Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals

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Learn-by-doing in approach and exceptionally broad-based in perspective, this best-selling guide to success in college, work, and life is based on the premise that if readers know themselves and can think critically about any topic or situation, they will succeed in whatever they do. Includes straight talk and a variety of activities for thinking, teamwork, career and goal planning, writing, using the Internet, etc. Content focuses on issues that touch the lives of all kinds of diverse students/readers—from urban community college students to returning adults to working students to students of any age, race, gender, family and marital status, economic situation, or other unique identification. Features inspiring and motivating Personal Triumph scenarios involving famous and ordinary people from here and abroad. Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major. Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. Listening, Memory, and Note Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Recording Information. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. Test Taking: Showing What You Know. Relating to Others: Living in a Diverse World. Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. For college students and anyone wanting a primer on how to be successful in school, at work, or in life.

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With its active "learn–by–doing" approach, this textbook establishes the skills needed for learning and career and life achievement. Critical thinking techniques improve students' effectiveness in school and the workplace. These skills serve as a continual source of information and inspiration. Positive self–awareness, confidence, and responsibility are fostered by building skills in goal–setting, problem–solving, decision–making, wellness, basic academic skills, study skills, and communication. Students learn to manage their time and their budgets. They will establish strong foundations in ethics and relations with people at home, at school, and at work. The text is both affirming and challenging to students, encouraging them to reach new heights.

About the Author:

CAROL CARTER is Vice President and Director of Student Programs and Faculty Development at Prentice Hall. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Effective Learning. She has taught welfare to work classes, team taught in the LaFamilia Scholars Program at Community College of Denver, and has conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. She is the host of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, a twenty-six episode telecourse to help students at a distance prepare for college, career, and life success. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she has been fortunate enough to have been a guest in forty foreign countries.

JOYCE BISHOP holds a Ph.D. and license in clinical psychology and has taught for more than twenty years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year. For the past four years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1986 and is a tenured professor. She is currently working with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district. A keynote speaker at national conferences, she is developing an extensive online faculty development program in the areas of multiple intelligences, cooperative learning, authentic assessment, and curriculum development for hybrid classes. She also co-authored Key to Effective Learning, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. Joyce is the lead academic of the Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse, distributed by Dallas Telelearning.

SARAH LYMAN KRAVITS is a student of life with a passion for learning. In her drive to help others discover their love for learning—and their essential selves—she has spent the last six years writing, researching, talking to students, and talking to teachers in pursuit of the best possible textbooks on student success. She has co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Effective Learning, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. She originally hooked into the world of student success as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. Even earlier, being a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia helped to bring her love of learning to new levels. She encourages readers to make the most of this time in school—it is an incredible gift.

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