Keys to College Success Compact

Keys to College Success Compact

By: Carol J. Carter (author), Sarah Lyman Kravits (author)Paperback

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For First-Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses that are1 credit hour and/or those with blended and online students. Can be used as a stand-alone book or a print companion to Student Success CourseConnect or MyStudentSuccessLab(TM). Keys to College Success Compact helps equip students with the concentration, commitment, focus, and persistence needed to succeed by enabling them to take ownership, develop academic and transferable skills, and show the results of commitment and action. Student Success CourseConnect is one of many award-winning CourseConnect online courses designed by subject matter experts and credentialed instructional designers. MyStudentSuccessLab helps students to "start strong,finish stronger" by acquiring the skills they need to succeed for ongoing personal and professional development. Keys to College Success Compact provides the established KEYS set of tools for success - an understanding of how coursework connects to career and life goal achievement, and analytical, creative, and practical thinking coverage that empowers a range of cognitive ability. This program provides: *Personalized Learning with MyStudentSuccessLab: Whether face-to-face or online, MyStudentSuccessLab helps students build the skills they need through peer-led video interviews, interactive practice exercises, and activities that provide academic, life, and professionalism skills. *College Connection to Career and Life Goals: Infused with a fresh focus on risk and reward, showing that the reward of success in the modern world demands a risk of vision and persistent effort over time. It raises the bar to show students that they must risk action to grow, thrive, and contribute in order to make their college investment pay off in gainful employment, meaningful work, and community involvement. *Thinking Skills coverage: Comprehensive content with research references lend credibility and perspective to concepts, targeted exercises that explore personally relevant situations in context, and sustained focus throughout each topic. *Tailored to the 1-credit hour or Blended/Online Program experience: Addresses students' concerns about employability skills and debt management; the 1 credit hour or blended/online course experience is framed in practical, work-relevant and time conscious ways. Note: This is a standalone book. If you want the book plus MyStudentSuccessLab, please access code order the ISBN below: 0133958795 / 9780133958799 Keys to College Success Compact Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 1/e

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About Author

Carol Carter has spent her entire career in the business world, where she has a track record of success in corporate America, entrepreneurship, and non-profit. Her student success work is driven by firsthand knowledge of what employers expect and demand from today's graduates. As President of LifeBound, an academic and career coaching company, she drives the company's goal to help middle school and high school students become competitive in today's world, and she teaches study, interpersonal, and career skills to students as well as training and certifying adults in academic coaching skills. Carol speaks on educational topics nationally and internationally and is an expert blogger for the Huffington Post under "Impact," "College," and "Business." Carol is a co-author on many books for Pearson including the Keys to Success series as well as Keys to Business Communication and the Career Tool Kit. She has also published a series of books for K-12 students through LifeBound, including Dollars and Sense: How To Be Smart About Money and Majoring In the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students. Sarah Kravits teaches student success at Montclair State University and has been studying and writing about student success for over 15 years. She is a co-author on the Keys to Success series, including Keys to College Success, Keys to Community College Success, Keys to Success, Keys to Effective Learning, Keys to Online Learning, and Keys to Success Quick. Sarah has given workshops and trainings on student success topics such as critical thinking, risk and reward, and time management at schools all over the country.

