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Overview

The Adult Student's Guide gives you practical guidelines on how to study efficiently, get financial help, gain family support, study at home, increase your self-confidence, create a support group, write papers and pass tests, use Internet resources, get excellent grades, work in learning teams, improve communication skills, hold up under pressure, succeed in a new career, create an "Accomplishments Portfolio," and be resilient in a world of nonstop change. Plus, we've created the Adult Student Success website to supplement the book and provide updated information valuable to adult students.
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Now in an updated and expanded fourth edition, The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success shows the adult learner how to overcome fears, study and pass tests, get financial help, gain family support, balance work and college, create a portfolio, be resilient and adaptable, use Internet resource, achieve educational and technical proficiency. The collaborative effort of educators and psychologists Al Siebert, Bernadine Gilpin, and Mary Karry, The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success is enhanced with a website of its own and this new edition shows how to go online to practice, develop Internet skills, and even take educational courses online. The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success is "must" reading for anyone returning to school after a prolonged absence due to parenthood, career changes, or retirement.
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"A good guide to 'learning how to learn' . . . any student who takes the time to read and thoroughly digest the material will become a better student and have less stress."  —Albert Sheppard, PhD, executive director, College Financial Aids Foundation

"An extremely insightful, personable, informative, common-sense, and inspirational manual for those students who work, have a family, and want more from life."  —Fran Polk, Alternative Learning Center, Portland Community College

"This is a book that had to be written."  —Grace B. Martin, PhD, head of psychology, director of general studies, Armstrong State College

"[This book] will help me do my job better. The book is timely, filled with insight, well-organized and fun to read!"  —Diane J. Willis, coordinator of undergraduate advising and student services, Washington University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944227299
  • Publisher: Practical Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Siebert, PhD, is the author of award-winning The Resiliency Advantage and The Survivor Personality and the coauthor of Student Success: How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time for Your Friends. He has taught adult education classes and management psychology for more than 30 years at Portland State University. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Mary Karr, MS, formerly taught communications at Portland State University and was an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University who created and taught the first online credit course on listening in the nation. She lives in Fairview, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

1 Going to College: Lots of Help Is Available 3
2 Fears and Concerns: How to Confront and Overcome Them 9
3 Enrolling, Registering, and Financing Made Easier 19
4 Orientation: Getting Acquainted with Your Campus 33
5 How to Succeed in College 43
6 The Best Way to Study 53
7 How to Get High Grades on Tests 71
8 How to Write Excellent Papers 85
9 Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: How to Influence Instructors 97
10 Your Family and Friends: How to Gain Their Support and Encouragement 109
11 How to Balance Going to College with Working 119
12 Celebrating Diversity 127
13 How to Handle Pressure Well 137
14 Thriving in a World of Constant Change 147
15 Career Choice, Career Change 159
Resources and Selected Reading 171
Index 177
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2004

    A necessity for adult students

    I am a career counselor for adults, and refer this book to every adult who is returning to school. It has excellent pointers for success in school, and is easy to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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