Keys to Success Quick

Paperback | December 27, 2010

byCarol J. Carter, Joyce Bishop, Sarah Lyman Kravits

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For 'essentials or 1 credit hour courses' in Study Skills, Student Success, Freshman Seminar or “University 101”.  This text unlocks every student's potential to succeed in college, career, and life by challenging them to realize, "It’s not just what you know…it’s what you know how to do."

 

Keys to Success Quick offers the hallmark of the Keys to Success series — success in College, Career, and Life through building analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills. This “thinking skills” framework challenges students - but with a ‘less is more’ approach.  Keys Quick will help students develop and personalize “best practice” tools, build skills in context of each topic, and gain self-knowledge via "Quick Check" self-assessments.

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For 'essentials or 1 credit hour courses' in Study Skills, Student Success, Freshman Seminar or “University 101”.  This text unlocks every student's potential to succeed in college, career, and life by challenging them to realize, "It’s not just what you know…it’s what you know how to do."   Keys to Success Quick offers the hall...

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  Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits Keys to Success Quick! 1st edition   Unlock every student's potential to succeed in college, career, and life by challenging them. "It’s not just what you know…it’s what you know how to do."   This text offers the hallmark of the Keys to Success series — success in Coll...

Carol Carter was a C student in high school. During her senior year, she got a wake-up call when her brother told her that she had intelligence, but she wouldn’t go far in life unless she believed in herself enough to work hard. She began college knowing she was “behind the eight ball” in terms of her skills. What she lacked in experi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.4 inPublished:December 27, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1        Welcome to College: Attitudes and Actions for Success

Chapter 2        Goals and Time: Planning Your Future and Your Time Wisely

Chapter 3        Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

Chapter 4        Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Chapter 5        Reading and Information Literacy: Learning from Print and Online Materials

Chapter 6        Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

Chapter 7        Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn

Chapter 8        Test Taking: Showing What You Know

Chapter 9        Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

Chapter 10      Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body

Chapter 11      Managing Money: Living Within Your Means

Chapter 12      Careers and More: Building a Successful Future

Index


EXPANDED CONTENTS

 

Preface

Supplemental Resources

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1 Welcome to College: Attitudes and Actions for Success

Quick Check: How Prepared Are You For College?

What Does College Offer and Expect of You?

§         The Culture of College

§         Connect with People

§         Connect with Technology and Written Resources

·        The Three Thinking Skills

What Thinking Skills Can Help You Achieve Your Goals?

Think Critically: Analyze the Effect of Education

·        How Thinking Skills Move You Toward Your Goals

How Can a “Growth Mindset” Help You Succeed?

·        Be Responsible

·        Practice Academic Integrity

Think Creatively: Imagine Your Potential

·        Face Your Fears

How Can You Work Effectively with Others?

·        Emotional Intelligence

·        Strategies for Study Group Success

Think Practically: Connect College to Career

How Does College Prepare You for Work and Life Success?

Quick Skill Building    

 

Chapter 2 Goals and Time: Planning Your Future and Your Time Wisely

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Self-Management Skills?

How Do Goals Help You Strive for Success?

·        The Definition of a Goal

·        Long-term Goals

·        Short-term Goals

How Can You Create and Achieve Realistic Goals?

·        Get to Know Yourself

·        Set SMART Goals

·        Work Toward Goals

Think Critically: Analyze Distractions

How Can You Effectively Manage Your Time?

·        Identify Your Time Profile and Preferences

Think Creatively: Imagine Achieving a Goal

·        Use Schedules and Planners

·        Make To-do Lists and Prioritize

·        Plan and Track

Think Practically: Define Yourself as a Time Manager

·        Confront Procrastination

Quick Skill Building    

 

Chapter 3 Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

Quick Check: How Aware Are You About How You Learn?

Why Explore Who You Are as a Learner?

·        Use Assessments to Learn About Yourself

·        Assess to Grow, Not to Label

What Tools Can Help You Assess How You Learn and Interact with Others?

Think Critically: Analyze the Value of Lifelong Learning

·        Assess Your Multiple Intelligences with Pathways to Learning

·        Assess Your Style of Interaction with the Personality Spectrum

How Can You Use Your Self-knowledge?

