Community College Experience, The Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2012 Update / Edition 3

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Overview

Start strong. Finish stronger.

www.MyStudentSuccessLab.com

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The chapter‘s readability is good for the average students and the sections are chunked in a manner that is easy to follow. Because the sections are so well organized, the reader does not suffer from information over-load. In addition, the section activities provide active applications to the content being presented.

--Alonzo Flowers, Blinn College

I felt that the quality of the content was good, and the material was very relevant to any student. In each of the chapters I reviewed the material was creatively presented. The content is delivered in a very readable fashion, small bites, similar to reading USA Today. Good information but short and concise. Lots of great ideas, but more importantly, it gets back to the basics of developing yourself to becoming an effective person to become an achieving student.

--Gabriel Adona, San Diego Mesa College

Overall, the content was very good & quite practical. I also thought the relevance to the target audience was very good: including information on how to balance family, work, the transition to 4year colleges, etc. It was definitely written to the student at a community college who may not have the luxury of unlimited time to study, etc.

--Linda M. Hensen-Jackson, Arkansas Tech University

The wide range of pertinent information covered, the narratives, the personal and easily accessible language that is used in the chapters. I also like the reflective exercises in the chapters. I like the inclusion of current data and statistics in the chapters.

--Jacqueline Robinson, Milwaukee Area Technical College

The definition of critical thinking is one of the best that I have seen. I really have difficulty describing critical thinking and this is a wonderful example!!!

--Leigh Smith, Lamar Institute of Technology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321865380
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Baldwin, M.A., is an instructor of writing, literature, and college success at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1996, she has served the college in various roles including self-study editor, distance education coordinator, and professional development coordinator. She is also the author of four student success textbooks that were the first on the market that addressed the special needs of students: The Community College Experience 3rd edition (Pearson, 2012), The First-Generation College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2012), The Community College Experience PLUS 3rd edition (Pearson, 2013), and The College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2013). She has also facilitated over 120 workshops and breakout sessions all over the country—at community colleges, K-12 professional days, and national conferences--on teaching and learning issues such as transitioning to college, student engagement practices, and active learning. Amy will complete her doctorate of higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 2012. The focus of her dissertation is student engagement, retention, and success for African-American males in college. She is also serving as the project manager for the Complete College America initiative for the state of Arkansas.

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Table of Contents

Introduction for Faculty

Introduction for Students

Chapter 1: College Culture and the Campus

Chapter 2: Goal Setting, Motivation, and Learning Styles
Chapter 3: Relationships and Diversity
Chapter 4: Time and Money
Chapter 5: Stress and Health Choices

Chapter 6: Learning, Memory, and Thinking

Chapter 7: Reading

Chapter 8: Listening and Note-Taking
Chapter 9: Writing, Presenting, and Information Literacy

Chapter 10: Studying and Taking Tests

Chapter 11: Planning for Your Degree
Chapter 12: Planning for a Career and a Life

Glossary

Index

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