On the Edge of Success

ISBN-10: 0534569730

ISBN-13: 9780534569730

Edition: 2003

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Description: ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS presents a reorganization and expansion of student success fundamentals targeted specifically to students that are on academic probation or at-risk for failing. This book works to help these students modify both academic and personal attitudes and behaviors that have impeded their success in college. ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS is written in a style that is less academic than some study skills guides but does not talk down to students. It gives students positive encouragement to feel better about whom they are and to stretch their academic abilities. ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS presents practical ideas, exercises and many opportunities for practice and application of new skills in many aspects of students' lives.

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List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.46" wide x 10.79" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Marmy Clason has taught undergraduate courses for the last 10 years and has been involved with the first-year experience movement at a Christian liberal arts university for the last 7 years. She has frequently spoken about the first-year experience and effective college teaching in a variety of national settings. With John Beck, Clason co-authored ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS (Wadsworth 2003) in support of college students who are on academic probation.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
See Yourself on the Edge of Success
Exercise: Recapture Your Dream
Critical Reflection Exercise: Your Life on the Edge of Success
Journal
On the Net
Discover Your Habits
Critical Reflection Paper: Discover Your Challenges
Critical Thinking Exercise: Picture Your Life
Journal
On the Net
Begin to Change
Motivation
Critical Reflection Exercise: Picture Your Motivation
Goal Setting and Decision Making
Critical Thinking Exercise: Develop Your Action Plan
Exercise: Implement Your Action Plan with a Contract
Critical Reflection Exercise: Write a Personal Mission Statement
Journal
On the Net
Manage Your Time Efficiently
Exercise: Time Tracking
Critical Reflection Exercise: How Is Your Habit?
Building a Better Time Plan
Exercise: Build a Semester Plan
Exercise: Build a Weekly Plan
Exercise: Build a Daily Plan
Distractions and Procrastination
Journal
On the Net
Make the Most of Your Resources
Your School's Resources
Exercise: Discover the Resources on Your Campus
Your School's Faculty
Critical Thinking Exercise: Your Favorite Kind of Teacher
Tips for Relating to Your Teachers
Exercise: Keep in Touch
Journal
On the Net
Learn about Your Learning Style
Critical Reflection Exercise: Initial Impressions of Your Learning Style
Verbal, Visual, and Kinesthetic Learning
Learning Styles Exploration
Critical Reflection Exercise: Explore Your Learning Style
Critical Thinking Exercise: Apply Your Learning Style
Journal
On the Net
Read to Remember
Where and When to Read
Read Intentionally
Create a Recyclable Reading Record
Exercise: Design Your Reading System
Journal
On the Net
Take Effective Notes
Why Take Notes?
Be Intentional
Proceed with a System
End with Review
Critical Reflection Exercise: Fit the System to Your Class
Critical Thinking Exercise: Note-Taking Experiment
Journal
On the Net
Score on Your Exams
Memorization and Preparation Plan
Test-Taking Plan
Anxiety
Critical Reflection Exercise: Find Your Challenges
Exercise: Build a Time Plan
Journal
On the Net
Write to Make an Impression
Understand the Assignment
Create a Writing Plan
Get Ready to Write
Write the First Draft
Revise the Draft
Exercise: Create a Writing Plan
Journal
On the Net
Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle
Sleep
Critical Reflection Exercise: Your Sleep Habits
Stress
Critical Reflection Exercise: Are You Stressed?
Critical Thinking Exercise: Manage Your Stress
Diet
Critical Reflection Exercise: Assess Your Diet
Journal
On the Net
Value Successful Relationships
Critical Reflection Exercise: Define Your Relationships
Types of Relationships
Critical Reflection Exercise: Who Are You?
The Qualities of Healthy Relationships
Critical Reflection Exercise: Check Out Your Critical Relationships
Managing Conflict in Relationships
Diversity
Journal
On the Net
Step Up to Greater Success
Exercise: Your New Pyramid of Success
Exercise: Your Personal Reassessment
Photo Credits
Index
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