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Recent, more rigorous changes to academic requirements for student athletes makes it essential to provide these students with the skills and strategies they need to succeed academically and maintain eligibility. This new, First Edition Student Success text, based on the principles of the best-selling Becoming a Master Student, was developed specifically to meet the unique challenges faced by student athletes in succeeding both on and off the field. Becoming a Master Student Athlete helps student athletes balance the demands of academics and athletics by focusing on issues such as the pressures on time, body, interpersonal relationships, and major/career-oriented decisions. With hands-on involvement from athletic academic advisors and coaches, every sentence in this new first edition has been tailored to meet the needs of student athletes. Most importantly, this text helps students prepare for life beyond college by addressing the importance of selecting a major and considering career options, while underscoring how the skills that help athletes excel on the field can be applied in the classroom and transferred to the workplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618493234
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/27/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, the best-selling college textbook in America, has been published in three languages and is considered core material by college students and faculty alike. In addition to this book, he has authored and co-authored seven others including FALLING AWAKE and CREATING YOUR FUTURE. Dave Ellis is a respected lecturer and workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Dave 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 at a college for six years where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services and then President. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and 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 is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company. He is 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 He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and five grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes Master Student Map, Put It to Work, a Quiz, and Learning Style Application. Introduction: Making Transitions On your mark Exercise 1: Textbook reconnaissance This book is worth $1000 Get the most out of this book Exercise 2: Commitment The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry system Go! and rewrite this book Discovery and Intention Statement guidelines Journal entry 1: Discovery statement Making the transition to higher education Mastering transitions Connect to resources Get to know the organizations that govern college athletics Journal entry 2: Discovery statement Ways to change a habit Following instructions Power Process: Discover what you want 1. First Steps First Step: Truth is key to mastery Journal entry 3 Discovery/Intention statement If you skipped the introduction... Exercise 3 Taking the first step Exercise 4 The Discovery Wheel Journal entry 4 Discovery/Intention statement Textbook reconnaissance, take two The Master Student The value of higher education Practicing Critical Thinking 1 Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving—the VAK system Learning styles—Discovering how you learn Learning Style Inventory Interpreting your learning styles graph Scoring your inventory Learning styles graph Cycle of learning Journal entry 5: Discovery/Intention statement Balancing your Preferences Using your learning profile to succeed in school The magic of metacognition Academic skills vs. athletic skills Claim your multiple intelligences Attitudes, affirmations, and visualizations Motivation Power Process: Ideas are tools Master Student Profile: Ken Procaccianti Chapter 2: Planning You've got the time Journal entry 6: Discovery/Intention statement Exercise 5: The Time monitor/Time Plan Process Journal entry 7: Discovery statement Developing your game plan: Setting and achieving goals Exercise 6: Get real with your goals The ABC daily to-do list Planning sets you free Strategies for scheduling The seven-day anti-procrastination plan More ways to stop procrastination Practicing Critical Thinking 2 25 ways to get the most out of now Keep going? Remember cultural differences Time management for right-brained people (or what to do if to-do lists are not your style) Exercise 7: Master monthly schedule Gearing up: Using a long-term planner Exercise 8: Create a lifeline Financial planning: Meeting your monthly goals Take charge of your credit card Exercise 9: Education by the hour Power Process: Be here now Master Student Profile: Greg Louganis 3. Memory Master Student Map Take your memory out of the closet Journal entry 8: Discovery/Intention statement The memory jungle 20 memory techniques Exercise 10: Use Q cards to reinforce memory Notable failures Keep your brain fit for life Journal entry 9: Discovery statement Exercise 11: Remembering your car keys—or anything else Remembering names Mnemonic devices Practicing Critical Thinking 3 Exercise 12: Be a poet Power Process: Love your problems (and experience your barriers) Master Student Profile: Dot Richardson 4. Reading Muscle Reading Journal entry 10: Discovery/Intention statement How Muscle Reading works Phase one: Before you read Phase two: While you read Five smart ways to highlight a text Phase three: After you read The Universal Law of Reading Reading fast Exercise 13: Relax When reading is tough Journal entry 11: Discovery statement English as a second language Reading on the road Practicing Critical Thinking 4 Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go Master Student Profile: Jim Abbott 5. Notes The note-taking process flows Journal entry 12: Discovery/Intention statement Observe Journal entry 13: Discovery/Intention statement What to do when you miss a class Record Review Journal entry 14: Discovery statement The instructor game plan When instructors talk fast Taking notes while reading Exercise 14: Revisit your goals Practicing Critical Thinking 5 Get to the bones of