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College Success Strategies - 2nd edition

College Success Strategies (ISBN10: 0321332180; ISBN13: 9780321332189)
ISBN13: 978-0321332189
ISBN10: 0321332180

Summary: The concise and affordable Penguin Academic Edition of College Success Strategies, 2/e, teaches students the skills and strategies that will enable them to be lifelong learners capable of knowing how to approach new and challenging material in college and beyond.

Although the first priority of College Success Strategies is to help students learn effectively in their college courses, the skills they learn from this text will serve them well in the future in morea variety of learning situations. College Success Strategies is designed to engage students in thought about their own learning and the important role they play in the learning process.

Because effective learning is a complex process, the authors have based College Success Strategies on the idea that there are four key factors that must interact for learning to occur: 1.) The characteristics of the learner (motivation, interest, beliefs, etc); 2.) The tasks that students are asked to do (both the level of thinking required and type of assessment); 3.) The strategies that students must use (previewing, annotation, mapping, etc); and 4.) The characteristics of the texts with which students interact (textbooks, lecture, internet, and other sources of information).

The strategies used in this book are based on the authors' many years of experience interacting with college students and professors, as well as their own research focusing on how college students study. Students are often unprepared for the study demands of college and therefore overwhelmed and frustrated with the work. It takes more than just a few simple tips for a student to succeed academically and this book is designed to help students obtain lifelong methods and strategies to achieve success in college and beyond.


  • Affordable quality is the hallmark feature of the Penguin Academic Series. A compact, trade-format size and streamlined narrative makes this book both easy to handle and easy to read. Its brevity and low cost allows instructors to easily supplement the basic text with other books, including those on the list of Penguin titles offered at a deep discount as part of the Longman/Penguin Program.
  • ''Real College'' scenarios provide opportunities for students to reflect on what they've learned by reading and responding to a scenario of a student experiencing an academic difficulty related to each chapter topic. Instructors can use the scenarios to assess student learning.
  • ''Success at a Glance'' visually depicts important information in graphs and charts.
  • ''Self Evaluation'' quizzes in each chapter allow students to assess themselves and reflect on their own learning before reading about a topic. This helps students relate the content to their own lives.
  • ''Networking'' features discuss a variety of ways to use technology to learn. Some are activities students can do and others are suggestions for incorporating technology to enhance learning.
  • ''Studying Smarter'' feature provides quick and easy tips or inspirational quotations for students to get a jump on their learning and studying.
  • ''Thinking critically'' feature provides topics for class discussion about the strategies and ideas presented in each chapter. Instructors can use these questions as a part of the class, or students may use them to review and reflect on the concepts presented in the chapter. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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