FOCUS on College Success

Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337097160
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), 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 which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a 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.

FOCUS on College Success

Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515604
Format: PDF, Docs
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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), 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 which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a 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.

FOCUS on College Success Concise Edition

Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133170242
Format: PDF, Kindle
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According to recent market research, students are less academically engaged than ever before--a downward trend that has nothing to do with intellect, but everything to do with motivation, focus, and discipline. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, completely engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers--directly connecting with and drawing them into text discussions. Like FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, this concise version of the text addresses the needs of today's college students. In this smaller version, chapters on information literacy, writing, speaking skills, and wellness have been removed to concentrate on the core elements of the college success class. By holding to one good example for each chapter, Staley allows for the hands-on learning at which she excels, while creating a concise, student-focused option for the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

FOCUS on Community College Success

Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537955
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FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 4th Edition, speaks directly to community college students, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement, as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The fourth edition includes expanded coverage on resilience, with strategies for assessing and building resilience. A revised section on the importance of group work gives students the tools they need to successfully collaborate. Now available with MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS. MindTap combines learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments —into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern

Author: Constance Courtney Staley
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534538668
Format: PDF
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Today's college teacher is caught between paradigms: to lecture or not to lecture. Lecturing is now described as ineffective and pass in today's world of higher education. In practice, however, most professors still lecture because they were taught by the lecture method; they were conditioned to become auditory learners, and they have had no formal training in alternative teaching methods. Faculty are biologists, art historians, or mathematicians, and they think of teaching in terms of quantifiable content. But if lecturing is "out," what is "in"? How does one move from "empty vessel" to active learning? How can we truly engage today's student? Trends in higher education have begun to shift the teacher's role from soloist or center-stage performer to conductor, orchestrating and synthesizing a dynamic, multifaceted learning experience. Yet the question lingers: How do we leave our lecterns? How can teachers engage students? Staley's book offers you a proven way to stimulate thinking, discussion, and group interaction. Each exercise in 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LECTERN will ask you to identify your ABC Goals for the activity at the outset based on Bloom's Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive goals. Professors may be accustomed to concentrating primarily on cognitive goals; however, all three types of goals are important. Unlike upper division courses with more specialized knowledge; affective, behavioral, and cognitive goals should be more equally balanced in first-year courses.

Student Success in College Doing What Works

Author: Christine Harrington
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337406139
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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.

Essential Study Skills

Author: Linda Wong
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965620
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Destinations 2

Author: Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413022971
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