Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student / Edition 2 available in Paperback
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 5th 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 such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery/Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This brief text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fifth edition includes a new chapter focused on information literacy to help you navigate the constant streams of information you face every day.
About the Author
Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis 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 for six years at National American University, where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then 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 puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as 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 other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at www.fallingawake.com. Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. They have four daughters and six grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Getting Involved. 1. Using Your Learning Styles. 2. Taking Charge of Your Time & Money. 3. Achieving Your Purpose for Reading. 4. Participating in Class & Taking Notes. 5. Maximizing Your Memory & Mastering Tests. 6. Developing Information Literacy. 7. Thinking Clearly & Communicating Ideas. 8. Creating Positive Relationships. 9. Choosing Greater Health. 10. Choosing Your Major & Planning Your Career.