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Career Development

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The Career Development e-book and video collection is provided by the Career Centre - St. George Campus, the Academic Advising & Career Centre - UTSC and the Career Centre - UTM. Books are available for use by all members of the University of Toronto community.

Looking for more Career Development Videos?

Find them here from the St. George Campus Career Centre and here from the UTSC AA&CC. 

Featured books for July

GRE Math Tests

Twenty-three GRE Math Tests!

The GRE math section is not easy. There is no quick fix that will allow you to "beat" the section. But GRE math is very learnable. If you study hard and master the techniques in this book, your math score will improve--significantly!

The GRE cannot be "beaten." But it can be mastered--through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like a test writer. Many of the problems in this book are designed to prompt you to think like a test writer. For example, you will find "Duals." These are pairs of similar problems in which only one property is different. They illustrate the process of creating GRE questions.

* If your target is a 700+ score, this is the book!

Guide to Reflective Thinking on University Learning Strategies

Learning in the university is not always a rest cure. On top of the volume of knowledge to be acquired, the assimilation of new concepts, and the complexity of discipline-specific procedures and technologies, students must also take into account all the other factors that may impact on the quality of their learning : professors’ requirements, educational styles, team assignments, the vagaries of their own attention and memory, their motivation level… To succeed, the student must become a strategist and draw up a battle plan. Being strategic in one’s studies and learning is to reflect before, during, and after each activity in order to maximize its efficiency ; in other words, to optimize the yield of the efforts invested to succeed and achieve the competency level prescribed by the training program. This guide sets out the essential knowledge for a better self-understanding and the principles for dealing efficiently with one’s studies, in order to help students achieve their personal goals.

How to Get A's in College

These days college is not a luxury but a necessity. With four (or more) long years of college life ahead of them, it's essential that students have some help to make the most of their time. This book explains how, featuring peers who talk directly and personally to students. Here, hundreds of successful college grads explain how to get top grades, find the right major, manage time, stay motivated, avoid stress, seek out the best teachers and courses, form important relationships, and graduate -- happily -- at the top of the class. Short, pithy chapters cover such topics as writing a good paper, research and the college library, taking advantage of college support services, balancing athletics and academics, navigating modern college technology, and more.

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion? This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may strengthen your claims, and how to come to a strong conclusion. Engagingly written and featuring useful summaries at the end of each chapter, this new book offers easily transferable practical advice on assessing the arguments of others and putting forward effective arguments of your own. The book's strength lies in its clear guidance and the use of real-life arguments - both contemporary and historical - and real-life essay questions from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. These interesting, relevant, and often entertaining, examples are used not to illustrate, but to make essential points about what can be learnt, what techniques can be borrowed, and what pitfalls to avoid in the area of analytical thinking and writing. The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills (e.g. journalists, lawyers, researchers, politicians) as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.

The Essential Guide to English Studies

Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed and includes coverage of literature, language and creative writing. This is an essential introduction to English Studies for students beginning their studies at university or college and anyone considering taking a degree in English.

Thinking Made Easy

Thinking is basic to us all. It is the intellectual activity that generates ideas, and underlines all human actions and accomplishments. As a skill it is learned through experience and in the process of education, though not to the extent required. Thinking is basic to us all. It is the intellectual activity that generates ideas, and underlines all human actions and accomplishments. As a skill it is learned through experience and in the process of education, though not to the extent required.

How to use Career Development e-books

 

Books are available  for use offline for a fourteen-day loan period. At the end of the fourteen days, the book will be deleted from your device.

You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. The free software is different from Adobe Reader. A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read books on this computer.

Books can be downloaded for offline reading on either your tablet or phone (iOS and Android are supported). You'll need to download Bluefire Reader for mobile devices. It is a free download from the App Store or Google Play. When on your mobile device, you will be guided through the three-step download process.

 

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Contact your Career Centre

Career Centre - St. George Campus

Koffler Student Services Centre

(NW corner of College and St. George streets)

214 College Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON, M5T 2Z9

careercentre@mail.careers.utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-8000

Fax: 416-946-0590

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA & CC)
University of Toronto Scarborough

Connect with us!

Online: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc

Email: aacc@utsc.utoronto.ca

Telephone: 416-287-7561

In Person: UTSC, Academic Resource Centre, Room AC213
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

For our hours, please visit: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc

UTM Career Centre

DV 3094

3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

careers.utm@utoronto.ca

Phone: 905-828-5451

Fax: 905-569-4652

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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