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Tables of Contents for College Success
Chapter/Section Title
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Page Count
PART ONE College Success Strategies
1
53
A Successful Start
3
28
You're in Charge
3
8
Building Your Self-Esteem
4
1
Practicing Positive Thinking
5
2
Understanding Your Learning Styles
7
4
Challenges and Adjustments
11
4
Diversity: What Does It Mean?
11
3
Appreciating and Learning from Diversity
14
1
Your Educational Goals
15
16
Ten Goal-Setting Guidelines
16
3
Your Major
19
1
Preparing Yourself for Work---SCANS
20
2
Making the System Work for You
22
2
Campus Resources and Support Services
24
7
Taking Control of Your Time
31
22
Time Management: A System of Control
32
1
Some Basic Techniques for Getting Organized
32
2
Make Plans
32
1
Make Time Projections
32
1
Prioritize
33
1
Develop a System
33
1
Developing a Time Management System
34
8
Setting Up Schedules
35
3
Making Out a Schedule for the Term
38
1
Planning Weekly and Daily Activities
39
2
Maintaining a To Do List
41
1
Coping with Procrastination
42
3
What Really Causes Procrastination
43
1
Ten Anti-Procrastination Strategies
44
1
Balancing Acts
45
8
Family Responsibilities
46
1
Plan Stress Reduction
46
7
PART TWO Developing Your Study Skills
53
100
Applying Study and Research Skills to Mastery
55
21
Preparing for Study Sessions
56
4
A Space Where You Can Study
56
1
A Space That Works
56
3
The Importance of Being Rested
59
1
A Clear Head for Productive Studying
59
1
Goals for Your Study Session
60
1
Study Techniques
60
3
Recite
61
1
Get a Study Partner
61
1
Form a Study Group
61
1
Study According to How You Will Be Tested
62
1
Developing Your Research Skills
63
13
Get to Know the Library
63
4
Plan Your Research
67
2
Gather the Information
69
7
Learning in the Classroom
76
16
A Positive Attitude for Learning
77
2
Get Rid of Negative Thoughts
77
1
Connect to Learning
77
2
Guidelines for Establishing Good Classroom Habits
79
2
Be Rested
79
1
Get a Good Seat
79
1
Don't Sit with Friends
79
1
Bring Relevant Materials
80
1
Review Notes and Texts
80
1
Set Aside Your Assumptions
80
1
Attend Class Regularly
80
1
Active Listening Strategies
81
2
Look at the Instructor
82
1
Decide to Pay Attention
82
1
Listen for Key Ideas and Important Phrases
83
1
Pay Attention to Outlines, Formulas, and Data on the Board
83
1
Take Notes
83
2
Listen Critically
84
1
Listen to the Very End
84
1
Class Participation
85
1
Ask Questions
85
1
Talk to Your Instructor
85
1
Talk to Other Students
85
1
After-Class Review
86
6
Review Your Class Notes
86
1
Summarize
86
1
Coordinate Class Notes with Textbook Notes
86
6
Learning Through Reading
92
20
The Case for Active Reading
93
2
Active Reading Improves Performance
94
1
The Payoff from Active Reading
94
1
Active Reading Techniques
95
17
Know Your Purpose
95
1
Preview the Material
96
1
Connect New Material to Your Prior Knowledge
97
1
Pose Questions and Then Read to Find Answers
97
1
Visualize
98
1
Use Graphics to Aid Understanding
98
3
Reread
101
2
Talk It Out
103
1
Underline and Highlight
104
1
Talk Notes
104
1
Read Beyond Your Textbook
105
1
Pay Attention to Word Hurdles
106
1
Chase Away Mental Blocks
106
1
Additional Techniques for Specific Subject Matter
106
6
Writing Your Way to the Top
112
21
Messages That Make Their Point
113
6
A Clear Message
113
3
A Concise Message
116
1
A Considerate Message
116
2
Grammar Review
118
1
A Method for Good Writing
119
4
Plan Your Attack
119
2
Take a Stab at It (First Draft)
121
1
Make It Better (Second Draft...)
