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With recent research indicating that most first-year students are more challenged than past generations in making the transition to college, Hazard and Nadeau encourage students to pursue scholarship. From the first chapter, which deals with becoming part of a scholarly community, to the challenging vocabulary used in each chapter, to the theoretical references used to underpin major concepts, Foundations for Learning focuses heavily on academics while also examining emotional and social adjustment issues.
Additional Support — in and out of the classroom…
Visit the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty will find an array of resources. In addition, instructors will be pleased to know that Foundations For Learning offers an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides.
Start strong. Finish stronger.
The Professor and Student Contract
Active vs. Passive Learning
Plagiarism and Intellectual Property
Claiming an Education
2. Developing Academic Self-Concept
Relating to Your Family and Culture: How Your Academic Self-Concept Has Been Developing Up to Now
Relating to Your New Peers
Relating in Cyberspace
Relating to Your New Environment
3. Reconceiving Diversity
Diversity in College
The Difficulty of Defining Diversity
4. Planning and Prioritizing
Time Management and Academic Goal Setting
Time Management and College Success
Self-Regulating Your Own Learning
How to Manage Your Time
Motivation and Procrastination
5. Developing Metacognitive Skills.
Why Should I Change?
Student Attitudes Toward Learning
Approaches to Learning
6. Developing Communication Skills
Writing Products Versus the Writing Process
Using Feedback to Best Advantage
Participating in Class Discussion
Writing the Research Paper
Making In-Class Presentations
7. Reading and Note Taking for Optimal Performance in Lectures and on Exams
The Components of Test Preparation
Benefits of Employing These Approaches to Studying
Approaches to Test Taking
Self-Evaluation of Preparedness for Tests and Exams
8. Taking Responsibility in College and Life