Roadways to Success

Roadways to Success

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Overview

This engagingly written, interactive text encourages readers to develop their academic and personal skills. Its self-discovery journey format provides them with the tools needed to raise self-esteem, become more effective, develop personal responsibility, and ultimately arrive at a brighter future. The volume introduces readers to campus resource and provides guidelines for time management, recognizing potential and building self-esteem, goal setting and motivation, information processing and learning styles, communications, note taking, learning how to study, test-taking strategies, career planning and money management. For individuals interested in improving their future skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205187881
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Dr. Charles T. Muse, Sr . retired as the VP for Academic Affairs at Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2008 and is currently the Executive Director of the National Robotics Training Center. Dr. Muse retired from the U.S. Marine Corps at the rank of Colonel with 31 years of active and reserve duty. He has authored and co-authored over fifty articles and four text books to include The Prentice Hall Planner: A Time Management System for Student Success, Prentice Hall, 2003 and A Planner for Student Success, Pearson Publishing, 2011.

Ms. Debi McCandrew is the Department Head for Mathematics and Computer Technology at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Ms. McCandrew has earned the following awards: the South Carolina’s Technical Educator of the Year; the South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year; Florence-Darlington Technical College’s faculty member of the year; Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association; and the NISOD Excellence Award for distinguished performance in teaching. Ms. McCandrew is the co-author of Roadways to Success, a student success textbook.

Dr. James C. Williamson retired from Higher Education in 2008 after 28 years. He served as President of two community colleges and held numerous other positions within the higher education community, in both public, private, two-year and four year institutions. His research interest in the area of Gerontology led him to a second career in the long-term, senior-care business. He currently serves as Chief Human Capital Officer for Agape Senior, a 1300 employee company focusing on the needs of senior adults. Dr. Williamson’s extensive higher education experience, combined with his current work in the private sector, gives him “real word perspective” with this edition. Dr. Williamson is the author of journal articles on student success, was the lead author in editions 2, 3 and 4 and is the creator of “Agape University” an on-line, interactive training facility for Agape Senior.

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PREFACE:

Preface

An open letter to the students who will benefit from this book: You have no doubt begun a journey of education that will take you far. The roadway you have chosen will not always be clear, for there are bumps, twists, and turns that no one can anticipate. Maybe you have started this journey before—maybe this is your first venture into higher education. Whatever your destination and regardless of your starting point, all is not lost; hope abounds.

This book is intended to assist you in your journey by providing some practical, tried, and proven techniques that will make you a better student. It will challenge you and ask you to examine certain assumptions you have about studying and your ability to study. Although it is intended to be a guide, it will not answer all of your questions. Much of what you will learn will be through self-discovery and self-analysis. It is our hope that you will be better able to manage your time and your life after completing this text.

Good habits take time to develop and you will no doubt become discouraged somewhere along the way. Stay the course, stay on track, and make your dreams and goals your reality. We wish you well on your journey and trust that you will receive practical information here that will ultimately help all of your "roadways" lead to success!

Jimmie, Debi, and Charles

Table of Contents

1. Connecting with Your Campus Resources.
2. Time Management.
3. Recognizing Your Potential and Building Self-Esteem.
4. Goal Setting and Motivation.
5. Information Processing and Learning Styles.
6. Communications.
7. The Process of Note Taking.
8. Learning How to Study.
9. Test-Taking Strategies.
10. Extending Your Warranty.
11. Career Planning.
12. Money Management.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

An open letter to the students who will benefit from this book: You have no doubt begun a journey of education that will take you far. The roadway you have chosen will not always be clear, for there are bumps, twists, and turns that no one can anticipate. Maybe you have started this journey before—maybe this is your first venture into higher education. Whatever your destination and regardless of your starting point, all is not lost; hope abounds.

This book is intended to assist you in your journey by providing some practical, tried, and proven techniques that will make you a better student. It will challenge you and ask you to examine certain assumptions you have about studying and your ability to study. Although it is intended to be a guide, it will not answer all of your questions. Much of what you will learn will be through self-discovery and self-analysis. It is our hope that you will be better able to manage your time and your life after completing this text.

Good habits take time to develop and you will no doubt become discouraged somewhere along the way. Stay the course, stay on track, and make your dreams and goals your reality. We wish you well on your journey and trust that you will receive practical information here that will ultimately help all of your "roadways" lead to success!

Jimmie, Debi, and Charles

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