·        Learn to Work with Different Teaching Styles

·        Make Smart Study Choices

Think Creatively: Connect with an Instructor

Think Practically: Link How You Learn to Coursework and Major

·        Use Technology that Works with your Learning Style

·        Transfer Self-knowledge to the Workplace

Quick Skill Building

 

Chapter 4 Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions            

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Thinking Skills?

Why Is It Important to Ask and Answer Questions?

How Can You Improve Critical Thinking Skills?

·        Gather Information

·        Break Information Into Parts

·        Examine and Evaluate

·        Make Connections

How Can You Improve Creative Thinking Skills?

Think Critically: Analyze a Statement

·        Brainstorm

·        Try a New Approach

Think Creatively: Consider Where Risk May Take You

How Can You Improve Practical Thinking Skills?

§         Put Emotional Intelligence to Work

Think Practically: Think Through a Decision

§         Take Action

How Can You Solve Problems and Make Decisions Effectively?

·        Solve a Problem

·        Make a Decision

Quick Skill Building    

 

Chapter 5 Reading and Information Literacy: Learning from Print and Online Materials

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Reading and Information Literacy Skills?

What Sets You Up for Reading Comprehension?

§         Take an Active and Positive Approach

§         Organize Your Study Area for Maximum Focus

§         Expand Your Course Vocabulary

How Can You Respond Critically to What You Read?

·        Focus on Important Information

·        Ask Questions to Evaluate Arguments

Think Critically: Examine Your Response to Internet Research

How Can SQ3R Help You Own What You Read?

·        Step 1: Survey

Think Practically: Use Step 2 to Get a Step Ahead on Your Homework

·        Step 2: Question

·        Step 3: Read

·        Step 4: Recite

·        Step 5: Review

Think Practically: Use Step 2 to Get a Step Ahead on Your Homework

How Can You Be an Information Literate Reader and Researcher?

Think Creatively: Broaden Your Searching

·        Map Out the Possibilities

·        Conduct an Information SEarch

·        Be a Critical Internet Searcher

Quick Skill Building  

 

Chapter 6 Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Listening and Note Taking Skills?

How Can You Become a Better Listener?

·        Issue #1: Distractions that Divide Your Attention

·        Issue #2: Listening Lapses

·        Issue #3: Rushing to Judgment

·        Issue #4: Partial Hearing Loss and Learning Disabilities

·        Issue #5: Comprehension Difficulties for ESOL Students

Think Critically: Take an Active Listening Challenge

How Can You Improve Your Note-Taking Skills?

·        Step #1: Prepare

·        Step #2: Record Information During Class

Think Creatively: Bring Something New to Note Taking

·        Step #3: Review and Revise Your Notes

What Note-Taking Systems Can You Use?

·        Outlines

·        Cornell T-note System

·        Think Links

·        Charting Method

·        Other Visual Strategies

Think Practically: Try a New Note-Taking System

Quick Skill Building

 

 

Chapter 7        Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Memory and Studying Skills?

How Does Memory Work?

§         The Information Processing Model of Memory

§         Why You Forget

Think Critically: Analyze Your Memory Skills

How Can You Remember What You Study?

§         When, Where, and Who: Choosing Your Best Setting

§         What and Why: Evaluating Study Materials

§         How: Using Study Strategies

Think Creatively: Focus Despite Frustration

Think Practically: Plan a Study Session

How Can Mnemonic Devices Boost Recall?

Think Practically: Plan a Study Session

·        Create Visual Images and Associations

·        Create Acronyms

·        Use Songs or Rhymes

What Strategies Can Make Studying for Test Day a Success?

·        Create a Summary of Reading Material

·        Combine Class and Reading Notes into a Master Set

Quick Skill Building

 

Chapter 8        Test Taking: Showing What You Know

Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Test-Taking Skills?

How Can Preparation Improve Test Performance?

·        Identify Where and How the Test Will Be Given

·        Create a Study Schedule and Checklist

·        Review Using Reading and Studying Strategies

·        Make and Take a Pretest

·        Prepare for Final Exams

·        Prepare Physically

Think Critically: Analyze Test Anxiety

How Can You Work Through Test Anxiety?

