FOCUS on College Success

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Cengage Learning, Jan 4, 2008 - Education - 496 pages
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Success in college requires more than just intellect. Motivation, focus, and discipline are key. And one book shows you how to use that key to drive your personal success in college--and well beyond. Research-based and highly motivational, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS thoroughly engages you with direct applications and immediate results. While college success tactics may seem like common sense, many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques THAT WILL DELIVER RESULTS. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls into which so many students stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities were specifically designed to help you learn more about yourself and to help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and personal life too. Tools help you chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take the college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer.
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Contents

Building Dreams Setting Goals
1
Learning about Learning
33
Making Use of Resources Finances Technology and Campus Support
67
Managing Your Time and Energy
101
Thinking Critically and Creatively
135
Engaging Listening and NoteTaking in Class
169
Developing Your Memory
199
Reading and Studying
229
Writing and Speaking
289
Building Relationships Valuing Diversity
323
Choosing a College Major and Career
355
Working Toward Wellness
389
FOCUS EXIT INTERVIEW
423
NOTES
427
TEXT CREDITS
443
INDEX
445

Taking Tests
259

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Constance Staley is a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has directed the Freshman Seminar Program for 20 years. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Staley is the author of a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, as well as the ground-breaking resource manual 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LECTERN. A well-known name in FYE circles, Staley is a leader in instructor workshop training nation-wide. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Fellow, teaching in the former Soviet Union in 1996. Dr. Staley received a B.A. in education from Ball State University, and an M.A. in linguistics and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, and FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS CONCISE for Cengage Learning, and the co-author of FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS with Steve Staley.

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