Paul A. Gore
A. J. Metz
(University of Utah)
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1: Building a Foundation for Success Why Go to College? Education: Good for Society, Good for You What It Means to Be in College Learn about Yourself Discover Your Values Follow Your Interests Embrace Your Strengths — and Learn from Your Weaknesses Getting to Know You: ACES and Other Tools [[pop out article]] Student Voices of Experience: Finding Your Purpose Feel the Power of Positive Psychology Build Self-Efficacy Be Resilient Keep Hope Alive Take Personal Responsibility for Your Success Recruit Help [[pop out article]]College Success Leads to Career Success CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 2: Thinking Critically and Setting Goals Build Your Critical Thinking Skills The Higher-Level Thinking Skills behind Critical Thinking How to Use Your Higher-Level Thinking Skills Compare and Contrast: Critical vs. Creative Thinking [[pop out article]]Use Bloom’s Taxonomy Those Blooming Test Questions! [[pop out article]]Think Critically to Set Goals Step 1: Gather Information (about You) Step 2: Set a SMART Goal Step 3: Make an Action Plan Got Goals? They're Your Path to Academic Success [[pop out article]] Step 4: List Barriers and Solutions Student Voices of Experience: Focusing on Solutions Step 5: Act and Evaluate Outcomes Create Your Personal Success Plan The PSP in Action Create Your First Personal Success Plan Employers Value Goal Setting [[pop out article]]CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 3: Motivation, Decision Making, and Personal Responsibility What Keeps You Motivated? Self-Efficacy Relevance Attitude You're Good Enough and You're Smart Enough [[pop out article]] Tap into Your Internal Motivation Student Voices of Experience: Staying Motivated in College Make Good DecisionsTake Personal Responsibility for Your Education Develop a Growth Mindset Take an Active Approach to Your Learning Navigate the Transition to College Life Think about Thinking and Learning Active Learning, Personal Responsibility, and Belief Lead to Success! [[pop out article]] My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 4: Understanding LearningLearning That Works: What the Research Tells Us Test Yourself Space Out Your Studying Change Up Your Material Make Connections So Learning Lasts Use Verbal and Visual Information Your Brain Is Required for Learning! [[pop out article]]Make Learning Personal Use the Myers-Briggs Model Use the VARK Model Student Voices of Experience: Using Learning Strategies in CollegeSucceed in Different Learning Environments Work in a Group Make Sure You're Multimodal Seek Help for Learning Challenges [[pop out article]] My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
5: Organization and Time Management Get Organized Create a Clean Study Space Organize Your Documents What’s in a Name? How to Label Your Files and Folders [[pop out article]]Take Control of Your Time Step 1: Track Your Time Step 2: Identify Your Priorities Step 3: Build Your Schedule Step 4: Use Tools to Track Progress on Your Projects Student Voices of Experience Tools for Time Management Manage Time When You Learn Online [[pop out article]] Overcome Procrastination and Minimize Distractions Beat Procrastination Minimize Distractions Find Your Flow [[pop out article]] My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 6: Reading for College SuccessEmbrace Reading! Prepare to Read Preview the Material Make a Plan for Your Reading [[pop out article]] Identify Purposeful Reading Questions Read with Focus Mark Up Your Reading Material Think Critically about What You Read Student Voices of Experience: Gaining Confidence in Reading Clarify Confusing Material Reading: It’s Good for You! [[pop out article]] Boost Your Reading EfficiencyReview What You’ve Read Recite Summarize Review and Study Read Different Types of Materials Read for Math and Science Classes Read Journal Articles Ask for Help with Reading Challenges [[pop out article]] Read Online Course Materials My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
