Higher Education

Reaching Your Potential: Personal and Professional Development, 4th Edition

  • Robert K. Throop Chief Academic Officer for ITT Educational Services Inc.
  • Marion B. Castellucci B.A.Barnard College; 30 years experience as a writer and editor of educational books.
  • ISBN-10: 1435439732  |  ISBN-13: 9781435439733
  • 392 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1999, 1993
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.00
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Overview

REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL takes a holistic approach to helping students take control of their lives and improve their self-belief. The text is organized around the four areas of emotional, intellectual, physical and social potential. Through a process of learning and self-examination, students discover their values, increase their commitment to personal goals, and challenge themselves to grow and learn. While gaining practical knowledge and skills, students will discover their emotional, intellectual, physical, and social resources. This model, which is thematically integrated throughout the text, allows readers to emerge from their learning experience understanding the importance of developing each of these areas in order to reach their fullest potential. The text involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills.

Features and Benefits

  • Introduction: To The Lifelong Learner provides an overview of the authors’ model for helping students reach their full potential, including the five stages that should be followed to develop the four major potentials of the individual.
  • Pre-reading and post-reading Self-Assessments allow students to measure their potential and track their progress.
  • A diverse array of people who have overcome challenges and succeeded in life is profiled in “Whatever It Takes” features, providing motivation for students to do the same.
  • As students work through the text, they apply the concepts they learn to their own situations in the “Your Turn” activities. Interspersed throughout each chapter, these activities prompt students to participate in a process of self-discovery, which engages and holds their interest.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION To the Lifelong Learner.
Before You Begin: Self-Assessment.
Part I: DEVELOPING YOUR EMOTIONAL POTENTIAL.
1. The Power of Self-Belief.
2. Setting Goals and Managing Time.
Part II: DEVELOPING YOUR INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL.
3. Improving Your Thinking Skills.
4. Improving Your Study Skills.
Part III: DEVELOPING YOUR PHYSICAL POTENTIAL
5. Eating Well.
6. Staying Healthy.
Part IV: DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL POTENTIAL.
7. Communicating Effectively.
8. Improving Your Listening Skills.
9. Improving Your Speaking Skills.
10. Getting Along with Others.
11. Functioning in Groups.
Part V: DEVELOPING YOUR ACTION PLAN.
12. Handling Change and Stress.
13. Managing Money.
14. Preparing for Your Career.
After You’re Done: Self-Assessment.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

What's New

  • Unit Openers have been added to help students easily preview the main goals of each chapter and how they fit into the five stages of personal mastery.
  • A new “Tech Tips” feature has been included to provide suggestions for using technology in college, in day-to-day life, and on the job.
  • Coverage of Time Management has been aligned with the concept of Setting Goals in Chapter 2 (moved from the previous edition’s Chapter 13).
  • A redesign and updated art/photo program makes the text more readable and visually appealing.
  • The instructor support materials, including Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, and Instructor’s Manual, have been revised and enhanced to provide more practical content.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Premium Web Site Printed Access Card

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“I really enjoyed reading this book…It did not feel preachy to me, but more conversational and the self-chapter coming up front drew me in and made me feel like everything from there out was about me getting engaged and learning what I would need to learn to get where I want to go.” - Liese A. Hull, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

— Liese A. Hull

“Excellent features in the To the Lifelong Learner and Self-Assessment sections. To the Lifelong Learner is useful as an overview of the authors’ philosophy. The pre and post Self-Assessments help both instructors and students understand what needs to be emphasized in the course and how well both have succeeded.” - Robert C. Noyes, Tidewater Community College

— Robert C. Noyes

“The authors use plenty of examples to keep things interesting for students and open up discussion. In an orientation class the one thing that makes the class successful is student involvement. The use of this text would easily facilitate this.” - Jan Pitera, Broome Community College

— Jan Pitera

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

College Success CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475733 | ISBN-13: 9781111475734)

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Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1439082979 | ISBN-13: 9781439082973)

The Webtutor offers a number of instructor resources to complement the main text including discussion questions and gradebook content. For students, new Video Skillbuilders, flashcards, and additional quizzes will enhance their understanding of the text’s main points.

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Premium Web Site, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495899372 | ISBN-13: 9780495899372)

The Premium Website offers students a number of resources to complement the main text including new video Skillbuilders, tutorial Quizzes, an online version of the Self-Assessment, and flashcards.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1439082960 | ISBN-13: 9781439082966)

The Webtutor offers a number of instructor resources to complement the main text including discussion questions and gradebook content. For students, new Video Skillbuilders, flashcards, and additional quizzes will enhance their understanding of the text’s main points.

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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435439759 | ISBN-13: 9781435439757)

This author-created resource is designed to provide instructors with helpful tips about how to teach the material from the text. An online version is also available on the Instructor Website.

Premium Web Site, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495899364 | ISBN-13: 9780495899365)

The Premium Website offers students a number of resources to complement the main text including new video Skillbuilders, tutorial Quizzes, an online version of the Self-Assessment, and flashcards.

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CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111633177 | ISBN-13: 9781111633172)

Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience with the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 4th Edition.

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Student Supplements

College Success CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475733 | ISBN-13: 9781111475734)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your college success and study skills course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with CourseMate for REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 4th Edition.

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College Success CourseMate with eBook + CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111633134 | ISBN-13: 9781111633134)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your college success and study skills course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with CourseMate. You'll also receive access to the College Success Factors Index (CSFI), which is designed to Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 4th Edition.

List Price = $120.00  | CengageBrain Price = $120.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1439082979 | ISBN-13: 9781439082973)

The WebTutor offers you a number of resources to complement the main text including new Video Skillbuilders, flashcards and additional quizzes.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

Premium Web Site, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495899372 | ISBN-13: 9780495899372)

The Premium Website offers you a number of resources to complement the main text including new Video Skillbuilders, Tutorial Quizzes, an online version of the Self-Assessment, and flashcards.

List Price = $40.00  | CengageBrain Price = $40.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00

Premium Web Site + CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840066015 | ISBN-13: 9780840066015)

List Price = $38.00  | CengageBrain Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1439082960 | ISBN-13: 9781439082966)

The WebTutor offers you a number of resources to complement the main text including new Video Skillbuilders, flashcards and additional quizzes.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

Premium Web Site, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495899364 | ISBN-13: 9780495899365)

The Premium Website offers you a number of resources to complement the main text including new Video Skillbuilders, Tutorial Quizzes, an online version of the Self-Assessment, and flashcards.

List Price = $40.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111633177 | ISBN-13: 9781111633172)

Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience with the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 4th Edition.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert K. Throop

Robert K. Throop is the former Corporate Director of Education for ATE Enterprises. With over 35 years of experience in education, spanning the elementary to graduate school levels, he is presently the Chief Academic Officer for ITT Educational Services Inc. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.

Marion B. Castellucci

Marion B. Castellucci earned a B.A. from Barnard College and has over 30 years experience as a writer and editor of educational books. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.