Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Becoming a Master Student, 5th Edition

  • Includes Printed Access Card (12 Months) for CourseMate
  • Dave Ellis
  • Debra Dawson
  • Doug Toft
  • ISBN-10: 0176652930
  • ISBN-13: 9780176652937
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2000, 1997
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Becoming A Master Student, Fifth Canadian Edition provides students with the tools they need to achieve success in their academic, career, and personal goals. In the first chapter, students complete the discovery wheel and find out more about their own learning preferences. As students move through the rest of the text, they become more reflective learners and are challenged to think critically and put into action what they are learning. Taking a student-centred approach, this book helps students get the most out of their post-secondary experience as they prepare for their careers.

Features

  • An expanded discussion of diversity, with a focus on the Canadian context

  • The chapter on Health has been expanded to include new issues facing students today--gambling addictions, binge drinking, and mental health problems

  • The Canadian Editorial Board includes instructors from across Canada that are connected to this topic and teach students in this course

  • The Planning chapter has more information on time management, and provides students with practical tips they can employ

  • The Discovery Wheel. The most widely recognized feature of Becoming a Master Student, the Discovery Wheel is an activity where students think about the kind of student they are and the kind of student that they want to become. Its twelve sections correspond to the twelve chapters in the text. Assigned at the outset of the course, this exercise helps students assess their current strengths and weaknesses in different areas of student success. Students answer a series of questions and then plot their scores on their Discovery Wheel--a graphic illustration of their skill levels. The purpose of this exercise is to give students the opportunity to change their behaviour. Completing the Discovery Wheel a second time allows students to see what behaviours they have changed on their journey to becoming a master student. Students can complete this exercise in the text or online.

About the Author

Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. After getting a Master's Degree in mathematics, he taught computer science at a college for six years 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. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as the 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.

Debra Dawson

Debra Dawson is the Director of the Teaching Support Centre and an adjunct research professor in the Faculty of Education. Debra is an award-winning teacher whose primary interests include issues related to enhancing student engagement both inside and outside the classroom, graduate student professional development, and competencies of educational developers. She has given numerous conference presentations both nationally and internationally on facilitating teaching and learning in post-secondary education. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE). She has also served on the selection committee for the 3M Teaching Fellowship (Canada’s national teaching awards) and on the board for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Making Transitions

Chapter 1: First Steps
Chapter 2: Time
Chapter 3: Memory
Chapter 4: Reading
Chapter 5: Notes
Chapter 6: Tests
Chapter 7: Thinking
Chapter 8: Communicating
Chapter 9: Diversity
Chapter 10: Money
Chapter 11: Health
Chapter 12: What’s Next?

Glossary
References

New to this edition

  • Nelson Education welcomes Dr. Debra Dawson, from the University of Western Ontario, as a new co-author to this edition. As the Director for the Teaching Support Centre and Teaching and Learning Services, Dr. Dawson brings a wealth of experience to this new edition
  • The Master Student Profiles have been completely updated and focus on Canadians who make a difference. Examples include Craig and Marc Kielburger, Chantal Petitclerc and Gwenaelle Moubouyi, to name a few
  • A new chapter on Money, updated to reflect the current economic situation. This chapter also puts the issue of money into a context that is relevant and impactful for students
  • Instead of technology being a standalone chapter, the topic has been woven throughout the text, including more references for electronic tools that aid in learning
  • A Glossary has been added as a reference for students

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Ellis, Becoming A Master Student, Fifth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176648143 | ISBN-13: 9780176648145)

Nelson Education's Becoming a Master Student CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools. The CourseMate for Becoming a Master Student was written and prepared by Kay Johnson, Athabasca University.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Ellis, Becoming A Master Student, Fifth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176652949 | ISBN-13: 9780176652944)

Nelson Education's Becoming a Master Student CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools. The CourseMate for Becoming a Master Student was written and prepared by Kay Johnson, Athabasca University.

Instructor's Resource CD for Becoming a Master Student  (ISBN-10: 0176610022 | ISBN-13: 9780176610029)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD, giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. (Downloadable Web versions are also available at www.bams5Ce.nelson.com/ faculty) The IRCD includes a NETA Enriched Instructor's Manual, NETA Test bank, ExamView Test bank, NETA PowerPoint slides, Day One slides, and an Image Library.

Student Supplements

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Ellis, Becoming A Master Student, Fifth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176648143 | ISBN-13: 9780176648145)

Nelson Education's Becoming a Master Student CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools. The CourseMate for Becoming a Master Student was written and prepared by Kay Johnson, Athabasca University.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Ellis, Becoming A Master Student, Fifth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176652949 | ISBN-13: 9780176652944)

Nelson Education's Becoming a Master Student CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools. The CourseMate for Becoming a Master Student was written and prepared by Kay Johnson, Athabasca University.