This brief version of the best-selling book connects college skills with career and life success. With its learn-by-doing emphasis, it encourages readers to think critically about their choices and goals. Chapter topics include a Welcome to College and further discuss: knowing how you learn and how to choose a major; goal setting and time management; becoming an active learner with critical and creative thinking; reading and studying; listening, note taking, and memory; test taking; relating to others in a diverse world; and building skills for life success. For students of college and life.
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Carol Carter is founder and president of LifeBound, which provides seminars, coaching and resources for high school and college students. In addition, as Director of Faculty Development at Prentice Hall, Carol puts together and runs faculty symposia and workshops in student success across the country. She has written Majoring in the Rest o f Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored Keys to Preparing for College, Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Success. She has taught welfare-to-work classes, team taught in the La Familia 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 26episode 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 more than 40 countries. Please visit her Web site and write her at www.caroljcarter.com.
Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five 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 1987 and is a tenured professor. She has worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She is currently teaching on-line and multimedia classes, and training other faculty to teach online in her district and region of 21 colleges. She also co-authored Keys to College Studying, Keys to Success, 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 comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She co-authored Keys to College Studying, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills and has served as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and .organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. She also gives faculty workshops in student success and in critical thinking. Sarah holds a B.A. in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an M.F.A. from Catholic University.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
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You are living in a world of enormous change, a world where technology turns dreams into reality, where people from every land and culture communicate and interrelate—often for the first time—and where new opportunities are created as quickly as old ones fade away. The world may seem bright with promise, even as the choices you face feel overwhelming-what to study, what career to pursue, what lifestyle to adopt, what to believe.
Two keys will help you get where you want to go. The first is an open mind—being a receptive learner. Only when you are open to information, choices, and situations can you hope to see the possibilities that are often right in front of you. The second is motivation. Throughout life, you will need the determination and drive to take advantage of those possibilities and achieve your goals.
Open Your Mind to Keys to Success
Start by opening your mind to the many features in this text and to the resources available in your course. Keys to Success, Brief Third Edition, is filled with tools that will help you to develop the attitudes, ideas, and skills that are the building blocks of future success. Among the tools you will encounter are:
Skills that prepare you for college, career, and life. The ideas and strategies that help you succeed in college also take you where you want to go in your career and personal life. The three parts of this text help you develop a firm foundation for lifelong learning.
Skill-building exercises. Today's graduates need to be effective thinkers, team players, writers, and strategic planners. The set of exercises at the end of each chapter—"Building Skills for College, Career, and Life Success"—encourages you to develop these valuable skills and to apply thinking processes to any topic or situation:
Diversity of voice. The world is becoming increasingly diverse in ethnicity, perspective, culture, lifestyle, race, choices, abilities, needs, and more. In recognition of this fact, many voices speak to you from these pages, through the following features:
What's new in this edition. As we revise, we are in constant touch with students and instructors who tell us how we can improve. For this edition we worked with student editors and contributors gathered from all over the country. Some provided the real-life stories for Personal Triumph and chapter opening Q & As; others read our manuscript in detail and gave us honest and valuable feedback. More than ever before, this edition contains what students taking this course have told us that they want and need—and it reflects their hard work and dedication. In addition to the personal stories found throughout the text, other new elements include:
Be Motivated to Achieve Your Goals
Now that you are open to what is available to you within these pages, the next step depends on your motivation—your ability to get yourself moving toward your goal. In this case, being motivated means studying Keys to Success and taking specific actions to use what you learn to create options and opportunities.
You are responsible for your education and your future. We can offer helpful suggestions, strategies, and ideas, but ultimately it's up to you to use them. We challenge you to start now to make the most of the opportunities before you. If you know yourself, choose the best paths available to you, and follow them with determination, you will earn the success that you deserve. You've made a terrific start by choosing to pursue an education-now you can build the future of your dreams.
Students and instructors: Send your questions, comments, and ideas about Keys to Success to us at www.caroljcarter.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
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