Keys to Success: Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life

Keys to Success: Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life

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Since its’ publication, Keys to Success has set the standard for helping readers understand how to be successful in College, Career, and Life. This revision builds on this strength, while adding the new dimension of successful intelligence. Through building their ability to think analytically, creatively, and practically, readers can understand their own power to choose and to act as they proceed through life and the world of work. Because this book shows readers how what helps them succeed in college will also serve them on the job and in life, Keys to Success appeals to every age (traditional and older) and stage (full-time, part-time, working, parenting) of reader.

All new stories have been introduced to address the current challenges today’s student faces–e.g., values, goal setting, time management, basic stress management, test taking strategies, balancing school with work, returning to school as an older student, dealing with financial needs, parenting, supporting various lifestyles and schedules, etc. Learning Styles coverage shows a clearer delineation of the two learning styles assessments and makes them more useful: how you learn (Gardner's Multiple-Intelligences-based assessment) and how you interact with others (Myers-Briggs-based assessment). Provides specific strategies to play to strengths, compensate for weaknesses, and build study skills. This edition contains extensive coverage of common Freshman pitfalls–Academic integrity; choosing a major; stress management; and credit card debt.

For students of college and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131474215
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/18/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Carol Carter is founder of Lifebound, a career coaching company that offers individual coaching sessions and seminars for high school students, college students, and career seekers. She has written and co-authored multiple texts. She has taught welfare-to-work classes, team taught in the La Familia Scholars program, and conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. Carol is a national college and career expert and is interviewed regularly in print, on the radio, and for television news programs.

Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. Joyce currently teaches on-line and multimedia classes, and trains other faculty within her 21 college district. In addition, she has co-authored multiple texts and is the lead academic for the Lifelong Learning Telecourse.

Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She has co-authored several books and has served a Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In this role, she helped facilitate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. Sarah has also given workshops on critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help.


1. Welcome to College: Opening Doors to Success.

2. Values, Goals, Time, and Stress: Managing Yourself.

3. Learning Styles, Majors, and Careers: Knowing Your Talents and Finding Your Direction.


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

5. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content.

6. Listening, Note Taking, and Memory: Taking In, Recording, and Remembering Information.

7. Test Taking: Showing What You Know.

8. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas.


9. Relating to Others: Communicating in a Diverse World.

10. Personal Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself.

11. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources.

12. Creating Your Life: Building a Successful Future.

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