Cornerstones for Career College Success / Edition 3

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Overview

The Third Edition is written specifically for the career college student focusing on their unique needs with financial aid, study tips, motivation, learning strategies, and technology.

Cornerstones for Career College Success will help career college students adjust to life in higher education, become self-motivated, master technology, use study strategies successfully, communicate more effectively, and create a dynamic job-search plan. Every student story is written by a student who graduated from a career college. New to this edition is the addition of Bloom's Taxonomy (critical thinking) integrated throughout and the total incorporation of SQ3R (reading comprehension). New chapters include, Connect, that focuses on using technology in the educational setting, Prosper, which offers updated financial management strategies such as information about student loans, scholarships, and managing debt, and Plan, the career planning chapter has been completely revised with many sample cover letters and resumes including scannable and electronic resume preparation.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is one of the best chapters on technology that I have reviewed in an introductory text in a long time. The charts provide an easy and quick way to access much needed information."

--Patricia Davis, Division Chair Developmental Education, Houston Community College/Southwest College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132789356
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 791,658
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert M. Sherfield is currently a Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV. He is a nationally recognized educator, writer, and speaker having spent the past 26 years working with faculty development, first year student success programs, student motivation, and retention.

An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada. He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from The University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous other awards and nominations for classroom instruction and advisement.

He has authored and co-authored over 30 texts and trade books including:

· Cornerstones for College Success (including the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Concise, Custom, Delhi, and Canadian Editions)

· Cornerstones for Community College Success

· Case Studies for the First Year

· The Everything® Self-Esteem Book

Robb has also been guest speaker and delivered keynote addresses to over 400 institutions of higher education across American in 46 states. He has spoken to The Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona Private/Career College Associations.

Dr. Patricia G. Moody is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association. She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators.

Pat has co-authored many texts and simulations including: Solving the Professional Development Puzzle: 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning, Cornerstones for College Success, 365 Things I Learned in College, Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College, Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Cornerstone: Opening Doors to Career Success.

A nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author, Pat has spoken in most states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. She has presented her signature, motivational keynote address, “Fly Like an Eagle” to tens of thousands of people, from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students.

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Table of Contents

Preface BEGIN: The Goal of Cornerstones for Career College Success and Our Commitment to You

Chapter 1 THRIVE: Creating Success, Guiding Change, and Setting Goals

Chapter 2 PROSPER: Managing Your Money and Debts Wisely

Chapter 3 ENGAGE: Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation

Chapter 4 PERSIST: Understanding the Culture of Your Institution

Chapter 5 CONNECT: Connecting with Technology, Research, and Information Literacy

Chapter 6 READ: Building Successful Reading Strategies for Print and Online Material

Chapter 7 PRIORITIZE: Managing Your Time, Stress, and Health Wisley

Chapter 8 LEARN: Discovering Your Learning Style, Dominant Intelligence, and Personality Type

Chapter 9 RECORD: Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-Taking System that Works for You

Chapter 10 STUDY: Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-Taking Skills

Chapter 11 THINK: Building Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Problem-Solving Skills

Chapter 12 COMMUNICATE: Communicating, Appreciating Diversity, and Managing Conflict

Chapter 13 PLAN: Creating a Dynamic Employment Package and Job Search Plan

References

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