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1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways

1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year’s groaning sack of astonishment. All new facts! Prepare to be knocked sideways…Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can’t walk and breathe at the same time. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. Traffic lights existed before cars. Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread. The soil in your garden is 2 million years old. If there are any facts you don’t believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on qi.com.

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John Lloyd devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio before moving to television to start Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder. John Mitchinson was the original Marketing Director of Waterstone’s, became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and now runs Unbound. James Harkin is QI’s Senior Researcher and Script Editor and is one of the presenters of the number one podcast No Such Thing As A Fish.

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Becoming a Master Manager

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Becoming a Master Manager is appropriate for management and organizational behavior courses that emphasize critical management skills that yield sound organizational results. Developed from both theory and empirical evidence, the text provides a compelling case for why managerial and leadership competencies are essential for employee engagement, effective communication, and sustainable organizational success. The competing values framework offers future managers a foundation for analyzing, understanding and executing the behavior that will achieve positive performance, productivity and profitability.

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Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

A brilliant guide to living a happier life (even if it’s not so perfect)

Bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar has done it again. In Being Happy (originally published in hardcover as The Pursuit of Perfect, 978-0-07160882-4), he gives you not only you the theory but also the tools to help you learn how to accept life as it actually is instead of what you think it should be. By using the science of positive psychology along with acceptance, Ben-Shahar shows you how to escape the rat race and begin living a life of serenity, happiness, and fulfillment.

With the same technique that made Happier such a great success, Being Happy shows you how to let go of unrealistic expectations and truly accept your emotions for a more serene life.

Praise for Ben-Shahar:
“[Tal Ben-Shahar has] a rare brand of good sense that is embedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness.” — Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

“Ben-Shahar teaches that happiness isn’t as elusive as people think.”Publishers Weekly

“One of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history.” — Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist

Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times bestselling author of Happier. He consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. For more information, visit www.talbenshahar.com

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel: 101 Miraculous Stories of Faith, Divine Intervention, and Answered Prayers

Seen or unseen, angels are all around us. In this collection of 101 miraculous stories of faith, divine intervention, and answered prayers, real people share their incredible experiences with angels and the many ways they touch our lives. You only have to look to find the angels in your life. These divine guides, guardian angels, and heavenly messengers help and guide us when we need it most. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from religious and non-religious, about hope, healing, and help from angels.

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Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Gabrielle Bernstein, a New York Times bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker, is one of today’s inspirational role models and a next-generation thought leader.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

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Daniel H. Pink is the author of five books, including “To Sell Is Human” and the long-running “New York Times” bestsellers “A Whole New Mind” and “Drive.” His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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FOCUS on Community College Success 4th Edition

FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 4th Edition, speaks directly to community college students, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement, as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The fourth edition includes expanded coverage on resilience, with strategies for assessing and building resilience. A revised section on the importance of group work gives students the tools they need to successfully collaborate. Now available with MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS. MindTap combines learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments -into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results.

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From Master Student to Master Employee

Learn how to take the skills you use in the classroom and apply them to the workplace! Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles specific to career readiness and workplace development, this text will help you gain the qualities you need to go from being a master student to a master employee. A focus on transferable skills that you can take from your classes to your career helps you develop the top skills employers look for in their employees. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself within the classroom and help you prepare for success in the global workforce.

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Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master’s degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. From Master Student to Master Employee is based on Ellis’s best-selling textbook Becoming a Master Student. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and to other organizations. You can visit Ellis’s website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. Dave Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and four grandchildren.

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Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers

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In the context of multiple forms of global economic, social, and cultural oppression, along with intergenerational trauma, burnout, and public services retrenchment, this book offers a framework and set of inquiries and practices for social workers, activists, community organizers, counselors, and other helping professionals. Healing justice, a term that has emerged in social movements in the last decade, is taught as a practice of connecting to the whole self, what many are conditioned to ignore — the body, mind-heart, spirit, community, and natural world. Drawing from the East-West modalities of mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda, the author introduces six capabilities — mindfulness and compassion; critical thinking and curiosity; and effort and equanimity — which can guide practitioners on a transformative and empowering journey that can ultimately make them and their colleagues more effective in their work. Using case studies, critical analysis, and skill sharing, self-care is presented as an act of resistance to disconnection, marginalization, and internalized oppression. Healing justice is a trauma-informed practice that empowers social practitioners to cultivate the conditions that might allow them to feel more connected to themselves, their clients, colleagues, and communities. The book also engages critically with self-care practices, including investigation into the science of mindfulness, cultural appropriation, and the commodification of self-care. The message is clear that mindfulness-based practices are not a panacea for personal, inter-personal, or political problems. But, they can put practitioners in a more authentic and powerful place to work from, which is particularly important in a world where there is more connection to technology, ideologies, and people who share one’s beliefs, and less connection to the natural world, people who are different, and the parts of oneself that one tends to reject. The book also offers suggestions for how to share self-care practices with community members who have less access to wellness.

