Becoming a Master Student

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Education - 416 pages
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The fourteenth edition of the bestselling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today’s first-year students. Through interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, and hands-on activities that students can apply right away, this text helps students succeed in college and in life. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal System, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students’ knowledge of themselves and the world around them. In this latest edition, students will discover that study skills are really life skills with the renewed emphasis on the Master Student Qualities throughout the book. Students will be challenged to apply the Master Student Qualities to new Practicing Critical Thinking exercises and planning for a career by building an effective resume and learning interviewing strategies they can practice while in college.
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I am a San Joaquin Delta College student. I am apart of the EOPS program, where this course is offered. The information offered in this book are tools that can be applied in all areas of life not only in the relm of ones educational experiences. The information that is within the pages of this book are meaningful and powerful. I have enjoyed being apart of the course that is being taught using this book as its foundation. Dave Ellis you are brillant. Thanks for your contribution to students as well as people who are under going a new way if thinking and living. On behalf of the SJDC Student Success Academy we say thanks.  

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I like the idea that you get much farther by working smart and doing what you like than just by working harder


Master Student Qualities
First Steps
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Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. From Master Student to Master Employee is based on Ellis's best-selling textbook Becoming a Master Student. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and to other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at Dave Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and four grandchildren.

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