The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success [NOOK Book]

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Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through ...
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The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success

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Overview

Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.
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Now in an updated and expanded fourth edition, The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success shows the adult learner how to overcome fears, study and pass tests, get financial help, gain family support, balance work and college, create a portfolio, be resilient and adaptable, use Internet resource, achieve educational and technical proficiency. The collaborative effort of educators and psychologists Al Siebert, Bernadine Gilpin, and Mary Karry, The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success is enhanced with a website of its own and this new edition shows how to go online to practice, develop Internet skills, and even take educational courses online. The Adult Student's Guide To Survival And Success is "must" reading for anyone returning to school after a prolonged absence due to parenthood, career changes, or retirement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944227442
  • Publisher: Practical Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition, Sixth edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 245,597
  • File size: 370 KB

Meet the Author

Al Siebert, PhD, is the author of award-winning The Resiliency Advantage and The Survivor Personality and the coauthor of Student Success: How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time for Your Friends. He has taught adult education classes and management psychology for more than 30 years at Portland State University. Mary Karr, MS, formerly taught communications at Portland State University and was an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University who created and taught the first online credit course on listening in the nation.
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Table of Contents

1 Going to College: Lots of Help Is Available 3
2 Fears and Concerns: How to Confront and Overcome Them 9
3 Enrolling, Registering, and Financing Made Easier 19
4 Orientation: Getting Acquainted with Your Campus 33
5 How to Succeed in College 43
6 The Best Way to Study 53
7 How to Get High Grades on Tests 71
8 How to Write Excellent Papers 85
9 Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: How to Influence Instructors 97
10 Your Family and Friends: How to Gain Their Support and Encouragement 109
11 How to Balance Going to College with Working 119
12 Celebrating Diversity 127
13 How to Handle Pressure Well 137
14 Thriving in a World of Constant Change 147
15 Career Choice, Career Change 159
Resources and Selected Reading 171
Index 177
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    Wow!

    Who could know that one book could contain so much information? This book is as important to the Adult Returning Student as any textbook available

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