John N. Gardner
Betsy O. Barefoot
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01 Taking the First Step
Thriving in College and Life The Value of College Opportunities in College Making the Most of the College Success Course and This Textbook The Choices You Will MakeExploring Purpose and Setting Goals Considering Purpose Getting Started with Goal Setting Follow the SMART Goal-Setting Guidelines Connecting with Others Students Online Learners Instructors Administrators, Advisers, and Other Staff Members TECH TIP: Send Professional E-mails Chapter Review 02 Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence Motivation, Attitude, and Mindset Motivation Attitude Mindset Succeeding in an Online Class: It Takes Motivation! Resilience Understanding Emotional Intelligence Perceiving and Managing Emotions The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life Improving Emotional Intelligence Identifying Your EI Skills and Competencies EI = College and Career Success TECH TIP: Monitor Your Online Image Chapter Review 03 Managing Your Time Time: Your Most Valuable Resource Setting Goals Prioritizing Finding Balance Time in College and in Career R-E-S-P-E-C-T Managing Your Energy Time-Management Pitfalls Procrastination Being Spread Too Thin Distractions Motivation Problems Ask Yourself the Tough Questions Get Smart about Organizing Your Days, Weeks, Tasks, and More Using a Daily or Weekly Planner Scheduling Your Time Week by Week At the Top of My To-Do List Is “Make a To-Do List”! Thinking about Your Class Schedule Maximizing Study and Review Time TECH TIP: Use Digital Tools to Control Your Time Chapter Review 04 Learning and Thinking in College How People Learn Get Ready for Learning Personalize Your Learning: The VARK and Other Tools Use VARK Results for Success Adapt to Different Learning Environments Become a Multimodal Learner Think about Your Thinking: Metacognition Learn to Collaborate Learning with a Learning Disability Develop Strong Thinking Skills College-Level Thinking Is Critical Thinking Challenge Assumptions and Beliefs Ask Questions Consider Multiple Points of View, and Draw Conclusions Develop an Argument Examine Evidence Recognize and Avoid Faulty Reasoning Apply Your Thinking Skills Collaborate Be Creative Learn to Problem-Solve Bloom’s Taxonomy and Your First Year of College TECH TIP: What Is Real and What Is Fake? Chapter Review 05 Getting the Most Out of Class Prepare for Class Why Be an Engaged Learner? Pay Attention! Listening, Participating, and Taking Notes Listening Critically Becoming an Active Class Participant Taking Notes Engage in Online Learning Take Effective Notes Cornell Format Outline Format Paragraph Format List Format Taking Notes in Class Make Adjustments for Different Classes Use Specific Strategies for Note Taking in Quantitative Courses TECH TIP: Use Technology to Power Your Note Taking Keep It Fresh by Reviewing Your Notes Compare Notes Class Notes and Homework Chapter Review 06 Reading to Learn Four-Step Plan for Active Reading Step 1: Previewing Use Visual Tools Step 2: Reading and Marking Step 3: Reading with Concentration Reading Online Step 4: Reviewing Improving Your Reading Developing Your Vocabulary What to Do When You Fall Behind in Your Reading Different Courses, Different Kinds of Textbooks Reading Math Textbooks Reading Science Textbooks Reading Social Science and Humanities Textbooks The Value of Primary Source Material If English Is Not Your First Language TECH TIP: Use E-books Chapter Review 07 Taking Exams and Tests Preparing for Tests Work with Instructors, Peers, and Tutors Prepare Properly for Math and Science Exams Prepare Physically and Emotionally Use the Cloud Studying to Make It Stick Help Your Memory Help You Use Review Sheets, Mind Maps, and Flash Cards Create Summaries Taking Tests and Exams Be Ready for Every Kind of Pitch You Bombed a Test—Now What? TECH TIP: Ace Your Online Tests Academic Honesty and Misconduct Cheating Plagiarism Consequences of Cheating and Plagiarism Reducing the Likelihood of Academic Dishonesty Chapter Review 08 Developing Information Literacy and Communication Skills Information Literacy Learning to Be Information Literate Research: Information Literacy in Action Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic Using the Library Library Resources Evaluating Sources Relevance Authority Bias Using Your Research in Writing and Presentations TECH TIP: Conduct Effective Searches The Writing and Speaking Process Steps to Good Writing Knowing Your Audience Time and the Writing Process Citing Your Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism Speaking Effectively Communicating with Others in a Digital Age Chapter Review 09 Considering Majors and Careers Careers and the New Economy Characteristics of Today’s Economy Building a Professional Mindset for Life after College Working with an Academic Adviser Prepare for Your First Meeting with Your Academic Adviser Know the Right Questions to Ask Learn How to Select Your Classes Explore Course Options, and Pay Attention to Your Grades Deal with a Mismatch Find and Use Campus Resources Getting to Know Yourself Clarify Your Personal and Workplace Values Understand Your Skills, Aptitudes, Personality, and Interests Job Candidate Skills and Qualities Ranked as Very Important by Employers Using the Holland Model Gaining Professional Experience Internships and Other Professional Work Experiences Part-Time Work in College TECH TIP: Network Online Marketing Yourself, and Putting It All Together Branding You, Inc. Building a Résumé Writing a Cover Letter Creating an Online Portfolio Chapter Review 10 Connecting with Others in a Diverse World Personal Relationships Roommates Romantic Relationships Breakups Relationship No-Nos Family Connections Marriage and Parenting during College Relationship with Parents Thriving in Diverse Environments Other Differences You Will Encounter in College Stereotyping and Microaggressions Creating a Welcoming Environment on Your Campus Sexual Harassment: A New Spotlight on an Old Problem TECH TIP: Look beyond the Filter Connecting through Involvement Connecting by Working Connecting through Community Service Connecting through Online Communities Seek Diversity in the Workplace and in Life Chapter Review 11 Managing Money Living on a Budget Creating a Budget Cutting Costs Benefits of Being a Good Money Manager TECH TIP: Manage Your Personal Budget Understanding Financial Aid Types of Aid Navigating and Qualifying for Financial Aid How to Keep Your Funding Steps to Qualify for Financial Aid Achieving a Balance between Working and Borrowing Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Student Loans Plan for the Future Managing Credit Wisely Understanding Credit Debit Cards Frequently Asked Questions about Credit Cards and Identity Theft Chapter Review 12 Staying Healthy Understanding Wellness Managing Stress to Maintain Wellness Take Control The Importance of Good Nutrition Risky Eating Habits Exercising to Maintain Wellness TECH TIP: Use Technology to Stay Fit Getting Enough Sleep to Maintain Wellness Spirituality Emotional Health Maintaining Sexual Health Communicating about Safe Sex Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Infections Using Birth Control Protecting Yourself and Others against Sexual Assault and Violence Alcohol and Other Substances The Use and Abuse of Alcohol Tobacco and Marijuana Chapter Review Using the ACES Progress Report Index
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