Keys to Success: Building Analytical, Creative and Practical Skills, Brief Edition Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2012 Update -- Access Card Package / Edition 6

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Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits

Keys to Success: Building Analytical, Creative, and Practical Skills Brief , 6th edition

“People who succeed have something in common that is much more important than high test scores. They have managed to acquire, develop, and apply their analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills. They know how to put them together to reach for their most important goals. In other words, they are successfully intelligent."

--Robert J. Sternberg

Unlock every student's potential to succeed in college, career, and life by challenging them.

"It’s not just what you know…it’s what you know how to do."

Students will develop their goal-setting abilities by personalizing “best practice” tools and strategies for all topics covered. Keys’ focuses on building analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills. This “thinking skills” framework challenges students of all levels to question, evaluate, innovate, relate, and follow through - which is critical in class AND highly valued in a competitive 21st century workplace where one must maximize strengths and bolster weaknesses. When students build the skills that will help them get where they want to go in college and beyond, they will be more motivated to retain and APPLY what they learn. Revision highlights include Social Media integration, 21st Century Skills coverage, and much more.

For more information about the book including its support package, go to

Start strong. Finish stronger.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The strengths of this text book are in the chapter organization, real-world examples, graphs, charts and pictures. I like the Successful Intelligence theme that runs though the whole book. To me, the power point presentations for each chapter are weak and inadequate for my needs. I often use power points from other books I have used, including the long version of Keys instead of the ones provided for this edition.” -Max Bonek, University of South Carolina Lancaster

“A very detailed, comprehensive and accessible student-success course heavily dependent on its commitment to successful intelligence.” —Aron Profitt, God’s Bible School and College

“A nuts and bolts how to manual” —Tom Peterson, Grand View University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321871145
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Quick Start to College: Helpful Information and Advice as You Begin

1. Welcome to College: Growing Toward Success

2. Values, Goals, and Time: Managing Yourself

3. Diversity and Communication: How You Learn and Communicate

4. Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

5. Reading and Information Literacy: Learning from Print and Online Materials

6. Listening and Note Taking Taking In, Recording, and Remembering Information

7. Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Know

8. Test Taking: Showing What You Know

9. Wellness, Money, and Careers: Building a Successful Future

Appendix: Social Networking and Media

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