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Frame by Frame : A Visual Guide to College Success
     

Frame by Frame : A Visual Guide to College Success

by Sharyn Lowenstein, Peaco Todd
 

ISBN-10: 0138912688

ISBN-13: 9780138912680

Pub. Date: 07/20/1998

Publisher: Pearson Education

This college-orientation/study skills book offers solid, comprehensive information combined with a sense of humor in the form of instructive, upbeat, and engaging cartoons. This book follows the trials and tribulations of a diverse, easy-to-relate-to group of cartoon characters as they encounter the typical — and some not-so-typical — challenges of today's

Overview

This college-orientation/study skills book offers solid, comprehensive information combined with a sense of humor in the form of instructive, upbeat, and engaging cartoons. This book follows the trials and tribulations of a diverse, easy-to-relate-to group of cartoon characters as they encounter the typical — and some not-so-typical — challenges of today's college experiences. It offers strategies and information about the critical areas of time management, reading and notetaking, writing, test taking, faculty relationships, money matters, negotiation with family and friends, and crisis resolution. Those involved in student orientation programs at the college level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138912680
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/20/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi(2)
Acknowledgments xiii(1)
About the Authors xiv
Chapter 1 Meet The Cast
1(6)
1.1 College Dreamin'
2(1)
1.2 Gulp!
3(1)
1.3 Around the Table
4(3)
Activity
1.1
Activity
1.2
Chapter 2 The Show Begins
7(16)
2.1 Why You're In College
8(2)
2.2 The Price of Admission: One Big Transition
10(2)
2.3 Getting Oriented: What You Can Do in Your First Week
12(2)
2.4 Organizing and Maintaining Your Study Space
14(2)
2.5 Setting Goals
16(2)
2.6 Fitting the Pieces Together
18(2)
2.7 The Balancing Act
20(3)
Activity
2.1
Activity
2.2
Chapter 3 Learning How You Learn
23(30)
3.1 Working with Your Strengths
24(2)
3.2 The Million Dollar Learning Style
26(2)
3.3 Working With Your Learning Challenges
28(2)
3.4 If You are a Student with Disabilities
30(2)
3.5 Know Your Daily Rhythms
32(2)
3.6 One Person's Music is Another Person's Noise
34(2)
3.7 If You Have Difficulty Concentrating
36(2)
3.8 Don't Get Frustrated, Get Services
38(2)
3.9 Feed Your Head: Utilize the Library
40(2)
3.10 How Sweet It Is: Entering College with Life Experience
42(2)
3.11 If You are an International Student
44(2)
3.12 Close Encounters of the Extracurricular Kind
46(2)
3.13 A Beginner's Guide to Visualization
48(5)
Activity
3.1
Activity
3.2
Chapter 4 Managing Your Precious Time
53(32)
4.1 Scheduling for the Semester
54(2)
4.2 Making a Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Plan
56(2)
4.3 What's the Big Deal About Prioritizing?
58(2)
4.4 Deciding How Much to Study
60(2)
4.5 How to Have a Gourmet Study Session
62(2)
4.6 How to Get Friends and Family to Support Your Schedule
64(2)
4.7 Getting Up and Out on Time
66(2)
4.8 Answering Machine Follies and Other Ways to Defeat Interruptions
68(2)
4.9 Taming TV
70(2)
4.10 How to Stop Losing Things
72(2)
4.11 Overcoming Procrastination I: The Truth Behind the Excuse
74(2)
4.12 Overcoming Procrastination II: Other Ways to Beat It
76(2)
4.13 How to Find Time You Didn't Think You Had
78(2)
4.14 Four Ways (Plus One) to Make Better Use of Your Time
80(5)
Activity
4.1
Activity
4.2
Chapter 5 Power Reading and Notetaking
85(26)
5.1 Reading: It's a Job!
86(2)
5.2 Identifying a Purpose for Your Reading
88(2)
5.3 How to Begin a Reading Assignment
90(2)
5.4 Finding Main Points
92(2)
5.5 Asking Questions
94(2)
5.6 Summarizing
96(2)
5.7 The Knack of Notetaking
98(2)
5.8 Using the Margins
100(2)
5.9 Keeping a Personal Reading Journal
102(2)
