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ISBN-10: 0131492772

ISBN-13: 9780131492776

Edition: 1st

Authors: CARTER

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Since the full volume was first published, the Canadian edition ofKeys to Successhas set the standard for helping students understand how to be successful in College, Career, and Life. This new Core Concepts edition offers instructors and students a briefer version of the full volume, building on the book's established strengths, while adding new In-Class features. Students will hone their ability to think analytically, creatively, and practically; understand and work effectively with their learning styles; and learn the core skills they need to succeed in college and the world of work.
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Edition: 1st
Publisher: PEARSON
Publication date: 3/15/2007

Welcome to Post-Secondary Education: Opening Doors to Success
Where are you now � and where can higher learning take you?
How can successful intelligence help you achieve your goals?
Successful intelligence focuses on actions
Successful intelligence powers success
How will Keys to Success help you build successful intelligence?
The chapter material
The in-chapter activities
The end-of-chapter exercises
What will motivate you to make the most of learning?
Focus on your self-esteem
Think positively
Take action
Be responsible
Develop positive habits
Face your fears
How can what you learn now help you succeed in school, work, and life?
Higher learning helps you value diversity
Higher learning prepares you to learn from failure and celebrate success
Learning from failure
Celebrating success
Higher learning helps you apply successful intelligence in a changing world
Values, Goals, Time, and Stress: Managing Yourself
Why is it important to know what you value?
Identifying and evaluating personal values
Values affect your educational experience
Academic integrity: Ethical values promote success at school
Values and cultural diversity
How do you set and achieve goals?
Set long-term goals
Set short-tem goals
Prioritize goals
Work to achieve goals
How can you effectively manage your time?
Identify your time-related needs and preferences
Build a schedule
Use a planner
Keep track of events and commitments
Schedule tasks and activities that support your goals
Indicate priority levels
Use scheduling technique
Plan regularly
Post monthly and yearly calendars at home
Make and use to-do lists
More suggestions for time management
Avoiding procrastination
Be flexible
How do you cope with the stress of being a student?
Stress management strategies
Learning Styles, Education and Careers: Knowing your talents and finding your direction
How can you discover your learning styles?
The value of learning styles assessments
Putting assessment results in perspective
Assess your Multiple Intelligences
Assess your personality with the Personality Spectrum
What are the benefits of knowing how you learn?
Academic benefits
Career benefits
How can Multiple Intelligences help you explore occupations and careers?
Use career exploration strategies
Personal Triumph: Terry Fox
Successfully Intelligent Thinking: Analytical, Creative and Practical Thinking for Solving Problems and Making Decisions
What is successfully intelligent thinking?
Successfully intelligent thinking is balanced
Successfully intelligent thinking means asking and answering questions
Successfully intelligent thinking requires knowing your purpose
Successfully intelligent thinking is yours to build
How can you improve your analytical thinking skills?
Gather information
Analyze and clarify information
Break information into parts
Examine whether examples support ideas
Distinguish fact from opinion
Examine perspectives and assumptions
Perspectives and assumptions in information
Personal perspectives and assumptions
Evaluate information
How can you improve your creative thinking skills?
Shift your perspective
Set the stage for creativity
Take risks
How can you improve your practical thinking skills?
Experience helps develop practical thinking skills
Practical thinking means action
How can you use analytical, creative, and practical thinking together to solve a problem or make a decision?
Solving a problem
Making a decision
Keeping your balance
Reading and Learning: Focusing on Content
What will help you understand what you read?
How can you set the stage for reading?
Take an active approach to difficult texts
Choose the right setting
Define your purpose for reading
Use special strategies with math and science texts
Develop strategies to manage learning disabilities
Build reading speed
Expand your vocabulary
Analyze word parts
Use words in context
Use a dictionary
How can SQ3R help you own what you read?
How can you respond critically to what you read?
Use knowledge of fact and opinion to evaluate arguments
