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This guide book offers one of the most complete, concrete student success programs in the country, with suggestions and strategies for academic success and personal improvement—including goals, change, and career/life planning. Visually stunning, and conversationally written, the book provides readers with a variety of solutions to almost any problem faced in the first year of college and beyond. Chapter topics include preparing for and dealing with change; motivation, goal setting and self-esteem; things you need to know about college, but may never ask; managing your time and money wisely; the art of active listening; empowering your memory; critical and creative thinking skills; practical steps for writing and speaking; and a plan for wellness, stress reduction and personal responsibility. For anyone preparing and planning to succeed in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131131330
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/26/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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Preface

PREFACE

Why Cornerstone?
WHAT CAN THIS BOOK AND THIS COURSE DO FOR YOU?

This book and this course are intended to shake you up—to cause change! Yes, to cause change. We hope that this book will help you see more clearly the possibilities the future holds; that the activities included here will help you anticipate and cope with the many new situations you will face; that in the days and weeks to come you will use this book as a guide to help you contend with change, discover more about yourself, develop study and prioritizing skills, develop critical and creative thinking skills, learn more about careers, cope with stress, and develop an appreciation for diversity. We hope that our words together—yours and ours—will help you make your goals and dreams come true. This book is primarily about decisions and changes: decisions and changes that you will face in the days and months ahead, decisions and changes that may affect the rest of your life, decisions and changes that you will make. This book is about learning how to bring the best you have to each situation. Cornerstone is about building on your best!

We chose the title Cornerstone because a cornerstone is, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, "the indispensable and fundamental basis of something." We consider this course the cornerstone for your success in college. In a building, a cornerstone is laid to establish a firm foundation. Often, a ceremony attends the laying of a cornerstone, and treasured documents and valuables may be placed within the cornerstone. Today is a celebration; a celebration of your fixture, of yourpotential, and of the joys and triumphs yet to come. Today, you are laying the cornerstone for the rest of your life. Take your time, use only the best materials available to you, plan your structure carefully, let others help you along the way, and you will have built a lasting monument celebrating your achievements.

As you read about—and possibly struggle with—the concepts and challenges presented here, you will find many opportunities to write and personalize this worktext. Some of the activities may seem personal and may make you uncomfortable, but if you undertake them seriously, you will gain valuable tools that will help you be successful. The chapters contain many common elements: quotations; Where Are You at This Moment?; interactive writing opportunities; activities; journal exercises; student testimonials; stories of students and graduates; statements from professionals in From the World of Work; an online study guide; and Cornerstones for success.

Each chapter is included to assist you in making the most of your college experience. Below, you will find a few tips and suggestions to help make your journey easier and more beneficial.

QUICK TIPS ON HOW TO READ A TEXT

An entire section of Chapter 8 is devoted to the art of reading a text and remembering its content. Here, we provide some simple, quick suggestions on getting the most from the pages of this book.

  • Survey the entire chapter before you read it.
    • As you survey, read the major titles and subtitles.
    • Notice the content and headings of text boxes, graphs, and charts.
    • Read the introduction to the chapter.
    • Read the Results (objectives of the chapter).
    • Note the typographical clues as you read (bold words, italicized words, words in color, Capitalized Words, and so forth).
    • Read the last paragraph or summary of the chapter.
    • Read the Cornerstones at the end of the chapter.
  • Begin reading the chapter in detail.
    • Always read with a pencil or highlighter.
    • Highlight only the most important points.
    • Make margin notes.
    • Use a notebook and take extensive notes as you read the material.
    • Determine the main idea of each paragraph or section.
    • Paraphrase each paragraph in your notebook.
    • Study every graph, chart, table, and text box.
  • As you read, turn each heading into a question to be answered when you complete the chapter.
  • When you have completed the chapter, read it again.
  • Always read and study in the most conducive atmosphere for you.
    • If you need quiet, find quiet. If you like soft music, play music. However, if you are doing what you have always done, you may want to consider changing environments. Example: If you have always studied with music and you continually perform poorly and don't remember what you have read or studied, perhaps you need to read and study in a quieter place.
  • Look up words that you do not know or understand as you read along.
    • Write the definitions in the margin of your text.
  • Take a 5-minute break every 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Move ahead and read Chapter 8 before you begin the first chapter assigned.