your book with concept maps Practicing Critical Thinking 5 Power Process: I create it all Master Student Profile: Billie Jean King 6. Tests Disarm tests Journal entry 15: Discovery/Intention statement What to do before the test Cooperative learning—Study with people Journal entry 16: Intention statement Ways to predict test questions What to do during the test Words to watch for on essay tests The test isn't over until... Integrity in test taking: the costs of cheating Have some fun! Let go of test anxiety Journal entry 17: Discovery/Intention statement Exercise 15: Twenty things I like to do Overcoming math and science anxiety Eight reasons to celebrate mistakes Practicing Critical Thinking 6 Power Process: Detach Master Student Profile: Mia Hamm 7. Thinking Critical thinking: A survival skill Journal entry 18: Discovery/Intention statement Becoming a critical thinker Attitudes of a critical thinker Finding "aha!": Creativity fuels critical thinking Tangram Ways to create ideas Uncovering assumptions Ways to fool yourself: Six common mistakes in logic Gaining skill at decision making Four ways to solve problems "But I don't know what I want to do": Choosing a major Majors for the taking Exercise 16: Make a trial choice of major Solving math and science problems Asking questions Exercise 17: Fix the world brainstorm Exercise 18: Translating goals into action Journal entry 19: Discovery/Intention statement Practicing Critical Thinking 7 Power Process: Find a bigger problem Master Student Profile: Oscar Robertson 8. Communicating Communicating creates our world Journal entry 20: Discovery/Intention statement The communication loop The communication loop: Listening The communication loop: Sending Five ways to say "I" Journal entry 21: Discovery/Intention statement Communicating with coaches and instructors Staying cool in the spotlight: Coping with high visibility and the media The fine art of conflict management Networking Communicating for powerful workplace teams Your deserve compliments Exercise 19: Write an "I" message Hazing Relationships can work Relationships change Seven steps to effective complaints Criticism really can be constructive Exercise 20: V.I.P.'s (Very Important Persons) Three phases of writing Phase one: Getting reading to write Phase two: Writing a first draft Phase three: Revising your draft Giving credit where credit is due: Avoiding the high cost of plagiarism Writing and delivering speeches Practicing critical Thinking 8 Power Process: Employ your word Master Student Profile: Sheryl Swoops 9. Diversity Living with diversity Journal entry 23: Discovery/Intention statement Diversity is real and valuable Communicating across cultures Overcoming stereotypes with critical thinking Students with disabilities: Ask for what you want Dealing with sexism and sexual harassment We are all leaders Journal entry 24: Discovery/Intention statement Journal entry 25: Discovery statement Practicing Critical Thinking 9 Power Process: Choose your conversations and your community Master Student Profile: Dat Nguyen 10. Technology Technology, satisfaction, and success Journal entry 26: Discovery/Intention statement Connect to cyberspace Overcoming technophobia Finding what you want on the Internet Exercise 21: Evaluate search sites Thinking critically about information on the Internet Using technology to manage time and money Ways to waste time with a computer Write e-mail that get results Becoming an online learner Exercise 22: Evaluate Search Sites Exercise 23: Staying motivated with technology Staying up-to-date with technology Library: The buried treasure Exercise 24: Revisit your goals, take two Practicing Critical Thinking 10 Power Process: Risk being a fool Master Student Profile: Neil Parry 11. Health Thinking about health Journal entry 26: Discovery/Intention statement Take care of your machine Your machine: Fuel It Prevent and treat eating disorders Your machine: Move it Your machine: Rest it Your machine: Observe it Journal entry 28: Discovery/Intention statement Your machine: Protect it Stay up-to-date on STD's Men, consider your health Journal entry 28: Intention statement The experts recommend—seven dietary guidelines Journal entry 29: Discovery statement Developing self-esteem Emotional pain is not a sickness Suicide Alcohol, tobacco & drugs: The truth Getting high: the costs for student athletes Some facts Exercise 25: Addiction, how do I know... Seeing the full scope of addiction Warning: Advertising can be dangerous to your health Journal entry 30: Discovery/Intention statement Practicing Critical Thinking 11 Power Process: Surrender Master Student Profile: Wilma Rudolph 12. What Next? Now that you're done, begin Journal entry 31: Discovery/Intention statement "...use the following suggestions to continue..." Exercise 26: Do something you can't Transferring to another school Career Planning: Begin the proces now Twenty-five transferable skills Exercise 27: Recognize your skills Jumpstart your education with transferable skills Use the SCANS Report to discover your skills Use resumes and interviews to hire yourself an employer Cruising for jobs on the Internet Journal entry 31: Intention statement Contributing: The art of selfishness Service learning: the art of learning from contribution Practicing Critical Thinking 12 Exercise 28: Plan for sophomore-year success Define your values, align your actions One set of values Exercise 29: The Discovery Wheel Journal entry 34: Discovery/Intention statement Exercise 30: This book shouts, "Use me!" Power Process: Be it Master Student Profile: John Wooden

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    My students are so glad to being exposed to this book and many make the comment"Why didn't we have this in High School!". I have taught a Liberal Studies Course for several Semesters and am amazed at how my students dig in and try and use or reject the tools offered dependent upon their learning style which is addressed in the book. It is a consumable and as Dave Ellis states in the book it is abolutely worthless if you do not use it and you could win $1,000 with a winning esay.

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