This brief, affordable, and engaging text offers the ideal balance of motivational, study, and life skills. Written by counseling psychologists Paul Gore, Wade Leuwerke, and A.J. Metz, Connections: Essentials Edition takes a strengths-based approach and spotlights how taking purposeful action helps students set goals and build the skills they need to succeed.
This is an ideal text for first-year experience courses, freshman seminar courses (particularly courses that are one or two credits) and modules on Personal Development and Employability.
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Chapter 1: Building a Foundation for Success.- Chapter 2: Thinking Critically and Setting Goals.- Chapter 3: Motivation, Decision Making, and Personal Responsibility.- Chapter 4: Understanding Learning.- Chapter 5: Organization and Time Management.- Chapter 6: Reading for College Success.- Chapter 7: Taking Effective Notes.- Chapter 8: Memory, Studying, and Test Taking.- Chapter 9: Information Literacy and Communication.- Chapter 10: Connecting With Others.- Chapter 11: Personal and Financial Health.- Chapter 12: Academic and Career Planning.