College Culture, Student Success (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

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College Culture, Student Success helps develop reading, writing and thinking skills as well as become familiar with the common customs, underlying assumptions, and strategies for success associated with being a college student.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321433053
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/12/2007
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 361,140
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1. I Wasn’t Brought Up That Way: Where Home Culture Meets College Culture


Joseph H. Suina, “And Then I Went to School”

Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue”

Alfred Lubrano, "Bricklayer's Boy"

Rodrigo Rodriguez, "The Meaning of Work"

Thomas Oliphant, “Abandoned, but Not Alone”

Ron Suskind, “Let the Colors Run”

Making Connections

Exploring the Web

CHAPTER 2. A Day in the Life: Opportunities and Challenges In and Out of the Classroom


Steve Tesich, “Focusing on Friends”

Rebecca Dince, “Could Your Facebook Profile Throw a Wrench in Your Future?” (student)

Mindy Sink, “Drinking Deaths Draw Attention to Old Campus Problem”

Meghan Daum, “We’re Lying: Safe Sex and White Lies in the Time of AIDS”

Erin Mallants Rodriguez, “Universities Seeing a Gender Gap in Enrollments”

Martin Kramer, “Earning and Learning: Are Students Working Too Much?”

Making Connections

Exploring the Web

CHAPTER 3. Who’s in Charge Here? Exploring Self-Awareness and Personal Responsibility


Julie Gilbert, “ADHD: The Cloud Lifted” (student)

Jodi Morse, “Log on to Learn”

Ed Finkel, “Sticky Fingers on the Information Superhighway”

Paul Graham, “Good and Bad Procrastination”

Danielle Barbuto, “From Single Mother to Successful Student” (student)

Malcolm X, "Saved"

Making Connections

Exploring the Web

CHAPTER 4. Learning and Unlearning: Reinventing Yourself as a Learner


Howard Gardner, “Multiple Intelligences”

Paul Roberts, “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words”

Mike Rose, "I Just Wanna Be Average"

Azar Nafisi, “Upsilamba!”

Sheila Tobias, “Symptoms of Math Anxiety”

Adam Robinson, “Take this Quiz! (Twenty Reasons You Could Be Working Harder and

Longer Than You Have to, Yet Learning Less and Receiving Lower Grades)”

Making Connections

Exploring the Web

CHAPTER 5. Becoming an Educated Person: Intellectual Curiosity, Integrity and Critical Thinking in

College and Beyond


Ronald Weisberger, “General Education and a College Degree”

Michelle Compton, “The Nontraditional Student in You”

Ria Overholt, “Vamos a Leer” (Student)

John Seigenthaler, “A False Wikipedia ‘Biography’”

Perri Klass, “Ambition”

Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner, “What is the Quarterlife Crisis?”

Making Connections

Exploring the Web


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