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Finally, a book that knows what community college students need!
The Community College Experience: PLUS is the only book on the market truly written for community college students. This book will help students navigate into this environment and achieve success in school and in life by addressing central topics and concerns. The text encourages critical thinking throughout the chapters with embedded chapter exercises, case scenarios, research ideas, PLUS more!
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I. GETTING STARTED.
1. Understanding Your College.
2. Getting to Know You.
3. Managing Time and Stress.
II. IN THE CLASSROOM.
4. Using Technology.
5. Diversity and Relationships.
6. Listening and Taking Notes Effectively.
7. Reading Skills.
8. Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies.
9. Writing and Speaking Effectively.
10. Thinking Creatively, Analytically, and Critically.
11. Research Writing and Information Literacy.
III. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
12. Cultivating Healthy Habits.
13. Taking the Next Steps.
The Community College Experience was written to meet the unique needs of community college students. Often, college survival courses and textbooks are geared toward traditional students who have just graduated from high school and are living on campus. These traditional students usually have different challenges than community college students have. Therefore, students who have been away from school for several years or who need assistance in succeeding in college are the target audience for this book. It is they who need not only information about college culture but also guidance and assurance that they can complete a degree.
It is the combined need for basic information and encouragement that drives this book. Each chapter covers a topic that is essential to college survival, but it does so with the community college student in mind. For example, Chapter 1 is devoted to setting goals and priorities, which are essential to the success of students who already have full lives. There is also a discussion about the meaning of grades--they are not a measure of self worth or potential.
The purpose of this book is to help people who are new to the college experience and who have many experiential and educational "gaps" to fill. These same people also need reassurance and encouragement that they can achieve their goals of a degree, a rewarding career, and a fulfilling life.
This book offers several special features to challenge and aid student readers: