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Home > Library Resources > Getting the College Edge

Getting the College Edge

Author: Mona J. Casady

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c2002
Description: 3rd ed. xix, 292 p.: col. ill ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 0618134999

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: LB2324.32 .C39 2002

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College student orientation United States.
College students United States Life skills guides.

Summary
Getting the College Edge focuses on practical strategies to help students—both traditional and non-traditional—progress from college to career, through the discussion of topics such as working in groups, making presentations, conducting meetings, and listening. Two separate chapters, Developing Positive Relationships and Communicating Effectively, focus on relating to professors and advisors, and emphasize the need for students to prepare for the college years and beyond.

* Communication activities throughout the text reinforce effective communication, enabling students to practice the skills taught in Chapter 9.
* Case Studies close every chapter and provide opportunities for students to practice their critical thinking abilities and review the skills they have just learned.
* Working in Groups sections provide techniques for working in this format.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Orienting Yourself to College - 1
Chapter 2: Making Academic Decisions - 19
Chapter 3: Setting Priorities and Managing Time - 39
Chapter 4: Applying Your Learning Style - 57
Chapter 5: Enhancing Reading, Listening, and Note Taking - 73
Chapter 6: Taking Tests - 91
Chapter 7: Maintaining Health and Wellness - 107
Chapter 8: Being Responsible - 125
Chapter 9: Communicating Effectively - 143
Chapter 10: Using Computers - 163
Chapter 11: Doing Research at the Library - 175
Chapter 12: Writing and Speaking - 193
Chapter 13: Becoming Involved on Campus - 209
Chapter 14: Developing Positive Relationships - 225
Chapter 15: Exploring Diversity - 241
Chapter 16: Managing Money - 255
Chapter 17: Planning for a Satisfying Career - 269

Photo Credits - 285

Index - 287

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