How to Succeed in College and Beyond

The Art of Learning
Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118974840
Category: Education
Page: 206
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How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation. Features a wealth of advice for getting the most from an undergraduate education, especially inthe areas of arts and humanities, written by an experienced educator and mentor Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications. Packed with information that is as helpful to students as it is to their parents, teachers, and advisors, this guide is a indispensible resource for prospective and present undergraduates

U Thrive

How to Succeed in College (and Life)
Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316311634
Category: Education
Page: 304
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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)

A Professor's Inside Advice
Author: Jon B. Gould
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226304655
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Offers practical advice and study strategies for students just entering college for the first time, including how to pick the best major, how to prepare for an exam, and how to ask for help when special circumstances arise.

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

College and Career Ready

Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470592877
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.

College Knowledge

What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996750
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

Student Success

Managing Your Future Through Success at University and Beyond
Author: Terry D. Anderson,Sia Samimi,Kelly Bohl
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426930935
Category: Education
Page: 164
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STUDENT SUCCESS VALIDATES WHAT WE TEACHERS DO. Yet, not all students succeed. Many give up helplessly, reaching – unnecessarily – the end of their ropes. We teachers spent years honing our craft, figuring out ways to reach out, to connect, and to positively affect the lives of our students, not only while in college, but well beyond the often-treacherous college years. Paving the students' path toward a thriving university life and a rewarding career, therefore, gives meaning to what we do for a living. The art of learning has indeed transformed. Both the Internet and distinct generational preferences of our students have introduced new paradigms in post secondary education. Whereas years ago, the teacher and the local university library were the main repositories of knowledge, today's students can use the Internet - indeed the libraries of the entire planet – to instantly locate the information they need, often effortlessly from the comfort of a couch! What the students want is not mere information; they need – and demand – practical knowledge and how information is applied. To be a successful teacher, one must constantly experiment with new and more effective learning strategies that combine best practices in learning. In this book, the authors have assembled numerous strategies and techniques for academic success. We have emptied our bags of tricks onto these pages. We have witnessed how these strategies rejuvenate our students' university experience. By authoring this book, we pass on to you – our student – the intricacies of the art of learning. From the role of motivation to memory retention to the ins and outs of connecting with your teachers, we have provided not only what is needed to succeed academically, but also the evidence for our recommendations. We offer you this book not only for us to make sense of our professional lives, but also for you to make sense of yours.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A Student Guide
Author: John Harpur,Maria Lawlor,Michael Fitzgerald
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102014
Category: Education
Page: 272
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College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities.

Making the Grade with A+DD

A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: Stephanie Sarkis
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245549
Category: Education
Page: 238
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Provides advice for students with ADD on succeeding in college, discussing how to keep physically healthy, manage a class schedule, handle medication, maintain a social life, use study techniques, and ask for accommodations if necessary.

FOCUS on College Success


Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515604
Category: Education
Page: 464
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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conquering College

What they don't tell you
Author: Phillip Gay with Nafelie Monsour
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440119627
Category: Education
Page: 148
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CONQUERING COLLEGE: WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU differs from most "how-to-succeed-in-college" books by going far beyond university catolog and freshman and transfer student Orientation descriptions of college and how succeed in college and beyond. Chapter 1 informs readers of the four most commons ways that students choose to go about experiencing college, and the consequences - both positive and negative - of choosing one way, as opposed to another. Chapter 2 focuses on the four most common types of professors, and gives tips on how to thrive under each type. Subsequent chapters focus on choosing the right major, guidance counselors, the relative importance of grades, winning and losing the good will of professors, what the course syllabi tell, misuages of email, the halo effect, sleep, and how to get glowing letters of recommendation that lead to admission to either graduate or professional schools or post-graduation employment. These chapters also carry conversations with college graduates willing to discuss the extent to which - and the reasons why - they feel they did or did not leave college a success. And they contain conversations with professors willing to discuss the criteria - other than exam scores and term paper grades - they use in determining final student grades, and for whom they will write the most glowing letters of recommendation

Unlocking the Doors to College And Career Success

How Students And Their Champions Can Succeed in the Classroom--and Beyond
Author: Arthur G. Sharp,Kristine E. Barnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780595392933
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 168
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Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success provides indispensable guidance to benefit not only current and future college students, but also their parents, teachers, administrators, and other mentors who want to enhance a student's chance of success in college and in life. Authors Arthur G. Sharp and his daughter, Kristine E Barnett, provide the principles and keys to success in the educational process based on their experiences as students, professors, and parents. By reinforcing the importance of such values as hard work, diligence, and integrity, Sharp and Barnett show students how to persevere and succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success includes not only personal anecdotes and inspirational quotes from successful people from different backgrounds and eras; it also shares Sharp and Barnett's professional experiences with other administrators and colleagues. Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success encourages you to think like a team when it comes to a student's educational accomplishments, and to understand that success is rarely realized based on individual efforts.

