Becoming a Master Student: Concise (Textbook-specific CSFI)

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A brief version of the best-selling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, the thirteenth edition of BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's learners. With over 150 less pages than the full edition and 2 fewer chapters, BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE contains the key features and tools of the bigger version, such as interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), that have helped traditional adult learners to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. In this latest edition, readers will find even more ways to deepen their knowledge of themselves and the world around them with the new Master Students in Action feature, end-of-chapter Skills Snapshot exercises, and new chapters focused directly on Memory and Health.

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Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at www.fallingawake.com. Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. They have four daughters and six grandchildren.

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"BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT CONCISE gives students practical, useful, powerful ideas about how to succeed in college and in life."-- Karen Tuinstra, Mesa State College

"I've been using BAMS for more than three years. I don't usually like textbooks, but I like this one very much. The organization has gotten better over the editions, and I find especially useful the reflection exercises in the text." -- Brandy Whitloc, Anne Arundel Community College

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