Published on March 14, 2014
1 | 1Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life On Course Chapter 1 GETTING ON COURSE TO YOUR SUCCESS
1 | 2Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. CRITICAL THINKING: FOCUS QUESTIONS TAKING THE FIRST STEP • What does “success” mean to you? • When you achieve your greatest success, what will you have, what will you be doing, and what kind of person will you be?
1 | 3Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. WHAT IS SUCCESS? • Success is staying on course to your desired outcomes and experiences. • List 10 or more successes that you have achieved in your life. • Do you tend to focus on your inner or outer success? Outer success—high grades, social popularity, college degree, sports victories Inner success—following personal interests, focusing on personal values, creating a fulfilling life
1 | 4Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. INNER SUCCESS AND OUTER SUCCESS • Identify each of the following as an Inner Success or Outer Success. I made all “A’s” last year. I enjoy working outdoors. I love to learn. I’m captain of the basketball team. I enjoy helping people to improve their lives. Outer Inner Inner Inner Outer
1 | 5Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. CHANGE • Think about a time when you made a positive change in your behavior. Why did you decide to change? What obstacles did you have to overcome? How would your life be different today if you had not changed? In general, do you believe that you are resistant or receptive to change?
1 | 6Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. THE POWER OF CHOICE • The main ingredient in all success is WISE CHOICES. Using the chart below, what effective choices could lead to success? Desired Outcome Wise Choices Success I have a new Ford Focus in 2 years I have a new Ford Focus I pass math with an “A” I receive an “A” in math I am a better photograph than I am now I am a better photographer I take photos once a week and ask for feedback on how to improve I save $100 dollars each paycheck and research how to raise my credit score I study every night, participate in class, and ask questions
1 | 7Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. WRITE A GREAT LIFE •How to create a meaningful journal Copy the directions Be spontaneous Be honest Be creative Dive deep
1 | 8Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. ASSESS YOURSELF • What is the purpose of taking the On Course self- assessment? To understand your strengths and weaknesses in the eight choices of successful students. • What is the value of this knowledge to you? As you develop the “choices of successful students,” you will make wiser choices and, thus, achieve more of your desired outcomes and experiences.
1 | 9Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. FORKS IN THE ROAD • Navigating your path in life is a choice. At each fork in the road, choose the path that leads to success! What forks in the road have you encountered this week? What helped you decide which path to take? Was your decision a wise choice?
1 | 10Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION • Make a list of customs and beliefs that define your culture(s). Does your list contain more visible or more invisible customs and beliefs? How do you respond when confronted with cultures that are significantly different from your own? How can you apply this awareness to become a more successful student?
1 | 11Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. THE CULTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION • Navigating the college culture What has surprised you most about the culture of your college? What choices might students make in college that could get them off course? What choices might students make in college that could get them on course? What choices could you make to develop your intellectual curiosity?
1 | 12Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. THE CORE LEARNING SYSTEM • Identify each term for the acronym C.O.R.E. • What does the “C” stand for? Collect: Make a conscious effort to gather information • What does the “O” stand for? Organize: Organize information in multiple ways so that you fully understand it • What does the “R” stand for? Rehearse: Distribute practice sessions over time • What does the “E” stand for? Evaluate: Seek feedback to determine quality of learning
1 | 13Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. SELF ESTEEM AND CORE BELIEFS • Do you believe that self-esteem is learned? If not, where do you believe you “got” your self- esteem? If so, what does this say about the ability to develop and boost your self-esteem?
1 | 14Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. QUICK REVIEW • This chapter offers five suggestion for creating a meaningful On Course journal. Take 1 minute and try to list as many as you can Copy Directions Be Spontaneous Be Honest Be Creative Dive Deep
1 | 15Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. QUICK REVIEW • Identify each of the eight choices of successful students See themselves as the primary cause of their outcomes and experiences Find purpose in their lives by discovering personally meaningful goals and dreams Consistently plan and take purposeful actions in pursuit of their goals and dreams Build mutually supportive relationships that help them achieve their goals and dreams (while helping others do the same) Consciously employ behaviors, beliefs and attitudes that them On Course Find valuable lessons and wisdom in nearly every experience they have Effectively manage their emotions in support of their goals and dreams See themselves at capable, lovable, and unconditionally worthy human beings Accept Personal Responsibility Discover Self-Motivation Master Self-Management Employ Interdependence Gain Self-Awareness Adopt Lifelong Learning Develop Emotional Intelligence Believe in Themselves
1 | 16Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. QUICK REVIEW • Identify each of the following as a "Hard Skill" or "Soft Skill." Properly mixing epoxy tooth filling material Identifying bacteria cultures Working well in teams Planning work time in order to get everything done on schedule Effectively applying tax laws to help a client avoid an IRS audit Setting work-related goals Hard Skill Hard Skill Hard Skill Soft Skill Soft Skill Soft Skill
1 | 17Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. • What principle of Deep and Lasting Learning is reflected in each of these examples? QUICK REVIEW Prior Learning Quantity of Processing Quality of Processing Remembering what I learned in my tennis class, I decide to try using topspin in racquetball. After each class, I organize my notes, creating outlines or graphic organizers to help me remember the important points. In math, I do at least five practice problems of each type each day for a full week!
1 | 18Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. QUICK REVIEW • Identify which element of the CORE learning system is being used in the following statements. You strengthen neural connections by going over your study material several times a week You use formal and informal feedback to insure accurate and complete learning You gather information and skills from sources such as textbooks and lectures You arrange information to create deep and lasting learning Rehearse Organize Evaluate Collect
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