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Home > Library Resources > Your College Experience: Strategies for Success

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success

Author: John N. Gardner

Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, c2003.
Description: Media ed., 5th ed. xxv, 388 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN: 0534593844 (Instructor's ed.), 0534593828 (Student ed.)

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: LB2343.32 .G35 2003


College student orientation United States.
Study skills United States.
Critical thinking United States.
Success United States.

YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE, Concise Fifth Media Edition, is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to learning the skills necessary to succeeding in the first year of college and beyond. Academic and personal skills are covered succinctly but thoroughly in this extensively revised edition. Each chapter of the book is co-written with consultants who are experts in their respective fields. The book is packaged with a free updated CD-ROM that contains additional readings, a variety of exercises not found in the book, self-assessments and opportunities for students to test their knowledge and try out new skills. Adopters of the book can also benefit from the extensive College Success program Wadsworth offers, including student assessment, teacher training workshops and additional student and instructor resources.

This book offers students insights, activities, and strategies for achieving goals and creating positive experiences throughout the college years. Drawing on Gardner and Jewler's extensive experience in the areas of student orientation and retention, this text engages students in developing strengths and awareness in all aspects of college life. Many interactive and writing-based activities prepare students to actively participate in the campus community and take charge of their college careers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Strategies for Success - 1

Chapter 1. College Makes the Difference: Planning for Success - 3

Part 2: PLAN AHEAD! - 21

Chapter 2. Time Management: Foundation of Academic Success - 23


Chapter 3. Critical Thinking: The search Beyond "Right" and "Wrong" - 41
Chapter 4. Active Learning: Collaborating, Participating, Thinking - 53
Chapter 5. Learning Styles: Discovering How You Learn Best - 67

Part 3: HONE YOUR SKILLS! - 81

Chapter 6. Getting the Most Out of Classes: Listening, Note Taking, and Participating - 83
Chapter 7. Reading: Getting the Most Out of Your Assignments - 101
Chapter 8. Making the Grade: Studying for and Taking Tests, Studying in Groups, and Sharpening Your Memory - 115
Chapter 9. Speaking and Writing for Success: Communicating for Results - 135
Chapter 10. Your Campus Library: Thriving in the Campus Environment - 155
Chapter 11. Computers: Going Online for Personal Success - 175
Chapter 12. Mathematics and Science: Shaping Your Future - 195

Part 4: GET CONNECTED! - 213

Chapter 13. Careers and Courses: Making Sensible Choices - 215
Chapter 14. Relationships: Friends, Family, and Student Involvement - 243
Chapter 15. Diversity: Appreciating Differences Among Culture, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, and Ability - 259

Part 5: KNOW YOURSELF! - 275

Chapter 16. Values in College: Choosing Unique Pathways - 277
Chapter 17. Stress Management: Coping with Tension and Campus Crime - 295
Chapter 18. Sexual Decisions: Do the Right Thing - 315
Chapter 19. Alcohol and Other Drugs: Making Responsible Choices - 337
Chapter 20. Managing Your Money: Checkbook to Success - 357



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