How to Succeed in College and Beyond

The Art of Learning
Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118974840
Category: Education
Page: 206
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How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation. Features a wealth of advice for getting the most from an undergraduate education, especially inthe areas of arts and humanities, written by an experienced educator and mentor Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications. Packed with information that is as helpful to students as it is to their parents, teachers, and advisors, this guide is a indispensible resource for prospective and present undergraduates

FOCUS on College Success


Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534638651
Category: Education
Page: 496
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Success in college requires more than just intellect. Motivation, focus, and discipline are key. And one book shows you how to use that key to drive your personal success in college--and well beyond. Research-based and highly motivational, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS thoroughly engages you with direct applications and immediate results. While college success tactics may seem like common sense, many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques THAT WILL DELIVER RESULTS. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls into which so many students stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities were specifically designed to help you learn more about yourself and to help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and personal life too. Tools help you chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take the college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College and Career Ready

Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593264
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A Student Guide
Author: John Harpur,Maria Lawlor,Michael Fitzgerald
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102014
Category: Education
Page: 272
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College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities.

Beyond the Asterisk

Understanding Native Students in Higher Education
Author: Heather J. Shotton,Shelly C. Lowe,Stephanie J. Waterman
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579226264
Category: Education
Page: 204
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 While the success of higher education and student affairs is predicated on understanding the students we serve, the reality is, where the Native American population is concerned, that this knowledge is generally lacking. This lack may be attributed to this population’s invisibility within the academy – it is often excluded from institutional data and reporting, and frequently noted as not statistically significant – and its relegation to what is referred to as the “American Indian research asterisk.” The purpose of this book is to move beyond the asterisk in an effort to better understand Native students, challenge the status quo, and provide an informed base for leaders in student and academic affairs, and administrators concerned with the success of students on their campuses. The authors of this book share their understanding of Native epistemologies, culture, and social structures, offering student affairs professionals and institutions a richer array of options, resources, and culturally-relevant and inclusive models to better serve this population. The book begins by providing insights into Native student experiences, presenting the first-year experience from a Native perspective, illustrating the role of a Native living/learning community in student retention, and discussing the importance of incorporating culture into student programming for Native students as well as the role of Native fraternities and sororities. The authors then consider administrative issues, such as the importance of outreach to tribal nations, the role of Tribal Colleges and Universities and opportunities for collaborations, and the development of Native American Student Services Units. . The book concludes with recommendations for how institutions can better serve Native students in graduate programs, the role that Indigenous faculty play in student success, and how professional associations can assist student affairs professionals with fulfilling their role of supporting the success of Native American students, staff, and faculty. This book moves beyond the asterisk to provide important insights from Native American higher education leaders and non-Native practitioners who have made Native students a priority in their work. While predominantly addressed to the student affairs profession – providing an understanding of the needs of the Native students it serves, describing the multi-faceted and unique issues, characteristics and experiences of this population, and sharing proven approaches to developing appropriate services – it also covers issues of broader administrative concern, such as collaboration with tribal colleges; as well academic issues, such as graduate and professional education. The book covers new material, as well as expanding on topics previously addressed in the literature, including Native American Greek organizations, incorporating Native culture into student programming, and the role of Native American Special Advisors. The contributors are themselves products of colleges and universities where Native students are too often invisible, and who succeeded despite the odds. Their insights and the examples they provide add richness to this book. It will provide a catalyst for new higher education practices that lead to direct, and increased support for, Native Americans and others who are working to remove the Native American asterisk from research and practice.

College Knowledge

What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996750
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

EDUCATION FOR THE JOY OF IT

How To Thrive Not Just Survive In High School, College And Beyond
Author: Dr. Robert J. Pellegrini
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496920163
Category: Education
Page: 226
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This book is targeted to all current or prospective high school students, college students, or anyone else who aspires to strengthen the educational foundation upon which to build the rest of her/his life -- with the hope that it is especially helpful to people who might otherwise become, or have already been formal educational program dropouts or lockouts. I cannot guarantee that applying what is offered here will ensure an “A” grade, or achievement of one’s life goals. But I do guarantee that I have tried to summarize critical elements of thought, feeling, and action oriented to such objectives. Part I of this book is all about how to work both hard and “smart” to experience the joy of academic success. Hard work is necessary to achieve anything worthy of pride in our own creative effort. But it’s not just how much or how hard we work at things. It is also “how smart” we work that determines our life outcomes. And what I mean by “working smart” is working efficiently and effectively. The goal here is to help all students reap as much as possible from their educational investment, whatever that investment may be in terms of time, money, energy, and self-disciplined personal sacrifices. Part II is about what it takes to achieve great success at anything in life. The format for this second part is, essentially, a psychological profile of outstanding achievers. From both my professional and personal experience, I’ve learned how vitally important education can be as an avenue to a pro-socially valued and personally satisfying life. And once again in 2014, I find myself championing an approach designed to facilitate human development through educational opportunity in a program I call “Life Construction 101” -- designed not just to augment efforts to help at-risk students, but to help every student enjoy academic success experiences. Education For The Joy Of It is the “user’s manual” for that Life Construction 101 program. Accordingly, the Appendix to this book presents a brief, structured exercise designed to provide a very preliminary template for initiating the construction or reconstruction of one’s life. And that’s it. A little book that I hope will be one of the biggest books its readers ever read. RJP http://youtu.be/6BW19m7hqqc