TIPS ON JOURNALING

Journaling has been around as long as humans have been around. Early cave dwellings are filled with drawings and designs that tell stories and share information about people and their past. Your journaling efforts in this text will do no less. Properly done, this text will allow you to create a history of your first year in college. You will, in essence, be creating a written history of who you were and what you believed and how you felt during your first-year experience.

Journaling is an important aspect of the Cornerstone program. Each chapter asks that you complete three journal entries at the end of the chapter. Your professor may not use all three entries, but some professors may use additional entries such as E-mail journals. We consider the chapter activities that ask in-depth questions a form of journaling also.

Understand that the more time you spend journaling and completing the chapter exercises and the more honest you are with yourself, the more beneficial your journaling and experience will become.

Why Journal?

  • To recover from the past
  • To explain the present
  • To interact with our feelings
  • To dream about the future
  • To assess where we are at the present moment
  • To nurture our spiritual lives

Hove Long Does Journaling Take?

  • As long as it takes. There is no time limit, and journaling will be different for every person.
  • If you have never kept a journal before, set aside at least 20 minutes for each journaling project.
  • Know that the more you journal, the more time it usually takes.

When Should I Journal?

  • Regularly
  • At least three times per week
  • During a time when you are least likely to be interrupted

Where Should I Journal?

  • Journaling requires silence and careful thought, so choose a place where you can concentrate.
  • Choose a place where you will not be interrupted.

What Should I Journal?

  • The truth, and only the truth
  • Your feelings
  • Your desires and dreams and wishes
  • Your fears and challenges

Journaling Beyond Cornerstone

Cornerstone asks you to reflect on the material in the text or on the website. You may wish to consider creating your own first-year journal in a separate binder. If you choose to do so, you may want to consider the following topics or headings for your writings:

  • Daily thoughts and actions
  • Your history
  • Pilgrimage (your personal growth)
  • Dreams
  • Musings
  • Family
  • School
  • Finances
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Table of Contents

