Your College Experience: Strategies for Success / Edition 8

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success / Edition 8

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

ISBN-10: 1413033776

ISBN-13: 9781413033779

Pub. Date: 01/04/2008

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This dynamic book has already helped thousands of students make success the hallmark of their college careers. And now the Second Concise Edition of Your College Experience: Strategies for Success offers even more information, including an in-depth discussion of critical thinking, values, and writing and speaking, to help your students make the most of their college…  See more details below

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This dynamic book has already helped thousands of students make success the hallmark of their college careers. And now the Second Concise Edition of Your College Experience: Strategies for Success offers even more information, including an in-depth discussion of critical thinking, values, and writing and speaking, to help your students make the most of their college years. A concise version of Gardner and Jewler's classic Your College Experience, this edition continues to cover all the elements that can help create positive college experienceseverything from advisors, to study habits, to reasonable expectations. A framework for critical thinking - a crucial skill for today's students - is presented in Chapter One and critical thinking exercises are included in the majority of chapters. Drawing on Gardner and Jewler's extensive experience in the field, the book engages students and developing both academic and personal strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413033779
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/04/2008
Edition description:
Revised illustrated
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Keys to Success1
Ch. 2Exploring the Student-Teacher Connection18
Ch. 3Your College and American Higher Education28
Ch. 4The Liberal Arts: Foundation for Lifelong Learning41
Ch. 5Surviving College52
Ch. 6College Success for Students of Color59
Ch. 7Time Management: The Foundation of Academic Success70
Ch. 8Learning Styles84
Ch. 9Listening and Learning in the Classroom96
Ch. 10A Sound Approach to Textbooks107
Ch. 11Making the Grade116
Ch. 12Thriving in the Information Environment: Your Campus Library136
Ch. 13Writing and Speaking for Success153
Ch. 14Problem-Solving in Math and the Sciences173
Ch. 15Computing for College Success: Technology on Campus188
Ch. 16Finding Answers: Your College Catalog and Academic Advisor204
Ch. 17Choosing a Major and Planning a Career214
Ch. 18A Personal System of Values223
Ch. 19Relationships and Campus Involvement231
Ch. 20Being Assertive - Not Passive or Aggressive251
Ch. 21Diversity on Campus260
Ch. 22Leadership Across the Campus273
Ch. 23Women: The Majority of First-Year Students283
Ch. 24Wellness: More Than Just Okay292
Ch. 25Managing Stress307
Ch. 26Sexual Decisions317
Ch. 27Alcohol, Other Drugs, and You334
Ch. 28Managing Money346

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