The Thinking Student s Guide to College

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226721156
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Education

Offers advice on different options for higher education, how to choose a college, the college application process, and how to decide whether to apply to graduate school.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students

Author: Marcy Levy Shankman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118821671
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Education

A how-to guide to help for facilitators and instructors develop emotionally intelligent leadership capacities in their students The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Facilitation and Activity Guide delivers a comprehensive curriculum for those who want to help students foster the 19 emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL) capacities presented in the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students. Research from around the world has demonstrated that there is a relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. For the all-new second edition, the authors have completely rewritten all the modules according to their revised, data-based EIL model. These activities bring theory into practice, targeting specific learning outcomes that will help students become better leaders. This guide will allow you to lead students through the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Student Workbook and can be used with or without the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students: Inventory, which helps students to assess their EIL capacities. Contains 23 all new modules consisting of step-by-step instructions for facilitating leadership activities Reflects 19 emotionally intelligent leadership capacities derived from new research Provides hands-on learning experiences and case studies that allow students to enhance their leadership abilities Includes clear instructions for modifying activities to fit any setting or time constraint The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students suite of resources offers an immersive and transformative educational experience, fostering growth and promoting intense self-reflection. Students will be empowered to develop into the effective leaders of the future.

A Student s Guide to Liberal Learning

Author: James V. Schall
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497645066
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Education

A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one’s own library of books that matter.

A Student s Guide to Classics

Author: Bruce S Thornton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497645196
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

Bruce Thornton’s crisp and informative Student’s Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of suggested readings, Thornton’s guide is unparalleled as a brief introduction to the literature of the classical world.

Success for Every Student

Author: Michele Pollnow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475835649
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Education

Success for Every Student: A Guide to Teaching and Learning contains research and evidence based classroom practices that maximize learning for all students. Throughout the book the authors deliver a common sense approach to proven teaching strategies that help learners reach their potential. Ultimately, it is the teacher behaviors that have the greatest impact on student behaviors. Success for Every Student is packed full of tools and tips in everything from classroom management to formative assessment that give busy teachers what they need to become more efficient and effective professionals in their classrooms and schools. At the end of each chapter are real life scenarios for readers to reflect and think about what they would do given the situation. As a bonus, the book has a companion website that provides more tools and covers current topics in the education news. This practical book provides sound suggestions and guidance to help create a culture of learning in classrooms and schools where high expectations are the norm and there is an opportunity of success for every student.

Basic Study Skills

Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 9781472110091
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Education

This book is aimed at students at almost every level, including college and university, adult learners, access students and students on correspondence and distance learning courses. It will be particularly valuable for those who have been out of a learning situation for some time and are lacking the confidence to re-enter the educational environment. The book covers all aspects of study skills, from improving reading, writing, listening and thinking skills, to knowing how to study independently, conduct research and take tests and examinations.The user-friendly and accessible format enables readers to dip in and out of the book whenever they need to brush up on a particular skill.It also includes uesfeul exercises, addresses, websites and further reading for those who wish to follow up the information provided in the book.

The Student s Guide to Successful Project Teams

Author: William A Kahn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317824183
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

It is common for undergraduate and graduate students across various disciplines to be placed on teams and assigned group project research reports and presentations which require them to work together. For example a psychology course requires teams to develop, conduct, analyze and present the result of their experiments, a marketing course requires student project teams to prepare marketing plans and present their conclusions, and an organizational behavior course forms teams for the purpose of researching the cultures of different organizations and making presentations about their findings. This new guidebook will be a core text on how to help student project teams confront and successfully resolve issues, tasks and problems. Sections include conceptual material, stories and illustrations, and exercises. Students and teachers in Organizational Behavior, Management, Marketing and all psychology disciplines will find this book of interest.

What Smart Students Know

Author: Adam Robinson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: PSU:000022147967
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Education

Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers

A Student s Guide to Literature

Author: R.V. Young
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497645073
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Student’s Guide to Literature takes up these questions: In a time of mass culture and pulp fiction, can great literature still be discerned, much less defended? Why is literature so compelling? What should we read? Literary scholar R. V. Young addresses these timely issues in this guide to Western literature and poetry. He demonstrates that literature liberates the mind from cultural and temporal provincialism by expanding our intellectual and emotional horizons. Learn how great fiction and poetry are integral to a liberal education, and visit the classic works of literature again—or for the first time.

Life After High School

Author: Susan Yellin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700302X
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Education

*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

A Guide to Learning Independently

Author: Lorraine Marshall
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 9781442562240
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Genre: Study Aids

A Guide to Learning Independently 5e describes techniques to help students succeed in formal education. It helps with learning tasks such as writing assignments, reading textbooks, making notes and concentrating when studying, as well as offering a range of suggestions as to how students can meet the requirements of their teachers and courses. It is also designed to help students discover their own learning goals and how they learn best. The text rests on the premise that it is possible for a person to change the way they approach their learning. It is directed to the individual student because it is the individual who must write the essays and reports, pass the exams and organise themselves in order to be successful in the tertiary education system. As well as offering realistic and well-tested study strategies, this Guide focuses on your reasons for study as you balance the demands of study with the rest of your life. It will help you clarify your particular strengths as a learner and develop a repertoire of independent lifelong learning skills. The comprehensive range of study techniques.

Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context

Author: Andrew Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443808408
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context is a stimulating refereed collection of new work dedicated to Emeritus Professor Christopher Wortham of The University of Western Australia. The essays provide a rich context for the interdisciplinary study of the English Renaissance, from its medieval antecedents to its modern afterlife on stage and screen. Their up-to-date engagement with many scholarly fields - art and iconography, cartography, cultural and social history, literature, politics, theatre, and film - will ensure that this book makes a valuable contribution to contemporary Renaissance studies, with a special interest for those researching and teaching English literature and drama. The nineteen contributors include distinguished Renaissance scholars such as Ann Blake, Graham Bradshaw, Alan Brissenden, Conal Condren, Joost Daalder, Heather Dubrow, Philippa Kelly, Anthony Miller, Kay Gililand Stevenson, Robert White, and Lawrence Wright. Work on Shakespeare forms the core of this coherent collection. There are also significant essays on Magnificence, Donne, Marlowe, A Yorkshire Tragedy, Jonson, Marvell, the Ferrars of Little Gidding, and female conduct literature. hardbound with dust jacket; xii+353 pp; 18 b/w illustrations.

Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

Author: Kimberly M. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317695585
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Education

Given the increased accountability at the college and university level, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies—including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how to use one's research skills to improve teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use different types of research evidence to improve teaching and learning in any college and university classroom. Special Features: Chapter openers highlight the questions and issues that will be addressed in each chapter. Recurring text boxes provide authentic examples from actual research studies, student work, and instructor reflections. Coverage of challenges, key successes, and lessons learned from classroom research presents a nuanced and complete understanding of the process.

Learning for the Love of God

Author: Donald Opitz
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781441244772
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Religion

Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation. This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.