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Now You See It
by Davidson, Cathy N

9780670022823Cathy N. DavidsonNow You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and LearnA digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age. When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light-as an innovative way to turn learning on its head. This radical experiment is at the heart of Davidson's inspiring new book. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, she shows how "attention blindness" has produced one of our society's greatest challenges: while we've all acknowledged the great changes of the digital age, most of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning. A lively hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now You See It is a refreshingly optimistic argument for a bold embrace of our connected, collaborative future. - Description from Syndetics
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Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life
by Gallagher, Winifred

9780143116905Winifred GallagherRapt: Attention and the Focused Life A revolutionary look at how what we pay attention to determines how we experience life Acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher's Rapt makes the radical argument that much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. Rapt introduces a diverse cast of characters, from researchers to artists to ranchers, to illustrate the art of living the interested life. As their stories show, by focusing on the most positive and productive elements of any situation, you can shape your inner experience and expand your world. By learning to focus, you can improve your concentration, broaden your inner horizons, and most important, feel what it means to be fully alive. - Description from Syndetics
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Doing Essays & Assignments
by Greasley, Peter

9781849202039Pete GreasleyDoing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for StudentsThis book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from. The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include: planning, time management and deadlines reading and researching the literature writing introductions and conclusions answering the question critical analysis and argument referencing language, grammar and expression avoiding plagiarism This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike. Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford. - Description from Syndetics
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Time Warped
by Hammond, Claudia

9780062225207Claudia HammondTime Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time PerceptionDrawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores the mysteries of our perception of time in her book Time Warped. Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Why is it almost impossible to go a whole day without checking your watch? Is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond offers insight into how to manage our time more efficiently, how to speed time up and slow it down at will, how to plan for the future with more accuracy, and she teaches how to use the warping of time to our own benefit. - Description from Syndetics
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The Secrets of College Success
by Jacobs, Lynn F; Hyman, Jeremy S

9780470874660Lynn F. Jacobs; Jeremy S. HymanThe Secrets of College SuccessIf you're currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book. Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, it's loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you: How to pick good courses and avoid bad professors How to develop "college-level" skills and habits that'll put you ahead of the pack How to get through the freshman comp, math, language, and lab science requirements--in one try How to figure out what's going to be on the tests, and what professors are looking for in papers and presentations How to pick a major you'll really like--and be good at How to get the edge for graduate school--or the inside track to a really good job And much more. The tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive.  It's as if you had your own personal professor guiding you on the path to college success. - Description from Syndetics
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How to Study in College
by Pauk, Walter; Owens, Ross J. Q

9781133960782Walter Pauk; Ross J. Q. OwensHow to Study in CollegeOver a million students have transformed adequate work into academic achievement with this best-selling text. HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE sets students on the path to success by helping them build a strong foundation of study skills, and learn how to gain, retain, and explain information. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on vocabulary building. Questions in the Margin, based on the Cornell Note Taking System, places key questions about content in the margins of the text to provide students with a means for reviewing and reciting the main ideas. Students then use this technique--the Q-System--to formulate their own questions. The Eleventh Edition maintains the straightforward and traditional academic format that has made HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE the leading study skills text in the market. - Description from Syndetics
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Community College Companion
by Rowh, Mark

9781593577414Mark C. RowhCommunity College Companion: Everything You Wanted to Know about Succeeding in a Two-Year SchoolEnrollment at community colleges is booming. but as students of all ages pursue this path many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships. Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experience to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan. - Description from Syndetics
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Overwhelmed
by Schulte, Brigid

9780374228446Brigid SchulteOverwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time Can working parents in America--or anywhere--ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity." If that's true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed , Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post , asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contaminated time"? Schulte first asked this question in a 2010 feature for The Washington Post Magazine : "How did researchers compile this statistic that said we were rolling in leisure--over four hours a day? Did any of us feel that we actually had downtime? Was there anything useful in their research--anything we could do?" Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out. - Description from Syndetics
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Time Power
by Tracy, Brian

9780814472477Brian TracyTime Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought PossibleOne of the world's premier business consultants and personal success experts, Brian Tracy has devoted 25 years to studying the most powerful time management practices used by the most successful people in every area. In Time Power , Brian reveals his comprehensive system, designed to help you increase productivity and income exponentially - in just weeks! Filled with hundreds of powerful, practical, proven strategies, tools and techniques, Time Power will help you take complete control of your time and use it to get more done - faster than you ever dreamed. You'll learn how to: * Gain two extra productive hours per day * Make better, faster decisions * Set clear goals and concentrate your energies on high-value activities * Manage multi-task jobs more efficiently * Overcome the people problems that can sap your time * Learn the psychology of outstanding time management * Use the five tools and techniques that will make you more productive for the rest of your life * and much more! Rich with proven success methods, Brian Tracy's Time Power reveals the secrets to earning more money and getting more satisfaction in every area of your life." " - Description from Syndetics
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