5.10 Mapping
104(2)
5.11 Creating and Understanding Charts
106(5)
Activity
5.1
Activity
5.2
Chapter 6 Become a More Effective (and Less Stressed Out) Writer
111(32)
6.1 How to Think about Writing
112(2)
6.2 Cut It Out: Nine Myths That Have to Go
114(2)
6.3 Writing is a Process
116(2)
6.4 How to Get Started
118(2)
6.5 Brainstorming: A Walk on the Wild Side
120(2)
6.6 Don't Leave Your Reader at the Station
122(2)
6.7 Organizing Your Work
124(2)
6.8 No Guts, No Glory: Rough Drafts and Final Drafts
126(2)
6.9 Revising Smart, Revising With Heart
128(2)
6.10 Writing is Graphic, Too
130(2)
6.11 Counter that Block
132(2)
6.12 Making Writing Groups Work
134(2)
6.13 Using Sample Papers
136(2)
6.14 Two Checklists: Questions to Keep in Mind As You Write and Before You Turn In Your Paper
138(5)
Activity
6.1
Activity
6.2
Chapter 7 The Art of Handling Big and Small Projects
143(18)
7.1 Understanding the Assignment
144(2)
7.2 Scheduling for Success
146(2)
7.3 Keeping Track of Your Project
148(2)
7.4 Understanding Project Cycles
150(2)
7.5 Pros and Cons of Joining a Study Group
152(2)
7.6 How to Run a Group Session
154(2)
7.7 Murphy's Laws of Big and Small Projects
156(5)
Activity
7.1
Activity
7.2
Chapter 8 Mastering Luizzes, Tests, Midterms, and Finals
161(16)
8.1 Preparing for Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions
162(2)
8.2 Preparing for Essay Questions
164(2)
8.3 Taking Multiple Choice and Short Answer Tests
166(2)
8.4 Taking Essay Tests
168(2)
8.5 On the Day of Your Test
170(2)
8.6 Final Exam Fever: The Chills and Thrills
172(5)
Activity
8.1
Activity
8.2
Chapter 9 Professors are People, Too
177(24)
9.1 Loving your Syllabus
178(2)
9.2 Assessing Your Professor's Classroom Style
180(2)
9.3 Listening to Faculty Lectures and Presentations
182(2)
9.4 Participating in Class Discussions and Small Groups
184(2)
9.5 Using Faculty Feedback
186(2)
9.6 Meeting with Professors Outside Class
188(2)
9.7 Dealing with Absences
190(2)
9.8 No Whining Allowed: Discussing or Protesting Your Grade in Style
192(2)
9.9 If You Feel Uncomfortable with Your Professor
194(2)
9.10 Why Cheating and Plagiarism are Hazardous to Your Health
196(5)
Activity
1.1
Activity
1.2
Chapter 10 Connecting with Yourself and Others
201(14)
10.1 Taking a Stand
202(2)
10.2 No is Not a Four-Letter Word
204(2)
10.3 I'm Okay: You're Driving Me Crazy
206(2)
10.4 Criticism: Welcome to the Real World
208(2)
10.5 College is a Family Affair
210(5)
Activity
10.1
Activity
10.2
Chapter 11 You and Your Money
215(14)
11.1 Budgeting is an Aerobic Exercise!
216(2)
11.2 The Care and Feeding of Credit Cards
218(2)
11.3 Stretching Your Limited Resources
220(2)
11.4 Strategies for Increasing Your Income
222(2)
11.5 How to Find $10 When You're Absolutely Broke
224(5)
Activity
11.1
Activity
11.2
Chapter 12 When the Hard Times Come
229(22)
12.1 Are You Stressed?
230(2)
12.2 How Do You React to Stress?
232(2)
12.3 Other Stress Strategies
234(2)
12.4 When You Feel Lousy
236(2)
12.5 Dealing with the Break-Up of a Relationship
238(2)
12.6 Negotiating Your Way Out of the Hot Seat
240(2)
12.7 When You've Really Screwed Up
242(2)
12.8 When You Feel Like You're Losing Control
244(2)
12.9 Before You Give Up
246(5)
Activity
12.1
Activity
12.2
Chapter 13 (Nearly) Ready for Prime Time
251(18)
13.1 Reinventing Yourself as a Portable Student
252(2)
13.2 Counting Your (Even Small) Successes
254(2)
13.3 Giving Yourself Rewards
256(2)
13.4 Mining for Mentors
258(2)
13.5 How to Appreciate Your Work: Creating a Portfolio
260(2)
13.6 Meet the Committee
262(2)
13.7 How to Be a Star in Your Own Show
264(2)
13.8 Taking It On the Road
266(3)
Activity
13.1
Activity
13.2
Appendices 269(6)
Appendix 1 Draw Yourself In 269(2)
Appendix 2 Plan Your Own Weekly Schedule 271(2)
Appendix 3 Monthly Personal Budget Sheet 273(2)
Notes 275(4)
References 279(2)
Index 281

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