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Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!

“You are meant to succeed in the work you love. Your desire will take you all the way.” — Tama J. Kieves

What if everything you thought you needed to do to succeed was actually standing in the way of your success?

Tama Kieves, Harvard-lawyer-turned-career-coach, has spent the last decade crossing the United States and Canada, speaking to tens of thousands of people and sharing her inspiring story of moving from a career that was killing her to a life that has uplifted her, chronicled in her first book, “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love.” She has mentored thousands of people who, with her help, have followed their passion, and now live their dream lives.

And now she takes us to the next step in our journey…

Within you is your purpose–your destiny–that will lead you to your greatest fulfillment, and your greatest success. What Kieves discovered in her own journey is that the way to success is an “inspired” path, not a linear one. She brings her mentoring ideas and actions together in her latest work, “Inspired and Unstoppable.” In this motivating book, Kieves teaches that it is only in unleashing this purpose that you can become truly happy and satisfied.

Through these teachings, she will help you move into your “brilliant power.” She shares the mental and emotional impact of this journey–the fears, doubts, and boogeymen that arise–and how to become an unstoppable warrior for your life’s work and desires. This book will help you stay connected to your desires and shift your innermost thinking. When you do, inspired actions will seem to fall directly out of the sky, and onto your plate. You will naturally outpace anything any expert could ever tell you. “You don’t need the steps, when you have the moves.”

Beautifully written, “Inspired & Unstoppable” also includes success stories from Tama’s life and the lives of others who have made their dreams their reality, as well as practices that will create positive momentum, and “Inspired Successisms”–delightful, quick bites of wisdom peppered throughout the book. It also includes guidelines on how to create your own “Inspired Success Circle”–a way of moving forward with the support of friends and loved ones.

Practical, empowering, inspirational, galvanizing–“Inspired & Unstoppable” is the touchstone to (finally) living your wildest dreams and greatest desires.

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Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her legal career to write and help others live their most meaningful self-expression. She is the bestselling author of “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All).” Featured on Oprah Radio, she is a sought-after speaker and career coach who has helped thousands worldwide to discover, launch, and live their true work in the world. Tama is a regular faculty member at various organizations, and is also the founder and president of Awakening Artistry, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting a global family of visionary minds, creative souls, free-spirited entrepreneurs, and empowered leaders.

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It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!

In It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, Chelsea Clinton tackles some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, especially for kids. Using data, charts and stories she unpacks challenges related to Poverty, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Health, Endangered Species and more. She also talks about what’s being done to make a difference in each area, particularly by kids and teenagers. With lots of suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shares her passion for helping others and shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. The book will have three main thrusts: Informing young readers using facts and research; Inspiring them with stories of hope and empowerment; and; Suggesting practical ways that young readers can make a difference in their own communities and in the larger world. Filled with visuals including charts, graphs and photographs, this book has the potential to influence an entire generation’s activism and involvement in local and global issues.

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Chelsea Clinton has always been interested in making the world a better place. When she was a child in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of her favorite books was 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, and as a teenager in Washington, D.C., she led her school’s service club. While she was at Stanford, Chelsea worked as a reading and writing tutor and volunteered at the Children’s Hospital. Today, she is Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation where she helps lead the work of the Foundation across its various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, women and girls, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea holds a BA from Stanford University, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MPhil and doctorate degree in international relations from Oxford University. She lives in New York City with her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their dog Soren. You can follow her on Twitter at @Chelsea Clinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChelseaClinton. Residence: New York, NY Book Site: www.itsyourworld.com

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Italian All-in-One For Dummies

Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. * Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language * The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries * An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you’re a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.

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Mastery

The #1 “New York Times”-bestselling sequel to “The 48 Laws of Power”
“Mastery” synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers “The 48 Laws of Power,” “The 33 Strategies of War,” and “The Art of Seduction” and demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself. By analyzing the lives of such past masters as Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci, as well as by interviewing nine contemporary masters, including tech guru Paul Graham and animal rights advocate Temple Grandin, Greene debunks our culture’s many myths about genius and distills the wisdom of the ages to reveal the secret to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.

