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Excelling in College

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ISBN-10: 142823120X

ISBN-13: 9781428231207

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jeffrey Kottler

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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

A Very Personal Introduction
Why This Class is So Important
Making Learning Stick
The Nature of Life on a College Campus
College Life and Its Inhabitants
Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
Some Reasonable Fears and Apprehensions
How College Will Change You
Good Advice You Won't Follow. . .Until It Makes Sense to You
Adjusting to Campus Life
Predicting Successful Adjustment
Choosing Courses
Resources on Campus
Managing Time and Setting Goals
Formulating Priorities and Goals
Setting Goals
Organizing and Structuring Time
Striving for Excellence in the Classroom
Strategies for the Classroom
Asking Questions in Class
Interactions with Instructors
How to Listen in Class
How to Take Notes
Studying, Learning, and Remembering: Personal Styles
Finding or Creating Study Space
What are the Best Ways that You Learn?
Different Ways that People Learn
Changes You Can Make When Things Aren't Working
Understanding How Memory Works
Learning to Remember
How to Read
Studying in Groups
Performing Under Pressure: Taking Tests
Preparing and Taking Examinations
Text Anxiety
Preparing for Tests
Preparing and Taking Final Exams
After the Test is Over
Writing Papers and Doing Presentations
Preparing and Writing Papers
Writing Email
Searching and Re-searching Sources
Giving Speeches and Class Presentations
It's About the Relationships
Using Technology in Presentations
Doing Group Presentations
Look for More Ways to Practice
Making Lifestyle Choices
Eating Healthfully
Drinking and Drugs
Behavioral Addictions
Leisure Activities
Thinking Critically and Solving Problems
What Critical Thinking Means and What it Will Do For You
How to "Do" Critical Thinking
Using Critical Thinking to Solve Problems
Overview of the Problem Solving Process
Stress Management and Prevention
What is Stress and How do You Know When You've Got It?
Preventing and Managing Stress
Relaxation Strategies
Changing the Ways You View the World
Changing Negative and Self-Defeating Thoughts
Negotiating Relationships
Family Relationships
Romantic Relationships
Relationship Skills
Conflict in Relationships
Functions of Conflict
Conflicts with Roommates
Strategies for Managing Conflict
Diversity and Appreciating Differences
Misunderstandings about Cultural Affiliations
Expanding Your Cultural Wisdom
Challenges Faced by Minority Students
Confronting Prejudices and Stereotypes
Experiencing Other Cultures
Respect and Civility
Planning for the Future
Considerations when Planning Your Future
Begin Your Career Planning Now
Making Changes Last