Summary: Your College Experiencebegins by asking students why they are attending college (purpose) and what they want to accomplish there and beyond (goals). Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar and grounded in research, this text uses a framework of purpose and goal setting to teach students the skills they will need to make the transition to college and stay in school. The Tenth Edition incorporates a new focus on self-assessment of strengths to increase stude ...show morent success and retention. Additional emphases on critical thinking and technology in the classroom give students skills they need right now. An uncluttered design mirrors the texts that students use in their other courses and helps instructors model the types learning that is required of students in college.