Designed and written specifically for career college students this book is built around 10 Essential Cornerstones identified and reviewed by the foremost in career college instructors, administrators and students. The book includes features to engage the career college student in topics of interested that will impact them both personally and professionally. It begins by teaching students to discover their potential, embrace change, and thrive through goal setting. The book builds academic success with: learning styles, personality types, becoming an active learner, listenting and note taking, empowering memory, test taking, critical thinking and problem solving. It concludes by addressing all the topics a student needs to prepare for the global economy and move into the workplace. As with all books in the well-known Cornerstone franchise, you will find concrete applications, a conversational tone, and a motivational tone.
Dr. Robert M. Sherfield A professor at the College of Southern Nevada, Dr. Sherfield is a prolific author and award-wining educator, who has received several major teaching awards. Dr. Sherfield's extensive work in the area of student success includes design and implementation of these programs. He is well known nation-wide as one of the foremost speakers and writers in this field. Dr. Patricia G. Moody Dr. Moody is Dean Emeritus at the University of South Carolina where she was a faculty member for over 30 years. She has won several major teaching awards, including National Collegiate Teacher of the Year in her field. A well-known speaker, she worked extensively in the international arena for her college and has co-authored numerous textbooks.
Chapter 1 THRIVE 3 Discovering Your Potential, Nurturing Change, and Thriving Through Goal Setting Chapter 2 ENGAGE 31 Cultivating Your Personal Motivation and Academic Passion Chapter 3 COMMUNICATE 59 Enhancing Your Interpersonal Communication Skills, Developing Your Emotional Intelligence, and Celebrating Cultures Chapter 4 PRIORITIZE 87 Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress Chapter 5 PROSPER 107 Protecting Your Future Through Managing Your Money and Debts Wisely Chapter 6 READ 129 Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills Chapter 7 LEARN 157 Using Your Dominant Intelligence, Learning Style, and Personality Type to Become an Active Learner Chapter 8 RECORD 179 Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-Taking System That Works for You Chapter 9 UNDERSTAND 205 Empowering Your Memory, Creating Your Study Plan, and Taking Tests Successfully Chapter 10 THINK 241 Expanding Your Aptitude for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Chapter 11 PLAN 267 Preparing for Success in the World of Work ... and Beyond
"As a Career Services Coordinator for more than five years, an instructor in Professional and Career Development, and a business owner, I have never seen a more comprehensive approach to training the student in the proper methodology for achieving his or her academic, professional, and private goals." "It is an exceptional text, well thought-out, relevant to the lives of today's students, especially those who are working, working mothers, or just coming back to the classroom to update skills or retrain for a new career." --Edward M. Tucker, Lincoln College of Technology "!the advantages of Cornerstone are in the direct presentation of material, the logical arrangement of topics, the functional connection between exercises, activities and utilitarian application, and the reference-friendly table of contents and index." --Sharon L. Youngue, Art Institute of Phoenix "! the text seems to reflect current trends in the field. I think acknowledging past struggles of students and empowering them to approach their education with intentionality, rather than just "hoping" that it will be different is reflected in the field of higher education." --Jean Fennema, Pima Medical Institute "This book focuses on students being accountable for their own success--which is sorely lacking in most student success texts. It speaks in a common language that students of all abilities can relate to, which is very important in our market. I have 20 year olds and 40 year olds in the same class. My students are always engaged during this class because of the way the topics are covered. Most texts also do not focus on the nitty gritty of getting and keeping a job--which is absolutely essential to my students. Great job." --Kate Sawyer, Lincoln Educational
Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody
Opening Doors to Career Success
Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River
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