This practical, experiential book presents a six-step model to focus students on achievable goals: (1) Know Yourself; (2) Clarify Your Values; (3) Develop Your Competence; (4) Manage Your Life; (5) Expand Your Resources; (6) Build a Bright Future. Topics include: goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning.
This book addresses the issues that students face in college mathematics. The ideas, grounded in research and experience, could keep you from receiving an undesirable grade, dropping a course, changing an area of concentration, or dropping out of college. You will find out how to: improve as a problem solver; manage assignments; determine if you have course prerequisites; work with symbolic form; read your textbooks; get the most out of class; make the most of your learning styles; work with classmates; select and work with your instructors; determine if you should drop a course; retake a course; decrease procrastination and anxiety; increase confidence and motivation; prepare for and take examinations; manage time, a job, and scheduling of classes.
You need good oral communication skills in any field. It is therefore extremely important to develop your ability to converse, to discuss, to argue persuasively, and to speak in public. This book provides clear, straightforward advice that will help you: be a good listener, express yourself clearly and persuasively, contribute effectively to discussions, prepare talks or presentations, prepare effective visual aids, deliver effective presentations, and perform well in interviews.
Essay writing skills are an essential component of being a successful student at all levels. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. Essay writing skills are crucial in both instances - in fact they are essential if you want to achieve high grades.
You need a great resume to stand out from the crowd. Your resume is a platform to detail your achievements and experience. In this book, you will learn: the basic components that must be in your resume, different resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, what fonts to use, how to stress accomplishments, what information you should never put on your resume, what words to use and what words never to use, the secrets of a great cover letter, how to best describe your experience, and more.