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Your Guide to College Success Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

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ISBN-10: 0534608043

ISBN-13: 9780534608040

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: John W. Santrock, Jane S. Halonen

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This text is aimed at instructors who want to emphasize student self-awareness in pursuit of college success goals as well as active learning strategies.
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List price: $67.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children…    

Prefacep. xi
Manage Your College Successp. 1
Images of College Success Marian Wright Edelmanp. 1
Make the College Transitionp. 2
Develop Meaningful Valuesp. 5
Get Motivated on Behalf of Your Valuesp. 8
Set Goals, Plan, and Monitorp. 9
Think and Learnp. 14
Build Self-Esteemp. 16
Explore Careersp. 19
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 21
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 22
Review Questionsp. 23
Learning Portfoliop. 24
Why Am I Here?p. 5
What Are My Values?p. 7
What Are My Goals?p. 13
Evaluating My Self-Esteemp. 17
On-Target Tips
Returning-Student Strategies [7]p. 4
Clarify Your Values [10]p. 6
Diversify Your Learning Stylep. 27
Images of College Success Robert Fulghump. 28
Know How You Learnp. 29
Regulate Your Effortp. 37
Launch Your Learningp. 39
Solve Problems with Instructorsp. 43
Choose a "Stylish" Majorp. 44
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 47
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 48
Review Questionsp. 49
Learning Portfoliop. 50
Your Intelligence Profilep. 31
Sensory Preference Inventoryp. 33
Experiential Learning Preferencesp. 36
On-Target Tips
The Match Game [49]p. 32
Become a Distinctive Student [73]p. 43
Be a Great Time Managerp. 53
Images of College Success Flo-Jop. 54
Control Your Life by Controlling Timep. 55
Stay on Time to Reach Your Goalsp. 57
Plan for the Term, Week, and Dayp. 59
Never Procrastinate Again (Much)p. 67
Balance College, Work, Family, and Commutingp. 69
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 71
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 72
Review Questionsp. 73
Learning Portfoliop. 74
Time Wastersp. 56
Are You Studying Enough?p. 65
On-Target Tips
Setting Daily Priorities [107]p. 66
Commute Boosters [115]p. 70
Connect with Money, Campus, and Computersp. 77
Images of College Success Marc Andreessenp. 78
Be a Great Money Managerp. 79
Connect with Your Campusp. 83
Connect with Computersp. 90
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 95
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 96
Review Questionsp. 97
Learning Portfoliop. 98
$ $$ $$$ $$$$ $$$$$p. 80
Campus Resources to Meet My Needsp. 85
How Am I Doing with Computers?p. 91
On-Target Tips
Pinch Pennies [133]p. 83
A Memo to Your Advisor [139]p. 87
Critically Evaluate Web Information [150]p. 93
Take It In: Notes and Readingp. 101
Images of College Success Brooke Ellisonp. 101
Commit, Concentrate, Capture, Connectp. 103
Take Charge of Lecturesp. 103
Take Great Lecture Notesp. 107
Take Charge of Your Readingp. 114
Mark or Take Notes from Readingsp. 126
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 127
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 128
Review Questionsp. 129
Learning Portfoliop. 130
Auditing Your Note-Taking Style for Lecturesp. 113
What's Your Reader Profile?p. 120
How Fast Do You Read?p. 122
On-Target Tips
Tame That Tough Lecture [176]p. 105
Reading Strategies for Different Situationsp. 115
Enhance Your Study Skillsp. 133
Images of College Success Jay Lenop. 134
Plan Your Attackp. 135
Improve Your Memoryp. 137
Pursue Deeper Learningp. 145
Master the Disciplinesp. 145
Overcome Learning Disabilitiesp. 151
Join a Study Groupp. 154
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 155
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 156
Review Questionsp. 157
Learning Portfoliop. 158
Early Bird or Night Owl?p. 138
Am I Ready to Learn and Remember?p. 144
Could I Have a Learning Disability?p. 153
