Psychological Keys to Student Success

Psychological Keys to Student Success

by Mr. Troy Dvorak


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Psychological Keys to Student Success by Mr. Troy Dvorak

Are you a high school student thinking about going to college? Are you already taking classes at the college level? Perhaps you are thinking about going to (or returning to) college after working a job or career for many years. No matter what your personal situation is, if you are considering going to college, the Psychological Keys to Student Success (PK2SS) is a book designed for you.

Students get advice about how to study all the time; reading, highlighting, reviewing, memorizing, making flashcards, and summarizing are common studying strategies. However, to maximize your learning, you also need many thinking skills and personal characteristics. These are skills and characteristics that most teachers don't teach you about. The emphasis of this book is teaching you HOW TO THINK, which will make your studying skills more effective and help you keep up with the rigors of a college education.

Earning a college degree is hard work. It requires a lot of effort, some serious concentration, and a stick-with-it attitude. Decades of psychological research show there are consistent differences between students who do well in college and those who do not. Which do you want to be? By selecting this book, you will benefit from a lot of the research as well as the author's counseling and teaching experience.

Each Psychological Key to Student Success is a thinking skill or personal characteristic that can greatly improve your academic achievement and chances for success in college. In this book, you will learn about the importance of motivation, beliefs, explanations for success (and failure), goals, interest, confidence, thinking and thinking errors, self-control, and culture.

The Psychological Keys to Student Success address the thinking skills and personal characteristics you can develop in order to thrive, not just survive, in college.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505607932
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2014
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Troy Dvorak was born in Minnesota but grew up in Canada. He lived in Canada for 26 years and received all his education there. In 1996 he graduated with a Master's degree in Psychology from Lakehead University. After graduation, Troy worked for 7.5 years as a psychometrist at a children's mental health agency, providing psychological assessment and treatment services to kids, teens, and families. In October 2003, he moved back to Minnesota and began teaching psychology classes at community colleges in the Minneapolis area. Whether in a clinical or teaching capacity, Troy has always enjoyed having the opportunity to help others.

In his personal life, Troy enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys traveling. He is a self-taught drummer and just started trying to learn to play the guitar in 2014. Troy is a huge fan of 80s hard rock and "hair" metal. That is pretty much all he listens to. Yes, this college prof ROCKS!

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