On Course : Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life - Text Only / Edition 3 by Skip Downing | 9780618116362 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
On Course : Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life - Text Only / Edition 3

On Course : Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life - Text Only / Edition 3

by Skip Downing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618116362

ISBN-13: 9780618116362

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage

Overview

Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills—including reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking—provided in the Wise Choices in College sections help students excel in all of their college courses.

  • Coverage of stress management helps students understand the nature of stress, its consequences, and strategies for overcoming it.
  • A section on distance learning addresses the special needs of students learning in an online environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618116362
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
  • 1. Getting On Course to Your Success
    Taking the First Step
    On Course Principles at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Acceptance
    Wise Choices in College: Learning College Customs
  • 2. Accepting Personal Responsibility
    Adopting the Creator Role
    Mastering Creator Language
    Making Wise Decisions
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper
    Personal Responsibility at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Change Your Inner Conversation
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Reading
  • 3. Discovering Self-Motivation
    Discovering Your Dreams
    Committing to Your Dreams
    Designing a Compelling Plan
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: Popson's Dilemma
    Self-Motivation at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Write a Personal Affirmation
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Writing
  • 4. Mastering Self-Management
    Acting on Purpose
    Employing Self-Management Tools
    Developing Self-Discipline
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Procrastinators
    Self-Management at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Confidence
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Money Management
  • 5. Employing Interdependence
    Developing Mutually Supportive Relationships
    Creating a Support Network
    Strengthening Relationships with Active Listening
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: Professor Rogers' Trial
    Interdependence at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Be Assertive
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Note Taking
  • 6. Gaining Self-Awareness
    Recognizing When Your Are Off Course
    Identifying Your Scripts
    Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: StrangeChoices
    Self-Awareness at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Write Your Own Rules
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Memorizing
  • 7. Adopting Lifelong Learning
    Discovering Your Preferred Learning Style
    Learning to Make Course Corrections
    Developing Wisdom
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: A Fish Story
    Lifelong Learning at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Respect
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Studying
  • 8. Developing Emotional Intelligence
    Understanding Emotional Intelligence
    Reducing Stress
    Creating Flow
    Case Study in Critical Thinking: After Math
    Emotional Intelligence at Work
    Believing in Yourself: Develop Self-Love
    Wise Choices in College: Effective Test Taking
  • 9. Stay On Course to Your Success
    Planning Your Next Steps
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix: Using Technology for Success
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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