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Overview

The strategies for your academic and personal success in college are all at your fingertips in YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS, Concise Seventh Edition. You'll learn to take charge of your learning; sharpen your skills in note taking, reading, memory, writing, and test-taking; enhance your social relationships; get to know yourself better by exploring your values; learn vital information about staying healthy; connect to information on career planning; and more! "Achieve It" features in every chapter give you practice in setting goals. "Try It!" exercises give you hands-on practice. And, each new textbook comes with CengageNOW, an online learning tool that provides you with a personalized study plan that will save you time while you improve your understanding of the concepts of the course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534518943
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Your College Experience Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 8.47 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy O. Barefoot is a writer, researcher, and teacher whose special area of scholarship is the first-year seminar. During her tenure at USC from 1988 to 1999, she served as co-director for research and publications at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She also taught University 101 and graduate courses on the first-year experience and the principles of college teaching. She conducts first-year seminar faculty training workshops around the world and is frequently called on to evaluate first-year seminar outcomes. Betsy is co-director and senior scholar in the Policy Center on the First Year of College in Brevard, North Carolina, where she led a major national research project to identify "institutions of excellence" in the first college year.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Keys to Success 1
Ch. 2 Exploring the Student-Teacher Connection 18
Ch. 3 Your College and American Higher Education 28
Ch. 4 The Liberal Arts: Foundation for Lifelong Learning 41
Ch. 5 Surviving College 52
Ch. 6 College Success for Students of Color 59
Ch. 7 Time Management: The Foundation of Academic Success 70
Ch. 8 Learning Styles 84
Ch. 9 Listening and Learning in the Classroom 96
Ch. 10 A Sound Approach to Textbooks 107
Ch. 11 Making the Grade 116
Ch. 12 Thriving in the Information Environment: Your Campus Library 136
Ch. 13 Writing and Speaking for Success 153
Ch. 14 Problem-Solving in Math and the Sciences 173
Ch. 15 Computing for College Success: Technology on Campus 188
Ch. 16 Finding Answers: Your College Catalog and Academic Advisor 204
Ch. 17 Choosing a Major and Planning a Career 214
Ch. 18 A Personal System of Values 223
Ch. 19 Relationships and Campus Involvement 231
Ch. 20 Being Assertive - Not Passive or Aggressive 251
Ch. 21 Diversity on Campus 260
Ch. 22 Leadership Across the Campus 273
Ch. 23 Women: The Majority of First-Year Students 283
Ch. 24 Wellness: More Than Just Okay 292
Ch. 25 Managing Stress 307
Ch. 26 Sexual Decisions 317
Ch. 27 Alcohol, Other Drugs, and You 334
Ch. 28 Managing Money 346
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