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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Strommer and Erickson's book Teaching College Freshmen contains the newest research on teaching and learning, and the most current demographic information on first-year students. Offering specific advice for faculty who teach first-year courses and including commentary from students and educators, this easy-to-read book contains strategies designed to help first-year students adjust effectively to both academic and nonacademic pressures of college. Topics include active learning techniques, learning styles, how to construct evaluation tools, assessment, and alternative teaching methods. Additionally, this book reports on the demographic trends of first-year students and how their experiences in high school have prepared(or not prepared) them for the world of higher education.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
PART ONE: Understanding First-Year Students.
Chapter 1: First-Year Students in Perspective.
Chapter 2: Intellectual Development in College.
Chapter 3: Learning Styles.
PART TWO: Effective Instruction for First-Year Students.
Chapter 4: Knowing, Understanding, Thinking, and Learning How to Learn: The Goals of First-Year Instruction.
Chapter 5: Preparing a Syllabus and Meeting the First Class.
Chapter 6: Presenting and Explaining.
Chapter 7: Creating Involvement in the Classroom.
Chapter 8: Encouraging Active Reading.
Chapter 9: Supporting Active Study Practices.
Chapter 10: Trying Transformed Teaching.
Chapter 11: Evaluating Student Learning.
Chapter 12: Grading.
PART THREE: Opportunities and Challenges in First-Year Instruction.
Chapter 13: Creating Inclusion in First-Year Classrooms and Curricula.
Chapter 14: Teaching Large Classes.
Chapter 15: Sustaining Engagement Outside Class: Office Hours, Advising, and First-Year Seminars.
Chapter 16: Strengthening Commitment to First-Year Instruction.