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Title: Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition


1
Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
  • Introduction

2
Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • The Introduction, in this version of Becoming a
    Master Student, provides important information
    that we will use for the entire course.
  • Pay attention to the Introduction. Do not skip
    it.

3
Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • This Book is WorthlessIf You Just Read It.
  • The course and the book both demand involvement.
  • Become involved, act. Try out the ideas in the
    book.
  • Customize the book make it yours. Invent your
    own ideas.
  • Become a master student.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • What is in it for me, if I choose to commit to
    becoming a master student.
  • Read the seven pitches on pages 1 and 2.
  • I hope you are convinced that becoming involved
    in this book serves your best interests for
    academics, for work, and for life in all of its
    aspects.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Do Exercise 1, Textbook Reconnaissance on Page 2.
  • Dont forget to scan and write down ideas with
    their page numbers.
  • Warning, if you are like me, you may find
    something interesting and want to read it.
    Resist this temptation. Finish the
    reconnaissance first.
  • You may want to try this with other texts.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • The Discovery and Intention Journal System
  • Discovery and Intention statements are the way we
    journal throughout the course. Know it.
  • A discovery statement is a way of recording the
    impressions you have during the day.
  • They may be strengths or weaknesses that you
    perceive about yourself.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • …Discovery Statements can also be declarations
    of your goals, descriptions of your attitude,
    statements of your feelings, transcripts of your
    thoughts, and chronicles of your behavior.
    (Ellis)

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Examples of discovery statements.
  • I like ice cream
  • My handwriting is hard to read
  • I drink too much
  • I enjoy family
  • I look forward too exercising in the evenings
  • I like to write about my thoughts.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Insights from the discovery statements may lead
    to intention statements.
  • Intention statements can be used to alter your
    course. They are statements of your commitment
    to do a specific task or take a certain action.
    (Ellis)
  • In other words I discovered this and I intend to
    do that.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Examples of discovery/intention statements
  • I discovered my handwriting is difficult to read.
  • I intend to take my time when writing and to
    print my notes.
  • I like being with my family.
  • I intend to plan an outing each Sunday, where we
    will do something we all enjoy.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Discovery Statement Guidelines
  • Record the specifics about your thoughts,
    feelings, and behavior.
  • Use discomfort as a signal (If you feel
    uncomfortable it is probably important).
  • Suspend judgment. (Write it down without
    criticizing yourself or worrying what others will
    think).

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Discovery Statement Guidelines Continued
  • Tell the truth. Discovery statements are a
    method to discover the truth. Tell the facts as
    they are, not as you might like them to be.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Intention Statement Guidelines
  • Make intentions positive. (Instead of writing I
    will not eat junk food at McDonalds you might
    write, I will eat a nutritional balanced meal at
    home.
  • Make intentions observable. I will study
    harder can be made observable by changing it to
    I will study three hours each week school is in
    session.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Intention Guidelines Continues
  • Make intentions small and keepable. I will run a
    marathon this weekend. Since Im not a runner I
    might want to start with something smaller and
    more doable.
  • Set timelines that include rewards. I will do my
    dishes by 700 pm tonight, then I will reward
    myself by allowing myself free time online until
    900pm.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Making the transition to higher education.
  • College is different than high school.
  • New Academic Standards
  • Instructors may tend to teach less
  • Bigger institution
  • Tips
  • Plan to decrease the unknowns
  • Know how you feel
  • Use resources

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Tips continued
  • Meet with academic advisor
  • Learn the language of education
  • GPA Prerequisite Co-requisite
  • Withdraw --Drop
  • Attend class
  • Learn to study
  • Become a self-regulated learner
  • Meet knew people

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • The art of re-entry (page 11)
  • This is helpful if you have been out of school
    for a while.
  • Connect to school resources (page 13)
  • Your paying for them you might as well use them.
  • Community Resources (page 14)

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
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  • Extracurricular activities (page 15)
  • They may be valuable to easing transition to
    college life. They may be helpful in networking.
    These activities may be fun.
  • See the suggestions on how to use these
    activities best.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Following Instructions (New and important)
  • What could be more important than following
    instructions?
  • Prepare to follow instructions
  • Get all the materials you need together
  • Read slowly or listen carefully
  • Focus by reminding yourself how following
    directions will lead you to getting what you want.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Distinguish between outcomes and tasks.
  • Sometimes an instruction may be the desired
    result, such as a 20 rise in sales.
  • Sometimes instructions include tasks.
  • When the instruction asks you to focus on the
    outcome you have greater freedom to choose what
    path to take.
  • Know which kind of instruction it is. Ask for
    clarification, if in doubt.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Distinguish between sequential instructions and
    lists of options
  • Often instructions are steps that must be
    performed in order to accomplish a task. Examples
    include recipes and assembling furniture.
  • In other cases they are list of options, that may
    be completed in any order.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Make sure that you understand all the
    instructions.
  • Reread and highlight written instructions.
  • Reread for clarification
  • Make checklists, if the directions are numerous
  • Anticipate problems
  • Dont make instructions more complicated than
    they are
  • Estimate how long it will take to complete the
    task.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Look for instructions everywhere
  • There are instruction everywhere from how to fill
    out a form to taking a final.
  • Be aware of these instructions and maximize your
    chances for success in most things.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Link to the world of work. (page 17)
  • This book will help you at work. See specific
    ways it will help in this article.
  • Ways to change a habit. (page 18)
  • Look at the world behaviorally. If you are doing
    something you would like to stop, this is the
    article for you.

25
Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Power Processes. This is the first of 13
    processes. Power Processes are very important.
    They ask that you look at the world in a
    different way and apply the process and make it a
    habit. I recommend that you try the process
    right away to see if it is helpful.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Power Process Discover what you want
  • Mastery lies in the details
  • Knowing generally what you want is to step
    towards knowing specifically what you want.
  • I want to go to Valencia is one level of knowing
    what you want.
  • I want to go to Valencia and get an A.S. in
    computer programming, with a specialty in Java
    programming so I can work with online databases
    is a much deeper level of knowing what you want.
    Knowing specifics of what you want helps lead to
    mastery.

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  • Discover what you want continued.
  • Discover the benefits
  • Discovering what you want enhances your odds of
    success
  • Having a clear idea of your goals makes decisions
    easier.
  • Discovering what you want enhances study skills.
    (Knowing a desired result motivates you to
    achieve)

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Discover what you want continued
  • Put it in writing
  • For maximum clarity write down what you want.
  • Include times for achieving what you want
  • Let your imagination go and write
  • Later, you may want to evaluate these goals
  • Move from discovery to action
  • Now that you know what you want, find ways to
    achieve it.

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Becoming a Master Student 11th Edition
Introduction
  • Final notes
  • The introduction is a chapter with important
    information that will be used for the rest of the
    course.
  • Discovery and intention statements are the method
    we will use for journaling throughout the course.
  • Try the Power Process, Discover what you want.
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