Navigating Your Future: Interactive Journey to Personal and Academic Success / Edition 1

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How can students succeed if they’re stressed out? In a back-to-basics style, Navigating Your Future puts stress management at the forefront, teaching students to harness their stress, create positive attitudes, and set personal goals.

Behavioral changes must be simple, interactively reinforced and show quick, positive results in order to take permanent hold. This working textbook and integrated CD helps students to assess their current academic and workplace skills and develop specific action plans to insure both academic and personal success.

This text gets to the “heart of the matter” through personal assessment and the development of goal-oriented action plans to improve students' skills.

Features include:

  • Highly interactive and fun CD — presents concepts in simple, practical steps rather than only in theoretical approaches, using personalized assessments and engaging techniques
  • Behavioral Change Techniques — short, simple, and effective techniques help students make lasting behavioral changes
  • Logical Learning Organization - focus on student’s internal success skills to “get them grounded” in the basics before moving on to higher-level skills or tasks

“WOW!! This is just what new students need in a book!! I can’t state how impressed I am with this author and the text. This approach will be very effective for new students.”

--Michelle Buchman, Everest College

“The examples are exceptional and very in touch with the realities of the student. This is rare in most textbooks. In most books it seems as if the author might be trying very hard to understand what the student is really going through. However, this text has the feel and attitude that the author truly understands the challenges of the college student and has practical and realistic advice. It does and excellent job at this.”

--Theresa Tuttle, ECPI College of Technology

Additional Support — in and out of the classroom…

Visit the Student Success Supersite (, where students and faculty will find an array of resources. In addition, instructors will be pleased to know that Navigating Your Future offers an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides.

Start strong. Finish stronger.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131960848
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/16/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,406,651
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Colbert is the Director of the Allied Health Department of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He has authored five books, written several articles, and has given over two hundred invited lectures and workshops throughout the United States. Many of his workshops provide teacher training on making learning engaging and relevant to today's students. In addition, he conducts workshops on developing effective, critical, and creative thinking, stress and time management, communication, and team building. He is an avid basketball player, even after three knee surgeries, which may indicate he has some learning diffculties.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Traveling Toward Personal Success

Chapter 1: Stress Management: The Skill that Affects All Others

Chapter 2: Positive Attitudes and Goals: Preparing for Success

Chapter 3: Managing Your Resources: Time and Money

Chapter 4: Active Study Strategies: Learning “How to Learn”

Chapter 5: Learning Styles, Memory and Test Taking: Getting the Grade

Chapter 6: Creative Thinking and Decision Making: Making Good Choices

Part Two: A Roadmap for Professional Success

Chapter 7: Communication in Action: Presenting Yourself to Others

Chapter 8: Group Interaction and Team Building: Working Together Works

Chapter 9: Job Seeking and Leadership Development: Your Future Career Begins Now

Chapter 10: Enhancing Your Personal Health: Take Care of Yourself Along the Journey




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