Media literacy
Why and how should you study with others?
Leaders and participants
Being an effective participant
Being an effective leader
Strategies for study group success
Research and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas
How can you make the most of your library?
Start with a road map
Learn how to conduct an information search
Narrowing your topic
Conducting a keyword search
Conduct research using a search strategy
Use general reference works
Browse through books on your subject
Use periodical indexes to search for periodicals
Ask the librarian
How can you use the Internet to research?
Know the basics
Use subject directories and search engines
Internet search strategy
Use analytical thinking to evaluate every source
What is the writing process?
Open your mind through brainstorming
Narrow your topic through prewriting strategies
Conduct research and make notes
Write a thesis statement
Write a working outline
Create a checklist
Freewriting your draft
Writing an introduction
Creating the body of a paper
Writing the conclusion
Avoiding plagiarism: Crediting authors and sources
Continue your checklist
Using analytical abilities as you revise
Evaluating paragraph structure
Checking for clarity and conciseness
A final checklist
Listening, Note Taking and Memory: Receiving, Recording, and Remembering Information
How can you become a better listener?
Know the stages of listening
Manage listening challenges
Divided attention and distractions
Shutting out the message
The rush to judgement
Hearing loss or learning disabilities
Become an active listener
How can you make the most of note taking?
Preparing to take class notes
Record information effectively during class
Taking notes during class discussions
Review and revise your notes
Plan a review schedule
Revise using other sources and successful intelligence
Work with study groups
Which note taking system should you use?
Take notes in outline form
Use the Cornell note-taking system
Create a concept map
How can you record information faster?
How does memory work?
Three types of memory
Retaining information in long-term memory
What memory strategies can improve recall?
Strategies for encoding and recall
Use mnemonic devices
Create visual images and associations
Use visualization
Create acronyms
Develop acrostics
Use songs and rhymes
Personal Triumph
Test Taking: Showing What You Know
How can preparation improve test performance?
Identify test type and material covered
Create a review plan and schedule
Prepare through careful review
Take a pre-test
Understand the level of learning required
Prepare physically
Make the most of last-minute studying
How can you work through test anxiety?
Prepare thoroughly
Maintain a positive attitude
Use life experiences
What general strategies can help you succeed on tests?
Write down key facts
Begin with an overview
Read test directions
Mark up the questions
Take special care on machine-scored tests
Work from easy to hard
Watch the clock
Master the art of intelligent guessing
Maintain academic integrity
How can you master different types of test questions?
Multiple-choice questions
True-False questions
Matching questions
Fill-in-the-blank questions
Essay questions
How can you learn from test mistakes?
Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World
How do you experience diversity?
Diversity affects everyone
Diversity on campus
How can you develop cultural competence?
Value diversity
Identify an evaluate personal perceptions and attitudes
Be aware of what happens when cultures interact
Hate crimes
Build cultural knowledge
Adapt to diverse cultures
How can minority students make the most of college or university?
Define your perspective
Define your experience
How can you communicate effectively?
Adjust to communication styles
Identifying communications styles
Speakers adjust to listeners
Listeners adjust to speakers
Make use of constructive feedback
Offering constructive feedback
Receiving feedback
Understand body language
Communicate across cultures
Manage conflict
Conflict prevention strategies
Conflict resolution
Manage anger
How do you make the most of personal relationships?
Use positive relationship strategies
Avoid destructive relationships
Sexual harassment
Violence in relationships
Rape and date rape
Choose communities that enhance your life
Creating Your Life: Building a Successful Future
How can you maintain a healthy body and mind?
Eat right
Types of exercise
Get enough sleep
Recognize mental health problems
How can you make successful intelligent decisions about substances and sex?
Identifying and overcoming addiction
Sexual decision making
Birth control
Sexually transmitted diseases
How can you continue to activate your successful intelligence?
How can you create and live your personal mission?
Live with integrity
Aim for your personal best