Becoming A Master Student: Concise: Text (Master Student Guide)

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The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student gives students a framework for examining their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises help students understand their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills.

Designed for shorter courses, the concise version of this best-selling text offers the key elements of the complete text by combining topics, and streamlining articles and activities. The Eleventh Edition features a cleaner, more sophisticated design and a new organizational framework to help students monitor thinking and learning.

Additional updates include integrated coverage of diversity, a new chapter on using technology to achieve success, and new Master Student Profiles.

  • New! The Master Student Map (Metacognitive Application Process) provides an organizational framework based on the Learning Styles Inventory to help students understand why each chapter matters, how to use each chapter, and what to think about while reading.
  • New! The Discover What You Want Power Process in the Introduction encourages students to establish and achieve their goals.
  • New! Put It to Work features at the end of each chapter show students how skills translate to the working world, and how experience from the workplace is applicable to academics.

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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. From Master Student to Master Employee is based on Ellis's best-selling textbook Becoming a Master Student. 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 to other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. Dave Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and four grandchildren.

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