Product Cover Image

Keys to College Success Compact Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab Update -- Access Card Package

By Carol J. Carter, Sarah Lyman Kravits

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 9, 2014

Description

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

 

Packages

Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase.

 

Used or rental books

If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.

 

Access codes

Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.

 

--

For First-Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses that are1 credit hour and/or those with blended and online students. Aligned with learning outcomes from both Student Success CourseConnect and MyStudentSuccessLab, it is designed as a stand alone book or a print companion with one of these technologies.

 

Keys to College Success Compact sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. Offers Keys tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem-solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: One, a risk and reward framework that reflects the demands today's students face, and two, a focus on student experience specific to 1 credit or blended/online with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition.

  

Keys to College Success Compact helps students take ownership, develop academic and transferable skills, and show the results of commitment and action so they are well equipped with the concentration, commitment, focus, and persistence necessary to succeed.

Success CourseConnect (http://www.pearsoncourseconnect.com) is one of many award-winning CourseConnect online courses designed by subject matter experts and credentialed instructional designers. MyStudentSuccessLab (http://www.mystudentsuccesslab.com) helps students to ‘Start strong, Finish stronger’ by acquiring the skills they need to succeed for ongoing personal and professional development.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience: Strategies for College, Career, and Life Success

Keys to College Success Compact provides the established KEYS set of tools for success – an understanding of how coursework connects to career and life goal achievement, and analytical, creative, and practical thinking coverage that empowers a range of cognitive ability. This program provides:

·        Personalized Learning with MyStudentSuccessLab: Whether face-to-face or online, MyStudentSuccessLab helps students build the skills they need through peer-led video interviews, interactive practice exercises, and activities that provide academic, life, and professionalism skills.

·        College Connection to Career and Life Goals: Infused with a fresh focus on risk and reward, showing that the reward of success in the modern world demands a risk of vision and persistent effort over time. It raises the bar to show students that they must risk action to grow, thrive, and contribute in order to make their college investment pay off in gainful employment, meaningful work, and community involvement.

·        Thinking Skills coverage:Comprehensive content with research references lend credibility and perspective to concepts, targeted exercises that explore personally relevant situations in context, and sustained focus throughout each topic.

·        Tailored to the 1-credit hour or Blended/Online Program experience: Acknowledges global economic change and instability and hones in on student concerns about employability skills and debt management so the 1 credit hour or blended/online course experience is framed in practical, work-relevant and time conscious ways. 

 

This Package Contains:

· 0321857429/9780321857422: Keys to College Success Compact 1/e

· 0321943252/9780321943255: MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Value Pack Access Card

Table of Contents

BRIEF T.O.C.

Lesson 1  The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You Toward Success

Lesson 2  Time Management: Being In Control of Your Schedule

Lesson 3  Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money

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

Lesson 5  Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

Lesson 6  Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

Lesson 7  Active Reading: Making Meaning from Your Materials

Lesson 8  Memory and Test Taking: Studying to Retain and Show What You Learn

Lesson 9  Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

Lesson 10  Information Literacy: Evaluating Sources Effectively

Lesson 11  Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body

Lesson 12  Careers and More: Building a Successful Future

Index

 

FULL T.O.C.

About the Authors

Preface

Supplemental Resources

Acknowledgments

Lesson 1 The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You Toward Success

Why Is College a Risk, and What Reward Does It Offer?

§  The Culture of College

§  Connect with People

§  Connect with Technology and Written Resources

§  What You Can Gain from College

What Skills and Attitudes Can Help You Succeed?

·       The Three Thinking Skills of Successful Intelligence

·       The Growth Mindset

·       Emotional Intelligence

Get Practical: Use Emotional Intelligence to Get Involved

How Do You Set and Achieve Goals?

·       Establish Values

·       Long-term Goals

·       Short-term Goals

·       Create SMART Goals

·       Work Toward Goals

·       Get Ready to Risk

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards    

 

Lesson 2  Time Management: Being In Control of Your Schedule

Who Are You as a Time Manager?

·       Identify Your Preferences

·       Assess Your Needs

                        How Can You Schedule and Prioritize?

·       Choose a Planner

·       Establish Priorities

·       Build a Schedule

·       Link Tasks to Long-term Goals

·       Make To-Do Lists

·       Manage Your Schedule

How Can You Handle Time Traps?

·       Confront Procrastination

·       Set Effective Limits

Get Creative: Think Your Way Out of Time Traps

·       The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards  

 

Lesson 3         Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money

What Does Money Mean in Your Life?

§  How You Perceive and Use Money

§  Needs vs. Wants

How Can You Create and Use a Budget?

§  Figure Out What You Earn

§  Figure Out What You Spend

§  Evaluate the Difference

§  Adjust Spending or Earning

§  Juggle Work and School

How Can You Make the Most of Financial Aid?

§  Know What Aid is Available

§  Apply for Aid

§  Think Critically About Aid

What Will Help You Use Credit Cards and Debit Cards Wisely?

§  How Credit Cards Work

§  Watch for Problems

§  Manage Credit Card Debt

§  Build a Good Credit Score

Get Analytical: Examine Credit Card Use

                        How Can You Plan for a Solid Financial Future?

·       Save and Invest Your Money

·       Begin Saving for Retirement

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards  

 

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

Why Is It Important to Ask and Answer Questions?

How Can You Improve Your Analytical Thinking Skills?

·       Gather Information

·       Break Information Into Parts

·       Examine and Evaluate

·       Make Connections

How Can You Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills?

·       The Five Ingredients of Creativity

·       Go Beyond Brainstorming

·       Shift Your Perspective

·       Take Risks

Get Creative: Activate Your Creative Powers

How Can You Improve Your Practical Thinking Skills?