To Our Students vii
About the Authors viii
Preface x
Acknowledgments xiv
1 Change: Preparing for and Dealing with Change 2
Why College? 7
The Significance of Your College Experience 9
What Do You What? Thinking about Your Choices 12
Changes in the Days to Come 13
Common Characteristics of Any Change 15
Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change 16
Preparing for and Dealing with Change 18
Attitudes that Hinder Change 20
Changing Behaviors 20
A Moment in Time 23
2 Grow: Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Esteem 28
The Impact of Values on Motivation and Goal Setting 33
Do You Value College? 34
Attitude--The First Step in Getting What You Want 35
Overcoming Doubts and Fears 37
The Goal-Setting Process 40
The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation 47
Influences on Self-Esteem 49
Improving Your Self-Esteem 51
3 Learn: Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing 58
Understanding Our Strengths 63
Discovering and Polishing Your Talents 64
Understanding Multiple Intelligences 68
Using Multiple Intelligences to Enhance Studying and Learning 70
Understanding Learning Styles Theory 72
What Can We Learn About Personality? 75
Understanding Personality Typing (Typology) 77
Functions of Personality Typology 78
Using Your Personality Type to Enhance Learning 81
4 Think: Critical and Creative Thinking Skills 88
Thinking About Thinking 93
A Working Definition of Critical Thinking 94
The Importance of Critical Thinking 94
A Plan for Critical Thinking 96
Creative Thinking 110
5 Prioritize: Time, Money, and Resources 118
Working Hard and Playing Hard 123
It's that "P" Word: Procrastination 124
Priority Management of Your Time 127
Planning and Organizing for School 129
Planning and Organizing for Work 132
Planning and Organizing at Home 134
Prioritizing Your Finances 136
Mazimizing Other Resources 138
6 Listen: The Art of Listening 144
The Importance of Listening 149
The Difference Between Listening and Hearing 150
Practical Definitions of Listening 152
Obstacles to Listening 154
Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints 158
How Do I Get Others to Listen to Me? 159
7 Record: The Essentials of Note Taking 166
Why Take Notes? 171
Preparing to Take Notes 171
Beginning the Building Process 174
Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques 177
What to Do When You Get Lost 181
Using Your Laptop Computer for Note Taking 182
8 Remember: Studying for Success 188
Why Study? I Can Fake It 193
The Importance of Your Study Environment 194
Understanding Memory 196
Ready, Set, Go! 199
Studying with Small Children in the House 210
9 Assess: Strategies for Test Taking 216
Controlling Test Anxiety 221
Three Types of Responses to Test Questions 224
Test-Taking Strategies and Hints for success 225
Academic Integrity 234
10 Communicate: A Guide to Writing and Public Speaking 240
Your Chance to Shine 245
The Power of Words 247
Step 1 Topic Selection 250
Step 2 Audience Analysis 251
Step 3 Writing a Thesis Statement 252
Step 4 Researching Your Paper or Speech 253
Step 5 Organizing Your Paper or Speech 256
Step 6 Writing Your Paper or Speech 258
Step 7 Documenting Your Paper or Speech 264
Step 8 Outlining Your Notes for Delivery 266
Step 9 Using Audiovisual Aids 267
Step 10 Rehearsal and Delivery 269
11 Understand: Relationships and Personal Responsibility 276
Relationships 281
Why Are Relationships Important? 282
Communities 283
Friendship 284
Loneliness 288
Love Relationships 288
Sexuality 290
Sexual Behavior 209
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 291
Sexual Harassment 294
Rape 295
12 Celebrate: An Understanding of Diversity 302
You Are a Culture of One 307
The Components of Culture 308
The Power of an Open Mind 310
You Are the Center of Your Own Universe 313
Changing Demographics of the United States 315
Other Components of Culture 315
Who Are You? 317
The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity 317
13 Live: A Plan for Wellness and Stress Reduction 332
What Does It Mean to Be Healthy? 337
A Holistic Approach to Wellness 338
The Mind 338
Charles Steve Spearman 340
The Soul 342
The Body 342
The Body and Food 344
Wellness and Stress 346
14 Dream: Career and Life Planning 354
Do You Want to Do Something or Be Something? 359
You've Got a Job, Now You Want a Career 361
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? 362
Help Me! I'm Undeclared 367
Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development 369
Mentors 369
Bringing It All Together 372
Appendix Things You Need to Know But Probably Will Never Ask 378
Glossary 390
References 396
Index 398
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Preface

Why Cornerstone?
WHAT CAN THIS BOOK AND THIS COURSE DO FOR YOU?

This book and this course are intended to shake you up—to cause change! Yes, to cause change. We hope that this book will help you see more clearly the possibilities the future holds; that the activities included here will help you anticipate and cope with the many new situations you will face; that in the days and weeks to come you will use this book as a guide to help you contend with change, discover more about yourself, develop study and prioritizing skills, develop critical and creative thinking skills, learn more about careers, cope with stress, and develop an appreciation for diversity. We hope that our words together—yours and ours—will help you make your goals and dreams come true. This book is primarily about decisions and changes: decisions and changes that you will face in the days and months ahead, decisions and changes that may affect the rest of your life, decisions and changes that you will make. This book is about learning how to bring the best you have to each situation. Cornerstone is about building on your best!

We chose the title Cornerstone because a cornerstone is, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, "the indispensable and fundamental basis of something." We consider this course the cornerstone for your success in college. In a building, a cornerstone is laid to establish a firm foundation. Often, a ceremony attends the laying of a cornerstone, and treasured documents and valuables may be placed within the cornerstone. Today is a celebration; a celebration of your fixture, of your potential, and of the joysand triumphs yet to come. Today, you are laying the cornerstone for the rest of your life. Take your time, use only the best materials available to you, plan your structure carefully, let others help you along the way, and you will have built a lasting monument celebrating your achievements.

