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Becoming a Master Student (Textbook-Specific Csfi) Paperback – January 3, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1111827533 ISBN-10: 1111827532 Edition: 14th

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Product Details

  • Series: Textbook-Specific Csfi
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 14 edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111827532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111827533
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is the quintessential tool for students wishing to improve their learning skills. It's friendly, fun, and imaginative. It takes students from the most basic level to the most technologically advanced resources, if they wish to go there. It befriends the reader with a "let me put my arm around you and show you the way" kind of attitude. BAMS lets students know that their struggles and failures are common struggles and failures. In spite of what they've done before, they can improve if they practice these suggestions."

"I have found that our acceptance and retention rate has started to improve over the last two years, and since I teach the seminar class, I can say that BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT and the course has assisted me in improving the chances for our freshman to succeed during the freshman year, but continue on as upperclassman and succeed there as well."

"BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is chock full of excellent strategies and skills from thousands of college students all over the world, and, most importantly, BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT helps students of all ages (16--83) learn to APPLY these strategies beginning the first day of class to all their other classes that prepare them for their dream career."

"A must have resource for all entering students with real, hands on strategies they can use in and out of class. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT encourages reflection and practice of skills and strategies."

"Throughout the years, I have looked at just about every Student Success text published and I have not found a better one than BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT."

About the Author

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became assistant dean of student services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student is based on Ellis's best-selling textbook, Becoming a Master Student. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company. He is founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and to other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. Dave Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and four grandchildren.

Customer Reviews

When I read this book it opened a whole new world for me.
Yvette Muller
It's got a very interesting set up, the book is composed of magazine sized articles of about 2-3 pages.
Julian Oliver
Worked out perfect because it was a lot cheaper than at the school book store!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MountainLight on March 10, 2014
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This was for a required course (I am an adult student going back to school), and I went into it expecting to be bored out of my mind.

Lo and behold, this was a fantastic textbook! Should be part of a highschool class that teaches life skills to kids, in my opinion - but definitely worth its weight in gold to incoming college students. Buy it new, write in it, use it to teach your kids with, and have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doc. Shock on November 7, 2013
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This text is as relevant today as when it was first written. With all the concerns over Common Core, Dave shows us how to approach teaching to empower ourselves and students in a fun, approachable way. He offers an understanding of the elements of the core principles before they had their label. Dave ranks as one of the top five of the best of what DePorter has named Quantum Learning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smitty8498 on July 1, 2014
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Teaches you how to study and much, much more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yvette Muller on May 31, 2014
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I have been studying for 11years and are always looking for new ideas and advice on study methods as I believe that one can always learn something new. I have started with my Masters degree this year which required different skills than my previous studies. Aspects such as critical thinking, selecting the most important information, analysing information and then writing it in your own words to mention but a few. This was a whole new ball game for me. I work full time a teacher at a special school and study part time and one of my biggest problems was procrastination. When I read this book it opened a whole new world for me. What I love about this book is that it not only gives you information about studies but also about life and the experiences of others. I started setting goals and planned better which made my life so much easier. I would like to thank Dave Ellis for writing this amazing book it made a difference in my approach to my studies and my life in general. I would recommend this book to every student.
Thank you so much
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CW on April 4, 2014
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I'm a student of life and have so many interests that I often feel overwhelmed by all I want to learn. I need to become a "master student" to indulge all my interests and I'm looking forward to putting these techniques to work to see which are the most helpful to me.
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Ordered this for a particular class. It has so many useful ideas for note-taking, memorization etc that I'm passing it on to my oldest who is in high school. Great book!
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needed these books for class. they gave me a speedy return for the multiple books i ordered. i highly recomend this retailer
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By Jamilis on January 31, 2014
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Great book, highly recommended. Helps in independent skills in career, college and personal life. Has step by step strategic methods. It was also shipped on time.
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