Student Success in College: Doing What Works! / Edition 2 available in Paperback
STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 3rd Edition, will help you choose or confirm a career path and develop the skills needed to be successful in college and in your career. You'll get to see what the research says about which strategies work best so you can do what works to reach your goals. You might be surprised by some of the research findings! A unique feature of this textbook is that it includes actual research studies, so you'll get the opportunity to learn how to read and use research, building your information literacy and critical-thinking skills. These skills will serve you well in your other courses and in your career.
About the Author
Dr. Christine Harrington is a professor in the History and Social Sciences department and serves as the director for the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, a professional development center for faculty, at Middlesex County College in New Jersey. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University, an M.A. in Counseling and Personnel Services, and a B.A. in Psychology from Trenton State College. She has been teaching the Student Success Course at the community college level for over 15 years, often teaching special sections for students with learning disabilities. In addition to teaching the Student Success course, Dr. Harrington's teaching experience includes Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Child Psychology, and Lifespan Development, teaching many of these courses in an online format as well as the traditional in person format. Prior to teaching full time, she worked in the Counseling and Career Services Department for seven years, serving students with disabilities, as well as the general campus population. Dr. Harrington also served as the Assessment Coordinator for her campus, providing workshops, consultation and support to academic and service areas assessing courses, programs, and services.Dr. Harrington frequently presents at national conferences, colleges and universities on topics such as motivation, the syllabus, dynamic lecturing, and effective group work. Her research based approach to the student success course was featured in an article published in E-Source for College Transitions. Dr. Harrington was also invited to write a chapter on the developmental process of becoming a critical thinker for an upcoming book to be published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part I: DETERMINING YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS. Introduction: Getting Started. College Expectations: Getting a Strong Start. Value of the First-Year Seminar Course. 1. Discovering the Value of Education and Sharpening Key Thinking Skills Exploring the Research in Summary. Value of College Education: Societal and Individual Benefits. Decision Making. Information Literacy. Critical Thinking. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. 2. Setting Goals and Choosing a Career Path. Exploring the Research in Summary. Setting Goals. Career Exploration and Decision Making. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. Part II: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS FOR SUCCESS. 3. Building Academic Skills. Exploring the Research in Summary. How Memory Works: Building Foundational Knowledge. Active reading strategies. Note-taking. Study strategies (include a chart of effective and ineffective approaches). Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. 4. Strengthening Soft Skills. Exploring the Research in Summary. What are Soft Skills? Professionalism. Time and Project Management. Interpersonal Skills. Leadership. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. 5. Demonstrating Knowledge and Skills. Exploring the Research in Summary. Purpose of Academic Tasks. Academic Integrity. Papers and Presentations. Test-Taking Strategies. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. Part III: BEING SUCCESSFUL: PLANS AND PERSEVERANCE. 6. Mapping Your Path to Success: Plans and Action Steps. Exploring the Research in Summary. Creating an Academic Plan. Exploring Experiential Learning Opportunities. Career Planning: Discovering the Power of Networking. Financial Planning. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. 7. Staying on Track and Celebrating Success. Exploring the Research in Summary. Reflecting on Progress. Staying Motivated. Managing Stress. Being Resilient and Developing Grit. Celebrating Success. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model. Exploring the Research in Depth Appendix. Answer Key Appendix. References Index. Subject Index.
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