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Books to Help You Succeed in Your Studies

September 6, 2016

Welcome Window Display September 2015

Notre Dame Campus Library Welcome Window Display – September 2016

It’s time to get started on the new term, and who doesn’t want to know the secret to success? Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library “Welcome” window display, which highlights books to help you succeed in your studies and in life. To view the list of books in the display click hereor check out some of the items we have listed below.

Focus on college and career success

focus-college-career-successUniquely equipped to turn the tides with regard to retention among first year college students. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, this text thoroughly engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Constance Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and student engagement, provides a wealth of tools to help students of varied learning styles succeed in their first year of college and beyond. Steve Staley has been teaching at Colorado Technical University for 30 years and is intimately familiar with the specialized student needs of career and technical students. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, this book initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions.

Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us

driveThe secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm- shattering book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does–and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: a) Autonomy: the desire to direct our own lives; b) Mastery: the urge to get better and better at something that matters; and c) Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

Why zebras don’t get ulcers

zebras-ulcersCombines cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice to explain how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal’s body does, but we usually do not turn off the stress-response in the same way — through fighting, fleeing, or other quick actions. Over time, this chronic activation of the stress-response can make us literally sick. This thoroughly updated third edition, which features new chapters on sleep disorders and addictions as well as new sections on gender differences, anxiety, weight gain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and stress management, is richer than ever with insights into how the nervous system responds to stress and how those responses can be controlled.

How to simplify your life : seven practical steps to letting go of your burdens and living a happier life

simplify your lifeYou don’t have to put up with the complications and hassles of an overwhelming daily grind! The international bestseller How to Simplify Your Life will show you how to clear off your desk, clean up your life, and make room for the things that really matter. Packed with practical techniques for simplifying work, money, health, and relationships, this seven-step program gives you the tools you need to lead a fulfilling life. When you learn to throw off the burdens and drudgery that hold you down, you may find yourself growing wings! The practical techniques in this book will help you eliminate the chaos, jettison your self-defeating habits, and take control of every aspect of your life. You will discover and achieve the things that are most important to you.

 

Keys to success : building analytical, creative, and practical skills

keys to successResearch indicates that intelligence isn’t fixed: it can grow. No matter what your individual strengths and weaknesses are, Keys to Success will help you build your intelligence with its integrated focus on critical, crative and practical thinking skills.