§         Prepare Well and Have a Positive Attitude

§         Test Time Strategies

What General Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests?

How Can You Master Different Types of Test Questions?

·        Objective Questions

·        Subjective Questions

Think Creatively: Create Your Own Test

What Can You Learn from Test Mistakes?

Think Practically: Create and Use and Organized Study Plan

                        Quick Skill Building

 

 

 

Chapter 9        Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

Quick Check: How Developed are your Cultural Competency, Communication, and Relationship Skills?

How Can You Develop Cultural Competence?

§         Action #1: Value Diversity

§         Action #2: Identify and Evaluate Personal Perceptions and Attitudes

§         Action #3: Be Aware of What Happens When Cultures Interact

§         Action #4: Build Cultural Knowledge

Think Critically: Analyze the Effects of Diversity

§         Action #5: Adapt to Diverse Cultures

Think Creatively: Discover Hidden Diversity

How Can You Communicate Effectively?

§         Adjust to Communication Styles

§         Know How to Give and Take Criticism

§         Manage Conflict

§         Manage Anger

Think Practically: Manage Technology Use

How Do You Make The Most of Personal Relationships?

§         Use Positive Relationship Strategies

§         Plug into Communication Technology Without Losing Touch

§         Avoid Destructive Relationships

Quick Skill Building

 

  Chapter 10      Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body Quick Check: How Developed Are You Stress Management and Wellness Skills?

How Can You Manage Stress?

§         Manage Stress by Managing Time

§         Eat Right

§         Get Exercise

§         Get Enough Sleep

§         Address Mental Health Issues

Think Critically: Analyze Your Sleep Habits

Think Creatively: Reach Out for Support

How Can You Make Effective Decisions about Substances?

§         Alcohol

§         Drugs

§         Tobacco

§         Facing Addiction

How Can You Make Smart Decisions about Sex?

Think Practically: Evaluate Your Substance Use

§         Birth Control

§         AIDS and HIV

Quick Skill Building

 

 

Chapter 11      Managing Money: Living Within Your Means

                        Quick Check: How Developed Are Your Money Management Skills?

                        What Does Money Mean in Your Life?

§         How You Perceive and Use Money

§         Needs vs. Wants

How Can You Create and Use a Budget?

Think Critically: Analyze Your View of Money

§         Figure Out What You Earn

§         Figure Out What You Spend

§         Evaluate the Difference

§         Adjust Expenses or Earnings

§         Juggle Work and School

Think Creatively: Find Ways to Spend Less

How Can You Make the Most of Financial Aid?

§         Know What Aid is Available

§         Apply for Aid

§         Think Critically About Aid

What Will Help You Use Credit Cards Wisely?

§         How Credit Cards Work

§         Look for Credit Pitfalls

§         Manage Credit Card Debt

§         Build a Good Credit Score

Think Practically: Map Out Your Budget

Quick Skill Building    

 

Chapter 12 Careers and More: Building a Successful Future

Quick Check: How Ready Are You for Career and Life Success?

How Can You Prepare for Career Success?

§         Consider Your Personality and Strengths

§         Be Strategic

§         Build Knowledge and Experience

Think Critically: Analyze How Hard Work Relates to Success

§         Investigate Career Paths

§         Know What Employers Want

§         Expect Change

Think Creatively: Look at Careers “Out of the Box”

How Can You Conduct an Effective Job Search?

·        Use Available Resources

·        Use an Organized, Consistent Strategy

How Will What You’ve Learned in This Course Bring Success?

§         Lifelong Learning and the Growth Mindset

§         Flexibility Helps You Land On Your Feet         

                        How Can You Create and Live Your Personal Mission?

Think Practically: Fill In Your 21st Century Skills “Resume”

                        Quick Skill Building

Editorial Reviews

“I like the active thinking concept, especially the way in which it is tied into real life examples.  Students want to know why doing something in some way will be beneficial for them and this is shown throughout the text.” —Kerri Sleeman , Michigan Technological University   “It gives students the basic foundation of college success rather than the approach of some of the other books that go too deep, and is not appropriate to teach in the limited time we have.” —Voltaire Villanueva, Foothill College