Denise HawkesSlsChapter One SummaryThis chapter was how about your first time in college. The sections discussed topics likeyou want out of college, you can explore you’re learning in college and throughout life.This can promote your success for your future. Using the three thinking skills, analytical,creative and practical thinking will provide a new view of your skills and potential as astudent. There were didn’t cases with college students who had personal issues with lifeand school this chapter provided information to show us how to think and solveproblems.Some cases are facts some were fiction. There were also in chapter content andstudent profiles that illustrate growth mindset and thoughtful, emotionally intelligentchoices. Learn from your failure was also a topic in this chapter, one of the messagesabout this topic was failure approached with a growth mindset can spark motivation,showing you what you can do better this will drive you to improve.I found key four very helpful in this chapter. It was a pyramid that showed the differentlevel of basics for success there are seven levels I’ll start from the bottom 7. Attendclass on time with a positive attitude. 6. Read assigned material before it is discussed inclass. 5. Listen attentively, take notes, and participate in discussions, 4. Completeassignments on schedule, 3.Study for exams, 2. Seek help when needed, 1. Towardgraduation. These were tips that were given in chapter one to help some collegestudents stay focus in order to get closer to their success.
Denise HawkesSlsChapter Two SummaryThis chapter talked about values, goals and time. Which is a very important topic in allcollege students life. Most of us work one job or two. Some of us have kids or a familywe have to take care of, so when it comes to school our values, goals and time may bean issue when it comes to staying focus and on top of class assignments. Values talkedabout why it’s important to know what you value and how important it is for you to knowwhat’s important about your future career and what’s not important. There were fourimportant topics that were given. 1. Understand what you want out of life. 2. Choosehow to use your valuable time. 3. Build rules for life. 4. Find people who inspire you.Goals talked about short term and long term goals. Setting up a SMART goalachievement plan can be very helpful. The SMART system to make your goals specific,Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and linked to a Time Frame. 1. Define a realistic andachievable goal. 2. Define a specific path. 3. Link to a time frame. 4. Measure yourprogress. 5. Get unstuck.Time talked about identifying your time profile and preferences, building a schedule,keeping track of events and commitments (this particular topic is a very hard issue forme because of my busy schedule) Scheduling tasks and activities that support yourvalues and goals. Make a to do list and prioritize. Plan a track had a few tips that werehelpful as well: 1. Plan regularly 2. Actively manage your schedule 3. Use monthly andyearly calendars at home. 4. Work to stay motivated. 5. Avoid time traps. 6. Scheduledowntime.
Denise HawkesSlsChapter Three Summary Learning how to learn was about learning what works for you as you go throughcollege. Some students may lean better in study groups others may learn better throughonline classes many prefer to be in the classroom to get hands on experience like me.Learning style is a particular way in which the mind receives and process information.Potential is the abilities that may be developed. Intelligence is the ability to solveproblems or create products that are of values in a culture.One of the topics was Classroom choices one of the questions was; what can you dowhen your preferences don’t match up with how your instructor teaches. Threesuggestions were 1. Play to your strengths. 2. Work to strength weaker areas. 3. Askyour instructor for help. This tip is especially important because when there are largelectures and your unknown to the instructor unless you speak up they’ll never know ifyou need help or if you understand if you never say anything.
Denise HawkesSlsChapter FourCritical, Creative and Practical thinking chapter discussed a lot of different topics suchas Gathering information 1. Review the assignment terms you note two importantitems. 2. At the library and online you can find thousands of articles in this topic area. 3.Examining the summaries of six comprehensive articles leads you to three in depthsources. Break information into parts 1. Separate the ideas 2. Identify the evidence.Another topic was improving your creative thinking skills brainstorming. Take a new anddifferent look challenge assumptions shift your perspective ask the what if questions.Set the stage for creativity, choose or create environments that free your mind. Becurious. Give yourself time to sit with a question. Take risks go against establishedideas. Let mistakes be okay.All the topics and information in this chapter helps you improve your three differentthinking skills. Solving problems keeping your balance and making your decisions arenot only apart of college life but it’s also used in your everyday life as well.