Urban Student: Being Your Best at College and Life

Urban Student: Being Your Best at College and Life

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Overview

This book is a condensed version of Wahlstrom/Williams Learning Success that is directed specifically for students attending urban colleges. Shows how success skills in higher education are also success skills in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534528935
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 01/23/1997
Series: Freshman Orientation/College Success Series
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. CHALLENGES: SURVIVING AS AN URBAN STUDENT. The Urban College Student: Who Are You? Seven Challenges of the Urban Student. ��Street Smarts��: What Strengths Do You Bring to College? Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 2. SUCCEEDING: WHY ARE YOUR HERE? WHAT IS YOUR FEAR? Why Are You Here? Values and Your Reasons for College. What Is Your Fear? Anxiety as a Positive and Negative Motivator. How Could College Make a Difference in Your Life? How College Work Can Improve Your Career Skills. Setting College Goals from Life Goals. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 3. RESOURCES: GETTING HELP, FINDING OPPORTUNITIES, BENEFITING FROM DIVERSITY. A Look Around the Campus. Academic Help. Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Help. Other Kinds of Assistance. Activities and Campus Life. The Multicultural ��Salad Bowl��: Diversity of Genders, Ages, Cultures, Races, and So On. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 4. TIME: TRANSLATING YOUR LIFE GOALS INTO TASK MANAGEMENT. How to Improve Your Time Management. Battling the Killer Time Wasters. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 5. MEMORY: FUNDAMENTALS OF LEARNING. The Importance of Managing Long-Term Memory. The Four Learning Styles: Which Fits You? How to Improve Your Memory Power. Classroom Activities. The Examine Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 6. LECTURES: THE IMPORTANCE OF NOTE TAKING. Lectures, Learning Styles, and Life. Making Lectures Work: What They Didn�t Tell You in High School. The 5R Steps:Record, Rewrite, Recite, Reflect, Review. Optimizing the Classroom Game. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 7. READING: GETTING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM WHAT YOU READ. Reading for Pleasure Versus Reading for Learning. Reading System #1: The SQ3R Method. Reading System #2: The 3Rs Method. Dealing With Special Subjects: Math, Sciences, Languages, and Other. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. SPECIAL SECTION: PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS FOR YOUR FUTURE. Personal Computers. Computer Software. Communications Tools. 8. TESTS: DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN TAKING EXAMS. Taking Charge of Taking Tests. How to Cope with Test Anxiety in the Classroom. The Six-Step Examination Approach. Mastering Objective Questions. Mastering Written Examinations: Short and Long Essays. The Important Matter of Academic Honesty. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 9. COMMUNICATION: WRITING GREAT PAPERS. What Do Instructors Look For in a Term Paper? Writing a Term Paper: Five Phases. Phase 1: Picking a Topic. Phase 2: Doing Initial Research and Developing an Outline. Phase 3: Doing Your Research — Using the Library. Phase 4: Sorting Your Notes, Revising the Outline, and Writing the First Draft. Phase 5: Revising, Finalizing, and Proofreading Your Paper. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 10. STRESS: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF MENTALLY. Stress: Causes and Manifestations. Managing Stress. Classroom Activities. Assignments for Journal Entries. 11. RELATIONSHIPS: MANAGING CONFLICT, ASSERTIVENESS, AND SEXUAL RISKS. Conflict and Communication: Learning How to Disagree. Assertiveness: Better than Aggressiveness or Nonassertiveness. HIV & AIDS. Some Rules for Safer Sex. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 12. MONEY: GETTING IT AND USING IT. Managing Costs: Getting and Spending. Money Plans and Expense Record. A Crash Course in Money Handling. Financial Aid. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. 13. WORK: MAJORS, RESUMES, AND CAREERS. What Do You Want to Be After You Graduate? Tests To Help Establish Career Interests. The Job of Looking for a Job. Classroom Activities. The Examined Life: Assignments for Journal Entries. SOURCES & CREDITS. GLOSSARY/INDEX.

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