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Getting the College Edge

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ISBN-10: 0618134999

ISBN-13: 9780618134991

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mona J. Casady

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List price: $31.55
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.87" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter begins with Objectives. 1. Orienting Yourself to College Begin the Transition to College with Realistic Expectations Establish a Support System Prepare to Work Efficiently Identify and Locate Campus Resources Enhance Your Self-Concept Case Study: Roommate Challenges 2. Making Academic Decisions Refer to the College Catalog Meet with Your Advisor Decide on a Major Plan Next Term's Registration Maintain a Sound Academic Record Case Study: David's Academic Advisement Dilemma 3. Setting Priorities and Managing Time Prioritize Goals Identify Activities and Time Requirements Establish a Calendar System and Organizer Prepare a Weekly Schedule Improve Time Management Skills Case Study: Getting Control of the College Routine 4. Applying Your Learning Style Be Aware of What Influences Your Learning Style Identify Your Learning Style Adjust to Teaching Styles Advance Your Thinking and Learning Skills Case Study: Parking on Campus 5. Enhancing Reading, Listening, and Note Taking Control Your Study Environment Get the Most from Your Textbook Become a Better Listener Take and Review Notes Efficiently Prepare Assignments for Maximum Learning Case Study: How Can Derek Do Better? 6. Taking Tests Prepare for College-Level Exams Apply Effective Techniques in Taking Tests React Appropriately After a Test Case Study: How Could Sally Have Done Better? 7. Maintaining Health and Wellness Reduce Stress Plan a Healthy Diet Enhance Your Physical Well-Being Improve Your Sleep Grow in Health and Wellness Case Study: What Could Yung Do to Enhance Wellness? 8. Being Responsible Identify the Effects of Alcohol Abuse Know the Effects of Tobacco Use Recognize the Dangers of Illicit Drugs Reduce the Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reduce the Risk of Sexual Assault Clarify Your Values Notes Case Study: Deciding Who Is Responsible 9. Communicating Effectively Realize How Actions Speak Improve Your E-Mail and Telephone Communication Enhance Your Relationships with Positive Written Messages Write Letters of Inquiry or Request Request Special Consideration or an Appeal Case Study: Requesting In-State Residency Status 10. Using Computers Access Computer Facilities Describe Basic Types of Software and Networks Identify Application Software Tools Explore Internet Capabilities Be Aware of Ethical and Legal Issues Case Study: Wendy's Use of the Computer 11. Doing Research at the Library Locate the Major Areas of the Library Identify the Basic Steps and Protocol of Library Research Conduct Electronic Searches Develop a System of Taking and Organizing Notes Document Sources of Reference Case Study: Hank's Research at the Library 12. Writing and Speaking Work in Small Groups for Collaborative Projects Organize Your Thoughts and Compose a Draft Use Word Processing Software Aids Complete a Paper and Learn from the Results Speak to a Large Group Case Study: Maria's Dilemma in Preparing a Speech 13. Becoming Involved on Campus Participate in a Variety of Campus Events Find Collegiate Organizations to Join Serve as an Active Organization Member Organize and Conduct Meetings Apply Basic Parliamentary Procedures Case Study: Becoming Involved on Campus 14. Developing Positive Relationships Anticipate Various Backgrounds and Experiences Among People Practice Good Human Relations Skills Handle Difficult Circumstances Resolve Conflict with Others Show Leadership Qualities Case Study: Challenges of a Long-Distance Relationship 15. Exploring Diversity Define and Use Terms Related to Diversity Correctly Expand Your Global Perspective Appreciate Diversity Within the Nation Be Aware of Services Offered for Students with Disabilities Be Aware of Different Sexual Orientations Case Studies: Who Are These Great Leaders? 16. Managing Money Compare Resources with Expenses Develop a Budget Plan Understand Credit Principles and Terms Apply for Financial Assistance Case Study: Financial Resources Versus Expenses 17. Planning for a Satisfying Career Gain Knowledge of Yourself Through Assessments Learn About the Career Services Office Obtain Occupational Information Get Career-Related Experience Prepare Application Documents Case Study: Career Planning