Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond / Edition 8

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Overview

This best-selling text presents new and returning college students with practical, hands-on strategies for increasing their performance inside and outside the classroom. Peak Performance helps students make the connection between their academic efforts and their job and life skills. Students learn a variety of personal productivity skills related to positive work and study habits, as well as creative problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

This new edition includes new features to encourage students to practice their decision making skills and focus on one task at a time to achieve peak performance. This practical guide includes the most “how to” information to give students ample opportunity to put the material into practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073375199
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 87,056
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Ferrett (Arcata, CA) has spent over twenty-five years as a college professor, advisor, and dean, and over fifteen years as a management consultant.
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Table of Contents

Part One: Building Foundation Skills


Chapter 1: Be a Lifelong Learner

Chapter 2: Expand Your Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 3: Manage Your Time

Chapter 4: Maximize Your Resources

Part Two: Basic Skills and Strategies

Chapter 5: Listen and Take Effective Notes

Chapter 6: Actively Read

Chapter 7: Improve Your Memory Skills

Chapter 8: Excel at Taking Tests

Chapter 9: Express Yourself in Writing and Speech

Part Three: Application

Chapter 10: Become a Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver

Chapter 11: Create a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Chapter 12: Build Supportive and Diverse Relationships

Chapter 13: Develop Positive Habits

Chapter 14: Explore Majors and Careers

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