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100% STUDENT SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, promotes student achievement by addressing the practical student tasks such as note-taking and reading strategies, while encouraging students to develop skills like self-reflection, lifelong learning, financial management, and balancing life responsibilities with school—all skills that will serve them well beyond college. The second edition of 100% STUDENT SUCCESS will provide students with a strong foundation for self-reflection and application of concepts in the book, supported by moving the focus on motivation to Chapter 2, "Human Behavior." The chapter presents theories of motivation and need satisfaction. The second edition expands on these theories by applying them more specifically to learning and success in college. Subsequent chapters apply these theories to specific student success topics.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Excellent content and design! Effectively deals with issues and concerns of new college students and provides useful information and effective strategies for college student success." — Manuel A. Mares, Florida National College

"I like the attention to information literacy, research, and the chapter on Common Concerns of the Adult College Student." — Katrina Neckuty-Fodness, Globe University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418016302
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/4/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Solomon has been a successful program director and faculty member in career school, community college, and clinical occupational therapy settings. She is an accreditation evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and has supervised and coached academic and clinical faculty. In addition to developing academic programs and courses, Ms. Solomon has authored, edited, and reviewed textbooks, ancillary materials, and academic reports such as self-studies and other documents. Ms. Solomon's experience contributes to a thorough understanding of curriculum, adult learners, accreditation issues, and faculty development needs.

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over twenty years of experience in Instructional Systems Design (ISD). She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.

Lori Tyler is a Product Manager, Quantum Integrations and a text reviewer for multiple publishers

Terry Taylor, Ph.D., is employed by Quantum Integrations in Denver, CO.

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Table of Contents

1. Strategies for College Success. Strategies for College Success: An Overview. The Importance of Education. Taking Responsibility for Your Education. Getting the Most out of Every Class. 2. Human Behavior. The Importance of Understanding Human Behavior: An Overview. Influences on Human Behavior. Personality Development and Human Behavior. Personality Development, Behavior, and School. Self-Image and Self-Esteem: An Overview. Effects of Success and Failure on Achievement. Motivation and Achievement. 3. Common Concerns of the Adult College Student. "Adult" and "Traditional Age" Students. The Great Balancing Act. Barriers and Deterrents Facing Adult Students. Methods for Overcoming Deterrents. Professionalism and Preparing for the Workplace. 4. Learning Strategies. Functions of the Brain and Body in Learning. Active Learning. Learning Styles and Type Preferences. Active Learning. Successful Skills for Learning. Technology in the Classroom. 5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Critical and Creative Thinking. Problem Solving. Decision Making. Using Professional Resources. 6. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Academic Environment. Legal and Ethical Issues: Overview. Legal Issues: Harassment and Discrimination. Ethical Issues: Academic Honesty. Conflict Resolution. 7. Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for the Successful Student. Nutrition and Fitness: An Overview. Nutrition: A Key Factor in Health and Energy Level. Sleep: An Essential Activity for the Successful Student. Exercise: Strategies for Avoiding Fatigue and Optimizing Energy. 8. Financial Considerations for School Success. Finances and College. Financial Resources for College. Major Purchases and Buying Insurance. Planning Finances beyond College. 9. Information Literacy for the Twenty-First Century. Information Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview. Library Resources: The Basics. The Internet: Broadening the Resource Pool. Conducting Research: Strategies and Issues. 10. Communication Skills for Student Success. Importance of Communication: An Overview. Effective Verbal Communication. Effective Written Communication. Tools to Assist with Writing. Technology and Written Communication.

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