Reaching Your Potential: Personal and Professional Development / Edition 2

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The latest edition of this compact, concise book helps learners of all ages and backgrounds make the challenging transition to postsecondary education by taking control of their lives and improving their self-belief and self-esteem. A blend of concepts and applications helps readers to discover and develop their emotional, intellectual, physical, and social potential. The book involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills. Profiles of people who have overcome challenges and succeeded in life motivate learners. Many new, realistic color photos and illustrations reinforce concepts. An Instructor's Guide offers teaching suggestions, references to SCANS skills and proficiencies, transparency masters, tests, answer keys, and additional activities and resources.
Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-8447-5
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Editorial Reviews

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"I really enjoyed reading this book…It did not feel preachy to me, but more conversational and the self-chapter coming up front drew me in and made me feel like everything from there out was about me getting engaged and learning what I would need to learn to get where I want to go." - Liese A. Hull, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

"Excellent features in the To the Lifelong Learner and Self-Assessment sections. To the Lifelong Learner is useful as an overview of the authors' philosophy. The pre and post Self-Assessments help both instructors and students understand what needs to be emphasized in the course and how well both have succeeded." - Robert C. Noyes, Tidewater Community College

"The authors use plenty of examples to keep things interesting for students and open up discussion. In an orientation class the one thing that makes the class successful is student involvement. The use of this text would easily facilitate this." - Jan Pitera, Broome Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827384460
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert K. Throop is the former Corporate Director of Education for ATE Enterprises. With over 35 years of experience in education, spanning the elementary to graduate school levels, he is presently the Chief Academic Officer for ITT Educational Services Inc. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.

Marion B. Castellucci earned a B.A. from Barnard College and has over 30 years experience as a writer and editor of educational books. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Power of Self-Belief 2
Ch. 2 Setting Realistic Goals 25
Ch. 3 Improving Your Thinking Skills 48
Ch. 4 Improving Your Study Skills 72
Ch. 5 Maintaining Good Health 102
Ch. 6 Making the Most Out of Your Appearance 141
Ch. 7 Communicating Effectively 178
Ch. 8 Improving Your Listening Skill 200
Ch. 9 Improving Your Speaking Skill 214
Ch. 10 Getting Along with Others 240
Ch. 11 Functioning in Groups 264
Ch. 12 Handling Change and Stress 288
Ch. 13 Managing Time 308
Ch. 14 Managing Money 330
Ch. 15 Preparing for Your Job Search 358
Glossary 394
References 402
Index 405
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