On Course


Author: Skip Downing
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781133610885
Category: College students
Page: 320
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, 7E, International Edition empowers students with the tools they need to take charge of their academic and lifelong success. Through distinctive guided journal entries, Skip Downing encourages students to explore and develop their personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem, and to make wise choices that create successful results. "Wise Choices in College" sections in each chapter help students develop the study skills they need to excel in their other courses. The 7th edition features expanded coverage of diversity, emphasizing the many ways in which people are different and how these differences often influence the choices they make. Other new topics include a discussion of academic integrity, how to thrive in the college culture, and a research-based section on the importance of developing a growth mindset. Plus, a new Annotated Instructors Edition guides instructors to relevant exercises and materials in the ON COURSE FACILITATOR'S MANUAL.

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life


Author: Skip Downing
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305854810
Category: Education
Page: 336
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, 8th Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success in college and in life. In addition, the Toolbox for Active Learners provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the Toolbox for Active Learners will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On Course

Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life
Author: Houghton Mifflin College Division,Skip Downing,Katharine C. Briggs,Isabel Briggs Myers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780618983667
Category: Education
Page: 264
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On Course Study Skills Plus Edition


Author: Skip Downing
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305397487
Category: Education
Page: 416
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS, 3rd Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. The Toolbox for Active Learners provides numerous study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. As you learn these new strategies, you'll have the opportunity to practice applying them to solve academic challenges. With improved critical and creative problem-solving, you'll be able to achieve greater success in all parts of your life. Another self-assessment before and after the Toolbox for Active Learners will show you how much you've learned about being an effective learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Success in College: Doing What Works!


Author: Christine Harrington
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337672165
Category: Education
Page: 320
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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. 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Activate: College Reading


Author: Ivan Dole,Leslie Taggart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133168477
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 736
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Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, ACTIVATE: COLLEGE READING is the first book in a 3-book series. It guides students through a stepped and incremental approach, activating background or prior knowledge as many of the skills students need to become stronger readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Often using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how the skills used when watching television or movies can easily transfer to their reading. Reviewers have lauded the inclusion of varied, interesting readings that will stimulate students' interest in reading and will provide them with background knowledge needed for future college courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Practicing College Learning Strategies


Author: Carolyn H. Hopper
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537971
Category: Education
Page: 320
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a practical guide set to help you make a smooth transition to the first year of college. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. Structured activities and practices guide you in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching you how to learn. The author focuses on putting you in the driver's seat, teaching you how to use all of the tools at your disposal so you'll succeed in college and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secrets of College Success


Author: Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118575156
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major Manage your time and develop college-level study skills Get on top of the core requirements Get good grades and avoid stress Interact effectively with the professor Match college and career, and more. New to this second edition are tips for: Online courses and MOOCs Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges E-readers, tablets, and laptops Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.

Live a Thousand Years

Have the Time of Your Life
Author: Giovanni Livera
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Llc
ISBN: 9780966056747
Category: Self-Help
Page: 270
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Real Essays with Readings

Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312648081
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 912
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Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable. From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.

A Lesson Learned


Author: Jeevan Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781523818877
Category:
Page: 302
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There are no losses in life just lessons learned. Every experience, trial, and pain teaches us something we never knew about ourselves. Author Jeevan Brown dives into the lives of 16 college students as they experience the trials and tribulations that ultimately made them the men and women they are today. Based on true events, these stories are raw, uncut, funny, nostalgic, and emotional. From near death experiences, sports, rape, drugs, racism, STD's, finances, fashion, relationships and more. Each story gives a detailed account of the pivotal aspects followed by advice, statistics and the lessons the main characters learned from each experience. This book may help somebody dealing with the same dynamic with hopes that they'll overcome the unfortunate circumstances that he or she is in.