§  Put Emotional Intelligence to Work

§  Practical Thinking Means Action

How Can You Solve Problems and Make Decisions Effectively?

·       Solve a Problem

·       Make a Decision

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards  

 

Lesson 5         Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

Why Explore Who You Are as a Learner?

·       Use Assessments to Learn About Yourself

·       Use Assessments to Make Choices and to Grow

What Tools Can Help You Assess How You Learn and Interact with Others?

·       Assess Your Multiple Intelligences with Pathways to Learning

·       Assess Your Style of Interaction with the Personality Spectrum

How Can You Use Your Self-knowledge?

·       Classroom Choices

Get Analytical: Improve a Classroom Experience

·       Study Choices

·       Technology Choices

·       Workplace Choices

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards    

 

Lesson 6 Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

How Can You Become a Better Listener?

·       Manage Listening Challenges

How Can You Improve Your Note-Taking Skills?

·       Prepare

·       Record Information Effectively During Class

·       Review and Revise

What Note-Taking Formats Can You Use?

·       Outlines

·       Cornell T-note Format

·       Mind Map

·       Charting Method

·       Electronic Strategies

Get Practical: Face a Note-taking Challenge

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

 

Lesson 7         Active Reading: Making Meaning from Your Materials

What Sets You Up for Reading Comprehension?

§  Take an Active and Positive Approach

§  Organize Your Study Area for Maximum Focus

§  Expand Your Course Vocabulary

How Can SQ3R Improve Your Reading?

·       Step 1: Survey

·       Step 2: Question

·       Step 3: Read

·       Step 4: Recite

·       Step 5: Review

Get Creative: Use SQ3R to Make a Connection

How Can You Take Notes from Reading Materials?

·       Taking Notes from a Text

·       Create a Summary of Reading Material

·       Combine Class and Reading Notes into a Master Set

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

 

Lesson 8         Memory and Test Taking: Studying to Retain and Show What You Learn

How Can You Remember What You Study?

§  When, Where, and Who: Choosing Your Best Setting

§  What and Why: Evaluating Study Materials

§  How: Using Study Strategies

Get Practical: Answer Your Journalists’ Questions

·       Mnemonic Devices

How Can Preparation Improve Test Performance?

·       Gather Information

·       Schedule Study Time and Set a Goal

·       Review Using Study Strategies

·       Work Through Test Anxiety

What General Strategies Can Help You Succeed on Tests?

·       Test Day Strategies

·       Objective Questions

·       Subjective Questions

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

 

Lesson 9         Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

How Can You Develop Cultural Competence?

§  Action #1: Value Diversity

§  Action #2: Identify and Evaluate Personal Perceptions and Attitudes

§  Action #3: Be Aware of What Happens When Cultures Interact

§  Action #4: Build Cultural Knowledge

§  Action #5: Adapt to Diverse Cultures

How Can You Communicate Effectively?

§  Be Strategic

§  Know How to Give and Take Criticism

Get Analytical: Give Constructive Criticism

§  Plug into Communication Technology Without Losing Touch

How Do You Work Effective in a Team?

§  Lead and Collaborate Effectively

§  Set and Achieve Goals as a Team

§  Manage Conflict

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

 

Lesson 10       Information Literacy: Evaluating Sources Effectively

How Can You Be an Information Literate Reader and Researcher?

§  Map Out the Possibilities

§  Search for Information at the Library

§  Search for Information Online

Get Creative: Broaden Your Search

How Can You Respond Critically to What You Read?

§  Focus on Important Information

§  Ask Questions to Evaluate Arguments

§  Evaluate Every Source

How Do You Write and Research with Academic Integrity?

§  Plagiarism and the Role of Electronic Materials

§  Crediting Authors and Sources

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards  

 

Lesson 11       Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body

How Can Focusing on Health Help You Manage Stress?

§  Eat Well

§  Get Exercise

§  Get Enough Sleep

§  Address Mental Health Issues

Get Practical: College Stress Exploration

How Can You Make Effective Decisions about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs?

§  Alcohol

§  Tobacco

§  Drugs

§  Facing Addiction

How Can You Make Effective Decisions about Sex?

§  Birth Control

§  Sexually Transmitted Infections

Personal Safety Strategies 

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

 

Lesson 12 Careers and More: Building a Successful Future

How Can You Prepare for Career Success?

§  Consider Your Personality and Strengths

§  Investigate Career Paths

§  Explore Majors

§  Build Knowledge and Experience

§  Know What Employers Want

§  Create a Strategic Plan

How Can You Conduct an Effective Job Search?

·       Use Available Resources

·       Use an Organized, Consistent Strategy

·       Your Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview

How Can You Continue to Grow as a Risk Taker and Thinker?

§  Continue to Activate Your Successful Intelligence

Get Analytical: Evaluate Your Growth

§  Learn for Life with a Growth Mindset

§  Cope with Change and Challenge

Risk Action for College, Career, and Life Rewards

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-95256-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-95256-1

Format: Book

This title is currently unavailable on myPearsonStore.
We recommend Keys to College Success Compact Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab Update -- Access Card Package as a replacement.

Digital Choices ?

MyLab & Mastering with Pearson eText is a complete digital substitute for a print value pack at a lower price.

MyLab & Mastering ?

MyLab & Mastering products deliver customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics. MyLab & Mastering products help move students toward the moment that matters most—the moment of true understanding and learning.

+ Other Options

eTextbook ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Print Choices

Loose Leaf Version ?

Books a la Carte are less-expensive, loose-leaf versions of the same textbook.