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Overview

Building confidence through accomplishment remains at the heart of THE CONFIDENT STUDENT. This practical and accessible text features self-discovery, self-assessment and confidence-building activities to keep students motivated and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in all of their courses. The Eighth Edition delivers more explicit critical-thinking instruction in every chapter. New Thinking with Bloom activities encourage active reading and processing of information by guiding students through the six levels of thinking as they reflect on chapter concepts. In addition, more intentional practice of reflective thinking is provided in the fully revised Your Reflections exercises at the end of every chapter. New questions and writing prompts invite students to engage in self-reflection for the purpose of assessing progress, discovering strengths, and addressing weaknesses. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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"The Confident Student compliments the competencies set forth in [our] course. The features found in each chapter help guide the student to building confidence in skills that they will face in future college-level courses."

"I would describe The Confident Student as a useful study skills book that guides students to explore areas associated with student success and provides a variety of exercises and activities that instructors may find useful in designing their course delivery. The text has provided a framework to organize my course and to stimulate student understanding of key, relevant topics."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133316473
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 180,466
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol C. Kanar is the author of several Cengage Learning writing, reading, and college success textbooks. Kanar is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned the Master of Arts in English, and of Rollins College, where she earned the Master of Education in reading. She has close to thirty years of teaching experience, twenty of which she spent at Valencia Community College teaching reading, writing, and study skills. A frequent conference presenter and speaker, Kanar has served on the Executive Board of the Florida Development Education Association and is an active member of the National Association of Developmental Educators.

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Table of Contents

1. Becoming a Confident Student. 2. Motivating Yourself to Learn. 3. Thinking Critically and Creatively. 4. Setting Goals and Solving Problems. 5. Sharpening Your Classroom Skills. 6. Managing Your Resources: Time and Money. 7. Becoming an Active Reader. 8. Controlling Attention and Memory. 9. Creating Your Study System. 10. Studying and Learning from Textbooks. 11. Preparing for Tests. 12. Building Skills for Confident Communication. 13. Maintaining Your Health and Well-Being. 14. Facing Your Future with Confidence.

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