The Essential Theatre


Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305411072
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
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Noted as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 11th Edition, engages readers and gets them excited about theatre. Drawing from the expertise of the authors as dedicated teachers, published scholars, and practicing artists, this text is ideal for an introductory theatre course. It's vibrant and numerous representations of current and classic performances encourage students to become active theatergoers and fans. The Eleventh Edition includes an all-new chapter devoted to musical theatre, while the thoroughly revised chapter on acting covers the diversity of contemporary approaches. The text also includes numerous new photos, new Then and Now boxes, and expanded use of dates to provide context for artists' major works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding the Working College Student

New Research and Its Implications for Policy and Practice
Author: Laura W. Perna
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579225544
Category: Education
Page: 328
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How appropriate for today and for the future are the policies and practices of higher education that largely assume a norm of traditional-age students with minimal on-campus, or no, work commitments? Despite the fact that work is a fundamental part of life for nearly half of all undergraduate students – with a substantial number of “traditional” dependent undergraduates in employment, and working independent undergraduates averaging 34.5 hours per week – little attention has been given to how working influences the integration and engagement experiences of students who work, especially those who work full-time, or how the benefits and costs of working differ between traditional age-students and adult students. The high, and increasing, prevalence and intensity of working among both dependent and independent students raises a number of important questions for public policymakers, college administrators, faculty, academic advisors, student services and financial aid staff, and institutional and educational researchers, including: Why do so many college students work so many hours? What are the characteristics of undergraduates who work? What are the implications of working for students’ educational experiences and outcomes? And, how can public and institutional policymakers promote the educational success of undergraduate students who work? This book offers the most complete and comprehensive conceptualization of the “working college student” available. It provides a multi-faceted picture of the characteristics, experiences, and challenges of working college students and a more complete understanding of the heterogeneity underlying the label “undergraduates who work” and the implications of working for undergraduate students’ educational experiences and outcomes. The volume stresses the importance of recognizing the value and contribution of adult learners to higher education, and takes issue with the appropriateness of the term “non-traditional” itself, both because of the prevalence of this group, and because it allows higher education institutions to avoid considering changes that will meet the needs of this population, including changes in course offerings, course scheduling, financial aid, and pedagogy.

Creating Significant Learning Experiences

An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
Author: L. Dee Fink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416325
Category: Education
Page: 352
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"Dee Fink challenges our conventional assumptions and practices and offers an insightful approach to expanding our learning goals, making higher education more meaningful. This is a gem of a book that every college teacher should read." —Ken Bain, author, What the Best College Students Do Since the original publication of L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences, higher education has continued to move in two opposite directions: more institutions encourage faculty to focus on research, obtaining grants, and publishing, while accreditation agencies, policy-makers, and students themselves emphasize the need for greater attention to the quality of teaching and learning. Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providing busy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools for instructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences. This edition addresses new research on how people learn, active learning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examples from online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink's time-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in higher education nationally and internationally and offers more proven strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching. Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in Creating Significant Learning Experiences empowers educators to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for their students. "As thought-provoking and inspiring today as it was when it was first published, it is a 'must' for anyone serious about creating courses that challenge students to learn deeply." —Elizabeth F. Barkley, author, Student Engagement Techniques

Redesigning America's Community Colleges


Author: Thomas R. Bailey,Shanna Smith Jaggars,Davis Jenkins
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674368282
Category: Education
Page: 286
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Community colleges enroll half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree in six years. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges explains how two-year colleges can increase their students’ success rate quickly and at less cost, through a program of guided pathways to completion.

Real Skills with Readings

Sentences and Paragraphs for College, Work, and Everyday Life
Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457698187
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 576
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Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance for writing paragraphs. Motivating students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill, the text uses real-world examples, assignments, and readings to help students relate writing to all aspects of their lives. The fourth edition builds on suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country. Streamlined with a new design, the text features even more emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills, with new guided reading support in every chapter and more samples by real student writers. Additional skill-specific practice is available by packaging Real Skills with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, our newest set of online multimedia content and assessments, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Use ISBN 1319051928 to order Real Skills with Readings and LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.