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Cornerstones for College Success Compact / Edition 1

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Overview

For courses in First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College. Written specifically for 1 credit hour student success courses and/or those with blended and online students, it addresses the needs and challenges of students as digital learners. It aligns with learning outcomes from both the Student Success CourseConnect online course and MyStudentSuccessLab. Designed for use as a stand alone text or a print companion with one of these technologies for blended, online, or 1 credit hour student success courses.

Cornerstones for College Success Compact offers hallmark coverage of Bloom's taxonomy, SQ3R integration, Information and Financial literacy, and more. The print component provides an instructional foundation addresses the "why" of learning. When paired with CourseConnect or MyStudentSuccessLab as an online companion, it actively augments learning with activities, assessments, and extended thought-provoking exercises students need in order to understand how to apply the techniques. The lessons in Compact reflect the lessons found in CourseConnect and modules in MyStudentSuccessLab.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321860354
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 996,314
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (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 College Success Compact and Our Commitment to You

LESSON ONE

GROW: Building A Life Plan through Goal Setting

LESSON TWO

PRIORITIZE: Creating an Academic Time Management Plan

LESSON THREE

PROSPER: Understanding and Using Financial Literacy

LESSON FOUR

THINK: Developing Your Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

LESSON FIVE

LEARN: Discovering and Applying Your Learning Style

LESSON SIX

RECORD: Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Finding a Note-Taking System That Works for You

LESSON SEVEN

READ: Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills

LESSON EIGHT

STUDY: Developing Your Memory, Studying, and Test Taking Skills

LESSON NINE

COMMUNICATION and DIVERSITY: Improving Your Communication Skills and Celebrating Diversity

LESSON TEN

INFORMATION LITERACY: Determining the Credibility of Ideas and Resources

LESSON ELEVEN

LIVE: Dealing with Stress in Positive Ways

LESSON TWELVE

PLAN: Exploring Your Career and Job Search Options

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