Keys to Success

Keys to Success : How to Achieve Your Goals, Canadian Edition

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Designed for courses in Freshman Orientation, Student Success, College Preparation. * This interactive text emphasizes thinking and learning by connecting college success skills to career and life skills: * The text focuses on clear, competent thinking skills, including critical, creative and strategic thinking. This centrepoint of academic, career, and life success is emphasized in end-of-chapter exercises and in a separate chapter. * Students from many backgrounds share their views on issues as diverse as staying out of debt to balancing competing priorities-like working, raising a family and going to school. * End-of-chapter exercises reinforce four major skills: thinking, teamwork, writing and strategic thinking/planning. The learn-by-doing approach helps students discover their abilities first-hand.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 861.82g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130182540
  • 9780130182548

Table of contents

(Note: Each chapter begins with "Thinking it Through" and ends with "Important Points to Remember.") 1. Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Opening Doors. Who Is Pursuing and Education Today? How Does Education Promote Success? What Resources are Available At Your School? How Can You Strive For Success? 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? When 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 Mange 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? How Do You Construct an Effective Argument? How Do You Establish Truth? 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 Study Reading Materials? How Can You Read Critically? What Resources 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? How Can You Become a Good Writer? What Are the Elements of Effective Writing? What Is the Writing Process? 7. Listening, Memory, and Test Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Demonstrating Knowledge. Why is Listening a Skill? How Can You Improve Your Listening Skills? 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 Multicultural World. How Can You Understand and Accepts 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. 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? 10. 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 Managing Money? How Can You Create a Budget That Works? What Should You Know About Banking and Credit Cards? 11. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. How Can You Cope 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?
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