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1. Chapter 1: Welcome to Your College Experience

1.1. Goal Setting

1.1.1. Identifying Personal Strenghts

1.1.2. Ask Tough Questions

1.1.3. Establish goals for today, this week, this year, and beyond

1.2. Setting SMART Goals

1.2.1. Be specific about what you want to achieve

1.2.2. State your goal in Measurable terms

1.2.3. Be sure that goal is attainable

1.2.4. Know how your goal is relevant to your life and why the goal matters.

1.2.5. Consider the time frame and whether the goal is achievable within the period of time you desire.

1.3. Working with an Academic Adviser

1.3.1. Prepare for the meeting by looking at the course catalog, thinking about available majors, and familiarizing yourself with campus resources

1.3.2. Prepare materials to bring to the meeting

1.3.3. Make a list of majors that appeal to you

1.3.4. Map out your time frame and goals

1.3.5. Know the right questions to ask

1.3.6. Know what to take away from your meeting

1.3.7. Know the rules of thumb about selecting your classes

1.3.8. know what to do if your academic adviser isn't very helpful.

1.3.9. Set up subsequent meetings with your academic adviser.

2. Chapter 2: Time Management

2.1. Using Time-Management Tools

2.1.1. Create daily, weekly, and monthly views of your planner

2.1.2. Set realistic goals for your study time

2.1.3. Use waiting, commuting, and travel time to review

2.1.4. Limit distracting and time consuming communications

2.1.5. Avoid multitasking

2.1.6. Be flexible

2.1.7. Schedule breaks

2.2. Appreciating the value of time.

2.2.1. Create a workable class schedule

2.2.2. Schedule your classes in blocks

2.2.3. Always be punctual in life

2.3. Setting Priorities

2.3.1. Find a balance

2.3.2. Don't overextend yourself

2.3.3. Stay focused.

3. Chapter 3: Emotional Intelligence

3.1. Developing Emotional Intelligence

3.1.1. Developing Intrapersonal Skills

3.1.1.1. Emotional Self-Awareness

3.1.1.1.1. Knowing how and why you feel the way you do.

3.1.1.2. Assertiveness

3.1.1.3. Independence

3.1.1.4. Self-Regard

3.1.1.5. Self-Actualization

3.1.2. Developing Interpersonal Skills

3.1.2.1. Empathy

3.1.2.2. Social Responsibility

3.1.2.3. Interpersonal Relationships

3.1.3. Adaptability

3.1.3.1. Reality Testing

3.1.3.2. Flexibility

3.1.3.3. Problem Solving

3.1.4. Stress Management

3.1.4.1. Stress Tolerance

3.1.4.2. Impulse Control

3.1.5. Overall Mood

3.1.5.1. Optimism

3.1.5.2. Happiness

3.2. How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

3.2.1. Identify your strengths and weaknesses

3.2.2. Set Realistic Goals

3.2.3. Formulate a plan

3.2.4. Check your progress on a regular basis.

3.3. How Emotions Influence Success

3.3.1. Motivation

3.3.2. Resilience

3.3.3. Persistence

3.3.4. Delaying Gratification

4. Chapter 4: How You Learn

4.1. VARK learning styles inventory

4.1.1. Visual

4.1.1.1. Charts

4.1.1.2. Graphs

4.1.1.3. Symbols

4.1.1.4. Pictures

4.1.1.5. map

4.1.1.6. video

4.1.2. Auditory

4.1.2.1. listening to information

4.1.2.2. lectures

4.1.3. Read.Write

4.1.3.1. Learning through reading the text.

4.1.3.2. Visualizing information in the text.

4.1.4. Kinesthetic

4.1.4.1. Learn best through experience and practice

4.1.4.2. Learn best when their bodies are in motion.

4.1.4.3. smell and touch help learning experience a lot.

4.2. Multiple Intelligence Inventory

4.2.1. Verbal/Linguistic

4.2.1.1. read

4.2.1.2. write

4.2.1.3. tell stories

4.2.1.4. good at memorizing

4.2.2. Logical/Mathematical

4.2.2.1. Numbers

4.2.2.2. Problem Solving

4.2.2.3. Logical Processes

4.2.3. Visual/Spatial

4.2.3.1. draw

4.2.3.2. play with machines

4.2.3.3. good at puzzles and reading maps and charts.

4.2.4. Bodily/Kinesthetic

4.2.4.1. move around a lot

4.2.4.2. good at sports, dance, and acting

4.2.5. Music/Rhythmic

4.2.5.1. likes to sing

4.2.5.2. play an instrument

4.2.5.3. good at remembering melodies

4.2.5.4. good at noticing pitches and rhythms.

