The Community College Experience PLUS

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-28
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Looking for a book that includes all the information a community college student needs to know when they arrive on campus? The Community College Experience, PLUS Edition 2/e is the survival book with all the study skills and life skills material plus encouragement for the community college student to succeed.

Each chapter opens with a real-to-life student story related to the chapter topic and contains a dilemma. The student employs higher order thinking through in-chapter exercises that require them to think critically, discuss and collaborate, problem solve, and finally apply a solution to the chapter opener. Students are also directed to reflect on their own backgrounds, personalities, and learning preferences to make decisions about actions they would and should take.

“Excellent text. Chapter One really makes the student feel a part of the college community, not the other way around. This text is needed.” - Ellen Vician, College of DuPage

“I am so pleased to see the newest brain information included… I am glad to see critical thinking included with brain and memory information. They naturally go together. I would be very excited to teach this.” - Allison Perrin, South Plains College

Author Biography

Amy Baldwin teaches college success, writing, and literature at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  She also serves as the professional development coordinator and co-director of the Achieving the Dream initiative. She has taught on-campus and online classes since 1999 and has presented on the topics of numerous topics including student success, academic integrity, and online teaching.  Both The Community College Experience 2nd edition and The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition are published by Pearson.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acclimating and Relating
Understanding College Culture and Your Campusp. 2
Four Student Stories: Orientationp. 3
What Is College Culture?p. 4
Making the Transitionp. 5
High School to College or Work to College
Go for the Gold by Remembering S.I.L.V.E.R. The Nitty-Gritty of Collegep. 11
Schedules Controversial Content Grades What Does Your College Look Like?p. 16
The Campus College Publicationsp. 17
College Catalog
Student Handbook
Campus Safety Brochure
College Newspaper
Bulletin Boards
Classroom Materials
College Website Chapter Review Questions 24
Path of Discovery: Journal Entryp. 22
Case Scenariosp. 24
ldquo;My Storyrdquo; Learning Planp. 21
Research It Furtherp. 24
Understanding Yourself and How You Learnp. 26
Juanitarsquo;s Storyp. 27
Who Are You?p. 28
What Do You Value?p. 28
What Is Your Mission Statement?p. 30
Discovering Your Dreamp. 30
What Are Your Goals?p. 31
Setting Goals
Managing Your Goals Eliminating Negative Influences as You Work Toward Your Goalsp. 33
Managing Your Prioritiesp. 35
Staying Motivated to Achieve Your Goalsp. 35
Learning Styles and Personality Typesp. 36
Personality Types
Personality Types and Careers Considering Learning Style and Personality for Careersp. 41
Chapter Review Questionsp. 46
Path of Discovery: Journal Entryp. 44
Case Scenariosp. 46
ldquo;My Storyrdquo; Learning Planp. 43
Research It Furtherp. 46
Understanding Others in College and Diversityp. 48
Michaelrsquo;s Storyp. 49
The People on Your Campusp. 50
Cultivating Relationships with Professors
Getting to Know Advisors, Counselors, and Learning Support Staff
Getting Along with Classmates Creating Boundariesp. 54
When a Problem Arisesp. 55
Integrity in Relationshipsp. 55
Tips for Lasting Relationshipsp. 56
Changes in Your Relationships with Family and Friendsp. 56
Exploring Diversityp. 57
Other Kinds of Diversity
Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity
Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity
Generational Diversity Personality Types and Learning Styles Diversityp. 61
Teaching Styles Diversity
Discrimination Chapter Review Questionsp. 70
Path of Discovery: Journal Entryp. 68
Case Scenariosp. 70
ldquo;My Storyrdquo; Learning Planp. 67
Research It Furtherp. 70
Managing Your Timep. 72
Laurarsquo;s Storyp. 73
Is Time on Your Side?p. 74
Getting Organizedp. 74
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Great book June 4, 2011
Then this textbook arrived with all the issues we teach here and featuring an integration of learning styles throughout the textbook as well as from college to university, from college to career, and case scenarios integrated into each chapter. This was just what I expected it to be and I received it sooner than I expected.
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