Your College Experience, Concise Tenth Edition: Strategies for Success / Edition 10

Your College Experience, Concise Tenth Edition: Strategies for Success / Edition 10

by John N. Gardner, Betsy O. Barefoot
     
 

ISBN-10: 1457606313

ISBN-13: 9781457606311

Pub. Date: 11/26/2012

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This less expensive, streamlined edition of Your College Experience presents a straightforward, realistic, and intelligent review of the skills students need to succeed in college. The text focuses on the academic skills taught in college success courses, providing students with tools and strategies for building a solid base of critical thinking,

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This less expensive, streamlined edition of Your College Experience presents a straightforward, realistic, and intelligent review of the skills students need to succeed in college. The text focuses on the academic skills taught in college success courses, providing students with tools and strategies for building a solid base of critical thinking, time management, research, study, and test-taking skills. Additional coverage of emotional intelligence, learning styles, diversity, and money help students get off to a great start.

Goal setting has always been central to this text, and the Tenth Edition has been revised with added coverage and activities to strengthen this material throughout. In addition, a new focus on assessing their own strengths will help students see where they are already succeeding so they get off to a great start and stay in college.

A full package of instructional support materials – including an Instructor’s Annotated Edition, an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, videos, and a Test Bank – provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457606311
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Edition description:
Tenth Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
156,840
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College
The College Experience
Setting Goals for Your College Experience and Beyond
Tech Tip: Plug In
Aligning Your Sense of Purpose and Your Career
Outcomes of College
Making the Transition
What Is Your Purpose in College?
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

2. Managing Your Time
Taking Control of Your Time
Getting Organized
Making Sure Your Schedule Works for You
Tech Tip: Get Organized
Respecting Others' Time
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

 
3. Understanding Emotional Intelligence
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Assessing Your Emotional Intelligence
Identifying Competencies
Tech Tip: Stay Connected
How Emotions Affect Success
How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

4. Discovering How You Learn
The VARK Learning Styles Inventory
The Kolb Inventory of Learning Styles
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Multiple Intelligences
Tech Tip: Branch Out
When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Conflict
Learning with a Disability
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

5. Thinking Critically: The Basis of a College Education
What Is Critical Thinking, and Why Is It Important?
Becoming a Critical Thinker
How Collaboration Fosters Critical Thinking
Thinking Critically about Arguments
Tech Tip: Research Wisely
Critical Thinking in College and Everyday Life
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

6. Being Engaged in Learning: Listening, Taking Notes, and Participating in Class
Using Your Senses in the Learning Process
Preparing for Class
Participating in Class
Taking Effective Notes
Tech Tip: Take Notes like a Rock Star
Reviewing Your Notes
Becoming Engaged in Learning
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

7. Reading to Learn: Learning to Remember 
A Plan for Active Reading
Strategies for Reading Textbooks
Tech Tip: Embrace the E-Book
Monitoring Your Reading
Studying to Understand and Remember
How Memory Works
Improving Your Memory
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

8. Improving Your Performance on Exams and Tests
Getting Prepared for Tests and Exams
Taking Tests and Exams
Types of Tests
Tech Tip: Fear Not the Online Test
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Academic Honesty and Misconduct
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

9. Writing and Speaking Effectively
WRITING
Using Freewriting to Discover What You Want to Say
Tech Tip: Blog for Brilliance
The Writing Process
Choosing the Best Way to Communicate with Your Audience
SPEAKING
Preparing a Speech
Using Your Voice and Body Language
The GUIDE Checklist
Speaking on the Spot
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

10. Developing Library, Research, and Information Literacy Skills
Information Literacy
Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic
Using the Library
Electronic Resources
Tech Tip: Check Your Engine
Evaluating Sources
Making Use of What You Find
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

11. Appreciating Diversity
Understanding Diversity and the Source of Our Beliefs
Forms of Diversity
Seeking Diversity on Campus
Discrimination, Prejudice, and Insensitivity on College Campuses
Tech Tip: The Case for Volunteering
Challenge Yourself to Experience Diversity
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

12. Managing Your Money
Living on a Budget
Getting Financial Aid
Achieving a Balance between Working and Borrowing
Managing Credit Wisely
Tech Tip: Protect Your Identity
Planning for the Future
Build Your Experience
Where to Go for Help

 
Epilogue: Taking the Next Steps to Success
 
 

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