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This book is designed to build the confidence of adult learners and to present strategies for basic skills such as classroom learning, studying, reading, note taking, time management, and test taking. Rather than saying, heres how you did it in high school, and heres how you do it now, the focus is: here are your assumptions about what you think you need to do to succeed... heres what you really need to be concerned about... and heres what to do to deal with academic and personal adjustments on your life.
1. Introduction. Section One: Managing Yourself. 2. Action Planning for Personal Success. 3. Five Strategies for Time Management. 4. Six Strategies for Planning Your Major and Selecting Your Courses. 5. Three Strategies for Selecting the Right Career and Getting the Job You Want. Section Two: Surviving in the Learning Environment. 6. Three Strategies for Succeeding in the Classroom. 7. Two Strategies for Developing Resources for Support: Learning Groups and Networks. 8. Three Strategies for Gaining Support from People Who Affect Your Education. Section Three: Learning How to Learn. 9. Five Strategies for Learning Quickly and Successfully. 10. Five Strategies for Reading Quickly and Successfully. 11. Five Strategies for Listening and Taking Notes. 12. Three Strategies for Preparing to Take Tests. 13. Ten Strategies for Taking Tests. Appendix One: Time Management Forms. Appendix Two: Personal Action Plan. Appendix Three: Reading Excerpt.