EDUCATION 1300 Guide

 

 

College Success and Study Skills

 

 

Selection of books in the LSC-Tomball library collection

Community College Advantage  LB2328.15 .U6 M46 
College Knowledge for the Community College Student   LB2343.32 .S340 2011 
Community College Companion  LB2343.32 .R684 
College Success Simplified: managing Stress   LB2343.3 .L47 2008 
Secrets of College Success  LB2343.32 .J35 2010 
The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook LB2395 .U48 2010  
Study Skills: do I really need this stuff?  LB2395 .P59 2009 
College Success Strategies  LB2395 .N545 2009  
College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner  LB2395 .V36 2009 
The Confident Student  LB2395 .K325 2011 
101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for College Students  LB2395 .R76 2008 
E-Learning Skills  LB1044.87 .C537 
Anxious Test-Taker's Guide to Cracking Any Test   LB3060.57 .A59 2009 
College Reading and Study Skills  LB2395.3 .M386 2010  
Strategies for Success: study skills for the college math Student  QA11.2 .M265 2012 

 

Internet Resources

Study Skills Self Help Information - Virginia Tech
Online study skills workshops in time management, test taking, textbook reading, and improving concentration and memory

Study Habits and Test Anxiety
Provides practical tips for a proper study environment and how to cope with negative influences.

Test Taking Strategies
Provides preparation tips before, during, and after the test to prevent the necessity for "cramming" the night before a test.

 

Personality Types

 

Selection of books in the LSC-Tomball library collection

Personality Theories Workbook  BF698 .A746 2009 
Gifts Differing: understanding Personality Type  BF698.3 .M94 1995 
Type Talk, or, How to determine your personality type and change your life  BF698.3 K76 1998 

 

Internet Resources

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter by David Keirsey is a personality test which scores results according to the Meyers-Briggs system (the actual Meyers-Briggs test is a professional instrument and may only be administered by a licensed practitioner).

 

Personality Indicator

This is another personality test which scores results according to the Meyers-Briggs system (the actual Meyers-Briggs test is a professional instrument and may only be administered by a licensed practitioner).


Career Interests


Selection of books in the LSC-Tomball library collection

My High School, College and Post College Plans LC1037.5 TD 2011.M85
You Majored in What?: mapping your path from chaos to career HF5382.75 .U6 B755 2010
Best Career and Education Web Sites: a quick guide to online job search HF5382.75 .U6 W65 2009
Career Directions: the path to your ideal career HF5381 .Y46 2011
What Color is Your Parachute  HF5382.75 U6 B65 

The LSC-Tomball library collection has many books on careers in specific fields. Search for them in the Library Catalog

 

Internet Resources

America's Career Infonet

Highlights wages, employment trends, and national employer contacts


Career Center-Career Fields
Highlights many different fields of study and provides a one-stop shop for career information from various sources


O*NET™ OnLine
Provides job characteristics and skills for different professions

Monster College: Major-to-Career Converter
Select a college major to see careers associated with it. Also lets you search for jobs in particular categories and cities of the U.S.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
"The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."

The Sloan Cornerstone Career Center
Explore over 185 degree fields and find out about education requirements, salaries, networking, precollege ideas, and career planning resources. Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers.

Career Overview
Informational overviews in a variety of career fields

College Grad Job Hunter
Assistance for the first time job seeker

Salary.com
Select a job category and zip code/metro area to find out what you’re worth. Other tabs include benefits, advice, and tests.

Learn How to Become.org
Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide. The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications. Each guide also includes career salary information and a directory of campusand more programs from accredited colleges and universities, related to the career.

Database

Job & Career Accelerator
Go to http://www.lonestar.edu/library/article-databases.htm.  Click on the Education and Careers and scroll down to Job & Career Accelerator (listed under Also Try). You will need to “register” for a free account in order to use the database. In the right corner of the upper gray box, you will see “New User Registration”. Click on the button labeled register. Fill in the form to create a username and password, and use these to login the next time you use the Job & Career Accelerator so your choices, answers, lists, etc. will be saved.

Note: When using Job & Career Accelerator from off-campus, you will have to sign in with your library barcode number (the 14 digit number found on the back of your library card).

Learning Styles

 

Selection of books in the LSC-Tomball library collection

Keys to Effective Learning: Developing Powerful Habits of Mind  LB2395 .C27 2008 
Learning Style Perspectives  LB1060 .S27 2006 
Thinking Styles  BF311 .S6778 1997 


Internet Resources

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire
A 44-item questionnaire that can be submitted and automatically scored on the Web.


Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence

This site has been developed as an interactive community resource for youth and adults with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Good links to pages about different learning styles.

Learning Style Survey for College
Provides a self-scoring test to determine your learning style

Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Explains Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and offers free tests to determine which style fits you.

A link on this page will also take you to an explanation of the Myers Briggs Personality Theory and mbti types indicator.

 

Streaming Videos - Films on Demand
A database of over 6,000 high-quality academic and vocational videos from reputable sources such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. 
Note: When using Films on Demand from off-campus, you will have to sign in with your library barcode number (the 14 digit number found on the back of your library card).

 

Below is a list of Films On Demand titles which could supplement EDUC 1300 lessons: This is a partial list of those videos most applicable to the EDUC 1300 curriculum. Search the Films On Demand database for more, including many videos on specific careers, which could be recommended for student viewing. The description for the videos by Films on Demand is included under each video title.

The World of Work
How important is it to be passionate about one's work? Does financial stability affect self esteem? Do we work to live, or live to work? In this program people from a variety of occupations share their views about what they do and how they are adapting to a changing employment environment. Viewers are encouraged to assess their skills and interests when on the search for their ideal job, and to keep in mind the value of having a good balance between work and their personal lives. Produced in Australia. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online (15 minutes)

Research: Job Search Success
It's no surprise that finding the right job - one that best matches an applicant's skills, interests, and goals - requires smart research. But where and how should your research get underway? What the best methods for maximizing the power of online resources? At what point should you set aside Web sitesand social media and get involved in face-to-face discussions? This video offers answers, shedding light on job search engines and other Internet venues that can help identify areas of growth and companies of interest. It also covers print media, recruitment agencies, networking, and skills auditing. Expert interviews and real-life examples are featured throughout. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. A part of the series Job Search Success. (15 minutes)

The Right Job for Your Personality
This program shows viewers how to select a rewarding and satisfying career by engaging in a reflective self-assessment process - a process designed to help them gain insights into themselves by looking at differeent aspects of their lives including their interests, skills, education, training, values, and lifestyle. Shows how to identify and organize a variety of personal information into a form that's optimal for making informed career decisions! A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (11 minutes)

In Search of a College Major and Career Direction
Navigating the college major and career planning process is as confusing as it is exciting. This program guides students and parents through those stressful crossroads, helping young people identify options and personal preferences in order to maximize their potential, productivity, and self-fulfillment. Created by veteran career counselor and instructor Susan Posluszny, the video offers real-world case studies and targeted strategies for developing an educational and professional focus - using methods based on Posluszny's twenty-plus years of counseling and interacting with both college and high school students. The result is a fun, field-tested tool that supports, challenges, and empowers users while helping to shape their lives and livelihoods. Viewable/printable instructional resources are available online. (52 minutes)

Values and Goals
What are values? What are goals? And how are they connected? These questions are easy to ask, but they're not so simple to answer. This three-section program combines commentary from educators and students with in-class exercise segments to explore the meaning of values and goals and illustrate how they steer and shape a person's life - in college and beyond. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (10 minutes)

Active Listening and Note-Taking
Lectures and labs are the heart of the college academic experience, and for students eager to make the most of them, active listening and note-taking are powerful learning tools. This two-section program explains how to create a bulletproof listening/note-taking loop that ensures deeper understanding and better recall. Pre-class reading, in-class participation, and post-class review are stressed. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (11 minutes)

Time Management
Compared to high school, where the day is structured down to the minute, college is a blank do-it-yourself calendar. Classes, clubs, sports, part-time jobs....assignment, projects, exams...even time to hang out: all must be penciledin! Over the course of this three-section program, views will learn to side-step common time-management errors and plan out their semesters so they can take control of their time and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (11 minutes)

Studying and Test-Taking
Studying is a process, not a last-minute event. It takes strategy to consistently make the grade - both before a test and during. This two-section program brings together educators and students to discuss things that viewers can do to increase their understanding of course material, enhance their ability to memorize, and improve their performance during exams. A Cambridge Educational Production.  A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (10 minutes) 

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
By defining critical thinking and examining how it's applied to the process of problem-solving, this two-section program will show viewers how to handle whatever challenges come their way. An in-class discussion segment on critical thinking explains how to rationally assess a statement and express disagreement, while a similar segment on problem-solving considers what to do when preparing for what appears to be an overwhelmingly tough exam. A
A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (10 minutes)

 

 


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