4.2.6. Interpersonal

4.2.6.1. many friends

4.2.6.2. good at understanding people, leading others, and mediating conflicts

4.2.7. Intrapersonal

4.2.7.1. work alone

4.2.7.2. understand themselves well

4.2.7.3. original thinkers

4.2.8. Naturalistic

4.2.8.1. good at preservation, conservation, and organization.

4.3. Learning Disabilities

4.3.1. Attention Disorders

4.3.1.1. ADD

4.3.1.2. ADHD

4.3.2. Cognitive Learning Disabilities

4.3.2.1. Dyslexia

4.3.3. 15 to 20 percent of Americans have a learning disorder.

5. Chapter 5: Thinking in College

5.1. College Level Thinking: Higher and Deeper

5.1.1. Problem Solving in and out of class

5.1.2. Making a choice between fast and slow thinking.

5.1.2.1. slow thinking allows people to delve deeper into problems and get more creative and efficient solutions.

5.1.3. Collaboration

5.1.4. Creativity

5.2. Becoming a Critical Thinker

5.2.1. Ask Questions

5.2.2. Making Arguments

5.2.3. Challenging Assumptions and Beliefs

5.2.4. Examining Evidence

5.2.5. Recognizing and Avoiding Faulty Reasoning

5.2.5.1. Attacking the person

5.2.5.2. Begging

5.2.5.3. Appealing to false authority

5.2.5.4. Jumping on a bandwagon

5.2.5.5. Assuming that something is true because it hasn't been proven false

5.2.5.6. Falling victim to false cause

5.2.5.7. Making hasty generalizations

5.2.5.8. Slippery slope

5.2.5.8.1. Use fallacies in argument

5.3. Applying Bloom's Taxonomy

5.3.1. Level 1: Knowledge

5.3.2. Level 2: Comprehension

5.3.3. Level 3: Application

5.3.4. Level 4: Analysis

5.3.5. Level 5: Synthesis

5.3.6. Level 6: Evaluation

6. Chapter 6: Reading to Learn

6.1. A plan for Active Reading

6.1.1. Previewing

6.1.2. Marketing

6.1.3. Reading with Concentration

6.1.4. Reviewing

6.2. Reading with Concentration

6.2.1. Find a quiet place to study

6.2.2. Mute or turn off your electronic devices

6.2.3. Read in blocks of time, with short breaks in between

6.2.4. Set goals for your study period

6.2.5. Engage in physical activity during breaks

6.2.6. Actively engage the material

6.2.7. Focus on the important portions of the text

6.2.8. Understand the words

6.2.9. Use organizers as you read

6.3. Tips for Reading Textbooks

6.3.1. Math Textbooks

6.3.1.1. Use pencil and paper to work through problems

6.3.1.2. Needs to be processed slowly because of lack of words and dense use of formulas

6.3.2. Science Textbooks

6.3.2.1. Like math textbooks, use pencil and paper to solve the problems that they give.

6.3.2.2. Has a lot of jargon which requires to look at the glossary

6.3.3. Social Sciences and Humanities Texts

6.3.3.1. Filled with special terms so use a glossary to know what they mean.

7. Chapter 7: Getting the Most out from Class

7.1. Becoming engaged in Learning

7.1.1. Working with others

7.1.2. Improving your thinking, listening, writing, and speaking skills.

7.1.3. Functioning Independently and Teaching Yourself

7.1.4. Managing Your Time

7.1.5. Gaining sensitivity to cultural differences

7.2. Prepare for Class

7.2.1. Do the assigned reading

7.2.2. Pay careful attention to your course syllabus

7.2.3. Warm up for class

7.2.4. Make use of additional materials provided by the instructor

7.2.5. Get organized

7.3. Participate in Class

7.3.1. Listen Critically and with an Open Mind

7.3.1.1. Be ready for the message

7.3.1.2. Listen to the main concepts and central ideas,not just to facts and figures

7.3.1.3. Listen for new ideas

7.3.1.4. Repeat mentally

7.3.1.5. Decide whether what you have heard is unimportant, somewhat important, or very important

7.3.1.6. Keep an open mind

7.3.1.7. Ask questions

7.3.1.8. Sort, organize, and categorize

7.3.2. Speak up

7.3.2.1. Take a seat as close to the front as possible and keep your eyes on the instructor

7.3.2.2. Focus on the lecture and class discussions

7.3.2.3. Raise your hand when you don't understand something

7.3.2.4. Speak up in class

7.3.2.5. When the instructor calls on your to answer the question, don't bluff

