© 2009 – Routledge
208 pages | 25 B/W Illus.
Academic assertiveness is an essential capability that is required of students who wish to achieve academic and professional success. Written for students who are aiming to achieve college success, Achieving Success through Academic Assertiveness: Real life strategies for today's higher education students focuses on the challenges that learners face and encourages positive actions that support triumphs in learning situations. Jennifer Moon creatively explores the importance of this emerging topic and how assertiveness is linked to the process of learning and overall student development, critical thinking and academic achievement.
"Jennifer Moon, senior lecturer (research) at Bournemouth University in the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, has written a very useful book for today’s higher education student on the topic of academic assertiveness. This text has, as its primary goal, being a useful guide for students who seek academic success, both socially and in the classroom, though using techniques presented in the book on academic assertiveness."—Review of Higher Education
Part 1 About using this book
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Learning how to live more assertively: academic assertiveness for students
Chapter 2 Coping with Challenges in higher education
Chapter 3 Learning to cope: fight, flight or be assertive!
Chapter 4 The display of assertive behaviour
Chapter 5 The origins of assertive behaviour and the effects of circumstances
Chapter 6 Rights and responsibilities…
Chapter 7 Managing more assertively; tools and techniques
Chapter 8 Managing difficult situations
Chapter 9 Managing thought, emotion and self confidence
Chapter 10 Coping with fear, failure and disappointment
Part 3 leading courses on academic assertiveness…
Chapter 11 A chapter for course facilitators
Terms and techniques – a summary
A summary of terminology and techniques for quick reference