Your College Experience: Strategies for Success Concise Edition / Edition 8 by John N. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler, Betsy O. Barefoot | | 9780312683023 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Your College Experience: Strategies for Success Concise Edition / Edition 8

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success Concise Edition / Edition 8

by John N. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler, Betsy O. Barefoot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312683022

ISBN-13: 9780312683023

Pub. Date: 01/05/2009

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Authored by three of the nation's leading experts on the first-year experience, this Concise version of Your College Experience continues a 20-year tradition of straightforward, realistic, and intelligent coverage of the skills students need to succeed in college. This less expensive, more streamlined concise edition contains the chapters and topics

Overview

Authored by three of the nation's leading experts on the first-year experience, this Concise version of Your College Experience continues a 20-year tradition of straightforward, realistic, and intelligent coverage of the skills students need to succeed in college. This less expensive, more streamlined concise edition contains the chapters and topics instructors across the country identified as being most relevant to all kinds of students at all kinds of schools. Gardner, Jewler, and Barefoot address the goals of today’s seminar courses: helping students develop a clear sense of purpose in college, assisting them in making the right choice of academic major, and engaging them in learning — especially through the use of technology — in a manner that is both inviting and informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312683023
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Stage for College Success

Chapter 1 Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College

The College Experience

Why College Is Important to Our Society

Why College Is Important For You

Outcomes of College

How College Graduates Are Different

How College Differs from High School

Challenges and Opportunities for Adult and Returning Students

First-Year Motivation and Commitment

What’s Your Purpose in College?

Chapter 2 Managing Your Time and Money

Taking Control of Your Time

Setting Priorities to Achieve Your Goals

Staying Focused

Overcoming Procrastination

Maintaining a To-Do List

Making Sure Your Schedule Works for You

Organizing Your Day

Managing Your Money

Developing a Budget

Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and College

Chapter 3 Discovering How You Learn: A Primer for Lifelong Learning

Learning about Learning Styles

Multiple Intelligences

The VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic) Learning Styles Inventory

The VARK Questionnaire

When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Are in Conflict

Learning with a Learning Disability

Chapter 4 Majors And Careers: Making The Right Choice

Careers and the New Economy

Aligning Your Sense of Purpose and Your Career

Your Career Planning Timetable

Starting Your Search for a Major and a Career

Skills Employers Look For

Finding a Job While in College

Steps to Obtaining a Job and Beginning a Career

Getting Off to a Good Start in the Workplace

Part 2: Achieving Academic Success

Chapter 5 Engagement with Learning

Benefits of Engagement

The One-Minute Paper and Other Tips for Engagement

Maximizing Team Learning

The Many Uses of Learning Teams

Using Learning Teams to Study Effectively in Math and Science

Working with Your College Instructors

If Things Go Wrong between a Professor and You

Finding a Mentor

Chapter 6 Thinking Critically

College Helps You Develop Critical-Thinking Skills

Walking through the Process

Critical Thinking and a Liberal Education

Four Aspects of Critical Thinking

How College Encourages Critical Thinking

Critically Evaluating Information on the Internet

Chapter 7 Listening, Note-Taking, and Participating

Understanding Lecture Material

Participating in Class

Chapter 8 Reading and Remembering

A Simple Plan for Textbook Reading

Adjusting Your Reading Style

Developing Your Vocabulary

If English Is Not Your First Language

Memory and Learning

Chapter 9 Doing Your Best on Exams and Tests

Studying for Tests

Academic Honesty

Part 3: Achieving Lifelong Success

Chapter 10 Developing Values

Defining Values

Challenges to Personal Values in College

Changing Society, Changing Values

Service Learning and Values

Values and You

Chapter 11 Diversity: Appreciating Differences Among Us

The Importance of Understanding Diversity

Multiculturalism in Higher Education

Diversity Enriches Us All

Chapter 12 Staying Healthy in College and in Life

Managing Stress

Nutrition and Weight Management

Sexual Health

Making Decisions about Alcohol

Tobacco—The Other Legal Drug

Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

Illegal Drugs

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