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Learning Success Being Your Best at College

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ISBN-10: 0534573282

ISBN-13: 9780534573287

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Carl M. Wahlstrom, Brian K. Williams

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List price: $137.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Weight: 1.848
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 They 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
Picking a Topic
Doing Initial Research & Developing an Outline
Doing Your Research-Using the Library
Sorting Your Notes, Revising the Outline, & Writing the First Draft
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: Learning How to Disagree
Assertiveness: Better Than Aggressiveness or Nonassertiveness
Unwanted Sex: From Sexual Harassment to Rape
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: HIV & AIDS
Some Rules for Safer Sex
Choosing Among Birth-Control Methods
Majors & Careers: Determining Your Future
Why Work
What Do You Want to Be After You Graduate?
Tests to Help Establish Career Interests
The Job of Looking for a Job
Notes
Sources & Credits
Glossary
Index