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With a major focus on building better habits, Peak Performance, 11e, teaches students to identify triggers for their habits, how to create a productive behavior routine and a reward that leads to a cycle of success. Through the power of grit, perseverance and resiliency, students learn to practice a positive, open mindset that focuses on growth, learning, and effort. The author also provides students practical advice about getting involved in clubs and campus events, connecting with students, tutors, advisers, and instructors to avoid feeling overwhelmed during their new start in college. Peak Performance delivers the essential tools for managing time and resources by showing students how to: • Empower themselves to feel that they belong in college and that the tools for success are all around them • Learn how habits work and how to replace counter-productive habits with positive habits that will help them in college and beyond • Learn to integrate all learning styles for maximum success • Learn how to seek out support and resources on campus for challenges new students face, and remain persistent in pursuit of their goals • Relate what they are exploring now to future success on the job • Strive to cultivate the qualities, habits, and skills of peak performers
Chapter 1: Be a Lifelong Learner
Chapter 2: Build Peak Habits
Chapter 3: Expand Your Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 4: Manage Your Time
Chapter 5: Maximize Your Resources
PART TWO: Basic Skills and Strategies
Chapter 6: Listen and Take Effective Notes
Chapter 7: Actively Read
Chapter 8: Improve Your Memory Skills
Chapter 9: Excel at Taking Tests
Chapter 10: Express Yourself in Writing and Speech
PART THREE: Application
Chapter 11: Become a Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver
Chapter 12: Create a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
Chapter 13: Build Supportive and Diverse Relationships
Chapter 14: Explore Majors and Careers
By prompting students to engage with key concepts, while continually adapting to their individual needs, Connect activates learning and empowers students to take control resulting in better grades and increased retention rates. Proven online content integrates seamlessly with our adaptive technology, and helps build student confidence outside of the classroom.
Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 is an adaptive learning solution that provides personalized learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. SmartBook 2.0 fosters more productive learning, taking the guesswork out of what to study, and helps students better prepare for class. With the ReadAnywhere mobile app, students can now read and complete SmartBook 2.0 assignments both online and off-line. For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 provides more granular control over assignments with content selection now available at the concept level. SmartBook 2.0 also includes advanced reporting features that enable instructors to track student progress with actionable insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.
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- Then, under "Find a Title," search by title, author, or subject
- Select your desired title, and create a course. (You do not have to create assignments, just a course instance)
- Go to your Connect course homepage
- In the top navigation, select library to access the title's instructor resources