Your College Experience: Strategies for Success / Edition 1

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success / Edition 1

by A. Jerome Jewler, Mary-Jane McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534199623

ISBN-13: 9780534199623

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Wadsworth

Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar, Your College Experience offers students practical help in making the transition to college and getting the most out of their time there.   Because new students have to juggle challenges as diverse as getting along with roommates, keeping up with a heavier study load, conducting research, and…  See more details below

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Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar, Your College Experience offers students practical help in making the transition to college and getting the most out of their time there.   Because new students have to juggle challenges as diverse as getting along with roommates, keeping up with a heavier study load, conducting research, and planning for a career, Your College Experience covers a full range of survival, study, academic, and work skills.  Speaking with evident respect for students at all kinds of institutions, with all kinds of learning styles, and with all kinds of backgrounds, the authors ask them to consider their own goals, their purposes for being in college.   Your College Experience then gives students what they need to take control:  concrete information, active learning opportunities, critical thinking strategies for making good decisions, and the nuts-and-bolts tools for making these decisions into reality.    Added material in the eighth edition addresses new and growing issues in students’ worlds, including avoiding academic dishonesty, creating a portfolio, using technology effectively, achieving information literacy, and managing online relationships.  Additionally, a series of interviews with real students shows how others are handling the challenges of the college experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534199623
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Wadsworth College Success Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Keys to Success1
Ch. 2Exploring the Student-Teacher Connection18
Ch. 3Your College and American Higher Education28
Ch. 4The Liberal Arts: Foundation for Lifelong Learning41
Ch. 5Surviving College52
Ch. 6College Success for Students of Color59
Ch. 7Time Management: The Foundation of Academic Success70
Ch. 8Learning Styles84
Ch. 9Listening and Learning in the Classroom96
Ch. 10A Sound Approach to Textbooks107
Ch. 11Making the Grade116
Ch. 12Thriving in the Information Environment: Your Campus Library136
Ch. 13Writing and Speaking for Success153
Ch. 14Problem-Solving in Math and the Sciences173
Ch. 15Computing for College Success: Technology on Campus188
Ch. 16Finding Answers: Your College Catalog and Academic Advisor204
Ch. 17Choosing a Major and Planning a Career214
Ch. 18A Personal System of Values223
Ch. 19Relationships and Campus Involvement231
Ch. 20Being Assertive - Not Passive or Aggressive251
Ch. 21Diversity on Campus260
Ch. 22Leadership Across the Campus273
Ch. 23Women: The Majority of First-Year Students283
Ch. 24Wellness: More Than Just Okay292
Ch. 25Managing Stress307
Ch. 26Sexual Decisions317
Ch. 27Alcohol, Other Drugs, and You334
Ch. 28Managing Money346

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