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College and Career Success

Author(s): Marsha Fralick

Edition: 8

Copyright: 2018

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The 8th edition of College and Career Success by Marsha Fralick features topics on college, career, and lifelong success. This textbook helps students choose a major that matches their interests and personal strengths. The latest research on motivation, mindset, and grit is used to help students persist and complete their education. It provides the basic skills for success in college and throughout life.

College & Career Success:

  • incorporates the latest research on motivation, positive psychology, mindset, and grit to improve the persistence rate of college students.
  • helps students choose a major by assessing their personality types, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, interests, and values.
  • contains information on current career trends, career outlook, the career decision making process, educational planning, and using social media for finding employment.
  • includes an online portfolio with career assessment results and links to the O*Net database for career research.
  • translates the latest research in psychology, education, and neuroscience into practical learning strategies for students.
  • emphasizes the need for math success and provides practical strategies for studying math.
  • helps students think positively about the future, clarify what happiness means to them, and work toward attaining happiness in life.
  • has interactive online instructor resources.

College & Career Success will enhance student learning through:

  • interactive activities that engage students in learning.
  • frequent quizzes and answer keys.
  • journal entries.
  • individual and group activities.
  • the accompanying College Success 1 website located at www.collegesuccess1.com contains faculty and student resources including interactive classroom exercises, handouts, video suggestions, PowerPoint, test bank, Word documents for the journal entries, Internet links to supplemental content, and much more.

Marsha Fralick has also developed a Concise Version for 1- and 2-credit courses. College and Career Success - Concise

PART I Career Success

1 Understanding Motivation

Learning Objectives

What Do I Want from College?

What Is the Value of a College

Education?

Choosing a Major and Career

How to Be Motivated

Your Mindset Makes a Difference

Grit: A Powerful Tool for Student

Success

Thinking Positively about the Future

Find Something Interesting in Your

Studies

Avoid Multi-tasking

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation

Locus of Control

Other Ways to Improve Motivation

Success Is a Habit

Eight Steps to Change a Habit

Keys to Success: Persistence

Notes

Exercises

2 Exploring Your Personality

and Major

Learning Objectives

Choose a Major That Matches Your Gifts

and Talents

Understanding Personality Types

Extraversion or Introversion

Sensing or Intuition

Thinking or Feeling

Judging or Perceiving

Personality and Career Choice

Personality and Preferred Work

Environment

More on Personality Type

Other Factors in Choosing a Major

Keys to Success: Find Your Passion

Notes

Exercises

3 Exploring Multiple Intelligences,

Interests, and Values

Learning Objectives

Exploring Multiple Intelligences

Build on Your Strengths

Using Emotional Intelligence

in Your Personal Life and

Career

Exploring Your Interests

Realistic

Investigative

Artistic

Social

Enterprising

Conventional

Interests and Lifestyle

Using Values to Make Important Life

Decisions

Making Good Decisions

Steps in Making a Career

Decision

Making a Planful Decision

Keys to Success: Act on Your Values

Notes

Exercises

4 Planning Your Career and

Education

Learning Objectives

Keep Your Eyes on the Future

Baby Boomers, Generation X,

the Millennials and the New

Generation Z

Developments Affecting Future

Careers

Career Trends for 2020

Work Skills for the 21st Century

Foundation Skills

Thinking Skills

Workplace Competencies

How to Research Your Career

Career Descriptions

Career Outlook

Planning Your Education

Finding Employment

Get Started with a Resume and Cover

Letter

Establishing Your Personal Brand

Online

Using Online Tools

The Job Interview

Keys to Success: Life Is a Dangerous

Opportunity

Notes

Exercises

PART II College Success

5 Managing Time and Money

Learning Objectives

What Are My Lifetime Goals?

A Goal or a Fantasy?

The ABCs of Time Management

How to Estimate Study and Work

Time

Schedule Your Success

What Is Your Chronotype?

Using a Schedule

If You Dislike Schedules

Manage Your Time with a Web

Application

Time Management Tricks

Divide and Conquer

Do the First Small Step

The 80/20 Rule

Aim for Excellence, Not

Perfection

Make Learning Fun by Finding a

Reward

Take a Break

Learn to Say No Sometimes

Dealing with Time Bandits

Dealing with Procrastination

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Tips for Dealing with

Procrastination

Managing Your Money

How to Become a Millionaire

Budgeting: The Key to Money

Management

Need More Money?

The Best Ideas for Becoming Financially

Secure

Tips for Managing Your Money

Keys to Success: Do What Is Important

First

Notes

Exercises

6 Using Brain Science to Improve

Memory

Learning Objectives

Improving Your Memory

Memory: Short Term Versus Long

Term

Forgetting

Minimizing Forgetting

Practical Memory Techniques

Based on Brain Science

Think Positively about Learning

Develop an Interest

See the Big Picture First

Meaningful Organization

The Magical Number 7 Theory

Visualization

Intend to Remember

Elaboration

Distribute the Practice

Create a Basic Background

Stress and Emotions

Relax While Studying

Using Mnemonics and Other

Memory Tricks

Acrostics

Acronyms

Peg Systems

Loci Systems

Visual Clues

Say It Aloud

Have a Routine

Write It Down

Remembering Names

Optimize Your Brain Power

Keys to Success: Positive

Thinking

Notes

Exercises

7 Using Brain Science to Improve

Study Skills

Learning Objectives

Neuroscience and Practical Learning

Strategies

Visual Learning Strategies

Audio Learning Strategies

Tactile Learning Techniques

Kinesthetic Learning Strategies

Olfactory Learning Strategies

Gustatory Learning Strategies

Applying Memory Strategies to

Reading

A Study System for Reading a College

Textbook: SQ4R

Reading Strategies for Different

Subjects

Improving Reading Concentration

E-Learning Strategies

Guidelines for Marking Your

Textbook

How To Be Successful in Your Math

Courses

A Student Perspective: How to Be

Successful in Math

Keys to Success: Create Your

Success

Notes

Exercises

8 Taking Notes, Writing, and

Speaking

Learning Objectives

Why Take Notes?

The College Lecture

How to Be a Good Listener

Tips for Good Note Taking

Note-Taking Systems

The Cornell Format

The Outline Method

The Mind Map

Taking Notes in Math

Improving Note-Taking

Efficiency

Telegraphic Sentences

Signal Words

How to Review Your Notes

Power Writing

Prepare

Organize

Write

Writer’s Block

Edit and Revise

Final Steps

Effective Public Speaking

Learn to Relax

Preparing and Delivering Your

Speech

Keys to Success: Be Selective

Notes

Exercises

9 Test Taking

Learning Objectives

Preparing for Tests

Attend Every Class

Distribute the Practice

Schedule a Time and a Place for

Studying

Test Review Tools

Reviewing Effectively

Predicting Test Questions

Preparing for an Open-

Book Test

Emergency Procedures

Ideas That Don’t Work

Dealing with Test Anxiety

Dealing with Math Anxiety

Math Tests

Taking Tests

True-False Tests

Multiple-Choice Tests

Matching Tests

Sentence-Completion or

Fill-in-the-Blank Tests

Essay Tests

What to Do When Your Test Is

Returned

Keys to Success: Be Prepared

Notes

Exercises

PART III Lifelong Success

10 Communication

and Relationships

Learning Objectives

Understanding Your Personal

Communication Style

Introvert and Extravert Types

Sensing and Intuitive Types

Feeling and Thinking Types

Judging and Perceptive Types

Communication for Success

Problems in Communication

How to Be a Good Listener

Helpful Communication in a Crisis

Situation

The Language of Responsibility

“I” and “You” Statements

Words Are Powerful

Negative Self-Talk

Barriers to Effective

Communication

Dealing with Conflict

Friendships

Roommates

Relationships

Relationships between Men and

Women

How to Survive the Loss of a

Relationship

Keys to Success: Failure Is an Opportunity

for Learning

Notes

Exercises

11 Thinking Critically and

Creatively

Learning Objectives

Critical Thinking

Fallacies in Reasoning

How to Become a Critical Thinker

The Critical Thinking Process

Tips for Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking over the

Internet

How to Recognize a Scam

Critical Thinking and Moral

Reasoning

What Is Creativity?

The Three S’s of Creativity: Sensitivity,

Synergy, and Serendipity

Creative Thinking Techniques

Acquiring Wisdom and

Knowledge

Keys to Success: Learn to

Laugh at Life

Notes

Exercises

12 Maintaining a Healthy

Lifestyle

Learning Objectives

Life Expectancy

Balance Nutrition and Exercise for Good

Health

How to Lose Weight

Avoiding Addictions to Smoking, Alcohol,

and Other Drugs

Smoking Tobacco: A Leading

Cause of Preventable Illness

and Death

Alcohol

Other Drugs

Protecting Yourself from Sexual

Assault 354

Protecting Yourself from HIV/AIDS and

Other Sexually Transmitted

Infections

Getting Enough Sleep

Stress and Relaxation

What Is Stress?

Get Aerobic Exercise

Practice Stress-Reducing

Thoughts

Using Mindfulness to Relax

Psychological Hardiness

Other Relaxation Techniques

Making Positive Changes in

Your Life

Keys to Success: Live to Be 100

Notes

Exercises

13 Appreciating Diversity

Learning Objectives

Diversity Is Increasing

Why Is Diversity Important?

Vocabulary for Understanding

Diversity

Understanding Diversity

A New Look at Diversity:

The Human Genome Project

Communicating across Cultures

Understanding Sexual

Orientation

How to Appreciate Diversity

Stages of Ethical Development

Stage 1: Dualism

Stage 2: Multiplicity

Stage 3: Relativism

Stage 4: Commitment in

Relativism

Student Perspectives on Diversity

Keys to Success: Diversity Is

Valuable and People Are

Important

Notes

Exercises

14 Thinking Positively about the

Future

Learning Objectives

Thinking Positively about

Your Career

Optimism, Hope, and

Future-Mindedness

Believe in Yourself

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Positive Self-Talk and

Affirmations

Visualize Your Success

Successful Beliefs

Secrets to Happiness

Keys to Success: You Are What You

Think

Notes

Exercises

Glossary

Index

Marsha Fralick

Dr. Marsha Fralick has been employed in the field of education for over 47 years, including 37 years of teaching college success courses. She has brought together research in psychology, education, neuroscience, health, and career development to provide students with strategies for college, career, and lifelong success. She has been recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition for excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership. Her college and career success materials are now used by community colleges and universities nationwide and in Canada. She has a doctorate from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in career counseling, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Redlands and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English from Arizona State University.

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