manual labor jobs. *The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that five years from now 60 percent of all of the jobs in the United States will require skills currently held by only 20 percent of the population. *The "emerging knowledge economy" will make knowledge of information and technological skills absolute requirements for career success. *The earning power of a college graduate will continue to grow, especially against the waning earning power of those without a degree. You have the potential to improve the world, and make a better life for yourself, by using your education to maximize your potential. Who knows what creation of yours - scientific, social, economic, technological, artistic, literary, and political -- will improve the way we live.Key to Success will give you the tools you need -- self-knowledge, reading and writing skills, the ability to work with others, time and money management, personal wellness, integrity, strategic career planning, and more -- to allow you to be competitive in the twenty-first century, creating every advantage you deserve in life. Visit our Student Success Supersite at http://www.prenhall.com/success Features include: *Major Exploration *Career Advice *Web Links *Tips from Successful Students *Student Bulletin Boards *Faculty Resources At the Supersite, click on the Keys to Success book cover to view the Keys to Success Companion Website, including essay questions, links to over 100 student success websites (listed according to chapter topic), brief articles stemming from each chapter, student bulletin boards, and an on-line syllabus manager for instructors.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013012883X
  • 9780130128836

About Carol J. Carter

CAROL CARTER is Vice President and Director of Student Programs and Faculty Development at Prentice Hall. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Effective Learning. She has taught welfare to work classes, team taught in the LaFamilia 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 twenty-six episode 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 forty foreign countries. JOYCE BISHOP holds a Ph.D. and license in clinical psychology and has taught for more than twenty years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year. For the past four 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 1986 and is a tenured professor. She is currently working with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district. A keynote speaker at national conferences, she is developing an extensive online faculty development program in the areas of multiple intelligences, cooperative learning, authentic assessment, and curriculum development for hybrid classes. She also co-authored Key to Effective Learning, 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 is a student of life with a passion for learning. In her drive to help others discover their love for learning--and their essential selves--she has spent the last six years writing, researching, talking to students, and talking to teachers in pursuit of the best possible textbooks on student success. She has co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Effective Learning, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. She originally hooked into the world of student success as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. Even earlier, being a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia helped to bring her love of learning to new levels. She encourages readers to make the most of this time in school--it is an incredible gift.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Building Skills.) I. DEFINING YOURSELF AND YOUR GOALS. 1. Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Opening Doors. Who Is Pursuing an Education Today? How Does Education Promote Success? How Can You Strive for Success? How Can You Build Your Self-Esteem? What Is Your Role in a Diverse World? Why Is It Important to Embrace Change? 2. Resources: Making the Most of Your Environment. What Resources are Available at Your School? What Should You Know about Technology? Why Is Academic Integrity Important? 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. Self-Awareness: Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn. Is There One Best Way to Learn? What Are the Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style? How Can You Discover Your Learning Style? How Do You Explore Who You Are? How Can You Start Thinking about Choosing a Major? II. DEVELOPING YOUR LEARNING SKILLS. 5. Critical and Creative Thinking: Tapping the Power of Your Mind. What Is Critical Thinking? How Does Critical Thinking Help You Solve Problems and Make Decisions? How Do You Construct and Evaluate Arguments? How Do You Think Logically? Why Should You Explore Perspectives? Why Plan Strategically? How Can You Develop Your Creativity? What Is Media Literacy? 6. Reading, Studying, and Using the Library: Maximizing Written Resources. What Are Some Challenges of Reading? Why Define Your Purpose for Reading? How Can SQ3R Help You Own What You Read? How Can You Respond Critically to What You Read? How and Why Should You Study with Others? How Can You Make the Most of the Library? 7. Note Taking and Writing: Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas. How Can You Make the Most of Note Taking? 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? 8. 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? What Types of Preparation Can Improve Test Performance? What Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests? How Can You Learn from Test Mistakes? III. CREATING LIFE SUCCESS. 9. Relating to Others: Appreciating Your Diverse World. Why Is It Important to Understand and Accept Others? How Can You Think Critically about Diversity? 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? 10. Personal Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself. How Can You Maintain a Healthy Body? How Do You Nurture a Healthy Mind? How are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Used and Abused? What Should You Consider When Making Sexual Decisions? 11. 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? What Should You Know about Banking and Credit Cards? 12. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. How Can You Be Flexible in the Face of 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? Appendix: The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey.show more

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