Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals / Edition 5

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This new CD-ROM to accompany YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS continues the book's mission to motivate and engage first-year students by connecting student's needs and self-reflection to the exercises and action steps proven to help students stay in college and succeed. The CD-ROM employs the College Success Checklists found at the start of every chapter in the book to guide students to the exercises, advice, pages in the book, and Internet resources that best address their individual needs. Many of the exercises from the book have been reformatted on the CD-ROM making it easier for the students to complete and keep for future reference. In addition, the CD-ROM includes a quiz and crossword puzzle in every chapter for further student review; journal assignments that students can complete on the computer; InfoTrac College Edition exercises to expand students' access to information beyond the text; and a Mission Statement Builder exercise courtesy of Premier Agendas. As a bonus, Franklin Covey offers a free 120 day trial of the Franklin Planner Software™—the same planner used on the Palm Pilot. This powerful CD-ROM is also available on WebCT and Blackboard online course management tools.
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Editorial Reviews

This workbook for college-bound students is organized around the themes of values, motivation, goals, learning, self-esteem, and career planning. Perforated pages at the end of each chapter include questions, exercises, and space for writing. Coverage includes topics such as learning styles, study skills, time and money management, test taking, relationships, physical and mental health, and academic majors. The CD-ROM includes self-assessments, quizzes, and journal writing exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"I think [the Santrock/Halonen text] speaks to students on a mature level, even though it's covering the basics. Sometimes, the language in first year texts is… too simplistic, and students feel demeaned or demoralized by it. This book covers the topics in a way that's very matter-of-fact without making students feel stupid. I know my students would appreciate the tone and level of the book."

"I like the quotes, the success interviews, the interactive homework and the journaling activities and exercises. The use of color pictures and cartoons reinforce main points and subject areas. Thanks for a GREAT textbook!"

"Very accurate, current, and comprehensive, and perhaps equally important, it's ACCESSIBLE!"—Rebecca Cole, Northern Arizona University

"This is a well-written text. The features at the end of each chapter are especially valuable and thought provoking. . . . This is a high-quality product and should be adopted by many schools!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413031928
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Revised illustrated
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN W. SANTROCK, Ph.D., is a leading author of college success and psychology textbooks. He is a professor of psychology and human development at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he helped to establish the college success program. More than two million students have used his top-selling texts, which include PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEXTS, SCIENCE, AND APPLICATIONS. In addition to college success strategies, his research interests focus on the nature of family processes and the social development of children and adolescents.

JANE S. HALONEN, psychology professor, author, and critical thinking expert, is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida. Renowned throughout academia for her efforts to improve student learning, she is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching, psychology pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. ADAPTING TO COLLEGE. Images of College Success: Marian Wright Edelman. Changing Contexts and the Changing You. Getting Motivated, Setting Goals, and Planning. What College and This Book Can Do For You. Your Learning Portfolio. CHAPTER 2. THRIVING IN THE CLASSROOM. Images of College Success: Robert Fulghum. Exploring Learning Styles. Making the Class Work. Collaborating with Others. Relating to Instructors. CHAPTER 3. MANAGING TIME AND MONEY. Images of College Success: Eric Papczun. Setting Goals and Planning. Managing Time. Managing Money. CHAPTER 4. CONNECTING WITH CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY. Images of College Success: Mark Andreesen. Surveying Resources. Living Arrangements. Getting Connected. Getting Help. Tapping Library Resources. Mastering Technology. CHAPTER 5. TAKING IT ALL IN: LISTENING, READING, AND TAKING NOTES. Images of College Success: Talia Falkenstein. Classroom Listening. Taking Notes from Lecture. Reading. Marking Text and Taking Notes from Text. CHAPTER 6. DEVELOPING STUDY SKILLS. Why Study? Improving Your Memory. Study Strategies for Complex Ideas. Factors That Influence Study Success. CHAPTER 7. SUCCEEDING ON TESTS. Images of College Success: Albert Einstein. "Why Do I Have to Take All of These Tests?" Taking the Test. Reviewing the Test. About Grades. Integrity in Taking Tests. CHAPTER 8. THINKING. Images of College Success: Temple Grandin. Critical Thinking. Creative Thinking. Holistic Thinking. CHAPTER 9. WRITING AND SPEAKING. Images of College Success: Amy Tan. Self Expression, College, and Careers. Writing. Speaking. 10. COMMUNICATING AND DEVELOPING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. Images of College Success: Oprah Winfrey.Communicating Effectively. Resolving Conflict with Others. Relationships. CHAPTER 11. LIVING IN A DIVERSE WORLD. Images of College Success: Ana Bolado de Espino. Diversity in Culture and Ethnicity. Diversity in Gender. Diversity in Sexual Orientation. Diversity in Age. Strategies for Improving Relations with Diverse Others. CHAPTER 12. BEING PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HEALTHY. Images of College Success: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Physical Health. Mental Health. CHAPTER 13. PURSUING ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS. Images of College Success: Bernard Shaw. Achieving. Designing an Academic Path. Exploring Careers. CHAPTER 14. PRACTICING INTEGRITY. Images of College Success: Emmitt Smith. Personal Values. Academic Values. Putting It All Together. REFERENCE. CREDITS. INDEX.
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