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FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS 3e speaks directly to the community college student, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, and work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The THIRD EDITION includes expanded coverage of multitasking throughout the book with more strategies for helping students reduce distractions and focus on important tasks. A new section on Academic Professionalism defines what it means to be a professional student and shows students how they can build a positive reputation in the classroom. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results.

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"[Focus on Community College Success] depicts the challenges of the community college student perfectly. Each chapter, while different, addresses the needs of the student, from his need to learn about self, college, or the working world, at large. This is an excellent book."

"This book is a comprehensive foundation for students who want to be successful and are learning to navigate the collegiate environment. It is geared towards the needs of the community college student."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495569558
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Connie Staley is a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has taught and directed the Freshman Seminar Program for thirteen years. 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. Dr. Staley is a well-known name in FYE circles, and a leader in instructor workshop training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching in the former Soviet Union from 1995 to 1996. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. An award-winning teacher, she received her B.A. from Ball State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Table of Contents

Entrance Interview 1. GETTING THE RIGHT START. You're in College Now. Earning a Two-Year Degree. Academic Professionalism: What Instructors Will Expect From You. Academic Responsibilities: How to Help Yourself Succeed. Toughing It Out: What College Takes. How Do I Want to Be Different When I'm Done? 2. BUILDING DREAMS, SETTING GOALS. Who Are You? And What Do You Want? Spending Time "in the System." How Motivated Are You and How Are You Motivated? Give Yourself an Attitude Adjustment. Ability versus Effort: What's More Important? What Drives You? Values, Dreams, and Goals. 3. LEARNING STYLES AND STUDYING. Go to the Head of the Class: Learning and the Brain. Take Charge and Create the Best Conditions for Learning. Multiple Intelligences: How Are You Smart? How Do You Perceive and Process Information? What Role Does Your Personality Play? Metacognition: Take Charge of How You Study. Apply Your Learning Style to Your Study Style. Apply Your Learning Style to Your Study Style. Becoming an Intentional Learner: Make a Master Study Plan. Sprinting to the Finish Line: How to Study when the Heat Is On. A Final Word about Learning and Studying. 4. MANAGING YOUR TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY. Time Management Requires Focus. Energy, Our Most Precious Resource. "I'll Study in My Free Time" … and When Is That? Schedule Your Way to Success. To Do or Not to Do? There Is No Question. How Time Flies! The P Word. Read This Section Now! … or Maybe Tomorrow. Beyond Juggling: Realistically Manage Work, School, and Personal Life. Time Is Money! 5. THINKING CRITICALLY AND CREATIVELY. Rethinking Thinking. What Is Critical Thinking? A Four-Part Model of Critical Thinking. Becoming a Better Critical Thinker. Creativity: "Thinking Outside the … Book" 6. LEARNING ONLINE. Taking Online Classes: E-Learning versus C-Learning. Technology Skills: Wireless, Windowed, Webbed, and Wikied. Research Skills and Your College Success.. Information Literacy and Your College Success. Downloading Your Workload: The Easy Way Out? 7. ENGAGING, LISTENING, AND NOTE-TAKING IN CLASS. Get Engaged in Class. Listening with Focus. Turn Listening Skills into Note-Taking Skills. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Note-Taking by the System and Subject. Ask and You Shall Receive. Using Lecture Notes 8. READING, WRITING, AND PRESENTING. Who Needs to Read? Build Your Reading Skills. Read Right! Writing as a Process. 9. MEMORY SKILLS AND TAKING TESTS. Twenty Ways to Master Your Memory. Testing 1, 2, 3 … Show What You Know. Before the Test: Prepare Carefully. During the Test: Focus and Work Hard. Taking Objective Tests. Taking Subjective Essay Tests. Don't Cheat Yourself! After the Test: Continue to Learn. 10. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, VALUING DIVERSITY. The Heart of College Success. What Is Emotional Intelligence? Can Emotional Intelligence Be Improved? Communicating in Important Relationships. Managing Conflict: Life Is Not a Sitcom. Diversity Makes a Difference. Appreciate the American Mosaic. What's Your CQ? Think Globally; Act Locally. 11. CHOOSING A COLLEGE MAJOR AND CAREER. What's the Connection? How to Choose a Major and a Career. 12. CREATING YOUR FUTURE. What's the Next Step? Launching a Career: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan. Continuing Your Education. Put What You've Learned to Good Use: Ten Things Employers Hope You Will Learn in College What Ifs. My, How You've Grown! Goodbye and Good Luck! EXIT INTERVIEW.

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