Beyond the Asterisk

Understanding Native Students in Higher Education
Author: Heather J. Shotton,Shelly C. Lowe,Stephanie J. Waterman
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579226264
Category: Education
Page: 204
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 While the success of higher education and student affairs is predicated on understanding the students we serve, the reality is, where the Native American population is concerned, that this knowledge is generally lacking. This lack may be attributed to this population’s invisibility within the academy – it is often excluded from institutional data and reporting, and frequently noted as not statistically significant – and its relegation to what is referred to as the “American Indian research asterisk.” The purpose of this book is to move beyond the asterisk in an effort to better understand Native students, challenge the status quo, and provide an informed base for leaders in student and academic affairs, and administrators concerned with the success of students on their campuses. The authors of this book share their understanding of Native epistemologies, culture, and social structures, offering student affairs professionals and institutions a richer array of options, resources, and culturally-relevant and inclusive models to better serve this population. The book begins by providing insights into Native student experiences, presenting the first-year experience from a Native perspective, illustrating the role of a Native living/learning community in student retention, and discussing the importance of incorporating culture into student programming for Native students as well as the role of Native fraternities and sororities. The authors then consider administrative issues, such as the importance of outreach to tribal nations, the role of Tribal Colleges and Universities and opportunities for collaborations, and the development of Native American Student Services Units. . The book concludes with recommendations for how institutions can better serve Native students in graduate programs, the role that Indigenous faculty play in student success, and how professional associations can assist student affairs professionals with fulfilling their role of supporting the success of Native American students, staff, and faculty. This book moves beyond the asterisk to provide important insights from Native American higher education leaders and non-Native practitioners who have made Native students a priority in their work. While predominantly addressed to the student affairs profession – providing an understanding of the needs of the Native students it serves, describing the multi-faceted and unique issues, characteristics and experiences of this population, and sharing proven approaches to developing appropriate services – it also covers issues of broader administrative concern, such as collaboration with tribal colleges; as well academic issues, such as graduate and professional education. The book covers new material, as well as expanding on topics previously addressed in the literature, including Native American Greek organizations, incorporating Native culture into student programming, and the role of Native American Special Advisors. The contributors are themselves products of colleges and universities where Native students are too often invisible, and who succeeded despite the odds. Their insights and the examples they provide add richness to this book. It will provide a catalyst for new higher education practices that lead to direct, and increased support for, Native Americans and others who are working to remove the Native American asterisk from research and practice.

Die Chancen unserer Kinder

Warum Charakter wichtiger ist als Intelligenz
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608105891
Category: Psychology
Page: 380
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Ein zentraler Aspekt von Toughs Untersuchung sind die Zukunftschancen von Kindern aus der unteren Skala der Gesellschaft. Wenn wir die richtigen Eigenschaften fördern, kann die soziale Schere geschlossen werden. Psychologen, Neurowissenschaftler und Ökonomen, die sich mit der Frage von Erfolg und Persönlichkeit beschäftigen, belegen: Charaktereigenschaften wie Ausdauer, Optimismus, Neugier, Mut und Gewissenhaftigkeit sind ausschlaggebend für späteren Erfolg. Aber wie kann man diese Eigenschaften fördern? Und warum sind sie so sichere Vorhersagemerkmale? Tough zeigt am Beispiel einer Brennpunktschule, wie die Förderung benachteiligter Schüler gelingt. Dieses kluge und provokante Buch wird den Leser fesseln – und es wird unser Verständnis von Kindheit, Schule und Ausbildung verändern.

