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YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE provides an intelligent and thorough guide for college students to improve academic and personal skills, from test taking to time management. John Gardner is a well-known proponent of the first-year seminar and was instrumental is creating the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. Based on the belief that any one can succeed in college as long as the student is prepared for change, each chapter of the book is co-written with consultants who are experts on their various fields. The book is packaged with a free CD-ROM that contains a variety of exercises and self-assessments. Adopters of the book can benefit from the extensive College Success workshop program Wadsworth offers, including teacher training workshops (both on campus and on e-seminar), and additional student and instructor resources.
Part 1: PLAN AHEAD! 1. College Makes the Difference: Strategies for Success. 2. Time Management: Foundation of Academic Success. Part 2: TAKE CHARGE OF LEARNING! 3. Learning Styles and Personality. 4. Active Learning: Working with Your Instructor to Make Learning Easier and More Fun. 5. Critical Thinking: The Search Beyond Right" and Wrong." Part 3: HONE YOUR SKILLS! 6. Listening, Note Taking, and Participating. 7. Reading to Remember. 8. Taking Exams and Tests: Improving Your Memory. 9. Writing and Speaking for Success. 10. Research and College Libraries: Preparing to Work in the Information Society. 11. Thinking Mathematically and Scientifically: Critical Skills for the New Economy. Part 4: GET CONNECTED! 12. Courses and Careers: Making the Right Choices. 13. Relationships: Friends, Family, and Campus Involvement. 14. Diversity: Appreciating Differences Among Us. Part 5: KNOW YOURSELF! 15. Values and Service Learning: Choosing Unique Pathways. 16. Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Sex: Making Responsible Choices. 17. Stress Management: Coping with Tension and Campus Crime. 18. Managing Your Money.