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Home > Library Resources > Navigating Your Future

Navigating Your Future: The Principles of Student Success

Author: James G. Beierlein, Barbara K. Wade

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., c2002
Description: xix, 251 p.: ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN: 0618061533

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: LB2343.32 .B44 2002

Subject(s)

College student orientation United States.
Study skills.
Critical thinking.
Success United States.

Summary
This academically-oriented text emphasizes active and collaborative learning through the use of case studies. Navigating Your Future challenges students to take responsibility for their own success, using a sophisticated approach that appeals to students at four-year institutions.

Skills in the text are introduced using Bloom's Taxonomy, which defines the six levels of learning--knowledge, comprehension, applications, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation--to encourage students to become critical thinkers.

* Active Learning exercises help students develop personal responsibility by encouraging them to think on their own and analyze situations themselves.

* Journal exercises ask students to reflect personally on what they have learned.

Table of Contents

Introduction - xiii

CHAPTER 1. Understanding Who You Are and What You Want to Be - 1

Understanding Who You Are Begins with Self-Awareness - 2
Understanding What You Want to Be Begins with College-Level Learning - 6
The Power of Goals - 13
What This Means for You - 17
Why You Belong in College - 17
Chapter Highlights - 18
Case Study: Angela's Angst - 19
Personal Journal - 20
Chapter Quiz - 21
Additional Resources - 22

CHAPTER 2. Understanding Why You Came to College - 23

The Role of College in Reaching Your Life Goals - 24
Education Versus Training - 27
The Role of the Liberal Arts - 28
Understanding Your Reasons for Coming to College - 30
Chapter Highlights - 34
Case Study: Juan's Great Confrontation - 35
Personal Journal - 36
Chapter Quiz - 37
Additional Resources - 39

CHAPTER 3. Time Management Skills - 40

Time Is Your Most Valuable Asset - 41
College Learning Versus High School Learning: Dealing with Ideas Versus Memorizing Facts - 41
Developing a Time Plan - 44
How to Handle Long-Term and Big Projects - 52
Simplify Your Life - 58
Chapter Highlights - 59
Case Study: Kendra's Big Time Dilemma - 60
Personal Journal - 61
Chapter Quiz - 63
Additional Resources - 64

CHAPTER 4. Note-Taking Skills - 65

What to Do Before Class - 67
What to Do During Class - 68
What to Do After Class - 70
Taking Notes in Your Textbook - 73
Chapter Highlights - 75
Case Study: Franco's Frustration - 76
Personal Journal - 77
Chapter Quiz - 79

CHAPTER 5. Reading Skills - 81

Improving Your Reading Skills - 82
The Role of Evaluation 83
Developing Your Metacognition Skills - 84
Comprehension Skill Tips - 87
Developing Your Monitoring Strategies - 90
Developing Your Comprehension Strategies - 90
Improving Your Reading Skills - 92
Establishing Goals for Improving Reading Skills - 96
Chapter Highlights - 97
Case Study: Amy's Big Surprise - 98
Personal Journal - 99
Chapter Quiz - 100
Additional Resources - 102

CHAPTER 6. Test-Taking Skills - 103

Developing a Positive Attitude Toward Tests - 105
Preparing for a Test - 107
Chapter Highlights - 114
Case Study: Bob's Big Blowout - 115
Personal Journal - 116
Chapter Quiz - 118

CHAPTER 7. Writing Skills - 120

The Value of Self-Awareness - 122
Good Writing: A Creative Process - 122
The Four Elements of Effective Writing - 123
Getting Started - 124
Developing Your First Draft - 126
The Finished Project - 129
Chapter Highlights - 133
Case Study: Nadia's Nightmare - 134
Personal Journal - 135
Chapter Quiz - 136
Additional Resources - 136

CHAPTER 8. Research Skills - 137

Getting Started - 139
Information on the Internet - 142
Chapter Highlights - 146
Case Study: Wandering Wanda - 147
Personal Journal - 148
Chapter Quiz - 149

CHAPTER 9. Critical Thinking Skills - 150

The Role of Attitude in Critical Thinking - 151
How Your Brain Learns - 154
Everyone Does Not Learn the Same Way - 158
Mind Mapping - 159
Chapter Highlights - 163
Case Study: Jim's Roller Coaster Grades - 164
Personal Journal - 165
Chapter Quiz - 166
Additional Resources - 168

CHAPTER 10. Finding the Right Major and Career - 169

Not as Easy as It Looks - 170
Assessing Your Career Goals - 171
Experiential Learning - 173
Creating a Résumé - 173
Academic Planning and Goal Setting - 176
Your Major: Is It 'Til Death Do You Part? - 181
Chapter Highlights - 183
Case Study: Jennifer's Big Leap - 184
Personal Journal - 185
Chapter Quiz - 186
Additional Resources - 187

CHAPTER 11. Personal Health - 188

Stress, Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep - 189
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs - 194
Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases - 195
Mental Health - 196
Chapter Highlights - 197
Case Study: Salina's Sleepy Summer - 198
Personal Journal - 200
Chapter Quiz - 201

CHAPTER 12. Campus Money Management - 203

Aligning Your Life Goals and Your Spending - 204
Credit Cards, ATM Cards, and Debit Cards - 205
Chapter Highlights - 216
Case Study: Matt's Money Management Monster - 217
Personal Journal - 218
Chapter Quiz - 220

CHAPTER 13. Beyond Diversity: Understanding, Tolerance, and Respect - 221

Understanding Others in Your College Community - 222
Laws and Customs - 224
Customs, Traditions, Respect, and Tolerance - 225
Chapter Highlights - 229
Case Study: Pat's New College Friends - 230
Personal Journal - 231
Chapter Quiz - 232
Additional Resources - 233

CHAPTER 14. Building Life Foundations - 234

Keeping Your Dream Alive - 235
Continuing Your Personal Growth - 236
Learning to Think - 240
Commencement of Lifelong Learning - 341
Chapter Highlights - 241
Case Study: Leah's Little Sister's Questions - 242
Personal Journal - 243
Chapter Quiz - 243

Index - 246

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