9781319068301

Your College Experience Strategies for Success

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    9781319068301

  • ISBN10:

    1319068308

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-13
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Supported by current research and author expertise, John Gardner’s and Betsy Barefoot’s Your College Experience provides today’s diverse students with the help they need for the transition to college and useful strategies for success in college and beyond.



While maintaining its hallmark theme of goal setting and a continued emphasis on the ten High-Impact Practices identified by the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the thirteenth edition provides practical strategies across all topics to help students be successful from the start. This new edition features extensive coverage of motivation, attitude, mindsets, and resilience in an expanded chapter on emotional intelligence, explores new themes in a revised and peer-reviewed chapter on diversity, and includes an updated Majors and Careers chapter that spotlights current research about the economy and career success.



A full package of instructional support materials—including an Instructor’s Annotated Edition, Instructor’s Manual, videos, and a Test Bank—provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations




1. Thriving in College and Life


STUDENT PROFILE


The Value of a College Education



The Value of Your College Success Course


The Value of Your College Success Textbook


The College Experience



Why College is Important for You


Getting the Most Out of College: High-Impact Practices


Traditional Students: Making the Transition


Challenges and Opportunities for Nontraditional Students


Tech Tip: E-mail with Style


Communicating with Your Instructors


Exploring Purpose and Setting



Getting Started with Goal Setting


Setting SMART Goals


Academic Planning



Choosing a Major


Working with an Academic Advisor


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE




 


2. Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence




STUDENT PROFILE


The Importance of Motivation, Attitude, and Mindsets



Motivation


Attitude


Mindsets


Resilience


Understanding Emotional Intelligence



Perceiving and Managing Emotions


The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life


Improving Emotional Intelligence


Identifying Your EI Skills and Competencies


How Emotions Influence Success and Well-Being


Tech Tip: Building a Digital Persona


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



3. Time Management


STUDENT PROFILE


Managing Your Time



Taking Control of Your Time


Your Memory Cannot Be Your Only Planning Tool


Using Time-Management Tools


Procrastination



Tech Tip: Get Digitally Organized


Overcoming Procrastination


Dealing with Distractions


Setting Priorities



Find a Balance


Don’t Overextend Yourself


Stay Focused


Appreciating the Value of Time



Creating a Workable Class Schedule


Scheduling Your Classes in Blocks


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



4. How You Learn


STUDENT PROFILE


Learning Styles and the Tools for Measuring Them



The VARK Learning Styles Inventory


Use VARK Results to Study More Effectively


The Kolb Inventory of Learning Styles


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Multiple Intelligences


When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Conflict



TECH TIP: Correlate Online Learning with Your Learning Style


Learning with a Learning Disability



Attention Disorders


Cognitive Learning Disabilities


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



Part II Preparing to Learn


5. Thinking in College


STUDENT PROFILE


College-Level Thinking: Higher and Deeper



Problem Solving in and out of Class


Making a Choice Between Slow and Fast Thinking


Collaboration


Creativity


Becoming a Critical Thinker



Asking Questions


Considering Multiple Points of View and Drawing


Conclusions



Making Arguments


Challenging Assumptions and Beliefs


Examining Evidence


Recognizing and Avoiding Faulty Reasoning


Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy



Bloom’s Six Levels of Learning


Bloom’s Taxonomy and the First Year of College


TECH TIP: Use Your Critical Thinking Skills in


Conducting Research


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



6. Reading to Learn


STUDENT PROFILE


A Plan for Active Reading



Previewing


Mapping


Outlining or Listing


Creating Flash Cards


Strategies for Marking Your Textbook



Reading with Concentration


Reviewing


Strategies for Reading Textbooks


All Textbooks Are Not Created Equal



Math Texts


Science Texts


Social Science and Humanities


TECH TIP: Embrace the E-Book


Supplementary Material


Improving Your Reading



Monitoring Your Reading


Developing Your Vocabulary


What to Do When You Fall Behind on Your Reading



If English Is Not Your First Language


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



7. Getting the Most From Class


STUDENT PROFILE


Become Engaged in Learning


Prepare for Class


Participate in Class



Listen Critically and with an Open Mind


Speak Up


Take Effective Notes



Note-Taking Formats



Cornell Format


Outline Format


Note-Taking Techniques



Taking Notes in Nonlecture Courses


Taking Notes in Mathematics and Science Courses


TECH TIP: Take Better Notes in Better Ways


Review Your Notes


Compare Notes


Class Notes and Homework


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



8. Studying


STUDENT PROFILE


Studying in College: Making Choices and Concentrating


How Memory Works



Connecting Memory to Deep Learning


Myths about Memory


TECH TIP: Using the Cloud


Improving Your Memory



Review Sheets


Mind Maps


Flash Cards


Summaries


Mnemonics


Studying to Understand and Remember


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



9. Test-taking


STUDENT PROFILE


Getting Ready…



Prepare for Test Taking


Prepare for Math and Science Exams


Prepare Physically


Prepare Emotionally


Tips for Test Taking


Types of Tests



Problem-Solving Tests


Machine-Scored Tests


Computerized Tests


Laboratory Tests


Open-Book and Open-Notes Tests


TECH TIP: Conquer Online Tests


Take-Home Tests


Types of Questions



Essay Questions


Multiple-Choice Questions


Fill-in-the-Blank Questions


True/False Questions


Matching Questions


Overcoming Test Anxiety



Symptoms of Test Anxiety


Types of Test Anxiety


Test Anxiety Quiz


Strategies for Dealing with Test Anxiety


Getting the Test Back


Cheating



What Is Cheating?


Why Students Cheat and the Consequences of Cheating


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



10. Information Literacy and Communication


STUDENT PROFILE


Information Literacy



Learning to Be Information Literate


What’s Research—and What’s Not?


Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic


Using the Library



The 20-Minute Rule


Scholarly Articles and Journals


TECH TIP: Effective Searching


Periodicals


Books


Evaluating Sources



Relevance


Authority


Bias


Using Your Research in Writing


The Writing Process



Steps to Good Writing


Know Your Audience


The Importance of Time in the Writing Process


Citing Your Sources


About Plagiarism


Using Your Research in Presentations



Guidelines for Successful Speaking


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



Part III Preparing for Life


11. Majors and Careers


STUDENT PROFILE


Careers and the New Economy



Characteristics of Today’s Economy


Building a Professional Mindset for Life after College


Working with an Academic Adviser



Know the Right Questions to Ask about Your Major


Learn How to Select Your Classes


Explore Course Options and Pay Attention to Your Grades


Finding Career Resources on Your Campus


Getting to Know Yourself



Assess Your Career Competencies


Clarify Your Personal and Workplace Values

Understand Your Skills, Aptitudes, Personality, and Interests


Using the Holland Model


Gaining Professional Experience



Internships and Other Professional Work Experiences


Part-Time Work in College


TECH TIP: Join the Professional Community


Marketing Yourself and Putting it All Together



Branding "You, Inc."


Building a Résumé


Writing a Cover Letter


Putting It All Together


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


USE YOUR RESOURCES


 



12. Relationships


STUDENT PROFILE


Building Relationships with College Instructors



What Your Instructors Expect from You


What You Can Expect from Your Instructors


What You Can Expect from Your Peer Leader


Make the Most of the Learning Relationship


Understanding Academic Freedom


Handling a Conflict between You and an Instructor


Personal Relationships



Roommates


Romantic Relationships


Family Connections



Marriage and Parenting during College


Relationships with Your Parents


Communicating in a Digital Age


Get Involved



To Greek or Not to Greek?


Working


Tech Tip: Build a Digital Persona


Community Service


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



13. Diversity


STUDENT PROFILE


Exploring Diversity



Ethnicity, Culture, Race, and Religion


Other Differences You Will Encounter in College


Stereotyping and Microaggressions


Overcoming Discrimination, Prejudice, and Insensitivity on College Campuses



Raising Awareness


What You Can Do to Fight Hate on Campus


Seeking Diversity



Seeking Diversity in College


Seeking Diversity in the Workplace


Seeking Diversity in Life


TECH TIP: Go Beyond the Filter


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



14. Wellness


STUDENT PROFILE


Understanding Wellness



Managing Stress to Maintain Wellness


The Importance of Good Nutrition


Exercising to Maintain Wellness


Getting Enough Sleep to Maintain Wellness


Emotional Health


Maintaining Sexual Health



Communicating about Safe Sex


Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)


Using Birth Control


Protecting Yourself and Others against Sexual Assault and Violence


Alcohol and Other Substances



The Use and Abuse of Alcohol


Tobacco and Marijuana


TECH TIP: Surf for Health


 BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE


 



15. Money


STUDENT PROFILE


Living on a Budget



Creating a Budget


Cutting Costs


Understanding Financial Aid



Types of Aid


Navigating Financial Aid


Qualifying for Aid


How to Keep Your Funding


Achieving a Balance between Working and Borrowing



Advantages and Disadvantages of Working


Student Loans


Managing Credit Wisely



Understanding Credit


TECH TIP: Master Budgeting, Version 2.0


Debit Cards


Frequently Asked Questions about Credit Cards and Identity Theft


Planning for the Future


BUILD YOUR EXPERIENCE

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