Bridge is hip for everyone nowadays! Played in more than 100 countries, Bridge has an enthusiastic following of more than 60 million people. Although many believe that bridge is simply an “old person’s game,” more and more young people are taking it up, and now players in their twenties are beginning to win world championship titles. Completely updated and revised by champion bridge player Ron Klinger, Bridge Basics explains and illustrates the basic rules of bidding, play, and defense in contract bridge. This book will turn you into a competent and confident bridge player in no time.
Better Bridge with a Better Memory 'goes beyond ... wide-ranging advice ... and investigates one specific technique in detail. The method demonstrated is mnemonics, and the author shows how that approach, already widely in use in naming agreements and providing clues to their details, can be applied to every phase of the game. As is often the case in Klinger productions, many examples used to demonstrate the case at hand have unrelated interesting points, and the discussions thus provide a welcome variety of topics.' - The Bridge World.
Having a good memory isn't just important in school or at work. It's essential to success in all areas of life. In this easy-to-follow title, readers will encounter straightforward techniques and shortcuts to help enhance the power of their memory. From memorizing a speech to remembering peoples' names and faces, this text is an invaluable resource on how to train the brain for peak performance. Included are simple techniques readers can use to improve memory as well as a variety of specific methods recommended by experts. Improved storage, retention, and recollection are within anyone's reach with this informative guide.
This new edition of a popular guide to improving your memory will help you improve your performance at work and sharpen your focus. Written by a former memory champion, Improve Your Memory: Sharpen Focus and Improve Performance shows how a radically improved memory can add real value, helping you build your career and your personal life. As well as offering practical techniques to help you remember numbers, dates and facts, it contains innovative insight into new ways of learning and processing information that could completely change your life. It includes the latest scientific perspectives on mental agility and has a motivational approach that will help you develop smart goals and achieve a more focused realization of them.
Introduces a series of entertaining, simple exercises designed to enhance one's memory, accompanied by a series of quizzes designed to test the brain's strengths and weaknesses, along with more than five hundred games, tricks, and strategies--and more than one thousand illustrations--to help improve one's mental acuity.
Learn-by-doing in approach and exceptionally broad-based in perspective, this best-selling guide to success in college, work, and life is based on the premise that if readers know themselves and can think critically about any topic or situation, they will succeed in whatever they do. Includes straight talk and a variety of activities for thinking, teamwork, career and goal planning, writing, using the Internet, etc. Content focuses on issues that touch the lives of all kinds of diverse students/readers—from urban community college students to returning adults to working students to students of any age, race, gender, family and marital status, economic situation, or other unique identification. Features inspiring and motivating Personal Triumph scenarios involving famous and ordinary people from here and abroad. Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major. Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. Listening, Memory, and Note Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Recording Information. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. Test Taking: Showing What You Know. Relating to Others: Living in a Diverse World. Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. For college students and anyone wanting a primer on how to be successful in school, at work, or in life.
This is a book for all types of students, and professionals, who would like to increase their ability to learn more rapidly and remember a wide range of material. The authors are professional psychologists who have long specialized in this particular field, and their suggestions here are based on the latest research findings about what actually works.
Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life
Author: Carol Carter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Since its’ publication,Keys to Successhas set the standard for helping readers understand how to be successful in College, Career, and Life. This revision builds on this strength, while adding the new dimension of successful intelligence. Through building their ability to think analytically, creatively, and practically, readers can understand their own power to choose and to act as they proceed through life and the world of work. Because this book shows readers how what helps them succeed in college will also serve them on the job and in life,Keys to Successappeals to every age (traditional and older) and stage (full-time, part-time, working, parenting) of reader.All new stories have been introduced to address the current challenges today’s student faces–e.g., values, goal setting, time management, basic stress management, test taking strategies, balancing school with work, returning to school as an older student, dealing with financial needs, parenting, supporting various lifestyles and schedules, etc.Learning Stylescoverage shows a clearer delineation of the two learning styles assessments and makes them more useful: how you learn (Gardner's Multiple-Intelligences-based assessment) and how you interact with others (Myers-Briggs-based assessment). Provides specific strategies to play to strengths, compensate for weaknesses, and build study skills. This edition contains extensive coverage of common Freshman pitfalls–Academic integrity; choosing a maj∨ stress management; and credit card debt.For students of college and life.
A comprehensive guide to the classic card game of bridge, including an overview of the basics, tips and techniques how to play—and strategies to win; perfect for new bridge players and experienced pros alike. Bridge is all about memory, bidding, and skill. It is one of the most popular card games in the world, and is played by millions of people worldwide in tournaments, clubs, and cruises, as well as online. New to the world of bridge? No problem! Learning any new game can be challenging, especially one as complicated as bridge. But mastering a complex game can be very rewarding. Whether you are a complete novice or a casual player looking to brush up on your skills and techniques, The Little Book of Bridge can help you play your cards right and get ahead in this classic game. With a comprehensive breakdown of all the cards involved in the game, detailed information on scoring, tips on how to improve your skills, strategies for winning, and a tear-away cheat sheet, this guide will have even the newest bridge enthusiast winning in no time flat.