As you read about—and possibly struggle with—the concepts and challenges presented here, you will find many opportunities to write and personalize this worktext. Some of the activities may seem personal and may make you uncomfortable, but if you undertake them seriously, you will gain valuable tools that will help you be successful. The chapters contain many common elements: quotations; Where Are You at This Moment?; interactive writing opportunities; activities; journal exercises; student testimonials; stories of students and graduates; statements from professionals in From the World of Work; an online study guide; and Cornerstones for success.

Each chapter is included to assist you in making the most of your college experience. Below, you will find a few tips and suggestions to help make your journey easier and more beneficial.

QUICK TIPS ON HOW TO READ A TEXT

An entire section of Chapter 8 is devoted to the art of reading a text and remembering its content. Here, we provide some simple, quick suggestions on getting the most from the pages of this book.

  • Survey the entire chapter before you read it.
    • As you survey, read the major titles and subtitles.
    • Notice the content and headings of text boxes, graphs, and charts.
    • Read the introduction to the chapter.
    • Read the Results (objectives of the chapter).
    • Note the typographical clues as you read (bold words, italicized words, words in color, Capitalized Words, and so forth).
    • Read the last paragraph or summary of the chapter.
    • Read the Cornerstones at the end of the chapter.
  • Begin reading the chapter in detail.
    • Always read with a pencil or highlighter.
    • Highlight only the most important points.
    • Make margin notes.
    • Use a notebook and take extensive notes as you read the material.
    • Determine the main idea of each paragraph or section.
    • Paraphrase each paragraph in your notebook.
    • Study every graph, chart, table, and text box.
  • As you read, turn each heading into a question to be answered when you complete the chapter.
  • When you have completed the chapter, read it again.
  • Always read and study in the most conducive atmosphere for you.
    • If you need quiet, find quiet. If you like soft music, play music. However, if you are doing what you have always done, you may want to consider changing environments. Example: If you have always studied with music and you continually perform poorly and don't remember what you have read or studied, perhaps you need to read and study in a quieter place.
  • Look up words that you do not know or understand as you read along.
    • Write the definitions in the margin of your text.
  • Take a 5-minute break every 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Move ahead and read Chapter 8 before you begin the first chapter assigned.

TIPS ON JOURNALING

Journaling has been around as long as humans have been around. Early cave dwellings are filled with drawings and designs that tell stories and share information about people and their past. Your journaling efforts in this text will do no less. Properly done, this text will allow you to create a history of your first year in college. You will, in essence, be creating a written history of who you were and what you believed and how you felt during your first-year experience.

Journaling is an important aspect of the Cornerstone program. Each chapter asks that you complete three journal entries at the end of the chapter. Your professor may not use all three entries, but some professors may use additional entries such as E-mail journals. We consider the chapter activities that ask in-depth questions a form of journaling also.

Understand that the more time you spend journaling and completing the chapter exercises and the more honest you are with yourself, the more beneficial your journaling and experience will become.

Why Journal?

  • To recover from the past
  • To explain the present
  • To interact with our feelings
  • To dream about the future
  • To assess where we are at the present moment
  • To nurture our spiritual lives

Hove Long Does Journaling Take?

  • As long as it takes. There is no time limit, and journaling will be different for every person.
  • If you have never kept a journal before, set aside at least 20 minutes for each journaling project.
  • Know that the more you journal, the more time it usually takes.

When Should I Journal?

  • Regularly
  • At least three times per week
  • During a time when you are least likely to be interrupted

Where Should I Journal?

  • Journaling requires silence and careful thought, so choose a place where you can concentrate.
  • Choose a place where you will not be interrupted.

What Should I Journal?

  • The truth, and only the truth
  • Your feelings
  • Your desires and dreams and wishes
  • Your fears and challenges

Journaling Beyond Cornerstone

Cornerstone asks you to reflect on the material in the text or on the website. You may wish to consider creating your own first-year journal in a separate binder. If you choose to do so, you may want to consider the following topics or headings for your writings:

  • Daily thoughts and actions
  • Your history
  • Pilgrimage (your personal growth)
  • Dreams
  • Musings
  • Family
  • School
  • Finances
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