Table of Contents
Chapter 1: You and Your College Experience
Who Are You, Really?
Different Worlds of Different Students
How You Learn
What Is College, Really?
Let’s Talk about Success
Chapter 2: Staying Motivated, Organized, and On Track
Setting and Reaching Goals
Organizing Your Space
Organizing Your Time
Chapter 3: Thinking about Thought
Types of Thinking
Searching for “Aha!”
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Chapter 4: Listening, Taking Notes, and Remembering
Setting Yourself Up for Success
Are You Ready for Class?
Are You Really Listening?
Remembering Course Materials
Chapter 5: Reading to Learn
Are You Ready for the Big Leagues?
How Do You Read to Learn?
Dealing with Special Texts
Building Your Vocabulary
Chapter 6: Preparing for and Taking Tests
Test Anxiety and How to Control It
Studying to Learn (Not Just for Tests)
The Secrets of the Q and A’s
The Honest Truth
Using Test Results
Chapter 7: Interacting with Instructors and Classes
Why Attend Classes at All?
Participating in Class
Communicating with Instructors
Public Speaking and Class Presentations
Chapter 8: Writing for Classes
What’s Different about College Writing?
How Can I Become a Better Writer?
Other Kinds of Writing in College Classes
Chapter 9: The Social World of College
Getting Along with Others
Living with Diversity
Chapter 10: Taking Control of Your Health
Nutrition and Weight Control
Activity and Exercise
Substance Use and Abuse
Emotional Health and Happiness
Chapter 11: Taking Control of Your Finances
Financial Goals and Realities
Financing College and Looking Ahead
Chapter 12: Taking Control of Your Future
The Dream of a Lifetime
Choosing Your Major
Getting the Right Stuff
Career Development Starts Now
The Power of Networking
Résumés and Cover Letters
Interviewing for Success