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New book on school success and stress reduction

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. ISBN 978-0-938795-52-0

Available on ebook platforms like Amazon soon for $9.990001

The nine chapters provide information for high school and college students about how to achieve academic goals and reduce stress:

How to identify your learning styles

Techniques to achieve your goals

Study skills and effective test taking

How to write research papers

Stress reduction

Understand mind power

Clearing emotional blocks to success

Physical vitality

Student activism and goals internationally

Student experiences are featured, along with a variety of experts, and they created the illustrations.

 

Traveling around the world, interviewing young people for my series of books about global youth viewpoints and activism, I heard how much time, worry and anxiety goes into studying for tests. I have a lot of experience studying and test-taking to earn my bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, two Masters Degrees, and Ph.D.—all from the University of California. I’ve corrected thousands of student essays teaching in high school and then in university for decades. I want to share with students what I’ve learned about how to succeed academically, stay centered and have time to enjoy life. I include the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture in an increasingly globalized world. As a Pakistani young man said in this book, “It lets the students know that their worries/guilt are uniform and students from other regions are facing the same problems.” Although it’s rare, I advocate that the voices of actual young people should be included in books about and for them

 

Table of Contents    

Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition

Understanding Your Learning Styles

Making Your Brain Work for You

Coping with Learning Disabilities

Identifying Your Personality Types

 

Chapter 2 Study Skills

Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups

Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi

Effective Oral Reports

Overcoming Math Anxiety

Time Management vs. Procrastination

 

Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS

Information Literacy

Is it all CRAAP – Evaluating Sources

Research Basics

Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation

 

Chapter 4 Coping with Stress

The Physiology and Causes of Stress

How to Cope with Stress

Resilience

Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body

 

Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power

Research on Mind Over Matter

Positive Self-Talk

How to Clear Emotional Blocks

 

Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that influence School Success

The Power of the Unconscious Mind

Happiness

Being a Student of Color in a PWI

Self-Esteem

Worry

Anxiety and Depression

Grief

Anger

 

Chapter 7 Physical Vitality

Healthy Food

Prevent Eyestrain

Exercise

Increase Energy

Enough Sleep

 

Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning

Getting Into College

Adjusting to College

Post-College Career Planning

 

Chapter 9 Student Activism in the US and International Education Reform

What Students Want from their Education

The Finish Model

Student Educational Activism

Youth Activism in the US

 

How to Succeed in School and College

I invite your additions to this book draft about about how to do well in school and university. What worked for you? Any favorite resources? Thanks, Gayle Kimball

Chapter 1 Student Experiences and Study Suggestions                            

How to Achieve Your Goals

Understanding Your Learning Styles, Making Your Brain Work for You Coping with Learning Disabilities

Study Skills: Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups

Test Taking Skills, Writing Essay Exams and Research Papers by Stephen Tchudi

Oral Reports

Time Management vs. Procrastination

 

Chapter 2 Coping with Stress

The Physiology and Causes of Stress

How to Cope with Stress

Balance of Left and Right Sides of the Body

 

Chapter 3 Understand Mind Power

Research on Mind Over Matter

Positive Self-Talk

Understanding Our Emotions and How to Clear Emotional Blocks

 

Chapter 4 Emotional Issues that influence School Success

Happiness

Self-Esteem

Anxiety and Depression

Anger

 

Chapter 5 Physical Vitality

Healthy Food

Prevent Eyestrain

Exercise

More Energy

Enough Sleep

 

Chapter 6 Education in Various Countries

Egypt

Japan

United States

South Africa

 

Career Planning

Share your school success tips for a book for students

School Success:
Stay Centered and Ace Tests
 
I’d like to add your experiences and suggestions for how to succeed in school. The contents so far:
Part 1 Student Experiences and Study Suggestions
Students Describe Homework and Test Pressures
How to Achieve Your Goals
Study Tips
Writing Essay Exams and Research Papers by Stephen Tchudi
Oral Reports
Making Your Brain Work for You
Coping with Learning Disabilities
Time Management
 
Part 2 Coping with Stress
Other Causes of Stress for Youth: Relationships, Poverty, and Health
The Physiology and Causes of Stress
Stress Reduction: Breath, Bilateral Balance, Balance the Meridians and Acupressure Points, Brain Gym Exercises for Balancing, Movement and Self-Massage, How to Relax, Self-Talk, Restructuring Your Thinking, Understanding Our Subpersonalities and Emotions, Visualization Exercises to Clear Emotional Blocks, Visualizations to Reduce Stress
 
Part 3 Other Issues that influence School Success
Happiness, Feeling Good About Yourself, Coping with Anxiety, Perfectionism, Being a Sensitive Person, Anger, Worry and Guilt, Depression, School and Stress Cause Fatigue: How to Have More Energy
 
Part 4: Education in Various Countries
Biographies of the international students who added their tips to this book.
 
Please email gkimball at csuchico dot edu