Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals, Sixth Canadian Edition with MyStudentSuccessLab (6th Edition)

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9780132905480: Keys to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals, Sixth Canadian Edition with MyStudentSuccessLab (6th Edition)

Keys to Success will sharpen your test-taking skills, reduce your stress levels, hone your essay writing abilities, and improve your time management skills. 


Keys to Success is the best-performing student success book for post-secondary and career college students. The Sixth Canadian Edition has been updated to feature 21st century skills such as building a social networking portfolio and presence, tips for online learning, and developing the expertise that will help you be successful in today’s job market. Increased coverage of reading and information literacy, memory and studying, listening and note taking, and financial literacy address the issues incoming post-secondary students struggle with most.

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Carol Carter is founder of LifeBound, a career coaching company that offers individual coaching sessions and seminars for high school students, college students, and career seekers. 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 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 the Community College of Denver, and conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. Carol is a national college and career expert and is interviewed regularly for print, radio, and television news programs. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she is fortunate enough to have been a guest in more than 40 foreign countries. Please visit her website and write her at


Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honours, 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, California, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and she 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. Joyce is currently teaching on-line and multimedia classes, and she trains other faculty to teach on-line in her district and region of 21 colleges. She 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 non-profit 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 has also given faculty workshops 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.


Peter J. Maurin received his Master’s degree in sociology from McMaster University in 1992. He currently teaches in the Media Studies Department at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been a student advisor for the General Arts and Science Program at Mohawk, and has taught at Seneca College, Niagara College, and Brock University. The fifth Canadian edition of Keys to Success is Peter’s tenth book for Pearson Education. Besides teaching, Peter is a professional communicator: he is a freelance writer and broadcaster, logging more than 20 years on the air for several radio stations in Ontario.


“The real life examples, success stories and struggles are very helpful to the students and encourage discussion and debate. Also this text can be used throughout their life.”

--Brian Hucker, St. Clair College

“I would adopt the edition. I have always found the section on Multiple Intelligences to be superior to other texts I have used and/or surveyed. I support the separate chapter on studying and memory and think that is vital for success.”

--Professor, Georgian College

“The change giving more focus on studying and memory is welcome—we found students can succeed if they develop these skills at the beginning. It is lacking in all new students we have enrolled, particularly in the last two years.”

--Dianne Girard, Sprott-Shaw Community College

“Yes, these exercises [Get Practical, Get Creative, Get Analytical] are well thought out and useful. In my opinion these are a huge strength of this publication (one of the main reason why the book was adopted in the first place). I also like the way these exercises are distributed throughout the chapter. In other texts, which place reinforcing exercises at the back of the chapters, student will often try answering without reading the chapter first. hen these students will return to the skipped material, reading only the bare minimum in order to find an answer to the posed questions. In Keys to Success the information provided is immediately reinforced with practice. It also avoids the intimidating “wall of text” presentation found in some books.”


“I like the concept [Case Study, followed up with Change the Conversation and Case Wrap up later in the chapter] and can see solid use in the classroom for discussion proposes. I like the way it starts and finishes the chapter which provides a consistent message of applying the skills from the chapter to a “real life” situation.”


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