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Becoming a Master Student, Concise

Becoming a Master Student, Concise - 11th edition

ISBN13: 978-0618595389

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ISBN13: 978-0618595389
ISBN10: 0618595384
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Edition/Copyright: 11TH 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
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Becoming a Master Student, Concise - 11TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618595389

Dave Ellis

ISBN13: 978-0618595389
ISBN10: 0618595384
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 11TH 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student gives students a framework for examining their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises help students understand their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills.

Designed for shorter courses, the concise version of this best-selling text offers the key elements of the complete text by combining topics, and streamlining articles and activities. The Eleventh Edition features a cleaner, more sophisticated design and a new organizational framework to help students monitor thinking and learning.

Additional updates include integrated coverage of diversity, a new chapter on using technology to achieve success, and new Master Student Profiles.

  • New! The Master Student Map (Metacognitive Application Process) provides an organizational framework based on the Learning Styles Inventory to help students understand why each chapter matters, how to use each chapter, and what to think about while reading.
  • New! The Discover What You Want Power Process in the Introduction encourages students to establish and achieve their goals.
  • New! Put It to Work features at the end of each chapter shows students how skills translate to the working world, and how experience from the workplace is applicable to academics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Transitions

This book is worthless--if you just read it
This book is worthless (continued); Sidebar: This book is worth $1000; Exercise #1 Textbook Reconnaissance
Get the most out of this book
Get the most out of this book (continued); Exercise #2 Commitment
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System
Discovery and Intention Statement Guidelines; Journal Entry #1
Making the transition to higher education
Making the transition to higher education (continued)
Making a healthy transition
Connect to resources
Link to the world of work
Attitudes, values and visualizations
Ways to change a habit
Motivation: Discover it now
Power Process: Discover what you want
Power Process: Discover what you want (continued)
Journal Entry #2

1. First Steps

First Step: Truth is the key to mastery; Journal Entry #3
First Step (continued); Sidebar: If you skipped the Introduction
Exercise #3 Taking the First Step
Exercise #4 Discovery Wheel
Exercise #4 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Exercise #4 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Exercise #4 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Journal Entry #4
The Master Student
The Master Student (continued)
The Master Student (continued)
Practicing Critical Thinking #1; Sidebar: Master Student Profiles
Claim your multiple intelligences (Reduce the chart to one page.)
Claim your multiple intelligences (continued)
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving--The VAK system
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving (continued)
Learning Styles--Discovering how you learn
Learning Styles (continued)
LSI-1 Learning Style Inventory
LSI-2 Interpreting Your Learning Style Graph
LSI-3 Scoring Your Inventory
LSI-4 Remove this page
LSI-5 Learning Style Graph
LSI-6 Cycle of Learning
LSI-7 Journal Entry #5
LSI-8 Balancing Your Preferences
Using your learning profile to succeed in school
Using your learning profile to succeed in school (continued); Sidebar: The magic of metacognition
The value of higher education
Power Process: Ideas are tools
Power Process: Ideas are tools (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Ruth Handler

2. Planning

You've got the time; Journal Entry #6
Exercise #5 The Time Monitor/Time Plan Process
Time Monitor/Time Plan (continued); Sample of Time Monitor/Time Plan
Time Monitor Week of __/__
Time Monitor Mon/Tues/Wed
Time Monitor Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun
Journal Entry #7; Setting and achieving goals
Setting and achieving goals (continued)
Exercise #6 Get real with your goals
The ABC daily to-do list
The seven-day antiprocrastination plan
Practicing Critical Thinking #2
Getting the most out of now
Getting the most out of now (continued); Sidebar: Remember cultural differences
Getting the most out of now (continued); Exercise #7 Create a lifeline
Financial Planning--Meeting your money goals
Financial Planning (continued); Exercise #8 Education by the hour
Power Process: Be here now
Power Process: Be here now (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Ron Brown

3. Memory

Take your memory out of the closet; Journal Entry #8
The memory jungle
The memory jungle (continued)
Choosing to remember
Choosing to remember (continued)
Choosing to remember (continued)
Exercise #9 Use Q cards to reinforce memory
Notable Failures; Exercise #10 Remembering your car keys--or anything else; Journal Entry #9
Remembering names
Mnemonic devices
Mnemonic devices (continued); Exercise #11 Be a poet
Mnemonic devices (continued) Practicing Critical Thinking #3; Exercise #12 Move from problems to solutions
Power Process: Love your problems
Power Process: Love your problems (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Cesar Chavez

