FOCUS on College Success, Concise Edition

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FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, thoroughly engages ANY reader with direct applications and immediate results. Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and focus increases the credibility of the college success course by providing tools that help improve student retention. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to readers or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, strikes a personal and informal conversation with readers—directly connecting with and drawing them into text discussions.

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"Overall, getting the students engaged with text is challenging, but FOCUS does a really good job in that area. It is VERY cool that the book has lent itself to 'spurts' of information as needed and appropriate. And when I would mention things from various chapters, I would see in their body language that they were getting it. Some texts are so compartmentalized that connections can be hard to make. FOCUS is smooth and connected throughout."— Alice Godbey, Daytona State College

"The biggest challenge is having students understand the importance of the course as well as the material. They all still feel as though they do not need this course or the material, even though they all have experienced many of the issues that are covered in the textbook. This textbook does a great job linking the material to their personality, college performance, and career, which does help to show the importance of the course."—Shane Williamson, Lindenwood University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495569541
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Edition description: Concise
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Constance Staley is a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has directed the Freshman Seminar Program for 20 years. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Staley is the author of a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, as well as the ground-breaking resource manual 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LECTERN. A well-known name in FYE circles, Staley is a leader in instructor workshop training nation-wide. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Fellow, teaching in the former Soviet Union in 1996. Dr. Staley received a B.A. in education from Ball State University, and an M.A. in linguistics and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, and FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS CONCISE for Cengage Learning.
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Table of Contents

1. Building Dreams, Setting Goals. 2. Learning to Learn. 3. Managing Your Time and Energy. 4. Thinking Critically and Creatively. 5. Developing Information Literacy, Writing, and Speaking Skills. 6. Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class. 7. Developing Your Memory. 8. Reading and Studying. 9. Taking Tests. 10. Building Relationships, Valuing Diversity. 11. Choosing a College Major and Career.

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