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Your Guide to College Success

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Publisher Comments:

Whether you're fresh from high school or a returning student, this book provides hands-on strategies to help you develop the skills and confidence that are vital to success in college and beyond. Their "secret" is a proven, effective model incorporating six achievable goals that are essential to college success: clarify values, build competence, manage your life, expand your resources, know yourself, and create your future. These themes are woven throughout the book and are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Exercises and self-assessments give you the chance to record your reflections, apply the strategies, and track your success throughout the course.

Synopsis:

YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 6th Edition, enables student self-awareness and facilitates active learning strategies in pursuit of college success goals. This practical, experiential textbook presents a six-step model that focuses students on achievable goals: "Know Yourself," "Clarify Your Values," "Develop Your Competence," "Manage Your Life," "Expand Your Resources," and "Build a Bright Future." These themes are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Self-assessments and exercises give students the chance to record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success throughout the course.

About the Author

JOHN W. SANTROCK, Ph.D., is a leading author of college success and psychology textbooks. He is a professor of psychology and human development at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he helped to establish the college success program. More than two million students have used his top-selling texts, which include PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEXTS, SCIENCE, AND APPLICATIONS. In addition to college success strategies, his research interests focus on the nature of family processes and the social development of children and adolescents.JANE S. HALONEN, psychology professor, author, and critical thinking expert, is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida. Renowned throughout academia for her efforts to improve student learning, she is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching, psychology pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation.

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE: COMMIT TO COLLEGE SUCCESS. 1. Making Connections. 2. Master Communication Skills and Build Relationships. 3. Be a Great Time Manager. 4. Diversify Your Learning Style. 5. Expand Your Thinking Skills. 6. Take It In: Notes and Reading. 7. Enhance Your Study Skills and Memory. 8. Succeed on Tests. 9. Communicate. 10. Take Charge of Your Physical and Mental Health. 11. Be a Great Money Manager. 12. Explore Careers. Putting It All Together.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781413031928
Subtitle:
Strategies for Achieving Your Goals
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Santrock, John W.(John W. Santrock)
Author:
Santrock, John W.
Author:
Halonen, Jane S.
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
College student orientation
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Guidance & Orientation
Subject:
Careers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10.90x8.50x.69 in. 1.89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 6th Edition, enables student self-awareness and facilitates active learning strategies in pursuit of college success goals. This practical, experiential textbook presents a six-step model that focuses students on achievable goals: "Know Yourself," "Clarify Your Values," "Develop Your Competence," "Manage Your Life," "Expand Your Resources," and "Build a Bright Future." These themes are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Self-assessments and exercises give students the chance to record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success throughout the course.
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