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Own Your Education!: A Student’s Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life)

Book Description

Success in any endeavor is not a matter of luck, fate, or happenstance. And that is just as true about succeeding at school. This book will help you learn to look at your school experience from a new vantage point, one that allows you to increase your motivation and commitment, build your confidence, and take control over your educational experience instead of depending on others to get you where you want to go. How? You’ll learn to take ownership over your education. When you take ownership, and only then, you will succeed¿– and you will be more likely to succeed in other arenas of you life, as well. This book will teach you how to do that, and do that well.

Table of Contents

  1. About this eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. Astronaut? Princess? Pro Athlete?
    2. What Is Your Job?
    3. Sam’s Story
  9. 1. Characteristics of Ownership
    1. What Is Ownership?
    2. Characteristics of Student Ownership
    3. Quick Check of Your Ownership Skills
    4. Scoring Guide
    5. Review
  10. 2. Who Are You?
    1. Student Sagas
    2. Rent/Own Scale
    3. Scoring Guide
    4. Review
    5. Answers
  11. 3. Why Should You Own When Renting Is Easy?
    1. Results of Ownership
  12. 4. The Education Pyramid: What Bricks Are You Missing?
    1. The Education Pyramid
    2. Constructing Your Pyramid
  13. 5. What Has Caused You to Rent?
    1. The Characteristics of Ownership: Commitment, Endurance, and Motivation
    2. Who Is to Blame?
  14. 6. Why Do You Lack Pride and Confidence?
    1. Why People Lack Pride
    2. Why People Lack Confidence
  15. 7. The Key to Ownership... It’s All in a Circle
    1. The Ownership Circle
    2. Steps to Success: Assess, Learn, Practice, Master
    3. How Do You Gain Ownership?
    4. Ownership Self-Evaluation
    5. Moving Forward
  16. 8. What Does Ownership Look Like?
    1. Check Your Understanding: Owner or Renter?
    2. Quick Check of Your Educational Ownership Skills
    3. Scoring Guide
    4. You Have Control!
  17. 9. Accountability: How Do You Own It?
    1. Wanted: Accountable Students
    2. Accountability and the Education Pyramid
    3. What Are the Skills of Accountability?
    4. What Principles Support Accountability?
    5. Why Might You Lack Accountability?
    6. How Accountability Principles Affect Each Other
    7. How Do You Practice and Master Accountability?
    8. Owning Accountability
  18. 10. Critical Thinking: How Do You Own It?
    1. Wanted: Students Who Can Think Critically
    2. Critical Thinking and the Education Pyramid
    3. What Are the Skills of Critical Thinking?
    4. What Principles Support Critical Thinking?
    5. Why Might You Lack Critical Thinking?
    6. How Critical Thinking Principles Affect Each Other
    7. How Do You Practice and Master Critical Thinking?
    8. Owning Critical Thinking
  19. 11. Effective Planning: How Do You Own It?
    1. Wanted: Students with Strong Planning Skills
    2. Effective Planning and the Education Pyramid
    3. What Are the Skills of Effective Planning?
    4. What Principles Support Effective Planning?
    5. Why Might You Not Be an Effective Planner?
    6. How Effective Planning Principles Affect Each Other
    7. How Do You Practice and Master Effective Planning?
    8. Owning Effective Planning
  20. 12. Study Strategies: How Do You Own Them?
    1. Wanted: Students with Strong Study Skills
    2. Study Strategies and the Education Pyramid
    3. What Are the Skills of Effective Studying?
    4. What Principles Support Effective Studying?
    5. Why Might You Lack Effective Study Strategies and How Do You Take Ownership of Studying?
    6. How Do You Practice and Master Effective Study Strategies?
    7. How Knowledge and Confidence Affect Each Other
  21. Conclusion: You Are in Charge!
  22. Index