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On Course Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

ISBN-10: 0618116362

ISBN-13: 9780618116362

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Skip Downing

List price: $35.95
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Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skillsincluding reading, note taking, memorizing, and test takingprovided in the Wise Choices in College sections help students excel in all of their college courses.Coverage of stress management helps students understand the nature of stress, its consequences, and strategies for overcoming it.A section on distance learning addresses the special needs of students learning in an online environment.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 238
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Contents 1. Getting On Course to Your Success Taking the First Step On Course Principles at Work Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Acceptance Wise Choices in College: Learning College Customs 2. Accepting Personal Responsibility Adopting the Creator Role Mastering Creator Language Making Wise Decisions Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper Personal Responsibility at Work Believing in Yourself: Change Your Inner Conversation Wise Choices in College: Effective Reading 3. Discovering Self-Motivation Discovering Your Dreams Committing to Your Dreams Designing a Compelling Plan Case Study in Critical Thinking: Popson's Dilemma Self-Motivation at Work Believing in Yourself: Write a Personal Affirmation Wise Choices in College: Effective Writing 4. Mastering Self-Management Acting on Purpose Employing Self-Management Tools Developing Self-Discipline Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Procrastinators Self-Management at Work Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Confidence Wise Choices in College: Effective Money Management 5. Employing Interdependence Developing Mutually Supportive Relationships Creating a Support Network Strengthening Relationships with Active Listening Case Study in Critical Thinking: Professor Rogers' Trial Interdependence at Work Believing in Yourself: Be Assertive Wise Choices in College: Effective Note Taking 6. Gaining Self-Awareness Recognizing When Your Are Off Course Identifying Your Scripts Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts Case Study in Critical Thinking: Strange Choices Self-Awareness at Work Believing in Yourself: Write Your Own Rules Wise Choices in College: Effective Memorizing 7. Adopting Lifelong Learning Discovering Your Preferred Learning Style Learning to Make Course Corrections Developing Wisdom Case Study in Critical Thinking: A Fish Story Lifelong Learning at Work Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Respect Wise Choices in College: Effective Studying 8. Developing Emotional Intelligence Understanding Emotional Intelligence Reducing Stress Creating Flow Case Study in Critical Thinking: After Math Emotional Intelligence at Work Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Love Wise Choices in College: Effective Test Taking 9. Stay On Course to Your Success Planning Your Next Steps Bibliography Appendix: Using Technology for Success Acknowledgments Index