Keys to Preparing for College

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9780130308061: Keys to Preparing for College

This book offers honest and direct guidance to individuals concerned about their futures and making decisions related to college, majors, degrees, and careers. It presents suggestions, strategies, ideas, and systems that will enable readers and students to make the most of their educational experience. Chapter topics look at setting goals toward success, thinking critically about college decisions, exploring careers and majors, choosing a college that fits your needs, building an academic portfolio, getting the process started, listening and note taking, test taking, managing time, communicating, and being a leader. For individuals ready to take responsibility for their education, growth, knowledge, and future.

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PREPARE FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS EARLY!

This book contains everything that a high school student needs to know to get ready for college, career, and life success. From managing time and priorities to learning how to think and analyze, this book will prepare you to excel in the college environment. Taking the time to work through this book and the exercises will give you the inside story on what your professors and your employees will expect from you.

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AS YOUR AUTHORS, we have talked to students across the country. We've learned that you are concerned about your future; you want to learn how to mike decisions about college, majors, degrees, and careers; you want your education to serve a purpose; and you want honest and direct guidance on how to achieve your goals. We designed the features of Keys to Preparing for College based on what you have told us about your needs.

THE CONTENTS OE THE PACKAGE: WHAT'S

We chose the topics in this book based on what you need to make the most of your educational experience. You need a strong sense of self, goals, and decision making in order to discover and pursue the best course of study. You need guidance on the basic steps it takes to move from high school to college, and you need study skills to take in and retain what you learn both in and out of class. You need personal management skills—such as time management, communication, and leadership skills—to make the most of who you are.

The distinguishing characteristics and sections of this book are designed to make your life easier by helping you take in and understand the material you read.

Lifelong Learning

The ideas and strategies you learn that will help you succeed in school are the same ones that will bring you success in your career and in your personal life. Therefore, this book focuses on success strategies as they apply to school, work, and life, not just to the classroom.

Thinking Skills

Being able to remember facts and figures won't do you much good at school or beyond unless you can put that information to work through clear and competent thinking. This book has a chapter on critical thinking and decision making that will help you explore your mind's actions and will guide you through the process of making clear decisions.

Skill-Building Exercises

Today's graduates need to be effective thinkers, team players, writers, and strategic planners. The exercises at the end of the chapters will encourage you to develop these valuable future career skills and to apply thinking processes to any topic or situation.

User-Friendliness

The following features will make your life easier in small but significant ways:

  • Exercises. The exercises are together at the ends of the chapters, conveniently located for you.
  • Definitions. Selected words are defined in the margins of the text.
  • Layout and style. The book is readable, friendly, and accessible, with color added to enhance the presentation.
  • Long-term usefulness. This text can move with you both through high school and college until your college graduation day. It provides useful information that can be applied to school, work, and life.

TAKE ACTION: READ

You are responsible for your education, your growth, your knowledge, and your future. The best we can do is offer some great suggestions, strategies, ideas, and systems that can be helpful. Ultimately, it is up to you to use whatever fits your particular self, with all your particular situations, needs, and wants, and make it your own. You've made a terrific start by choosing to think about pursuing a higher education—take advantage of all it has to give you.

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