122
1
Make It Perfect (Final Draft)
122
1
Specific Writing Assignments
123
3
The Journal Entry
124
1
The Essay
124
1
The Report
125
1
The Research Paper
126
1
Electronic Help for Writers
126
7
Word Processing and Desktop Publishing Programs
127
1
Electronic Storage
127
1
Formatting Capabilities
127
6
Preparing for and Taking Tests
133
20
Preparing for Tests
134
1
Strategies to Help You Win
134
4
Schedule Study Time
135
1
Develop a Study Plan
135
2
Apply Sound Study Techniques
137
1
Improving Your Memory
138
4
Examine Your Attitudes
139
1
How Memory Works
139
2
Memorization Techniques
141
1
Test-Taking Strategies
142
11
The Day of the Test
142
1
Answering Objective Test Questions
143
1
Answering Subjective Test Questions
144
1
Other Kinds of Tests
145
2
Handling Test Anxiety
147
1
Appraising Your Performance
147
6
PART THREE Developing Your Personal Skills
153
74
Using Critical Thinking Skills
155
18
Why Critical Thinking Skills Are Important
156
1
What Is Critical Thinking?
156
2
Critical Thinking in Decision Making
157
1
Critical Thinking in Problem Solving
157
1
Critical Thinking Techniques
158
4
Question
158
1
Interpret
159
1
Analyze
160
1
Conceptualize
160
1
Compare and Contrast
160
1
List Advantages and Disadvantages
161
1
Synthesize
161
1
Creative Thinking Techniques
162
3
Brainstorm
163
1
Discover New Perceptions About Old Ideas
164
1
Trust Your Instincts
165
1
Using Creative Thinking to Solve Problems
165
8
Identify the Problem
165
1
Narrow the Problem
166
1
Develop Alternatives
166
1
Weigh/Evaluate Alternatives
167
1
Solve the Problem
167
6
Relationships
173
21
Personal Relationships
174
6
Nurturing Good Relationships
174
1
Handling Relationship Conflicts
174
1
Working at Relationships
175
2
Assertiveness
177
2
Conflict Resolution
179
1
Negotiation Skills
179
1
Responsibility in Relationships
180
1
Relationships with Instructors
180
5
Getting to Know Your Instructors
181
1
Resolving Problems
182
1
Accepting Criticism
183
1
Dealing with Sexual Harassment
184
1
Other Relationships on Campus
185
9
Valuing Diversity
186
1
Communication Skills: A Key to Good Relationships
186
1
Leadership Skills: A Key to Good Relationships
187
7
Taking Care of Yourself
194
19
Stress and Your Health
195
5
Recognizing the Sings of Stress
195
1
Reactions to Stress
195
1
Handling Stress---Coping Mechanisms
196
4
Nutrition and Fitness
200
4
Healthy Eating
200
2
Exercise and Fitness
202
1
Body Image
203
1
A Healthy Lifestyle
204
9
Quit Smoking
204
2
Avoiding Problems with Alcohol
206
1
Avoiding Other Harmful Drugs
206
1
Dealing with Drug Abuse
207
1
A Safe Sex Life
208
5
Managing Your Financial Resources
213
14
Financing Your Education
214
2
Employment
214
1
Federal and State Loans and Grants
214
1
Scholarships and Other Sources
215
1
Budgeting
216
3
Identify Your Spending Habits
216
2
Developing a Budget
218
1
Maintaining Your Financial Health
219
8
Deal with Deficits
220
1
Use Credit Wisely
220
1
Beware of Cash Machines
221
1
Pay Bills on Time
221
1
Use Financial Services
222
1
Read the Fine Print
222
1
Solve Financial Problems
222
5
PART FOUR Looking Toward The Future
227
20
Preparing for Your Career
229
18
Resources for Career Planning
230
3
College Courses
230
1
Career Planning Center
230
1
Student Counselors/Advisors
231
1
Assessment Instruments
231
1
Online Resources
232
1
Keeping Your Eye on the Job Market
233
1
Selecting a Major
233
3
Preparing for Your Career Outside of the Classroom
234
1
Requirements for Completing Your Major
235
1
Developing a Career Plan
236
1
Goals
236
1
Activities
236
1
Timelines
237
1
Building a Personal Portfolio in College
237
2
Transcripts
237
1
Character References
238
1
Getting Ready for the Job Search
239
8
Index
247