Summary: Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar and grounded in research,Your College Experienceoffers students practical help in making the transition to college and getting the most out of their time there. Speaking with evident respect for students at all kinds of institutions, with all kinds of learning styles, and with all kinds of backgrounds, the authors ask them to consider their own goals, their purposes for being in college. Particularly relevant to today̵
7;s students today, a new Money chapter discusses managing money, building credit, and financing college. A new chapter on Emotional Intelligence helps students recognize their own strengths and weaknesses so they can understand themselves better and direct their own path. A fresh, clean new design eliminates clutter so that students can focus on the important topics.
Summary: Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar and grounded in research,Your College Experienceoffers students practical help in making the transition to college and getting the most out of their time there. Speaking with evident respect for students at all kinds of institutions, with all kinds of learning styles, and with all kinds of backgrounds, the authors ask them to consider their own goals, their purposes for being in college. Particularly relevant to today’s students today, a new Money chapter discusses managing money, building credit, and financing college. A new chapter on Emotional Intelligence helps students recognize their own strengths and weaknesses so they can understand themselves better and direct their own path. A fresh, clean new design eliminates clutter so that students can focus on the important topics. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 11 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Year Published: 2011 International: No
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John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience as an author. The recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence, John has over 40 years of experience directing and teaching in the most widely emulated first-year seminar in the country, the University 101 course at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. John is universally recognized as one of the country's leading educators for his role in initiating and orchestrating an international reform movement to improve the beginning college experience, a concept he coined as "the first-year experience." He is the founding executive director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at USC, the Policy Center on the First Year of College and most recently the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (www.jngi.org), the latter two based in Brevard, N.C.
Jerome Jewler is a best-selling author, educator, and friend to students. A distinguished professor emeritus of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies as well as codirector of the University 101 first-year seminar at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, Jewler has guided advertising students through the creative and writing processes and has helped hundreds of new students determine their goals. As University 101 codirector, he planned and conducted training workshops for first-year seminar instructors, won a Mortar Board award for teaching excellence, and was recognized as USC advisor of the year and nationally as the Distinguished Advertising Educator nationally in 2000.
Betsy O. Barefoot is a writer, researcher, and teacher whose special area of scholarship is the first-year seminar. During her tenure at USC from 1988 to 1999, she served as codirector for research and publications at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She also taught University 101 and graduate courses on the first-year experience and the principles of college teaching. She conducts first-year seminar faculty training workshops around the world and is frequently called on to evaluate first-year seminar outcomes. Betsy is codirector and senior scholar in the Policy Center on the First Year of College and Vice President of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education both in Brevard, N.C. In her Policy Center role she led a major national research project to identify institutions of excellence in the first college year. She currently works with both two- and four-year campuses in evaluating all components of the first year.
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Table of Contents Preface Ch. 1 Keys to Success 1 Ch. 2 Exploring the Student-Teacher Connection 18 Ch. 3 Your College and American Higher Education 28 Ch. 4 The Liberal Arts: Foundation for Lifelong Learning 41 Ch. 5 Surviving College 52 Ch. 6 College Success for Students of Color 59 Ch. 7 Time Management: The Foundation of Academic Success 70 Ch. 8 Learning Styles 84 Ch. 9 Listening and Learning in the Classroom 96 Ch. 10 A Sound Approach to Textbooks 107 Ch. 11 Making the Grade 116 Ch. 12 Thriving in the Information Environment: Your Campus Library 136 Ch. 13 Writing and Speaking for Success 153 Ch. 14 Problem-Solving in Math and the Sciences 173 Ch. 15 Computing for College Success: Technology on Campus 188 Ch. 16 Finding Answers: Your College Catalog and Academic Advisor 204 Ch. 17 Choosing a Major and Planning a Career 214 Ch. 18 A Personal System of Values 223 Ch. 19 Relationships and Campus Involvement 231 Ch. 20 Being Assertive - Not Passive or Aggressive 251 Ch. 21 Diversity on Campus 260 Ch. 22 Leadership Across the Campus 273 Ch. 23 Women: The Majority of First-Year Students 283 Ch. 24 Wellness: More Than Just Okay 292 Ch. 25 Managing Stress 307 Ch. 26 Sexual Decisions 317 Ch. 27 Alcohol, Other Drugs, and You 334 Ch. 28 Managing Money 346
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