Author: Arthur W. Kornhauser
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1993
A complete guide for successful studying, How to Study is concise, practical, time-tested, and free of gimmicks. Designed originally for freshmen at the University of Chicago, this smart book has helped generations of students throughout the country improve their skills in learning quickly and effectively. It offers a no-nonsense plan of action filled with techniques, strategies, exercises, and advice for: *Mastering rather than just memorizing material *Learning the secrets of mental preparation before tackling difficult assignments or exams *Strengthening skills for better reading, note taking, and listening *Improving use of time in the classroom, the library, and at home It offers a wealth of advice, from the commonsensical ("Never begin study immediately after eating" and "Check every tendency to daydream") to the more psychological ("Use your knowledge by thinking, talking, and writing about the things you are learning"). Thoroughly revised and updated, this powerful little book can help any motivated and capable student work smarter, not just harder, from high school through college. When he wrote How to Study Arthur W. Kornhauser (1896-1990) was associate professor of business psychology at the University of Chicago.
Study smarter, not harder! Every high school and college student would love to know how to get the highest grades with the least amount of effort. This book gives students a guiding philosophy for every class, every time, laying the foundation for lifelong learning. With the wisdom gained from these tips, success stories from other students, and mini-assessments, they'll be empowered to succeed in class preparation, reading comprehension, exam-taking, and more. ?No one method fits every student, so included are many tried-and-true methods ?Useful for every subject, from foreign languages to mathematics, from high school through college and beyond ?Helps students find their particular learning styles
Psychology students who want to continue their education today are confronted by a bewildering variety of possibilities. Succeeding in Graduate School offers them much needed practical help. Written by experienced mentors, this book: *explains the options provided by a bachelor's degree, describes what each of the many available programs at the master's and doctoral levels prepares one to do, helps in selecting the most appropriate program, and enhances one's chances of being admitted; *gives reader-friendly tutorials in teaching, research, and clinical/consulting skills; *describes the stresses of life as a graduate student; *suggests ways to cope with the management of difficult professors, the search for the optimal advisor-mentor match, and other political and emotional problems that can make or break a graduate career; *offers advice on overcoming obstacles to completing a thesis or dissertation; and *provides guidance on navigating beyond graduate school: maintaining one's ethical focus, getting into and completing the internship that is a requirement of many programs, obtaining a license for those requiring one to work, and in general, building a career beyond the degree. Clear, crisp, and comprehensive--with extensive references for further exploration--Succeeding in Graduate School is must reading for undergraduates and graduate students alike.
Author: Center for Student Opportunity
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Study Aids
Presents a comprehensive college guidebook for first-generation and low-income students, including how to plan for college, finding mentors, and finding aid, and includes a directory of colleges committed to access and opportunity.
The third edition of Staley and Staley's FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus, driving your personal success in college -- and well beyond. All of the book's exercises are designed to help you learn more about yourself and focus on what you need to do to succeed, with learning tools that help you chart your progress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Social Science
"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet