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Dual Enrollment Student and Faculty Resources: Study Skills
Critical thinking is a skill that students develop gradually as they progress in school. This skill becomes more important in higher grades, but some students find it difficult to understand the concept of critical thinking.
The concept can be difficult to grasp because it requires students to set aside assumptions and beliefs to think without bias or judgment. That is difficult to do!
Critical thinking involves suspending your beliefs to explore and question topics from a "blank page" point of view. It also involves the ability to know fact from opinion when exploring a topic.
These exercises are designed to help you develop critical thinking skills.
"Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time."
"DocMikeEvans... informative and practical video on managing stress. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital."
"Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others."
"When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)"
Reading List: Mental Health
Introducing Mindfulness by Tessa Watt
Publication Date: 2012
Explores how to listen to your body to reduce stress and anxiety in all areas of your life and how to enjoy life more by bringing mindfulness into everyday actions.
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan; Anne Fadiman (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS3611.E3335 A6 2015
Publication Date: 2015
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.
Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M. Pittman; Elizabeth M. Karle
Publication Date: 2015
Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.
Stress Management for Dummies by Allen Elkin
Publication Date: 2013
Trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact. Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size - all without losing your cool.
When Someone You Know Has Depression by Susan J. Noonan; Timothy J. Petersen; Jonathan E. Alpert; Andrew A. Nierenberg
Call Number: RC537 .N663 2016
Publication Date: 2016
A concise and practical guide to caring for someone who has depression or bipolar disorder. Offers specific suggestions for what to say, how to encourage, and how to act around a loved one-as well as when to back off.