EDUCATION FOR THE JOY OF IT

How To Thrive Not Just Survive In High School, College And Beyond
Author: Dr. Robert J. Pellegrini
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496920163
Category: Education
Page: 226
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This book is targeted to all current or prospective high school students, college students, or anyone else who aspires to strengthen the educational foundation upon which to build the rest of her/his life -- with the hope that it is especially helpful to people who might otherwise become, or have already been formal educational program dropouts or lockouts. I cannot guarantee that applying what is offered here will ensure an “A” grade, or achievement of one’s life goals. But I do guarantee that I have tried to summarize critical elements of thought, feeling, and action oriented to such objectives. Part I of this book is all about how to work both hard and “smart” to experience the joy of academic success. Hard work is necessary to achieve anything worthy of pride in our own creative effort. But it’s not just how much or how hard we work at things. It is also “how smart” we work that determines our life outcomes. And what I mean by “working smart” is working efficiently and effectively. The goal here is to help all students reap as much as possible from their educational investment, whatever that investment may be in terms of time, money, energy, and self-disciplined personal sacrifices. Part II is about what it takes to achieve great success at anything in life. The format for this second part is, essentially, a psychological profile of outstanding achievers. From both my professional and personal experience, I’ve learned how vitally important education can be as an avenue to a pro-socially valued and personally satisfying life. And once again in 2014, I find myself championing an approach designed to facilitate human development through educational opportunity in a program I call “Life Construction 101” -- designed not just to augment efforts to help at-risk students, but to help every student enjoy academic success experiences. Education For The Joy Of It is the “user’s manual” for that Life Construction 101 program. Accordingly, the Appendix to this book presents a brief, structured exercise designed to provide a very preliminary template for initiating the construction or reconstruction of one’s life. And that’s it. A little book that I hope will be one of the biggest books its readers ever read. RJP http://youtu.be/6BW19m7hqqc

Keys to Effective Learning

Developing Powerful Habits of Mind
Author: Carol Carter,Joyce Bishop,Sarah Lyman Kravits
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 392
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This book focuses on developing effective learning techniques to help readers excel in school, in their careers, and throughout their lives as lifelong learners. Unlike traditional study skills books, this one emphasizes how people learn effectively byinvolvingthem in the active process of mastering their mental abilities and their personal confidence.The authors outline getting ready to learn through self-awareness, goal setting and time management, as well as, critical and creative thinking, targeting success in school through reading and studying, listening and memory, taking notes and test taking, quantitative learning, researching and writing, gathering and communicating ideas, as well as, creating life success.For individuals interested in effective learning techniques.

Inclusion Lesson Plan Book for the 21st Century

Teacher Training Edition
Author: Toby Karten
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781935609476
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This Teacher Training Edition is for use by both instructors and their students in training sessions on inclusion practices. It is specifically designed for college professors and staff trainers who teach lesson planning skills as part of their pre-service or in-service courses. The content parallels the original Inclusion Plan Book, but is organized for training purposes and includes professional activities to examine inclusion practices for whole class, small groups, and individual students. It contains additional downloadable forms for inclusion documentation and online resources that are valuable tools for any "teacher-in-training" staff development program. Purchase multiple copies for your in-service professional learning experiences or have your college bookstore order copies for students taking your inclusion course.

Peak Performance

Success in College and Beyond
Author: Sharon K. Ferrett
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780073125497
Category: Education
Page: 502
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This best-selling text presents new and returning college students with practical, hands-on methods of increasing their performance inside and outside the classroom. It helps them make the connection between their academic efforts and their job and life skills. They learn a variety of personal productivity skills related to positive work and study habits, as well as creative problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The new edition has been extensively updated to include an even stronger integration of the theme of "Self-Management", reinforcing the importance of character and personal responsibility. All the interactive exercises and assessments have been revised to promote critical thinking, and a new culminating chapter now focuses on exploring majors, career development, and service learning.

Making 'em Cheer

We Lead! We Succeed
Author: Michael Bachmann
Publisher: First Books
ISBN: 1592997201
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 236
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Why are so many people joining cheerleading every year? People are naturally drawn to this great sport and Michael Bachmann can tell you why. Michael cheers on the Harvard University Cheerleading team, and has been since his freshman year. He provides you a background on the sport and describes all of the good stuff that's happening with it! Most important, the book teaches you about the confidence, trust, and leadership that are developed through cheerleading. Each chapter offers a glimpse of Michael's life as a cheerleader and addresses strategies on how to do well in school to prepare for college and beyond. Targeted to both those already in the cheer zone and anyone considering joining in, this book is a must read.

Your Guide to College Success

Strategies for Achieving Your Goals
Author: John W. Santrock,Jane S. Halonen
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534533656
Category: Education
Page: 398
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This workbook for college-bound students is organized around the themes of values, motivation, goals, learning, self-esteem, and career planning. Perforated pages at the end of each chapter include questions, exercises, and space for writing. Coverage includes topics such as learning styles, study s