YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE, Concise Fifth Media Edition, is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to learning the skills necessary to succeeding in the first year of college and beyond. Academic and personal skills are covered succinctly but thoroughly in this extensively revised edition. Each chapter of the book is co-written with consultants who are experts in their respective fields. The book is packaged with a free updated CD-ROM that contains additional readings, a variety of exercises not found in the book, self-assessments and opportunities for students to test their knowledge and try out new skills. Adopters of the book can also benefit from the extensive College Success program Wadsworth offers, including student assessment, teacher training workshops and additional student and instructor resources.
John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience to the writing of this text. The recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence, John has 25 years of experience directing and teaching in the most widely emulated first-year seminar in the country, the University 101 course at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. John is universally recognized as one of the country's leading educators for his role in initiating and orchestrating an international reform movement to improve the beginning college experience, a concept he coined as "the first-year experience." He is the founding executive director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at USC, and the Policy Center on the First Year of College in Brevard, N.C.
Jerome Jewler is a bestselling author, educator, and friend to students. A distinguished professor emeritus of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, as well as co-director of the University 101 first-year seminar at University of South Carolina, Columbia, Jewler has guided advertising students through the creative and writing processes, and has helped hundreds of new students determine their goals. As University 101 co-director, he planned and conducted training workshops for first-year seminar instructors, has won a Mortar Board award for teaching excellence, and was recognized as USC advisor of the year and nationally as the Distinguished Advertising Educator in 2000.
YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE Concise Fifth Media Edition. Part One: TAKE CHARGE OF LEARNING! 1. Time Management. And 30 Strategies for College Success. 2. Learning Styles. Discovering How You Learn Best. Part Two: HONE YOUR SKILLS. 3. Critical Thinking, Active Learning. Paths to True Understanding. 4. Listening, Note Taking, and Participating. Getting the Most Out of Classes. 5. Reading to Remember. Strategies for Understanding and Retaining Material. 6. Taking Exams and Tests. Be Prepared, Confident and Calm. Part Three: KNOW YOURSELF. 7. Developing Values. Choosing Unique Pathways. 8. Careers and Courses. Making Sensible Choices. 9. Creating Diverse Relationships. All Kinds of People, All Kinds of Ideas. 10. Sex and Alcohol. Making Responsible Choices. On CD-ROM: Taking Online Courses. Succeeding through Web-Based Learning. Managing Your Money. Your checkbook to success.