9780321863287

Cornerstones for First Generation Learners

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321863287

  • ISBN10:

    0321863283

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/8/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Part of the Cornerstones series, this book assists those who are first in their family to attend college to overcome obstacles and emotional challenges for a successful transition to becoming a college student.

 

Cornerstones for First Generation Learners is designed to address the specific needs of first generation students and offer confidence and comfort to those who are unsure of what to expect. It provides advice on how to communicate and seek support from family, friends, community, and peers. First generation students are taught how to utilize on-campus organizations, counseling/academic centers, and service learning. They are given information to help manage finances, set priorities, and improve listening skills, reading ability, note taking, and test preparation skills. It also guides first generation learners on how to overcome negative emotions, doubts, and lack of basic skills. Most importantly, first generation students are coached to be resourceful, practice resilience, and focus on achieving their goals.  

Author Biography

Robert M. Sherfield, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.  He is a nationally recognized educator, writer, and speaker having spent the past 27 years working with faculty development, first year student success programs, student motivation, and retention.

 

An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada.  He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from The University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous other awards and nominations for classroom instruction and advisement. 

 

He has authored and co-authored over 30 texts and trade books including:

·         Cornerstones for College Success (first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, concise, custom, compact, Delhi, and Canadian editions)

·         Cornerstones for Community College Success (first and second editions)

·         Cornerstones for Career College Success (first, second, and third editions)

·         Cornerstones for Professionalism (first and second editions)

·         The Everything® Self-Esteem Book (Adams Media)

 

Robb has also been guest speaker and delivered keynote addresses to over 400 institutions of higher education across American in 46 states.  He has spoken to The Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona Private College Associations.

 

Patricia G. Moody, Ph.D. is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she has served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association. She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators.

 

Pat has coauthored many texts and simulations  

·         Cornerstones for College Success (first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, concise, compact, custom, Delhi, and Canadian editions)

·         Cornerstones for Community College Success (first and second editions)

·         Cornerstones for Career College Success (first, second, and third editions)

·         Cornerstones for Professionalism (first and second editions)

·         365 Things I Learned in College

·         The Everything® Self-Esteem Book (Adams Media)

Prior to writing in the Student Success field, Pat published several business books and simulations.

 

A nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author, she has spoken in most states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. Pat has presented her signature motivational keynote address, “Fly Like an Eagle,” to tens of thousands of people, from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students.

Table of Contents

Cornerstones for First Generation Learners helps students:

· Transition from high school to college and from work to college

· Deal with the emotional challenges that confront first generation students

· Overcome the biggest obstacle to first generation college students

· Communicate with and seek support from family, friends, and community resources

· Utilize campus resources such as mentoring programs, advising programs, and tutoring programs

· Learn strategies for setting priorities

· Get tips for managing academic success

· Learn strategies for managing personal finances

 

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