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Your College Experience (13th Edition)

Strategies for Success

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Bedford

Pages: 400
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14 February 2018

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Supported by current research and author expertise, John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot provide today’s diverse students with the practical help they need for the transition to college, and useful strategies for success in...

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Supported by current research and author expertise, John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot provide today’s diverse students with the practical help they need for the transition to college, and useful strategies for success in college and beyond.
This is a comprehensive text for the first-year experience courses and freshman seminar courses.  

Your College Experience is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. How-to pages, writing guides, student models, and exercises and activities deliver pragmatic, transferable lessons. And with a more interactive e-book, 24 new video tutorials for argument, analysis, research, and citation, and tools that make assigning and assessing a breeze, LaunchPad will be the digital solution that boosts your confidence as well as your students’.

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  • Continued emphasis on the top ten High-Impact Practices developed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Critical thinking activities and exercises in every chapter. .
  • Your Turn collaborative learning activities which can be used to help strengthen the bond between students and their college communities.
  • Tech Tip features in every chapter that highlight the link between technology and learning. 
  • Use Your Resources boxes connect students to their campus, faculty, and other students. 

  • An expanded Chapter 2, "Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence," features more robust coverage of motivation, attitude, mindsets, and resilience, in addition to emotional intelligence. 
  • New themes of diversity are explored in a revised and peer-reviewed Chapter 13 "Diversity." These include the topic of microaggressions, as well as appreciating diversity not only in college but also in the workplace and in life.
  • The "Majors and Careers" chapter, which has been moved up from Chapter 15 to Chapter 11, includes updated discussions on the evolving economy and branding yourself.

Part I Foundations
1. Thriving in College and Life
2. Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence
3. Time Management
4. How You Learn
Part II Preparing to Learn
5. Thinking in College
6. Reading to Learn
7. Getting the Most From Class
8. Studying
9. Test-taking
10. Information Literacy and Communication
Part III Preparing for Life
11. Majors and Careers
12. Relationships
13. Diversity
14. Wellness
15. Money.

Your College Experience is available with LaunchPad. Within LaunchPad, you’ll find an interactive e-book, videos,  LearningCurve adaptive quizzes and more. Through the Gradebook you’ll be able to monitor your performance to ensure you’re on the path to success.

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John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience to students as an author. The recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence, John has over forty 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...

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John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience to students as an author. The recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence, John has over forty 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, as well as the Policy Center on the First Year of College and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (www.jngi.org), both based in Brevard, N.C.

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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