7: Taking Effective NotesSupercharge Your Note Taking with a Four-Step Strategy Step 1: Prepare to Take Notes Step 2: Actively Listen, Watch, Read, and Participate Step 3: Record Information Taking Notes? Grab a Pen and Paper [[pop out article]] Step 4: Review Your Notes Experiment with Note-Taking Methods Outlining Student Voices of Experience Outlining and Other Note-Taking Strategies Charting Cornell System Mapping Note-Taking Tips for Math, Science, and Online Classes Taking Notes in Math and Science Classes Taking Notes in Online Classes Take Notes Like a Professional [[pop out article]] My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
8: Memory, Studying, and Test Taking Learn How Your Memory Works Sensory Memory Short-Term/Working Memory Long-Term Memory Putting It All Together Why You Forget [[pop out article]] Study Basics: Set Yourself Up for Success Manage Your Time Wisely Join a Study Group Make Connections Create Your Own Study Tools Remember Material with Mnemonics [[pop out article]] Study for Math and Science Classes Study for Online Classes Prepare for Tests Know the Exam Format Review Previous Exams Stay Healthy Talk with Your Instructor Manage Test Anxiety Think Good Thoughts [[pop out article]] Student Voices of Experience Preparing for Tests Learn Test-Taking Strategies Start Smart Answer Common Question Types Take Math and Science Tests Take Tests Online You've Got Integrity [[pop out article]] Follow Up after Tests Evaluate Your Approach: Did Your Prep Work Pay Off? Get Hard Evidence Learn from Your Mistakes My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
9: Information Literacy and Communication Develop Information Literacy Find the Information You Need Evaluate the Information You've Found Wikipedia: Friend or Foe? [[pop out article]] Communicate Information through Writing Prepare to Write Write Your First Draft Revise and Polish Your Paper Student Voices of Experience Getting Feedback on Your Writing Avoid Plaigiarism [[pop out article]] Write in Online Classes Present in Class with Confidence Know Your Purpose—and Your Audience Craft Your Presentation Practice Your Presentation [[pop out article]] Present Like a Pro Harness the Power of Technology: Present Online My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
10: Connecting with OthersEnhance Your Communication Skills Become a Better Listener Become a Better Speaker Build Emotional Intelligence Recognize Emotions Understand Emotions Manage Emotions The Dangers of Suppressing Your Emotions [[pop out article]] Resolve Conflict Be Assertive Don't Be a Doormat [[pop out article]] Use “I” Statements Use All Your Skills to Resolve Conflicts Grow and Sustain Healthy Relationships Connect with Classmates Connect with Instructors Connect with Your Campus Community There's More to College than the Classroom [[pop out article]] Connect with Others Online Stay Connected with Friends and Family Student Voices of Experience: Maintaining Relationships Embrace Diversity Recognize Differences Respect Differences Think Critically about Differences My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
11: Personal and Financial HealthStress Less, Feel Better Physical and Mental Health Eat Right Stay Active Don’t Skimp on the Z’s Healthy Behavior Is Good for Your Grades [[pop out article]] Student Voices of Experience: Staying Healthy and Coping with Stress Take Care of Your Mental Health Don’t Abuse Alcohol and Drugs Sexual Health Avoid Sexually Transmitted Infections Practice Birth Control Financial Health Create a Budget Reduce Your Spending Get a Job to Boost Your Income Navigate Financial Aid I've Got Financial Aid—Now How Do I Keep It? [[pop out article]] Control Your Credit Cards — So They Don’t Control You My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
12: Academic and Career Planning Know Yourself Explore Your Interests Explore Your Values Explore Your Skills Understand Yourself through Campus Engagement [[pop out article]]Develop an Academic Plan Choose a Degree or Certificate Choose a College Major Choose Your Courses Get Help from an Academic Adviser or a Counselor Student Voices of Experience: Selecting a Major and Choosing Classes Know Your Milestones [[pop out article]] Investigate Career Options Get to Know the O*NET Talk with Experts Get Experience LaunchYour Job Search Write a Résumé Find Job Opportunities Write a Cover Letter Interview Effectively Be Ready for Behavioral Interview Questions [[pop out article]] End-of-Term Reflection: Assess Your ACES Progress My Personal Success Plan CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
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