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Learning Success Being Your Best at College and Life

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ISBN-10: 0534573185

ISBN-13: 9780534573188

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Carl M. Wahlstrom, Brian K. Williams

List price: $115.95
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The authors have written the book not only for traditional on-campus students but also for the growing number of part-timers, parents, working students, commuters, and other nontraditional students. The book provides a practical philosophy based on action. The book's goal is to help students be the best in college by showing students how to master the academic and personal skills needed to succeed in higher education--how to manage their time, improve their reading and note-taking skills, handle finances, work toward their career goals, and so on. It is also shows students that the skills one needs for success in college are the same skills one needs for success in life. The Third Edition…    
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Book details

List price: $115.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/5/2001
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 1
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.50" long
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Academic Success Strategies
Developing Staying Power For Lifetime Success: Nothing Takes Place of Persistence
The Chief Characteristic of College & the Importance of Staying Power
Why Are You Here? Values & Your Reasons for College
What is Your Fear? Anxiety as a Positive & Negative Motivator
How Could College Make a Difference in Your Life? the Strengths That Give You Staying Power
Setting College Goals from Life Goals
Applying This Chapter to Your Life
Becoming A Mindful Learner & Thinker
Active Learning & Critical & Creative Thinking
Mindfulness & Mindful Learning: Taking Active Control
Critical Thinking: What It Is, How to Use It
Creative Thinking
Mastering Information Literacy: Campus Resources, Community Resources, Computers & Communications: A Look Around Campus
Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Help
Other Kinds of Assistance
Activities & Campus Life
Personal Computers
Computer Software
The Internet & the World Wide Web
Learning Styles & Memory: Remembering For Results
Different Kinds of Intelligence-Including Emotional Intelligence or "EQ"
Four Types of Learning Styles: Which Fits You? Memory & Forgetting: the Importance of Managing Long-term Memory
How Lifestyle Affects Your memory: What Hinders, What Helps
How to Improve Your Memory Power: Concerted Memorization
How to Improve Your Memory Power: Mindful Learning
Dealing with Learning Disabilities
Time Management As A Learned Skills: Setting Daily Tasks From Life Goals
Getting Real About Studying
The Six-Step Program for Improving Your Time Management: Steps 1-3
Battling the Killer Time Wasters
The Really Big Time Wasters
Giving Yourself the Extra Edge: Developing Staying Power in Your Studying
Reading: Training For Retaining
Reading for Pleasure Versus Reading for Learning
The Five-Step SQ3R Reading System
The Three-Step #Rs Reading System
Dealing with Special Subjects: Math, Science, Languages, & Other
Managing Lectures: Note Taking, Class Discussion & Instructor Relations
Lectures, Learning Styles, & Life
Making Lectures Work: What The y Didn''t Tell You in High School
Optimizing the Classroom Game
Participating in Class Discussion & Overcoming Shyness
The 5R Steps: Record, Rewrite, Reflect, Review
Understanding the Instructor
Information Technology in the Classroom
Exams: Takings Tests With Confidence & Integrity
Taking Charge of Taking Tests
How to Cope with Test Anxiety in the Classroom
The Six-Step Examination Approach
Mastering Objective Questions
Mastering Written Examinations: Short & Long Essays
The Important Matter of Academic Integrity
Writing & Speaking: Making Powerful Written & Oral Presentations
What Do Instructors Look for in a Term Paper
Writing a Term Paper: Five Phases
Phase 1: Picking a Topic
Phase 2: Doing Initial Research & Developing an Outline
Phase 3: Doing Your Research-Using the Library
Phase 4: Sorting Your Notes, Revising the Outline, & Writing the First Draft
Phase 5: Revising, Finalizing, & Proofreading Your Paper
Term Papers, Web Research, & Cheating
Making an Oral Presentation
Personal Success Strategies
Health & Wealth: Managing Stress, Wellness & Money
Stress: Causes & Manifestations
Managing Stress
Alcohol: Are You Partial to Partying? Marijuana & Cocaine
Gambling & Spending
Looking Good: Weight & Energy Balance
Feeling Good: the Benefits of Being Active
Peak Performance with a Power Diet
Researching Time: Sleep & Rest
Money Management: Getting & Spending
Money Plans & Expense Record
A Crash Course in Money Handling
Financial Aid
Diversity & Relationships: Succeeding With the People In Your Life
Today''s College Student Body: Traditional & Nontraditional
Race, Culture, & Stereotypes & Why Diversity Matters
The Multicultural "Salad Bowl": Diversity of Genders, Ages, Cultures, races, & So On
Commuter Students
Intimate Relationships: from Being a Friend to Being in Love
Conflict & Communication: Learni