Becoming a Master Student 9,10,11
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Know why diversity is valuable:
It's a complex world; understanding cultural differences helps you embrace others' viewpoints that lead to better solutions.
Know the tips building relationships across cultures:
1. Start with self-discovery: learn about yourself and how you view the world.
2. Look for differences between individualist (I culture/US, Canada, Europe) and collectivist cultures ("WE culture" Asia, Africa, Latin Am):
3. Look for common ground
4.Speak and Listen with cultural sensitivity
5. Look for individuals, not group representatives
6. Find a translator, mediator, or model
7. Develop support systems
8. Be willing to accept feedback
9. Speak up against discrimination
How can you overcome stereotypes with critical thinking?
1. Look for errors in thinking:
2. Create categories in a more flexible way:
3. Test your generalizations about people through action
4. Be willing to see your own stereotypes
Know the tips on dealing with sexism and sexual harassment.
Point out sexist language and behavior
Observe your own language and behavior
Encourage support for women
* Know the 8 steps to non-sexist communication:
1. Use gender neutral terms (police officer/ not policeman)
2. Use examples that include both men and women
3. Alternate pronoun gender: alternate using he - she
4. Switch to plural: them/ their
5. Consider the "singular their" Somebody left their pen.
6. Avoid words that imply sexist stereotypes "tomboy, sissy"
7. Use parallel names: don't say and his wife, use her name
8. Visualize a world of gender equality
Know the 3 paths to financial freedom:
DISCOVERY: tell the truth about how much money you have and how much you spend
INTENTION: commit to spend less than you have
ACTION: Earn more money and spend less money
How do you take charge of your credit:
Borrow money only when necessary
Pay off the balance every month
Avoid cash advances
Check your statement
Use one credit card
Protect your credit score by checking credit report
Know about using technology to manage money:
Learn spreadsheet software to create budgets and income and expense reports; organize your money files; prevent identity theft
Why is education worth it?
Education will last a lifetime; it's a good investment; you will earn more money
Power Process Ch:10: Be a Fool> define and give example
Taking risks and being willing to fail; the willingness to do something new, to fail, to make corrections, to fail again...
How can students manage distress?
If you feel anxious, focus on something positive
View sensations of stress as something to accept, rather than problems to solve
Change your thinking, meditate
Take care of your body,
Stay focused on one problem at a time
Identify and explain how to develop a strong self-image
Set up situations in which you can win
Set goals with care
Adopt a model, change the conversation about yourself, interpret stress in a new way, surround yourself with support
What are some danger signals for suicide?
Talking about suicide
Planning for it
Having a history of previous attempts
Dwelling on problems
Know why advertising can be dangerous to your health?
Some ads are dangerously manipulative. They play on emotions, influence food choices, glorify drinking, and creates illusions.
Power Process 11: Surrender:Define and give example
Admit that you don't have the resources to handle your problems. Be receptive and open up to getting help. Don't give up. Stay positive.