Your College Experience: Strategies for Success / Edition 5by John N. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler
Pub. Date: 01/28/2002
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.
Table of Contents1. Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College.
2. Managing Your Time and Money.
3. How We Learn.
4. Critical Thinking.
5. Listening, Note-Taking, and Being Engaged in Class.
6. Reading Strategies.
7. Learning to Study, Comprehend, and Remember.
8. Taking Exams and Tests.
9. Effective Writing and Speaking.
10. Research and College Libraries.
11. Majors and Careers: Making the Right Choices.
13. Diversity: Appreciating Differences among Us.
14. Staying Healthy.
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