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MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Ellis's Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student, 4th Edition

  • Dave Ellis
  • ISBN-10: 1305275926  |  ISBN-13: 9781305275928
  • Prior Releases: 2014
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00
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MindTap™ College Success for Ellis's Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student, 4th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap College Success includes learning outcome videos for each chapter; engagement activities featuring “One Minute with Dave Ellis” videos paired with discussion-board prompts; the complete chapter readings with embedded Power Process videos and interactive versions of the chapter activities; reflection activities featuring student videos paired with writing prompts that ask students to apply chapter concepts; Aplia™ assignments for each chapter; and more. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Ask students to watch the animated light-pen videos offered at the start of each chapter to gain an overview of the major learning outcomes and the Power Process video embedded in each chapter for more insight into these key strategies. Also ask them to watch the one-minute videos that appear before each chapter reading featuring author Dave Ellis offering his best advice on the main chapter topic and the student videos that appear after each chapter reading. Have them respond to the related discussion-board or reflection prompts.
  • Assign the interactive versions of the chapter activities and the Aplia assignments for each chapter to assess students’ comprehension and application of the course material.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


LEARNING PATH:
Introduction: Getting Involved.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice on how to become a Master Student and practice integrity.
Introduction chapter reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Discover What You Want.” This Power Process activity discusses the importance of “discovering what you want” in order to achieve your goals, both in school and in life.
Introduction Assignment powered by Aplia.
1. USING YOUR LEARNING STYLES.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice with students on identifying and utilizing learning strategies.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities
“Reflection Activity: How to Peel an Orange.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Will Donovan, examines the importance of finding and embracing one’s own unique learning style, as personally experienced by a ceramics student.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
2. TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR TIME & MONEY.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice on avoiding procrastination, managing money, and practicing Be Here Now.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Keep On Peeling.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by Sean Kai Raffety, describes how a student seeking to become a professional animator kept striving to achieve his goals despite setbacks.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
3. ACHIEVING YOUR PURPOSE FOR READING.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice on active reading strategies.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Notice Your Pictures and Let Them Go.” Watch this short video on the value of keeping an open mind and welcoming fresh perspectives.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
4. PARTICIPATING IN CLASS & TAKING NOTES.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Watch and listen as Dave Ellis shares his best advice with students on notetaking strategies.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Learning through Transition.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student David Blanchard, discusses making transitions, embracing the unknown, taking risks, and learning through mistakes.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
5. MAXIMIZING YOUR MEMORY & MASTERING TESTS.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Hear from Dave Ellis as he shares his best memory-building advice.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Hear from Dave Ellis as he shares his best test-taking advice.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities “Online Conversations” discussion-board activities.
“Reflection Activity: What Kids Are Listening to These Days.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Jake Chamberlain, shows how to find unique ways to study while exercising. For example, by listening to audio lectures, you can efficiently multitask to accomplish both goals at once.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
6. USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUCCEED.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Effectively using technology is a key component to Master Student success. In this video, Dave Ellis shares his advice for using technology to help improve your thinking.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: A Slice of Monte’s Life.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Monte Pope, discusses his need to develop methods of learning very efficiently in order to balance life and work with school.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
7. THINKING CRITICALLY & COMMUNICATING YOUR IDEAS.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice on communicating effectively.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Learning—A Social Experience.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Brad Nelson, discusses the importance of collaborative learning for creative thinking. By finding opportunities to learn all around us, we benefit by expanding our minds so we can create something great.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
8. CREATING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN A DIVERSE WORLD.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice on embracing diversity.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Learning by Sound.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Tommy Carroll, offers examples of overcoming a major challenge—his blindness—to learn in creative ways.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
9. CHOOSING GREATER HEALTH.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Watch and listen as Dave Ellis shares his best advice about forming healthy habits.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Balance.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Malia Lavin, discusses the importance of finding and embracing a balanced lifestyle as the best way to successful learn.
Assignment powered by Aplia.
10. CHOOSING YOUR MAJOR & PLANNING YOUR CAREER.
“Engagement Activity: One Minute with Dave Ellis.” Dave Ellis shares his best advice for carrying the skills from this course forward to other college classes and beyond.
Reading with embedded learning outcomes video, Power Process video, and interactive (CNOW) versions of chapter activities.
“Reflection Activity: Peel of the Day.” This Slice of Your Life video, created by student Addie Ratcliff, discusses themes such as being willing to fail, turning failure into success, being adaptive and open to changes in plans, and finding creative solutions to challenges.
Assignment powered by Aplia.

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    ISBN-10: 1305275934 | ISBN-13: 9781305275935

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, 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. From Master Student to Master Employee is based on Ellis's bestselling textbook Becoming a Master Student. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as 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. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. They have four daughters and four grandchildren.