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Chapter 1 Benefits to Becoming a Master Student A.     Save money now and make more later B.      Rediscover the natural learner in you C.     Choose from hundreds of techniques D.     Best suggestions from other students E.      Learn about yourself

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Chapter 1

Benefits to Becoming a Master Student

  • A.     Save money now and make more later

  • B.      Rediscover the natural learner in you

  • C.     Choose from hundreds of techniques

  • D.     Best suggestions from other students

  • E.      Learn about yourself

  • F. Learn secrets from other successful students


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How to Get the Most Out of the Book

  • A.     Rip them out!

  • B.      If it works, use it; if it doesn't, lose it!

  • C.     Yuk it up!

  • D.     Do the Exercise!

  • E. Learn about learning styles!


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  • The keys to becoming a master student are TRUTH and ADMITTING your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Discovery and Intention statements are intended to keep you focused on your goals


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Discovery Statements

  • A.     Definition: Declaration of what you want, description of your attitude, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

  • B.      Learn about yourself as a student (strengths and weaknesses)

  • C.     Guidelines

  • 1.     Discover what you want

  • 2.     Record the specifics

  • 3.     Notice inner voices and pictures

  • 4.     Notice physical sensations

  • 5.     Use discomfort as a signal

  • 6.     Suspend self-judgment

  • 7.     Tell the truth


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. Intention Statements

A.     Definition: Commitment to do a specific task or to take action

B.      Guidelines

1.     Make intentions positive

2.     Make intentions small and measurable

3.     Use observable criteria for success

4.     Set time limits

5.     Be careful of intentions that depend on others

6.     Anticipate self-sabotage

7.     Identify your rewards


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  • Discovery Wheel: Tells you the truth about the kind of student you are and the kind you want to become (both strengths and weaknesses)


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Learning Styles

  • A.     Perceiving Information

  • 1.     Concrete: real and present

  • 2.     Abstract: see subjects as separate from themselves

  • B.      Processing Information

  • 1.     Active experimentation: jump in and do things

  • 2.     Reflective observation: Watch what is going on before doing it


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  • A.     Using your learning style in school

  • 1.     Match it to your career and academic goals

  • 2.     Ask for what you want from your instructors

  • 3.     Associate with others with different learning styles

  • B.      Stages

  • 1.     Stage 1: Use study groups (learn watching others)

  • 2.     Stage 2: Lecture and class notes (learn by listening)

  • 3.     Stage 3: Study guides/journal entries (work with hands)

  • 4.     Stage 4: Ask questions (learn by teaching)


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Multiple Intelligences

  • 1.     Verbal/linguistic: speaking, writing, reading, listening

  • 2.     Mathematical/logical: number, problems, categories, science

  • 3.     Visual/spatial: charts, graphs, diagrams, models, costumes

  • 4.     Bodily/kinesthetic: building and creating things

  • 5.     Musical/rhythmic: Songs, rhythms, and instruments

  • 6.     Intrapersonal: Self-motivated, reserved, and intuitive

  • 7.     Interpersonal: Sensitive to others, cooperative learning

  • 8.     Naturalist: outdoors (plants, animals, rocks, clouds)

  • 9.     Existentialist: Look at big picture of mankind


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Qualities of a Master Student

  • ****Inquisitive, focus attention, willing to change, able to suspend self judgment, organize and sort information, competent, joyful, energetic, well, self aware, responsible, willing to risk, willing to participate, generalist, willing to accept paradox, courageous, self-directed, spontaneous, relaxed about grades, intuitive, creative, willing to be uncomfortable, accepting, willing to laugh, hungry, willing to work, and caring*****


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Value of Higher Education

  • A.     Learn skills that apply across careers (general AA)

  • B.      Master the Liberal Arts

  • C.     Gain a broad vision

  • D.     Discover your values

  • E.      Discover new interests

  • F.      Hang out with the great

  • G.     Join their conversations


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Power Process #1: Ideas are Tools

  • A.     If your tool works, continue using it

  • B.      If your tool doesn’t work, find another one

  • C.     Test your ideas using different strategies to find one best for you

  • D.     Instead of looking for what's wrong, look for what's valuable

  • E.      Look for answers

  • F.      Don't throw away tools because they don't work for one thing, you may need them later


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Suny Urrutia Moore

  • A.     Won Houghton Mifflin scholarship

  • B.      Attended Aims Community College in Fort Lupton-Loveland, Colorado

  • C.     Walk a mile to school twice a day in South America

  • D.     C student until this class

  • Learning disabilities and out of school for 28 years


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