Description : Traveling around the world, interviewing young people for my series of books about global youth viewpoints and activism, I heard how much time, worry and anxiety goes into studying for tests. I have a lot of experience studying and test-taking to earn my bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, two Masters Degrees, and Ph.D.—all from the University of California. I’ve corrected thousands of student essays teaching in high school and then in university for decades. I want to share with students what I’ve learned about how to succeed academically, stay centered and have time to enjoy life. I include the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture in an increasingly globalized world. Although it’s rare, I advocate that the voices of actual young people should be included in books about and for them. Table of Contents Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition Understanding Your Learning Styles Making Your Brain Work for You Coping with Learning Disabilities Identifying Your Personality Types Chapter 2 Study Skills Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi Effective Oral Reports Overcoming Math Anxiety Time Management vs. Procrastination Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS Information Literacy Is it all CRAAP – Evaluating Sources Research Basics Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation Chapter 4 Coping with Stress The Physiology and Causes of Stress How to Cope with Stress Resilience Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power Research on Mind Over Matter Positive Self-Talk How to Clear Emotional Blocks Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that influence School Success The Power of the Unconscious Mind Happiness Being a Student of Color in a PWI Self-Esteem Worry Anxiety and Depression Grief Anger Chapter 7 Physical Vitality Healthy Food Prevent Eyestrain Exercise Increase Energy Enough Sleep Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning Getting Into College Adjusting to College Post-College Career Planning Chapter 9 Student Activism in the US and International Education Reform What Students Want from their Education The Finish Model Student Educational Activism Youth Activism in the US
Description : How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future reveals the values and religious beliefs of Generations Y and Z, representing over 4,000 young people from 88 countries. This book is based on their own voices, rather than adult projections from multiple-choice surveys. It also includes futurists’ projections of significant trends to predict where society is headed. As the largest, best-educated, and most connected generation ever, today’s youth are creating a more democratic world.
Description : Volume 1 Themes Brave explores young women’s issues and activism globally, based on hundreds of interviews—some videotaped, and over 4,000 surveys from 88 countries. What makes Brave unique is its global rather than regional reach and its rare inclusion of many young women’s voices. The book includes popular cultural references and feminists’ critiques of the economic and political system. Volume 1 is about global issues and Volume 2 is about regional activism. Discussion questions and activities end each of the five chapters.
Description : YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, Fifth Edition is appropriate for instructors who want to emphasize student self-awareness and active learning strategies in pursuit of college success goals. This practical, experiential textbook presents a six-step model that focuses students on achievable goals: clarify values, build competence, manage your life, expand your resources, know yourself, and create your future. These themes are woven throughout the book and are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Exercises and self-assessments give students the chance to record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success throughout the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition, supports students as they adjust and learn to thrive in college, providing students with a foundation to become independent learners. The Seventh Edition can be used with any college student--fresh out of high school, returning to the classroom after being in the workforce, native-born or international. The new edition is now organized to reflect the basis of the college success model that has framed previous editions of this textbook. The unique six-part learning model helps students focus on achievable strategies in the following areas: Know Yourself, Clarify Values, Develop Competence, Manage Life, Connect and Communicate, and Build a Bright Future. Revised in terms of both content and design, the Seventh Edition contains new student profiles, expanded career success sections and hundreds of new references to make each chapter more current and satisfying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : 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.
Description : Are you nervous about the rigors of college academics? Does graduating from college seem like an impossible dream? If so, A Student’s Guide to Acing College is for you! This motivational and insightful guide walks you step-by-step along the path toward academic success. Inside, you will find a multitude of tips, tools, and strategies designed to help you develop the essential skills necessary to succeed in college. You will also be introduced to several resources unique to the college experience that can assist you in achieving top grades. A Student’s Guide to Acing College gives you the tools to conquer the world of college academics and fulfill your dreams! “Directly from the trenches: after having successfully navigated two challenging academic programs simultaneously, Jeffrey Vaske has provided a succinct and extremely useful guide for college students. Essentially, he demystifies the academic skills that students need to do well. If you have a child starting college, get him or her this book.” — Dr. Katharina Tumpek-Kjellmark, Chair, History Department, Grand View University
Description : Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
Description : Your Complete Guide to College Success is an up-to-date, evidence-based book that provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college - and afterwards. It covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics, and distills research results and advice into a student-friendly, readable package.
Description : 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