Urban Student: Being Your Best at College and Life

Urban Student: Being Your Best at College and Life

by Carl M. Wahlstrom, Brian K. Williams, Carl Wahlstrom, Brian K. Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534528937

ISBN-13: 9780534528935

Pub. Date: 01/23/1997

Publisher: Wadsworth

This book is a condensed version of Wahlstrom/Williams Learning Success that is directed specifically for students attending urban colleges. Shows how success skills in higher education are also success skills in life.  See more details below

Overview

This book is a condensed version of Wahlstrom/Williams Learning Success that is directed specifically for students attending urban colleges. Shows how success skills in higher education are also success skills in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534528935
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/23/1997
Series:
Freshman Orientation/College Success Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. CHALLENGES: SURVIVING AS AN URBAN STUDENT. The Urban College Student: Who Are You? Seven Challenges of the Urban Student. ��Street Smarts��: What Strengths Do You Bring to College? Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 2. SUCCEEDING: WHY ARE YOUR HERE? WHAT IS YOUR FEAR? Why Are You Here? Values and Your Reasons for College. What Is Your Fear? Anxiety as a Positive and Negative Motivator. How Could College Make a Difference in Your Life? How College Work Can Improve Your Career Skills. Setting College Goals from Life Goals. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 3. RESOURCES: GETTING HELP, FINDING OPPORTUNITIES, BENEFITING FROM DIVERSITY. A Look Around the Campus. Academic Help. Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Help. Other Kinds of Assistance. Activities and Campus Life. The Multicultural ��Salad Bowl��: Diversity of Genders, Ages, Cultures, Races, and So On. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 4. TIME: TRANSLATING YOUR LIFE GOALS INTO TASK MANAGEMENT. How to Improve Your Time Management. Battling the Killer Time Wasters. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 5. MEMORY: FUNDAMENTALS OF LEARNING. The Importance of Managing Long-Term Memory. The Four Learning Styles: Which Fits You? How to Improve Your Memory Power. Classroom Activities. The Examine Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 6. LECTURES: THE IMPORTANCE OF NOTE TAKING. Lectures, Learning Styles, and Life. Making Lectures Work: What They Didn�t Tell You in High School. The 5R Steps:Record, Rewrite, Recite, Reflect, Review. Optimizing the Classroom Game. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 7. READING: GETTING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM WHAT YOU READ. Reading for Pleasure Versus Reading for Learning. Reading System #1: The SQ3R Method. Reading System #2: The 3Rs Method. Dealing With Special Subjects: Math, Sciences, Languages, and Other. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. SPECIAL SECTION: PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS FOR YOUR FUTURE. Personal Computers. Computer Software. Communications Tools. 8. TESTS: DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN TAKING EXAMS. Taking Charge of Taking Tests. How to Cope with Test Anxiety in the Classroom. The Six-Step Examination Approach. Mastering Objective Questions. Mastering Written Examinations: Short and Long Essays. The Important Matter of Academic Honesty. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 9. COMMUNICATION: WRITING GREAT PAPERS. What Do Instructors Look For in a Term Paper? Writing a Term Paper: Five Phases. Phase 1: Picking a Topic. Phase 2: Doing Initial Research and Developing an Outline. Phase 3: Doing Your Research — Using the Library. Phase 4: Sorting Your Notes, Revising the Outline, and Writing the First Draft. Phase 5: Revising, Finalizing, and Proofreading Your Paper. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 10. STRESS: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF MENTALLY. Stress: Causes and Manifestations. Managing Stress. Classroom Activities. Assignments for Journal Entries. 11. RELATIONSHIPS: MANAGING CONFLICT, ASSERTIVENESS, AND SEXUAL RISKS. Conflict and Communication: Learning How to Disagree. Assertiveness: Better than Aggressiveness or Nonassertiveness. HIV & AIDS. Some Rules for Safer Sex. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 12. MONEY: GETTING IT AND USING IT. Managing Costs: Getting and Spending. Money Plans and Expense Record. A Crash Course in Money Handling. Financial Aid. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 13. WORK: MAJORS, RESUMES, AND CAREERS. What Do You Want to Be After You Graduate? Tests To Help Establish Career Interests. The Job of Looking for a Job. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. SOURCES & CREDITS. GLOSSARY/INDEX.

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