Inclusion Lesson Plan Book for the 21st Century

Teacher Training Edition
Author: Toby Karten
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781935609476
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This Teacher Training Edition is for use by both instructors and their students in training sessions on inclusion practices. It is specifically designed for college professors and staff trainers who teach lesson planning skills as part of their pre-service or in-service courses. The content parallels the original Inclusion Plan Book, but is organized for training purposes and includes professional activities to examine inclusion practices for whole class, small groups, and individual students. It contains additional downloadable forms for inclusion documentation and online resources that are valuable tools for any "teacher-in-training" staff development program. Purchase multiple copies for your in-service professional learning experiences or have your college bookstore order copies for students taking your inclusion course.

Writing: Ten Core Concepts


Author: Robert P. Yagelski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305142683
Category: Education
Page: 880
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WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons-the Core Concepts-that student writers must learn to become sophisticated writers. The thorough integration of these Core Concepts distinguishes the book from all other writing guides. Most composition textbooks present far more material than students could ever grasp and retain in a single semester. That approach ultimately waters down the most essential lessons students need to learn for their different writing tasks. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students guidance in three main aims of writing and a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Making the Grade with A+DD

A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: Stephanie Sarkis
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245549
Category: Education
Page: 238
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Provides advice for students with ADD on succeeding in college, discussing how to keep physically healthy, manage a class schedule, handle medication, maintain a social life, use study techniques, and ask for accommodations if necessary.

Maximize Your Writing Score on the SAT

An Expert's Guide to Mastering the SAT Writing Section
Author: Blackstone Review LLC
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608446441
Category: Study Aids
Page: 228
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MAXIMIZE YOUR SAT WRITING SCORE: The Expert's Guide to Mastering the SAT Writing Section You don t need to be a grammar expert to score highly on the SAT writing section, but you do need to know the limited set of rules tested on the SAT. If you know the rules, you can ace the test. You just have to know the rules. Blackstone Review offers step-by-step coverage of all the rules of good writing tested on the SAT and shows you exactly how SAT question writers test those rules. Inside you ll find Clear, simple explanations of all the rules of grammar, usage, and sentence structure tested on the SAT. Sample test questions illustrating how each rule is tested. Examples of the various tricks and patterns used by SAT question writers. A rating of one to three stars for each rule based on how frequently that rule is tested. Straightforward, practical essay tips. A Super-Quick Study Guide covering the most frequently tested rules. Plenty of practice questions. Much more. For more information, visit us online at www.blackstonereview.com."

Listening to Urban Kids

School Reform and the Teachers They Want
Author: Bruce L. Wilson,Dick Corbett
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448397
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Independent researchers interview urban middle school students to get their impressions of the teachers that help them to succeed in schools.

Get Connected: Study Skills


Author: Ann Dillon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111799350
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Many beginning and non-traditional college students are not fully prepared for the academic challenges of higher education. Drawing on years of experience counseling and assisting college students, Dillon's GET CONNECTED: STUDY SKILLS offers students the personal tools and academic skills they need to succeed in college. Chapters 1-6 cover essential study skills, including goal setting, time management and motivation, learning preferences, critical thinking, note taking, and exam strategies, while chapters 7-9 address issues affecting student achievement academically, professionally, and personally. Topics include communication skills, physical and fiscal fitness, and relationship building. In addition, live workshops and E-conferences for study skills instruction are available to supplement the text. Dillon's engaging writing style, clear organization, and solid research, make this a key component in the first-year college student's development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching College

Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach You in School
Author: Terry Webster
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382197
Category: Education
Page: 312
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With the help of this book you can achieve not only your perfect first day, but a successful and productive first year as well. You will learn to take control of your classroom and provide students with a fun and effective setting in which they can actively succeed in your class and beyond. This extensively researched book begins by offering information on how to find the perfect college teaching position. You are provided with valuable information on the different types of academic positions available, from teaching assistant to tenure and on how to search for these positions. You will learn about how the position you chose will affect your family and personal life, what to look for in a benefits package, and what benefits different types of colleges can provide. Important information that you need to know before accepting a position will be provided to you. A complete overview of understanding faculty contracts and faculty unions is included as well as an introduction to the academic environment that will surround you as you begin your new career as a college instructor. Once you have accepted your new position, the book prepares you for that first day of class. You learn how to structure your course, select textbooks, design and implement your syllabus, establish classroom policies, and interpret university policies on grading, student evaluation, plagiarism, and other grievances. Most new college instructors spend months worrying about how to break the ice during the first week of class. Helpful ideas for winning over your new students are provided as well as tips for making lasting first impressions. First-year teachers will benefit from the discussion on the three stages of teaching a lesson as well as tips for keeping students interested during lectures, the pros and cons of using discussion groups in the classroom, and how to use small groups as an alternative approach to traditional instruction. Most importantly, a complete chapter has been included on relating and getting to know your new set of students. College students in the 21st century are a diverse group. It is important to understand what life is like for today's college student and how these students think and learn in order to effectively do their job. Even more complicated can be trying to keep up with the fast paced technology that students today are accustomed to. An important chapter on teaching in the digital age will provide valuable information on online courses, using technology in the classroom, and e-mail protocol. In the appendices, new college instructors will find a complete overview of academic terminology and a sample syllabus, lecture outline, and course design. Helpful case studies by second-year and veteran college instructors provide insider strategies and proven techniques for surviving your first year as a college instructor.

We Do Language: English Variation in the Secondary English Classroom


Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley,Christine Mallinson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754994
Category: Education
Page: 160
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We Do Language builds on the authors' highly acclaimed first collaboration, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, and examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English classroom. The book includes specific information about the language varieties students bring with them to school so that educators can better assist students in developing the literacy skills necessry for the Common Core State Standards. This resource features concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English educators.

Unlocking the Doors to College And Career Success

How Students And Their Champions Can Succeed in the Classroom--and Beyond
Author: Arthur G. Sharp,Kristine E. Barnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780595392933
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 168
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Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success provides indispensable guidance to benefit not only current and future college students, but also their parents, teachers, administrators, and other mentors who want to enhance a student's chance of success in college and in life. Authors Arthur G. Sharp and his daughter, Kristine E Barnett, provide the principles and keys to success in the educational process based on their experiences as students, professors, and parents. By reinforcing the importance of such values as hard work, diligence, and integrity, Sharp and Barnett show students how to persevere and succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success includes not only personal anecdotes and inspirational quotes from successful people from different backgrounds and eras; it also shares Sharp and Barnett's professional experiences with other administrators and colleagues. Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success encourages you to think like a team when it comes to a student's educational accomplishments, and to understand that success is rarely realized based on individual efforts.

College Rules!, 3rd Edition

How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College
Author: Sherrie Nist-Olejnik,Jodi Patrick Holschuh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740176
Category: Education
Page: 352
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And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard . . . Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way—they look back and think, “If only I’d known this from the start!” College Rules! will save you the time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Lesson #1: College is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class will need practical advice on how to successfully transition to college life. This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren’t taught in lectures, including how to: Study smarter—not harder Plan a manageable course schedule Master e-learning technologies Interact effectively with profs Become a research pro—at the library and online Organize killer study groups Feel engaged—even in “yawn” courses Survive the stresses of exam week Succeed even as an alternative or adult student Set yourself up for stellar recommendations Saving time, energy, and aggravation by doing everything right the first time will free you up for that pizza break, ultimate frisbee game, or ski trip even quicker. Why? Because College Rules! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Cultural Matrix

Understanding Black Youth
Author: Orlando Patterson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674967305
Category: Social Science
Page: 685
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The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.

Policy Documents and Reports


Author: American Association of University Professors
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421416387
Category: Education
Page: 432
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For the past century, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has developed standards for sound academic practice while working for the acceptance of these standards by the higher education community. The Association has long been viewed as the authoritative voice of the academic profession in this regard. The AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports (widely known as the Redbook because of the color of its cover) presents in convenient format a wide range of policies, in some instances formulated in cooperation with other educational organizations. The current edition, the eleventh, includes basic statements on academic freedom, tenure, and due process; academic governance; professional ethics; research and teaching; online and distance education; intellectual property; discrimination; collective bargaining; accreditation; and students' rights and freedoms. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized thematically. Brief historical introductions have been added to each section, along with an introductory essay on incorporating AAUP principles into faculty handbooks. Among the eighteen new reports included in this edition are statements on academic freedom and outside speakers, campus sexual assault, the inclusion of faculty on contingent appointments in academic governance, and salary-setting practices that unfairly disadvantage women faculty.