"Students will think the text is talking to them personally. It truly is all about them."
--Melanie Deffendal, Delgado Community College
"This is an excellent text that addresses the changing needs of students. Bloom’s Taxonomy will challenge students to think about why they decided to attend college and what they want to accomplish. Moreover, the Taxonomy can be applied to other classes. Success is linked to positive change."
--Arthur Webb, Oklahoma State University
From the Back Cover
“Practical Strategies for Change”
The sixth edition of Cornerstone: Creating Success Through Positive Change guides students in adapting practical strategies for change to their own lives Those who can master change with a positive attitude, take calculated risks and maintain an open mind will succeed. Filled with inspiring stories and powerful activities, this motivating book teaches success through discovery, goal-setting and determination. Cornerstone incorporates SQ3R and Bloom's Taxonomy throughout, employing focused reading and critical thinking strategies necessary for student achievement.
Tools for Change include :
· How to Approach Change In Your Life - Implements change through seven practical steps. (Chapter 1)
· Self-Responsibility Assessments - Evaluates students’ personal responsibility levels and examines self-defeating behaviors. (Chapters 2 and 3)
· Success Stickers - Provides students with a way to tag important information as they study, such as preparing for a test, marking a great quote, or identifying something they find personally relevant. (Back of text)
· TEN Essential Cornerstones - Focuses on the ten most important aspects of one's personal and professional life. (Throughout all chapters)
· Chapter highlights
- Information Literacy - Applies research to a 5 major step process. (Chapter 5)
- Interpersonal Communication Includes self-disclosure, understanding and getting along with others, and communicating via technology in the digital age. (Chapter 4)
- Money Management — Starts students on a sound fiscal policy program to manage their finances and prosper at all times. (Chapter 11)
· Thinking for Change — Teaches process for critical thinking via seven steps that develop students’ problem solving abilities. (Chapter 5 and throughout the text)
For more information about the book including its’ stellar supplements package, go to www.pearsonhighered.com/studentsuccess
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