The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student / Edition 3

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Overview

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 3nd Edition, was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities—the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. Each page of this brief, 160-page text, invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. A new chapter on Using Technology to Succeed provides the essentials of information literacy, using technology to capture ideas and get organized, joining virtual teams, and using social networking responsibly.

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"THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is appropriately structured to meet the needs of a 2 hour course. I expect that it would be equally effective and usable for a 1 hour course or even a 3 hour course."

"THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT's greatest strength, in all honesty, would be the sincerity of the book. The features convey a sense that the authors are seriously, personally interested in the academic success of their student audience."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285080994
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/27/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 119,970
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, the best-selling college textbook in America, has been published in three languages and is considered core material by college students and faculty alike. In addition to this book, he has authored and co-authored seven others including FALLING AWAKE and CREATING YOUR FUTURE. Dave Ellis is a respected lecturer and workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Dave got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a Master's Degree in mathematics, he taught computer science at a college for six years where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services and then President. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company. He is founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and to other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and five grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Involved. 1. Using Your Learning Styles. 2. Taking Charge of Your Time and Money. 3. Achieving Your Purpose for Reading. 4. Participating in Class and Taking Notes. 5. Maximizing Your Memory and Mastering Tests. 6. Using Technology to Succeed. 7. Thinking Clearly and Communicating Your Ideas. 8. Creating Positive Relationships. 9. Choosing Greater Health. 10. Choosing Your Major and Planning Your Career.

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