On-Target Tips
Stave off the Sleep Invasion [225]p. 136
After Class Is Over [227]p. 137
Thanks for the Memory [239]p. 142
Deep Study Strategies for the Humanities [252]p. 147
Becoming Better at Science and Math [255]p. 148
Strategies for Study Groups [267]p. 154
Succeed on Testsp. 161
Images of College Success Albert Einsteinp. 162
Get on with It!p. 163
Get in Gearp. 164
Meet the Challengep. 172
Make the Gradep. 178
Build Your Characterp. 180
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 183
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 184
Review Questionsp. 185
Learning Portfoliop. 186
Do I Have Test Anxiety?p. 171
How Well Do I Test?p. 177
Your Personal Honor Codep. 182
On-Target Tips
How Not to Cram [288]p. 164
Will This Be on the Test? [287]p. 165
Get Your Essay Points [313]p. 176
How to Get an Instructor to Change Your Grade [318]p. 179
Expand Your Thinking Skillsp. 189
Images of College Success Temple Grandinp. 190
Think Criticallyp. 191
Reasonp. 195
Solve Problems the "IDEAL" Wayp. 202
Make Good Decisionsp. 204
Think Creativelyp. 204
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 211
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 212
Review Questionsp. 213
Learning Portfoliop. 214
The Critical Differencep. 192
Claim Checkp. 198
How Systematically Do I Solve Problems?p. 205
My Creative Profilep. 208
On-Target Tips
I Have a Question [344]p. 194
Coming up with Alternatives [370]p. 203
Refine Your Expressionp. 217
Images of College Success Amy Tanp. 218
Express Yourself!p. 219
Do Your Researchp. 220
Write with Impactp. 223
Speak!p. 231
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 237
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 238
Review Questionsp. 239
Learning Portfoliop. 240
What Are My Writing Strengths and Weaknesses?p. 229
What Are My Speaking Strengths and Weaknesses?p. 235
On-Target Tips
The Saving Grace [416]p. 228
Prevent Plagiarism [423]p. 231
Winning in the Home Stretch [429]p. 234
Communicate and Build Relationshipsp. 243
Images of College Success Oprah Winfreyp. 244
Communicate Effectivelyp. 245
Develop Good Relationshipsp. 250
Appreciate Diversityp. 255
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 263
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 264
Review Questionsp. 265
Learning Portfoliop. 266
Do You Blow Up, Get Down and Get Dirty, or Speak Up?p. 249
On-Target Tips
Develop Active-Listening Skills [446]p. 246
Become More Assertive [450]p. 248
Getting Along with a Roommate [455]p. 253
Strategies for Avoiding Settings in Which Rape Most Often Occurs [457]p. 254
International SOS [462]p. 257
Gender-Based Strategies for Self-Improvement [466]p. 260
Be Physically and Mentally Healthyp. 269
Images of College Success Arnold Schwarzeneggerp. 270
Link Values, Motivation, Goals, and Self-Esteemp. 271
Pursue and Maintain Physical Healthp. 272
Be Mentally Healthyp. 284
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 291
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 292
Review Questionsp. 293
Learning Portfoliop. 294
What Is My Health Style?p. 273
Do I Abuse Drugs?p. 280
Am I Depressed?p. 289
On-Target Tips
Motivate Yourself to Exercise [486]p. 275
How to Sleep Better [488]p. 276
What to Do When Someone Is Thinking about Suicide [502]p. 288
Explore Careers and Majorsp. 297
Images of College Success Bernard Shawp. 298
Get Motivated to Explore Careersp. 299
Map out an Academic Pathp. 300
Examine Career and Job Skillsp. 309
Learn with InfoTrac College Editionp. 313
Summary Strategies for Mastering Collegep. 314
Review Questionsp. 315
Learning Portfoliop. 316
My Values and My Career Pursuitsp. 301
Coursework for an Associate Degree or Certificatep. 304
A Four- or Five-Year Academic Planp. 307
My Self-Management Skillsp. 312
On-Target tips
Get What You Wantp. 308
Putting It All Togetherp. 319
Develop Meaningful Valuesp. 319
Get Motivated on Behalf of Your Valuesp. 320
Set Goals, Plan, and Monitorp. 320
Think and Learnp. 320
Build Self-Esteemp. 320
Explore Careersp. 320
Where Are You Now?p. 321
Your Futurep. 322
Referencesp. 323
Creditsp. 327
Indexp. 329
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