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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film

From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures to their mostly male audiences, Clover demonstrates that they align spectators not with the male tormentor, but with the females tormented–notably the slasher movie’s “final girls”–as they endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves. The lesson was not lost on the mainstream industry, which was soon turning out the formula in well-made thrillers. Including a new preface by the author, this Princeton Classics edition is a definitive work that has found an avid readership from students of film theory to major Hollywood filmmakers.

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Carol J. Clover is the Class of 1936 Professor Emerita in the departments of rhetoric, film, and Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Medieval Saga.

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Never Enough Time: A Practical and Spiritual Guide

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Most of us struggle with the “time famine”–the pervasive feeling of never having enough time. Whether we work three jobs or none, have many children or none, or live in a huge city or a small town, most of us have the feeling there is always more to do than we’re able, more time required than we can give. In Never Enough Time, Rev. Donna Schaper helps us think through the practical and spiritual elements of the time famine and helps us instead aim for a feast. Schaper’s advice centers around our mind-set–understanding both the structural and personal reasons we feel so pressed, clarifying what’s important to us or not, and setting realistic expectations, while enriching the time we have. The book goes beyond the idea of “Sabbath keeping” to offer suggestions for all parts of life–particularly the busy moments. Schaper draws on her years ministering to people across all walks of life to show that the time famine cuts across race, class, and gender lines to touch almost everyone. She offers practical and spiritual suggestions that won’t magically give us more time, but can help us live better with the time we have.

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On Course

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 8th edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you’ll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. In addition, the “Toolbox for Active Learners” provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the “Toolbox for Active Learners” will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner.

About the Author

Skip Downing is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC’s Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven success strategies to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Downing’s teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is to empower its students to live rich, fulfilling lives. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for helping students become active, responsible partners in their education and achieve greater success in college and in life.

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On Course Study Skills Plus Edition

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS, 3rd Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you’ll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. The “Toolbox for Active Learners” provides numerous study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. As you learn these new strategies, you’ll have the opportunity to practice applying them to solve academic challenges. With improved critical and creative problem-solving, you’ll be able to achieve greater success in all parts of your life. Another self-assessment before and after the “Toolbox for Active Learners” will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner.

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Skip Downing is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC’s Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven success strategies to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Downing’s teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is to empower its students to live rich, fulfilling lives. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for helping students become active, responsible partners in their education and achieve greater success in college and in life.

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Personality Theories Workbook 6th Edition

The case studies in PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK, Sixth Edition, help you learn and apply personality theories to real-life examples of typical–rather than solely abnormal–behavior. The wide range of case studies is accompanied by application questions that guide you through an analysis of each case, prompting you to consider how a particular theorist would view it. Theory comparison questions ensure that you understand the differences between each theory. Succinct, affordable, and accessible, PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK offers an excellent assortment of cases that help you really understand personality theories and concepts as well as how they apply in real life.

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Portuguese For Dummies 2nd Edition

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese Quick! What’s the most widely spoken language in South America? That’s right, Portuguese! And what’s the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately! Whether you’re a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you’ll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more! * Have everyday conversations in Portuguese * Make sense of Portuguese grammar * Use idioms and popular expressions * Improve your pronunciation * Grasp verb conjugations * Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Karen Keller spent three years as a reporter in Brazil and traveled extensively throughout the country. She’s fluent in Portuguese and has worked as an online foreign language instructor.

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Practicing College Learning Strategies 7th Edition

PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a readable, straightforward, and practical text that focuses on creating a smooth transition to college for first year students. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. In addition, the structured activities and practices guide students in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching students how to learn. The author focuses on putting students in the driver’s seat, teaching them how to use all of the tools at their disposal so they’ll succeed in college and beyond.

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Hopper has been involved with Student Success at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She is a nationally known lecturer and workshop leader on topics such as learning how to learn, learning styles, memory, time management, effective classroom techniques, and using technology in the classroom. She is a frequent guest at the National and Fall Energizer conferences for College Survival and is active in the NADE and CRLA organizations. Carolyn’s Study Skills website (http://capone.mtsu.edu/studskl/) has been visited by more than a million people! When asked to describe her teaching style, Carolyn says: “I am first of all enthusiastic about learning how to learn. I get excited about learning and hopefully my students catch the spirit. My classes are a combination of lecture supported by many visuals and hands-on activities. Skills for being successful in college are learned by doing. So, once students understand a concept, my aim for them is to develop the skills by practice and make modification to the skills that will work for them. A student in my class can expect homework due every class period. My style may seem casual and somewhat laid back, but each class is carefully planned with goals and objectives in mind. I am extremely demanding but would like to think that I am patient. I try to make sure that everything we do in class is backed up on the website.”

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