4. Reading

Muscle Reading; Journal Entry #10
How Muscle Reading works
Phase One: Before you read
Phase One: Before you read (continued); Phase Two: While you read
Phase Two: While you read (continued); Sidebar: Five smart ways to highlight a text
Phase Two: While you read (continued); Phase Three: After you read
Phase Three: After you read (continued); Sidebar: Muscle Reading: A leaner approach
When reading is tough
When reading is tough (continued); Journal Entry #11
Read with a dictionary in your lap
Sidebar: The universal law of reading; Reading fast
Reading fast (continued); Exercise #13 Relax
Practicing Critical Thinking #4
Reading with children underfoot
Reading with children underfoot (continued)
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Helen Keller

5. Notes

The note-taking process flows; Journal Entry #12
The note-taking process: Observe
The note-taking process flows: Observe (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Record (continued)
The note-taking process flows: Review
Exercise #14 Television note taking; Journal Entry #13; Sidebar: What to do when you miss a class
Create your instructor
Create your instructor (continued)
When your instructor talks fast
Taking notes while reading
Get to the bones of your book with concept maps; Practicing Critical Thinking #5
Power Process: I create it all
Power Process: I create it all (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Craig Kielburger

6. Tests

Disarm Tests; Journal Entry #14
What to do before the test
What to do before the test (continued)
Ways to predict test questions
Cooperative Learning--Study with people
What to do during the test
What to do during the test (continued)
What to do during the test (continued); Words to watch for on essay tests
Integrity in test taking: The high cost of cheating; Have some fun!
The test isn't over until...
Let go of test anxiety
Let go of test anxiety (continued)
Let go of test anxiety (continued); Exercise #15 Twenty things I like to do
Journal Entry #15, Journal Entry #16
Taking math and science tests
Taking math and science tests (continued)
Taking math and science tests (continued)
Celebrate mistakes
Practicing Critical Thinking #6; Sidebar: How to cram (even though you shouldn't)
Power Process: Detach
Power Process: Detach
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Barbara Jordan

7. Thinking

Critical thinking: A survival skill; Journal Entry #17
Critical thinking: A survival skill (continued)
Finding "Aha!" and following through: Becoming a thorough thinker
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued); Sidebar: Tangram
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued); Sidebar: Key terms for thorough thinking
Finding "Aha!" and following through (continued)
Uncovering assumptions
Ways to fool yourself: mistakes in logic
Overcoming stereotypes with critical thinking
Gaining skill at decision making
Four ways to solve problems
But I don't know what I want to do!--Choosing a major
But I don't know what I want to do! (continued); Exercise #16 Make a trial choice of major
Practicing Critical Thinking #7
Asking questions
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Power Process: Find a bigger problem (continued); Exercise #17 Fix the world brainstorm
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Paul Farmer

8. Communicating

Communicating creates our world; Journal Entry #18
The Communication loop: Receiving and sending
The Communication loop (continued)
The Communication loop (continued)
Journal Entry #19; Exercise #18 Write an "I" message
The fine art of conflict management
Choose your conversations and your community
Communicating across cultures
Communicating across cultures (continued); Journal Entry #20
Communicating across cultures (continued); Sidebar: Students with disabilities: Ask for what you want
Dealing with sexism and sexual harassment
Writing on purpose (This replaces the article on the three phases of effective writing.)
Writing on purpose (continued)
Giving credit where credit is due: Avoiding the high cost of plagiarism
Writing and delivering speeches
Writing and delivering speeches; Sidebar: Making the grade in group presentations
Practicing Critical Thinking #8
Power Process: Employ your word
Power Process: Employ your word (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Irshad Manji

9. Technology

Technology, satisfaction and success; Journal Entry #21
Connect to cyberspace
Finding what you want on the Internet; Exercise #19 Evaluate search sites
Write email that gets results
Becoming an online learner
Becoming an online learner (continued)
Thinking critically about information on the Internet
Joining online communities
Library--the buried treasure
Library--the buried treasure (continued)
Practicing Critical Thinking #9
Power Process: Risk Being a Fool
Power Process: Risk Being a Fool (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Mike Lazaridis

10. What Next?

Now that you're done; Journal Entry #22
Use the following suggestions to continue; Exercise #20 Do something you can't
Jumpstart your career plan with transferable skills
Jumpstart your career plan with transferable skills (continued)
Jumpstart your career plan with transferable skills (continued)
Exercise #20: Recognize your skills
Journal Entry #23
Use resumes and interviews to hire yourself an employer
Cruising for Jobs on the Internet
Creating and using portfolios
Service learning (include ideas from Contributing)
Practicing Critical Thinking #10
Exercise #22 Discovery Wheel--Coming full circle
Exercise #22 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Exercise #22 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Exercise #22 Discovery Wheel (continued)
Journal Entry #24
Power Process: Be It
Power Process: Be It (continued)
Put it to Work
Quiz
Learning Styles Application
Master Student Profile: Mia Hamm

Endnotes
Further reading
Photo and illustration credits