Maintaining the key features and core topics of the original Becoming a Master Student but streamlined into 160 pages, THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is ideal for shorter orientation courses and first-year experience programs. This text invites students to put new ideas into action immediately, helping them discover their abilities and reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond. Tool such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide students through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. An emphasis on Master Student Qualities throughout the text encourages students to strive to develop the attitudes and behaviors of successful people. The fourth edition includes the new “Do you have a minute” feature, which provides specific actions that students can take to make a positive change or implement a new skill in just one minute.