9781319107437

Understanding Your College Experience

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319107437

  • ISBN10:

    1319107435

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-10-22
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Help students get the most out of their time in college. Understanding Your College Experience addresses the needs of the widest possible range of students through its content coverage and organization, activities, assessment, and design. Using a research-driven approach informed by decades of information on the first year experience, the author team provides students who need the most support with the practical help necessary to flourish in college, in life, and in their chosen career.

Table of Contents

Part One: WELCOME TO YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE



1: The Essentials for College Success


The College Experience


Exploring Purpose and Setting Goals


Self-Exploration and Career Planning


Academic Planning


Making the Transition by Connecting with Others



2: Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence


The Importance of Motivation, Attitude, and Mindset


Resilience and Grit


Understanding Emotional Intelligence



3: Managing Time, Energy, and Money


Managing Your Time


Managing Your Energy


Managing Your Money



4: Discovering How You Learn


How People Learn


The VARK Inventory


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Multiple Intelligences


When Learning Preferences and Teaching Methods Conflict


Learning with a Learning Disability or Challenge



Part Two: SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE



5: Getting the Most Out of Class


Become Engaged in Learning


Prepare for Class


Participate in Class


Take Effective Notes



6: Reading to Learn from College Textbooks


A Plan for Active Reading


Strategies for Reading Different Kinds of Textbooks


Improving Your Reading



Midterm Check In


Introduction


Mid-Term Check In Audit



7: Studying, Understanding, and Remembering


Studying in College: Making Choices and Concentrating


How Memory Works


Improving Your Memory


Studying to Understand and Remember



8: Taking Tests Successfully


Getting Ready . . .


Taking the Test


Types of Tests


Types of Questions


Test Anxiety


Academic Honesty and Misconduct



9: Developing Information Literacy and Communication Skills


Information Literacy


Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic


Using the Library


Evaluating Sources


Using Your Research in Writing


The Writing Process


Using Your Research in Presentations



Part Three: YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND



10: Thinking in College


College-Level Thinking


Developing Strong Thinking Skills


Applying Your Critical-Thinking Skills


Bloom’s Taxonomy and the First Year of College



11: Maintaining Wellness and Relationships in a Diverse World


Understanding Wellness


Managing Your Relationships


Thriving in Diverse Environments



12: Making the Right Career Choice


Careers and the New Economy


Planning for Your Career


Getting Experience


Job Search Strategies


Skills Employers Seek


Staying on the Path to Success

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