Contents

BRIEF T.O.C. Lesson 1 The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You Toward Success Lesson 2 Time Management: Being In Control of Your Schedule Lesson 3 Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money Lesson 4 Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions Lesson 5 Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities Lesson 6 Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information Lesson 7 Active Reading: Making Meaning from Your Materials Lesson 8 Memory and Test Taking: Studying to Retain and Show What You Learn Lesson 9 Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work Lesson 10 Information Literacy: Evaluating Sources Effectively Lesson 11 Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body Lesson 12 Careers and More: Building a Successful Future Index FULL T.O.C. About the Authors Preface Supplemental Resources Acknowledgments Lesson 1 The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You Toward Success Why Is College a Risk, and What Reward Does It Offer? The Culture of College Connect with People Connect with Technology and Written Resources What You Can Gain from College What Skills and Attitudes Can Help You Succeed? * The Three Thinking Skills of Successful Intelligence * The Growth Mindset * Emotional Intelligence Get Practical: Use Emotional Intelligence to Get Involved How Do You Set and Achieve Goals? * Establish Values * Long-term Goals * Short-term Goals * Create SMART Goals * Work Toward Goals * Get Ready to Risk Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 2 Time Management: Being In Control of Your Schedule Who Are You as a Time Manager? * Identify Your Preferences * Assess Your Needs How Can You Schedule and Prioritize? * Choose a Planner * Establish Priorities * Build a Schedule * Link Tasks to Long-term Goals * Make To-Do Lists * Manage Your Schedule How Can You Handle Time Traps? * Confront Procrastination * Set Effective Limits Get Creative: Think Your Way Out of Time Traps * The Myth of Multi-Tasking Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 3 Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money What Does Money Mean in Your Life? How You Perceive and Use Money Needs vs. Wants How Can You Create and Use a Budget? Figure Out What You Earn Figure Out What You Spend Evaluate the Difference Adjust Spending or Earning Juggle Work and School How Can You Make the Most of Financial Aid? Know What Aid is Available Apply for Aid Think Critically About Aid What Will Help You Use Credit Cards and Debit Cards Wisely? How Credit Cards Work Watch for Problems Manage Credit Card Debt Build a Good Credit Score Get Analytical: Examine Credit Card Use How Can You Plan for a Solid Financial Future? * Save and Invest Your Money * Begin Saving for Retirement Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 4 Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions Why Is It Important to Ask and Answer Questions? How Can You Improve Your Analytical Thinking Skills? * Gather Information * Break Information Into Parts * Examine and Evaluate * Make Connections How Can You Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills? * The Five Ingredients of Creativity * Go Beyond Brainstorming * Shift Your Perspective * Take Risks Get Creative: Activate Your Creative Powers How Can You Improve Your Practical Thinking Skills? Put Emotional Intelligence to Work Practical Thinking Means Action How Can You Solve Problems and Make Decisions Effectively? * Solve a Problem * Make a Decision Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 5 Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities Why Explore Who You Are as a Learner? * Use Assessments to Learn About Yourself * Use Assessments to Make Choices and to Grow What Tools Can Help You Assess How You Learn and Interact with Others? * Assess Your Multiple Intelligences with Pathways to Learning * Assess Your Style of Interaction with the Personality Spectrum How Can You Use Your Self-knowledge? * Classroom Choices Get Analytical: Improve a Classroom Experience * Study Choices * Technology Choices * Workplace Choices Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 6 Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information How Can You Become a Better Listener? * Manage Listening Challenges How Can You Improve Your Note-Taking Skills? * Prepare * Record Information Effectively During Class * Review and Revise What Note-Taking Formats Can You Use? * Outlines * Cornell T-note Format * Mind Map * Charting Method * Electronic Strategies Get Practical: Face a Note-taking Challenge Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 7 Active Reading: Making Meaning from Your Materials What Sets You Up for Reading Comprehension? Take an Active and Positive Approach Organize Your Study Area for Maximum Focus Expand Your Course Vocabulary How Can SQ3R Improve Your Reading? * Step 1: Survey * Step 2: Question * Step 3: Read * Step 4: Recite * Step 5: Review Get Creative: Use SQ3R to Make a Connection How Can You Take Notes from Reading Materials? * Taking Notes from a Text * Create a Summary of Reading Material * Combine Class and Reading Notes into a Master Set Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 8 Memory and Test Taking: Studying to Retain and Show What You Learn How Can You Remember What You Study? When, Where, and Who: Choosing Your Best Setting What and Why: Evaluating Study Materials How: Using Study Strategies Get Practical: Answer Your Journalists' Questions * Mnemonic Devices How Can Preparation Improve Test Performance? * Gather Information * Schedule Study Time and Set a Goal * Review Using Study Strategies * Work Through Test Anxiety What General Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests? * Test Day Strategies * Objective Questions * Subjective Questions Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 9 Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work How Can You Develop Cultural Competence? Action #1: Value Diversity Action #2: Identify and Evaluate Personal Perceptions and Attitudes Action #3: Be Aware of What Happens When Cultures Interact Action #4: Build Cultural Knowledge Action #5: Adapt to Diverse Cultures How Can You Communicate Effectively? Be Strategic Know How to Give and Take Criticism Get Analytical: Give Constructive Criticism Plug into Communication Technology Without Losing Touch How Do You Work Effective in a Team? Lead and Collaborate Effectively Set and Achieve Goals as a Team Manage Conflict Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 10 Information Literacy: Evaluating Sources Effectively How Can You Be an Information Literate Reader and Researcher? Map Out the Possibilities Search for Information at the Library Search for Information Online Get Creative: Broaden Your Search How Can You Respond Critically to What You Read? Focus on Important Information Ask Questions to Evaluate Arguments Evaluate Every Source How Do You Write and Research with Academic Integrity? Plagiarism and the Role of Electronic Materials Crediting Authors and Sources Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 11 Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body How Can Focusing on Health Help You Manage Stress? Eat Well Get Exercise Get Enough Sleep Address Mental Health Issues Get Practical: College Stress Exploration How Can You Make Effective Decisions about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs? Alcohol Tobacco Drugs Facing Addiction How Can You Make Effective Decisions about Sex? Birth Control Sexually Transmitted Infections Personal Safety Strategies Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards Lesson 12 Careers and More: Building a Successful Future How Can You Prepare for Career Success? Consider Your Personality and Strengths Investigate Career Paths Explore Majors Build Knowledge and Experience Know What Employers Want Create a Strategic Plan How Can You Conduct an Effective Job Search? * Use Available Resources * Use an Organized, Consistent Strategy * Your Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview How Can You Continue to Grow as a Risk Taker and Thinker? Continue to Activate Your Successful Intelligence Get Analytical: Evaluate Your Growth Learn for Life with a Growth Mindset Cope with Change and Challenge Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780321857422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780321857422
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 0321857429

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