Choices for College Success / Edition 2

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Overview

This is a book about personal choices--responsible choices that will help students get what they want from school and life. Throughout the text, s tudents are asked, “What are you doing to get what you want?”

Each chapter and every activity demonstrates how responsible decision-making and follow-through put potential and ambition into action. Potential is the ability ; ambition is the desire ; and initiative is the doing. It demonstrates how organized action enhances academic success and helps create a healthy and balanced life. As one reviewer stated, “The text tells the reader WHAT they need to know and HOW they need to do it.” Core changes to this edition include a pre- and post assessment, new financial management chapter, revised and enhance information literacy coverage, and test taking is expanded to two chapters (prep and performance).

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The applications within the chapters help students to immediately apply the skills. The post-assessment downplays the ‘chapter quiz’ concept and helps students individualize and internalize what they have just learned. The best thing about the activities is that they are engaging; they require the students to apply the skills that they are learning to their own life and academic situation.”

~ Elvira Johnson,Central Piedmont Community College

“Steve speaks directly to the students and one gets the feeling that he really cares about their success. He is encouraging but also manages to convey how important it is for the student to take responsibility for their actions and to make wise choices. He challenges them to ask and answer important questions and gets them involved in the process by providing many opportunities to reflect on their behaviors.”

~ Constance Egelman, Nassau Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137007516
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Series: MyStudentSuccessLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 915,229
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Piscitelli has three decades of teaching and professional development experience. He has taught students of varying abilities and grade levels, from middle school through the university level. He has been recognized for his effective teaching style with awards at the school, county, and international level. Steve is also a seasoned national workshop developer and presenter. He brings energy, humor, interaction, live original music, and practicality to his classes and workshops. He has presented in every region of the nation.

Steve, a tenured professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville, has earned degrees from Jacksonville University, The University of North Florida, and The University of Florida. He is also the author of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?, Second Edition, published by Pearson Prentice Hall in 2009. Steve also wrote, produced, and recorded the CD Same Tune, Different Song. He weaves his songs into his classes and his programs.

Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida. You will find more information about Steve, his books, his music, and his programs You will find more information about Steve, his books, his music, and his programs at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part 1: Choices for Priority Management

1. Transitions, Balance, and Organization

2. Organizing Time, Space, and Money

3. Motivation and Goal Setting

4. Critical Thinking and Learning Preferences

Part 2: Choices for Academic Success

5. Class-Time Listening and Note-Taking Skills

6. Out-of-Class Strategies for Notes Review and Textbook Reading

7. Test Preparation and Memory Skills

8. Test Performance

9. Information Literacy

Part 3: Choices for a Balanced Life

10. The Many Faces of Civility

11. Treating Yourself With Respect

12. Financial Literacy

13. Exploration of Majors and Careers

AFTERWORD

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