9781413033991

Navigating the Research University : A Guide for First-Year Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413033991

  • ISBN10:

    1413033997

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Full of practical tips and tools, and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, Second Edition, provides first-year students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. The text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities by helping them understand what research is, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta guides students to develop essential skills for academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars.

Table of Contents

Research and the Research University
The First-Year Student Experience
Skills for Academic Success
Independence, Separation from Family, and Campus Safety
Degrees, Majors, and Careers
Alcohol, Drug Use, and Sexual Activity Among College Students
The Diverse Campus Community
Leadership Development and Involvement Opportunities
Planning for the Future
Carnegie Classification of Universities and AAU Membership
Books and Films on Topics of Diversity
References
Index
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