The Community College Experience, Brief Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book provides basic information and encouragement for the first-time community college student and the non-traditional studentit shows that attending college and balancing work with family can be accomplished. It covers a range of topics, examines reasons for attending college, teaches study techniques, and explores life after community college. Each chapter discusses a major "college survival" topic and provides a wealth of information for anyone who has stepped onto campus for the first time. This new edition streamlines the chapters and presents topics as they naturally unfold during the first semester in college. The very important issue of time management is integrated throughout the book so that students can discover different ways of staying on task.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Who Are You and What Do You Know?
Understanding College Culture and Your Campus
Stress and Time Management
In the Classroom
Campus Communication
Forging Relationships
Listening and Taking Notes Effectively
College Reading Skills
Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies
Writing Effectively
Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
Beyond the Classroom
Setting New Educational and Financial Goals
Preparing for Life After a Community College
Resources on Learning Styles
Taking an Online Course
Glossary of Terms
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