9781457672521

Your College Experience, Concise Strategies for Success

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    9781457672521

  • ISBN10:

    1457672529

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/14/2014
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

This less expensive, streamlined edition of Your College Experience presents a straightforward, realistic, and intelligent review of the skills students need to succeed in college. The text focuses on the academic skills taught in college success courses while additional coverage of emotional intelligence, learning styles, diversity, and money help students get off to a great start.

While maintaining its hallmark theme of goal setting, the new edition focuses on practical strategies across all topics of the book to help students be successful from the start. Chapters on Time Management and Communication & Information Literacy have been expanded and updated to incorporate the tools and strategies students use on campus right now. And each new copy of the text can be packaged free with LearningCurve, a new adaptive, online assessment tool.

A full package of instructional support materials—Instructor's Annotated Edition, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, videos, and Test Bank—provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students and increase student retention.

Author Biography

John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience to students as an author. The recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence, John has over forty years of experience directing and teaching in the most widely emulated first-year seminar in the country, the University 101 course at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. John is universally recognized as one of the country's leading educators for his role in initiating and orchestrating an international reform movement to improve the beginning college experience, a concept he coined as "the first-year experience." He is the founding executive director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at USC, as well as the Policy Center on the First Year of College and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (www.jngi.org), both based in Brevard, N.C.
 
Betsy O. Barefoot is a writer, researcher, and teacher whose special area of scholarship is the first-year seminar. During her tenure at USC from 1988 to 1999, she served as codirector for research and publications at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She also taught University 101 and graduate courses on the first-year experience and the principles of college teaching. She conducts first-year seminar faculty training workshops around the world and is frequently called on to evaluate first-year seminar outcomes. Betsy is codirector and senior scholar in the Policy Center on the First Year of College and Vice President of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education both in Brevard, N.C. In her Policy Center role she led a major national research project to identify institutions of excellence in the first college year. She currently works with both two- and four-year campuses in evaluating all components of the first year.

Table of Contents

1. Why Go to College?

2. Time Management

3. Emotional Intelligence

4. How You Learn

5. Critical Thinking

6. Reading to Learn

7. Getting the Most Out of Class

8. Studying

9. Test-taking

10. Information Literacy and Communication

11. Diversity

12. Money

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