Cornerstone: Creating Success Through Positive Change, Concise / Edition 6

Cornerstone: Creating Success Through Positive Change, Concise / Edition 6

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by Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody
     
 

The sixth edition helps students focus on practical strategies for CHANGE. Those who can master change with a positive attitude take calculated risks and maintain an open mind will succeed.

Filled with inspiring stories and powerful activities, this motivating book teaches success through discovery, goal-setting and determination.

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Overview

The sixth edition helps students focus on practical strategies for CHANGE. Those who can master change with a positive attitude take calculated risks and maintain an open mind will succeed.

Filled with inspiring stories and powerful activities, this motivating book teaches success through discovery, goal-setting and determination. Cornerstone Concise utilizes SQ3R and Bloom's Taxonomy throughout, employing the reading and critical thinking strategies necessary for student achievement. Thoroughly updated, it includes a new chapter on Interpersonal Communication, and now extensively covers Information Literacy. Also provides updated and expanded information on money and debt management and a stronger focus on self-engagement. The chapter on Critical Thinking is brand new, empowering students to advance in the classroom and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137007622
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Series:
Cornerstones Franchise Series
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
750,414
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

BEGIN: The Goal of Cornerstone and Our Commitment to You

Features In each chapter:

Why Read This Chapter

Why Read This Chapter…From My Perspective

Scan & Question

PART ONE – CHANGING YOUR THOUGHTS

CHAPTER 1 CHANGE: Adjusting to the Culture of College, Nurturing Change, and Setting Goals

The Times…They Are A-Changin’

The M&M Theory

College and You

The Culture of College

Creating Success Through Positive Change

Eliminating Roadblocks to Your Success

Building a New You

CHAPTER 2 ENGAGE: Developing Your Personal and Academic Passion to Persist in College

The Power and Passion of Motivation

Achieving Your Potential and Increasing Your Motivation

Persisting in College

CHAPTER 3 COMMUNICATE: Improving Your Personal Communication, Cultivating Relationships, and Managing Conflict

The Communication Process

The Story of One Wild Boy

Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Communication

OMG U R OTT

Self-Disclosure and Interpersonal Communication

The Ties That Bind

Learning to Live and Communicate with Others

Conflict in Relationships Is Inevitable

The Faces of Conflict

Standards for Dealing with Difficult People and Managing Conflict

CHAPTER 4 THINK: Expanding Your Aptitude for Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Information Literacy Skills

Thinking About Thinking

The Importance of Critical Thinking

An Eight-Point Plan for Critical Thinking

Sharpening Your Emotional Intelligence Skills

PART TWO – CHANGING YOUR PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER 5 PRIORITIZE: Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress

Time–You Have All There Is

Time Management and Self-Discipline

I’ll Do It When I Have a Little Free Time

Planning, Doodling, or Begging

Absolutely No…Well, Maybe

Beginning Your Day with Peace

The Dreaded “P” Word

Getting the Most Out of This Moment

Evaluating How You Spend Your Time

Focusing On and Eliminating Distractions and Interruptions

Planning and Preparing

Stress? I Don’t Have Enough Time for Stress!

I Don’t Think I Feel So Well

CHAPTER 6 LEARN: Using Your Dominant Intelligence, Preferred Learning Style, and Unique Personality Type to Become an Active Learner

We Hope You Learned Your Lesson!

Give Your Brain a Workout

The Learning Process

Understanding Your Strengths

Understanding Multiple Intelligences

Understanding Multiple Inteligences to Enhance Studying and Learning

Understanding Learning Styles Theory

Wanted: A Visual Learner with Tactile Skills

Understanding Personality Types

CHAPTER 7 READ: Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills

Is Reading Fundamental or Just Pure Torture?

Discovering Your Reading Style

I Feel the Need…The Need for Speed

Speed and Comprehension

You Don’t Have to Be a Logodaedalian to Enjoy Words

It’s Not Just a Doorstop

Learning to Read Faster and Smarter

Finding the Topic and Main Ideas in Paragraphs and Sections

SQ3R to the Rescue

It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

CHAPTER 8 RECORD: Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note Taking System that Works for You

The Importance of Listening

Listening Defined

The Four Listening Systems

Listening Can Be So Hard

Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints

Listening in Difficult Situations

Taking Effective Notes

Tips for Effective Note Taking

You’ll Be Seeing Stars

Three Common Note-Taking Systems

It’s as Simple as A, B, C–1, 2, 3

It’s a Split Decision

Going Around in Circles

TMI! TMI! (Too Much Information)

CHAPTER 9 UNDERSTAND: Empowering Your Memory, Studying Effectively, and Taking Tests with Confidence

I Forgot to Remember!

This Isn’t Your Daddy’s VCR

The Capability of Your Memory

Using Mnemonic Devices

Hakuna Matata

Studying in a Crunch

Thinking About Testing

Quizzing Your Instructor and Knowing Your Response Type

Test-Taking Strategies and Hints for Success

PART THREE – CHANGING YOUR LIFE

CHAPTER 10 PROSPER: Managing Your Money and Your Debts Wisely

The Overwhelming Burden of Crushing Debt

Practicing Discipline at the Right Time

Pennies from Heaven

Student Loans

Know the Score

B is for Budgeting

Living on Borrowed Money

The Pitfalls of Payday Loans, Car Title Loans, and Rent-to-Own Contracts

Small Costs Add Up!

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Battling the Big ‘If’s’

CHAPTER 11 PLAN: Focusing on Your Professional Career and Living Well

Planning for the Future

What Am I Going to Do for the Rest of My Life?

10 Baby Steps That Will Become Giant Steps Tomorrow

Developing Your Career Self-Study Plan

Help Me: I’m Undeclared

Workin’ 9 to 5–or Trying To

Writing a Powerful and Concise Cover Letter

Understand the Do’s and Don’ts of Memorable Resumes

General Tips

The Big Day Is Here

Win, Lose, or Draw, Always Say ‘Thank You’ in Writing

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