• Education

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student


Author: Dave Ellis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537963
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 5641
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities - the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This 160-page text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fourth edition includes the new “Do you have a minute” feature, which provides specific actions that students can take to make a positive change or implement a new skill in just one minute. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

BAMS: The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student


Author: Dave Ellis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547192339
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 1743
BAMS: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is a new text created to promote student success by helping students discover their abilities and reach their full potential. The 160 page brief text encourages first-year students in an easy-to-read, short article format. Each page invites students to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as they plan for their future. BAMS: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is integrated with technology on every page. One Click Away is a feature noted within the text, highlighting in depth topic coverage available on the web site, as well as in the Online Multimedia ebook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

Becoming a Master Student


Author: Dave Ellis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337097101
Category: Education
Page: 432
View: 7937
BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, Sixteenth Edition, is all about discovery, intention, and action. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is your guide to the culture of higher education. Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles about success, this text will help you gain the qualities needed to become a master student. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself and help you prepare for success in school and in life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student


Author: Dave Ellis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337556351
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 6832
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 5th Edition, was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities -- the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery/Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This brief text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fifth edition includes a new chapter focused on information literacy to help you navigate the constant streams of information you face every day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

Becoming a New Instructor

A Guide for College Adjuncts and Graduate Students
Author: Erika Falk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136514651
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 5237
Becoming a New Instructor guides new instructors through the planning, preparation, and execution of their first class, whether it is in person or online. Like any good mentor, this book provides clear, simple instructions and makes best-practice recommendations. Becoming a New Instructor provides a step-by-step guide to writing a syllabus, a simple explanation for how to calculate grades, and many additional suggestions from an experienced teacher about how to run a class. Chronologically arranged from conceptualizing the class through putting together the syllabus, planning in-class time, running the class, and assigning grades, this book will answer any new instructors’ questions. Adjuncts and graduate students charged with teaching a college course will find this succinct guide invaluable. Special Features Include: An entire chapter on teaching online, plus "Concerns Specific to Online Instructors" throughout that connect chapter content to online teaching and CMS platforms Examples of best practice, checklists, sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics that guide readers in creating materials for their own courses Guidance specific to the needs of adjuncts and graduate students teaching a course for the first time.

    • Education

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure
Author: John A. Goldsmith,John Komlos,Penny Schine Gold
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226301495
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 6290
Is a career as a professor the right choice for you? If you are a graduate student, how can you clear the hurdles successfully and position yourself for academic employment? What's the best way to prepare for a job interview, and how can you maximize your chances of landing a job that suits you? What happens if you don't receive an offer? How does the tenure process work, and how do faculty members cope with the multiple and conflicting day-to-day demands? With a perpetually tight job market in the traditional academic fields, the road to an academic career for many aspiring scholars will often be a rocky and frustrating one. Where can they turn for good, frank answers to their questions? Here, three distinguished scholars—with more than 75 years of combined experience—talk openly about what's good and what's not so good about academia, as a place to work and a way of life. Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, the book is packed with inside information—about finding a mentor, avoiding pitfalls when writing a dissertation, negotiating the job listings, and much more. The three authors' distinctive opinions and strategies offer the reader multiple perspectives on typical problems. With rare candor and insight, they talk about such tough issues as departmental politics, dual-career marriages, and sexual harassment. Rounding out the discussion are short essays that offer the "inside track" on financing graduate education, publishing the first book, and leaving academia for the corporate world. This helpful guide is for anyone who has ever wondered what the fascinating and challenging world of academia might hold in store. Part I - Becoming a Scholar * Deciding on an Academic Career * Entering Graduate School * The Mentor * Writing a Dissertation * Landing an Academic Job Part II - The Academic Profession * The Life of the Assistant Professor * Teaching and Research * Tenure * Competition in the University System and Outside Offers * The Personal Side of Academic Life

    • Education

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0553419439
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 740
The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Essential Guide to Telecommunications


Author: Annabel Z. Dodd
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130649072
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 500
View: 8275
Covering the latest trends and technology changes, this is the fully updated and revised bestselling guide to telecommunications for the nontechnical professional. Includes sections on convergence, globalization, speech recognition, and 3G cellular networks.

    • Social Science

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project


Author: Zina O'Leary
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413051
Category: Social Science
Page: 415
View: 1022
The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.

    • Reference

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond


Author: Charlene Gill
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637594
Category: Reference
Page: 224
View: 2618
Provides tips and techniques for writing reports, term papers, and essays, including information about grammar, brainstorming, and research.

    • Business & Economics

From Master Student to Master Employee


Author: Doug Toft
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618493258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 366
View: 8548
Career readiness and workplace development are more important than ever. To be competitive and successful in today's job market, students need to learn how to continuously expand their knowledge and skills, and be able to apply these skills both on and off the job. From Master Student to Master Employee is a new text that focuses on helping students understand how the skills they use in the classroom can be applied in the workplace, and, similarly, how workplace skills translate to the classroom. Link to the World of Work guides students toward learning strategies they will need to make a smooth and successful transition into higher education. Career Application case studies highlight transferable skills, stimulate critical thinking and focus on making successful transitions from success in school to success on the job. Each case study introduces an employee who is actively involved in applying the skills discussed in the chapter (i.e., planning, communicating, etc.). Complete topic coverage of key study strategies (such as time management, goal setting, memory, note-taking, reading, test-taking, and critical thinking) and career strategies (such as communicating, diversity, career planning, resume writing, interview skills, workplace readiness) is provided. Master Student MAP (Metacognitive Application Process) introduces each chapter and acts as a common theme throughout the text to guide students in monitoring thinking and learning. Master Student Profiles of Master Employees model the qualities of successful students and employees. These unique profiles include Ben & Jerry, Mike Lazaridis (co-CEO of Research in Motion and father of the Blackberry), Ruth Handler (founding partner of Mattel/Barbie doll), and Craig Kielburger (founder of Free the Children). From the desk of... highlights real voices of employees in a variety of fields.


    • Education

Personalized Learning

A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology
Author: Peggy Grant,Dale Basye
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 1564845443
Category: Education
Page: 194
View: 1592
Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology is designed to help educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education. While changes may pose significant challenges, they also offer countless opportunities to engage students in meaningful ways to improve their learning outcomes. Personalized learning is the key to engaging students, as teachers are leading the way toward making learning as relevant, rigorous, and meaningful inside school as outside and what kids do outside school: connecting and sharing online, and engaging in virtual communities of their own Renowned author of the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series, Dale Basye, and award winning educator Peggy Grant, provide a go-to tool available to every teacher today—technology as a way to ‘personalize’ the education experience for every student, enabling students to learn at their various paces and in the way most appropriate to their learning styles.

    • Education

Daily Planner August 2017- July 2018


Author: Cengage Learning
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
ISBN: 9781337691727
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 3785
Get organized with the Daily Planner! This 12-month calendar provides a simple solution for keeping track of assignments, appointments, vacations, and more. The monthly calendar allows you to see your month in a glance, and the daily calendar allows you to break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces. Plus, get advice, tips, tricks and various cheat sheets - including a United States map, a periodic table, a commonly confused words reference, and simple math conversions and equations to help you be successful in school and beyond!

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
View: 8565
Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

College Success Planner 2016-2017


Author: Cengage Learning
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
ISBN: 9781305652064
Category:
Page: 224
View: 9908
The College Success Planner, an 18-month calendar designed specifically for college students, provides a place for students to master the art of time management. Complete with monthly and daily calendars, students are given the tools to plan their schedules effectively. This planner also provides advice for being successful in college and in life, including tips on procrastination, stress management, and career planning.