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Cornerstone : building on your best

Author: Robert M Sherfield; Rhonda J Montgomery; Patricia G Moody
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Sherfield; Rhonda J Montgomery; Patricia G Moody
ISBN: 0130913693 9780130913692 0130931071 9780130931078
OCLC Number: 45532530
Notes: Revised edition of: Cornerstone / Rhonda J. Montgomery, Patricia G. Moody, Robert M. Sherfield. Concise 2nd ed. 2001.
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: (NOTE: Each chapter begins with Where Are You...At This Moment? and includes an Insider's View, From the World of Work and concludes with Blueprints For Change, Journals, and Cornerstones.) 1. Change: Preparing for and Dealing with Change. Why College? The Significance of Your College Experience. What Do You Want? Thinking about Your Choice's. Changes in the Days to Come. Common Characteristics of Any Change. Physical and Emotional Reactions to Change. Preparing for and Dealing with Change. Attitudes that Hinder Change. Changing Behaviors. A Moment in Time. 2. Grow: Motivation, Goal Setting, and Self-Esteem. The Impact of Values on Motivation and Goal Setting. Do You Value College? Attitude-The First Step in Getting What You Want. Preparing for Success. Overcoming Doubts and Fears. The Goal-Setting Process. Evaluation Plan for Your Goals. The Impact of Self-Esteem on Your Motivation. Conditions of Self-Esteem. Self: What Makes Me Who I Am. Influences on Self-Esteem. Improving Your Self-Esteem. 3. Learn: Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing. Understanding Our Strengths. Discovering and Polishing Your Talents. Understanding Multiple Intelligences. Using Multiples Intelligences to Enhance. Understanding Learning Styles Theory. What Can We Learn About Personality? Understanding Personality Typing (Typology). Functions of Personality Typology. A Closer Look at Your Personality Type. Using Your Personality Type to Enhance Learning. 4. Think: Critical and Creative Thinking Skills. Thinking About Thinking. A Working Definition of Critical Thinking. The Importance of Critical Thinking. A Plan for Critical Thinking. Fallacious Persuasive Terminology. Creative Thinking. Critical Thinking Involves. 5. Prioritize: Time, Money, and Resources. Working Hard and Playing Hard. It's that "P" Word: Procrastination. Priority Management of Your Time. Planning and Organizing for School. Planning and Organizing for Work. Planning and Organizing at Home. Prioritizing Your Finance. Maximizing Other Resources. 6. Listen: The Art of Active Listening. The Importance of Listening. The Difference between Listening and Hearing. Practical Definitions of Listening. Obstacles to Listening. Listening for Key Words, Phrases, and Hints. How Do I get Others to Listen to Me? 7. Record: The Essentials of Note Taking. Why Take Notes? Preparing to Take Notes. Beginning the Building Process. Putting It All Together: Note-Taking Techniques. What to Do When You Get Lost. Using Your Laptop Computer for Note Taking. 8. Remember: Studying for Success. Why Study? I Can Fake It. The Importance of Your Study Environment. Understanding Memory. Short-Term Memory Assessment. Long-Term Memory Assessment. Ready, Set, Go! Studying with Small Children in the House. 9. Assess: Strategies for Test-Taking. Controlling Test Anxiety. Test-Anxiety Scale. Three Types of Responses to Test Questions. Test-Taking Strategies and Hints for Success. Helpful Reminders for Reducing Test Anxiety. Academic Integrity. 10. Communicate: A Guide to Writing and Public Speaking. Your Chance to Shine. The Power of Words. Getting a Job. Ten Steps to Success. Step 1: Topic Selection. Step 2: Audience Analysis. Step 3: Writing a Thesis Statement. Step 4: Researching Your Paper or Speech. Step 5: Organizing Your Paper or Speech. Step 6: Writing Your Paper or Speech. Step 7: Documenting Your Paper or Speech. Step 8: Outlining Your Notes for Delivery. Step 9: Using Audiovisual Aids. Step 10: Rehearsal and Delivery. 11. Understand: Relationships and Personal Responsibility. Relationships. Why Are Relationships Important? Communities. Friendship. Legal Drugs. Commonly Abused Drugs. Loneliness. Love Relationships. Sexuality. Sexual Behavior. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Birth Control. Seven Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexual Harassment. Rape. 12. Celebrate: An Understanding of Diversity. You Are a Culture of One. The Components of Culture. The Power of an Open Mind. You Are the Center of Your Own Universe. Changing Demographics of the United States. Other Components of Culture. Who Are You? The Golden Rule for Celebrating Diversity. 13. Live: A Plan for Wellness and Stress Reduction. What Does It Mean to Be Healthy. A Holistic Approach to Wellness. The Mind. The Soul. The Body. The Body and Food. Wellness and Stress. Three Type of Stressors. 14. Dream: Career and Life Planning. Do You Want to Do Something or Be Something? You've Got a Job, Now You Want a Career. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Help Me! I'm Undeclared. Networking: The Overlooked Source for Career Development. Mentors. Bringing It All Together. Appendix A: Things You Need to Know but Probably Will Never Ask. Glossary. References. Index.
Responsibility: Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, Patricia G. Moody.

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