Foundations A Reader for New College Students

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-03
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Foundations: A Reader for New College Students helps you understand what college is all about, how you will change, and how to start asking the critical questions that are important to your success. Packed with balanced readings that encourage you to consider different points of view for each of the topics presented, this reader explores issues relating to technology, diversity, civic rights and responsibilities, and more-giving you the best possible start on the path to academic success.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
How to Keep a Journalp. xiii
The Value of a College Education: Why Am I in College?p. 1
Why Go To College? Two Classic Answersp. 3
The Lure of Learningp. 6
The Value of a College Educationp. 9
The Evolution of Undergraduate Educationp. 13
Unit Summaryp. 18
What Can I Expect from College and How Will I Change?p. 19
The Developing College Studentp. 21
Seniors' Advice to New Studentsp. 27
The Stakes are Lowp. 27
Four Pieces of Advicep. 29
Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshmanp. 30
Tips on Becoming Personally Effectivep. 33
Lonelinessp. 40
Three Paths to Financial Freedomp. 43
Unit Summaryp. 47
How Can I Succeed Academically?p. 49
How to Win at Collegep. 51
Using Time and Space Effectivelyp. 57
Want Good Advising? Take the Initiative!p. 63
Fourteen Ways of Looking at Electivesp. 66
Please! It's Only Seven Minutes Late, Professorp. 72
Why I Don't Let Students Cut My Classesp. 76
Unit Summaryp. 80
How Should I Expect to Learn?p. 81
Minds Viewed Globallyp. 83
Learning Styles: They Can Help or Hinderp. 87
The Power of Memoryp. 94
How Do I Find Out What Faeulty Are Doing?p. 99
How to Become an Expert Problem Solverp. 102
Unit Summaryp. 107
What About Technology?p. 109
The Challenge of Technologyp. 110
A Generation Bathed in Bitsp. 114
Losing Stuff Has Never Been So Sadp. 118
Emailreplies.com, E-mail Etiquettep. 121
Unit Summaryp. 124
What Are My Rights and Responsibilities as a Student?p. 125
On Academic Freedomp. 127
Ideas as Propertyp. 132
You and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actp. 137
College of Business, College Cheating Is Bad for Businessp. 143
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 148
Unit Summaryp. 154
What Is Diversity and Why Is It Important?p. 157
From Diversity to Inclusivityp. 160
I Have a Dreamp. 167
How Discrimination Works and Why It Matters: Five Personal Statementsp. 171
The Face of Racismp. 171
Personal Narrative of an Asian American's Experience with Racismp. 175
What Could I Know of Racism?p. 178
Pain and Perseverance: Perspectives from an Allyp. 183
A College Senior Speaks about Diversity: The Disability Perspectivep. 188
Affirmative Action and Multiculturalismp. 191
Unit Summaryp. 196
What Should I Know About Careers?p. 199
A Career that Fits Youp. 201
The Relationship between College and Workp. 205
Job Search: Chance or Plan?p. 209
An Internship-Your First Big Career Breakp. 216
Adjust to Changep. 219
Unit Summaryp. 222
Setting Future Goals: Now Is the Time To Startp. 223
Here Life Comesp. 225
The Next Great Collegiate Generationp. 229
Grow Up? Not So Fastp. 232
To the Graduatesp. 236
The First Lady's Challenge to the Graduatesp. 239
Unit Summaryp. 245
Author Indexp. 247
Subject Indexp. 249
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