Confident Student Text / Edition 5

Confident Student Text / Edition 5

by Carol C. Kanar
     
 

This text combines practical and immediately applicable skills and critical-thinking strategies with an emphasis on self-discovery, self-management, and self-assessment. Chapters are presented as a continuous narrative to help students make the transition to college-level reading and work. A new chapter, Building Career Skills, includes information onSee more details below

Overview

This text combines practical and immediately applicable skills and critical-thinking strategies with an emphasis on self-discovery, self-management, and self-assessment. Chapters are presented as a continuous narrative to help students make the transition to college-level reading and work. A new chapter, Building Career Skills, includes information on decision-making as it relates to career preparation, and an emphasis on the skills most valued by employers.

  • Revised Thinking Ahead About Career exercises encourage students to apply the concepts they learn in each chapter to real-life situations.
  • The Comprehensive Skill Finder (or Confidence Index) provides a 4-point scale to help students discover which of their skills need further development. Plus workplace skills are marked with an asterisk to indicate a related article on the Career Resource Center Web site.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618333530
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with "Thinking Ahead about Career," a Chapter Review, and "Your Reflections."

  • 1. Choosing Success in College
    Awareness Check 1: How Well Do You Know Your Campus?
    Form an Academic Support Group
    Computer Confidence: Use Email to Keep in Touch
    Embrace Diversity
    Critical Thinking
    Confidence Builder: How Flexible Are You?
    Know Where to Find Help
    Stay Informed
    Get Involved
  • 2. Motivating Yourself to Learn
    Assess Your Strengths and Weaknesses
    Awareness Check 2: What Are Your Strengths/Weaknesses in Basic Skills?
    Confidence Builder: Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory
    Discover and Use Your Learning Style
    Awareness Check 3: What Are Your Sensory Preferences?
    Awareness Check 4: How Does Your Body React?
    Awareness Check 5: What Is Your Locus of Control?
    Critical Thinking
    Adapt to Others' Styles
    Develop Critical Thinking and Study Skills
  • 3. Thinking Critically and Creatively
    Awareness Check 6: Are You a Critical Thinker?
    Examine Your Assumptions
    Make Predictions
    Sharpen Your Interpretations
    Evaluate What You Learn
    Critical Thinking
    Confidence Builder: Thinking Creatively
  • 4. Setting Goals and Solving Problems
    Set Goals for Success in College
    Awareness Check 7: What Are Your Reasons for Attending College?
    Set Reachable Long-Term and Short-Term Goals
    Confidence Builder: How to Develop a Positive Attitude
    Use the COPE Method to Solve Problems
    Critical Thinking
  • 5. Sharpening Your Classroom Skills
    AwarenessCheck 8: How Effective Are Your Classroom Skills?
    Prepare for Class
    Become an Active Listener
    Develop a Personal Note-Taking System
    Awareness Check 9: How Effective are Your Note-Taking Skills?
    Critical Thinking
    Learn to Make Effective Presentations
    Computer Confidence: Use a Computer to Organize Your Notes
    Participate in Class and Group Activities
    Confidence Builder: Interpersonal Skills for College and Career
  • 6. Making the Most of Your Time
    How to GRAB Some Time
    Awareness Check 10: Where Does Your Time Go?
    Scheduling Your Time
    Confidence Builder: Time-Management Tips for Student Athletes
    Procrastination
    Awareness Check 11: Are You a Procrastinator?
    Computer Confidence Use the Computer to Save Time
    Awareness Check 12: What Is Your Attitude Toward Studying?
    Critical Thinking
  • 7. Maintaining Your Health and Well-Being
    Health, Well-Being, and Success in College
    Staying Healthy
    Awareness Check 13: Are You Leading a Balanced Life?
    Computer Confidence: Are You Spending Too Much Time on the Net?
    Your Emotions
    Critical Thinking
    Confidence Builder: Emotional Intelligence—Another Way of Being Smart
    Your Interpersonal Skills
    Making Friends
    Your Sexuality
  • 8. Creating Your Study System
    Awareness Check 14: Are You Using Your Textbooks Efficiently?
    SQ3R: The Basic System
    Computer Confidence: Survey to Save Time on the Net
    Confidence Builder: Be Proactive about Studying
    Critical Thinking
    Devising Your Study System
  • 9. Organizing Information for Study
    Awareness Check 15: How Well Do You Organize Information for Study?
    Confidence Builder: Attitudes for Study
    Concept or Information Maps
    Comparison Charts
    Time Lines
    Process Diagrams
    Informal Outlines
    Branching Diagrams
    Computer Confidence: Using a Computer to Make Study Guides
    Critical Thinking
  • 10. Controlling Your Concentration
    Awareness Check 16: What Causes Poor Concentration?
    Eliminate Distractions
    Critical Thinking
    Eliminate Other Causes of Poor Concentration
    Confidence Builder: A Desktop Relaxation Technique
  • 11. Improving Learning and Memory
    How Memory Works
    Critical Thinking
    Why You Forget
    Awareness Check 17: What's in Your Long-Term Memory?
    Increase Your Memory Power
    Confidence Builder: Do Something Weird to Jog Your Memory
  • 12. Preparing for Tests
    Awareness Check 18: How Do You Study for Tests?
    How to Prepare for Tests: Three Steps
    Develop a Test-Taking Routine
    Critical Thinking
    Master Objective Tests
    Know How to Answer Essay Questions
    Confidence Builder: How to Raise Scores on Standardized Tests
  • 13. Reducing Test Anxiety
    Eliminate the Causes of Test Anxiety
    Awareness Check 19: Do You Have Test Anxiety?
    Learn to Relax
    Face Your Fears
    Fight Distractions
    Talk Positively to Yourself
    Confidence Builder: A Meditation Exercise
    Find Your Best Solution
    Critical Thinking
  • 14. Becoming an Active Reader
    Awareness Check 20: Are You an Active Reader?
    Reading Actively
    Find Main Idea, Details, and Implications
    Confidence Builder: Calculate Your Reading Rate
    Use a Textbook Marking System
    Critical Thinking
  • 15. Building Career Skills
    Awareness Check 21: Are You Ready for Tomorrow's Workforce?
    Working in the New Economy
    Where the Jobs Will Be
    Choosing Your Future
    Confidence Builder: College Is the Real World
    What Employers Want
    Computer Confidence: The Technology-Driven Workforce
    From College to Work
    Critical Thinking

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