7.3.2.6. If you have recently read a book or article that is relevant to the class topic, bring it on.

8. Chapter 8: Studying

8.1. Improve your memory

8.1.1. Review sheets

8.1.2. Mind Maps

8.1.3. Flash cards

8.1.4. Summaries

8.1.5. Mnemonics

8.2. Studying to understand and remember

8.2.1. Pay attention and avoid distractions

8.2.2. Be confident that you can improve your memory

8.2.3. Overlearn the material

8.2.4. Explain the material to another person

8.2.5. Check the internet

8.2.6. Go beyond memorizing words and focus on understanding and then remembering the big concepts and ideas

8.2.7. Look for connections between your life and what's going on in the content of your courses.

8.2.8. Get organized

8.2.9. Reduce the stress in your life

8.2.10. Collaborate

8.2.11. Get a tutor

8.3. Different types of long term memory

8.3.1. Procedural memory

8.3.1.1. Remembering how to do something

8.3.2. Semantic memory

8.3.2.1. Remembering facts and meanings

8.3.3. Episodic memory

8.3.3.1. Remembering events, including their time and place.

9. Chapter 9: Test Taking

9.1. Prepare for the test

9.1.1. Find out about the test

9.1.2. Design an exam plan

9.1.3. Use online quizzing

9.1.4. Join a study group

9.1.5. Talk to other students

9.1.6. Get a tutor

9.2. Tips for test taking

9.2.1. Write your name on the test

9.2.2. Look over the whole test and stay calm

9.2.3. Make the best use of your time

9.2.4. Jot down idea starters before the test

9.2.5. Answer the easy questions first

9.2.6. Try to answer each question

9.2.7. Try to answer each question, even if you provide a partial answer

9.2.8. If you finish early, don't leave immediately

9.3. Types of Tests

9.3.1. Problem Solving Tests

9.3.2. Machine Scored Tests

9.3.3. Computerized Tests

9.3.4. Laboratory Tests

9.3.5. Open Book and Open Note Tests

10. Chapter 10: Information Literacy and Communications

10.1. Learning to be Information Literate

10.1.1. Know how to find the information you need

10.1.2. Learn how to interpret the information you fin

10.1.3. Have a purpose for collecting information and then do something with it once you have got it.

10.2. Evaluating Sources

10.2.1. Relevance

10.2.1.1. Introductory

10.2.1.2. Definitional

10.2.1.3. Analytical

10.2.1.4. Comprehensive

10.2.1.5. Current

10.2.1.6. Can you conclude anything from it

10.2.2. Authority

10.2.3. Bias

10.3. Steps to good writing

10.3.1. Prewriting

10.3.2. Drafting

10.3.3. Revising

11. Chapter 11: Diversity

11.1. Differences in a diverse environment

11.1.1. Age

11.1.2. Gender

11.1.3. Religion

11.1.4. Economic Status

11.1.5. Learning and Physical Challenges

11.1.6. Sexuality

11.2. Seeking Diversity in College

11.2.1. The Curriculum

11.2.2. Study Abroad

11.2.3. Student -Run organizations

11.2.3.1. Career/Major Groups

11.2.3.2. Political/Activist Organizations

11.2.3.3. Special Interest Groups

11.2.3.4. Intramural Sports

11.3. Overcoming discrimination, prejudice, and insensitivity on college campuses

11.3.1. Raising awareness

11.3.2. Fight hate on campus

11.3.3. Challenge yourself to experience diversity

12. Chapter 12: Money

12.1. Living on a budget

12.1.1. Creating a budget

12.1.1.1. Gather income information

12.1.1.2. Gather expense information for your college or unviersity

12.1.1.3. Gather information about living expenses

12.1.1.4. Find out how you are doing

12.1.1.5. Make adjustments

12.1.2. Cutting Costs

12.1.2.1. Recognize the difference between your needs and wants.

12.1.2.2. Share expenses

12.1.2.3. Consider the pros and cons of living on campus

12.1.2.4. Use low-cost transportation

12.1.2.5. Seek out discount entertainment options

12.1.2.6. Embrace secondhand goods

12.1.2.7. Avoid unnecessary fees

12.2. Types of Financial Aid

12.2.1. Grants

12.2.2. Scholarships

12.2.3. Merit Scholarsrhips

12.2.4. Work-study

12.2.5. Cooperative Education

12.3. Student Loans

12.3.1. Subsidized Federal Student Loans

12.3.2. Unsubsidized federal student loans

12.3.3. Parent loan for undergraduate students

12.3.4. Private student loans