Whether you're fresh from high school or a returning student, this book provides hands-on strategies to help you develop the skills and confidence that are vital to success in college and beyond. Their "secret" is a proven, effective model incorporating six achievable goals that are essential to college success: 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 you the chance to record your reflections, apply the strategies, and track your success throughout the course.
Authored by John Santrock, a prominent developmental psychologist, and Jane Halonen, an educational leader in critical thinking, this proven text and CD-ROM package appeal to instructors who want to emphasize student self-awareness in pursuit of college success goals, as well as active learning strategies. Within the 13-chapter text, the authors develop six themes that impact students' success. They have developed and refined an innovative visual map, the "Six-Point Model of Success." Tare introduced The themes include: Develop Meaningful Values; Set Goals, Plan, and Monitor; Get Motivated and Take Responsibility; Think and Learn; Build Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence; and, Explore Careers. Once these themes are introduced Chapter 1, they are integrated throughout the book, providing students with a guide to success. refers to the A Learning Portfolio concludes every chapter and consists of three self-assessments, a variety of journal activities, and the new summary activity "Applying the Six Strategies for Success" The Learning Portfolio is designed to help students record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success through the course. An accompanying CD-ROM is packaged free with every few textbook and is a valuable addition to the learning resources this book offers. The CD-ROM contains electronic versions of the self-assessments, additional self-assessments, My Journal, and case studies for in-class or journal discussion.