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Connections Essentials

Empowering College and Career Success

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14 February 2018

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This brief, affordable, and engaging text offers the ideal balance of motivational, study, and life skills. Written by counseling psychologists Paul Gore, Wade Leuwerke, and A.J. Metz, Connections: Essentials Edition takes a...

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This brief, affordable, and engaging text offers the ideal balance of motivational, study, and life skills. Written by counseling psychologists Paul Gore, Wade Leuwerke, and A.J. Metz, Connections: Essentials Edition takes a strengths-based approach and spotlights how taking purposeful action helps students set goals and build the skills they need to succeed. This is an ideal text for first-year experience courses, freshman seminar courses (particularly courses that are one or two credits) and modules on Personal Development and Employability.

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  • All the essential information in one easy-to-use resource. Straight-forward and to the point, each of the text's twelve chapters focuses on the most important concepts and skills for student success. 
  • The holistic, strengths-based approach is designed for a broad range of students and institutions. 
  • Prominent coverage of critical thinking and goal setting helps students develop key skills necessary for success. 

Chapter 1: Building a Foundation for Success.- Chapter 2: Thinking Critically and Setting Goals.- Chapter 3: Motivation, Decision Making, and Personal Responsibility.- Chapter 4: Understanding Learning.- Chapter 5: Organization and Time Management.- Chapter 6: Reading for College Success.- Chapter 7: Taking Effective Notes.- Chapter 8: Memory, Studying, and Test Taking.- Chapter 9: Information Literacy and Communication.- Chapter 10: Connecting With Others.- Chapter 11: Personal and Financial Health.- Chapter 12: Academic and Career Planning.


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Dr Paul gore: Paul’s efforts to promote college and career readiness, high school and college student persistence, and academic success are informed by more than twenty years of research, program development, implementation, evaluation, consulting, and teaching. Paul currently serves as the dean of the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University in Ohio. Paul earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in student career development, academic success, and transition, from Loyola University–Chicago

Dr Wade Leuwerke: Wade is an associate professor of counseling at Drake University. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. Wade has...

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Dr Paul gore: Paul’s efforts to promote college and career readiness, high school and college student persistence, and academic success are informed by more than twenty years of research, program development, implementation, evaluation, consulting, and teaching. Paul currently serves as the dean of the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University in Ohio. Paul earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in student career development, academic success, and transition, from Loyola University–Chicago

Dr Wade Leuwerke: Wade is an associate professor of counseling at Drake University. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. Wade has authored over fifty journal articles and book chapters, as well as national and international conference presentations. One of his areas of research is the assessment and development of student and employee noncognitive skills. He cocreated the Student Strengths Inventory, a measure of noncognitive skills used with secondary and postsecondary students to identify students’ skills and drive interventions for students at risk of academic failure or dropout

Dr A.J. Metz: A.J. is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah and serves as director of the master’s program in school counseling.  She earned a M.Ed. in rehabilitation counseling in 1997 and a Ph.D. in urban education (with a specialization in counseling psychology) in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her research examining factors related to academic success and career development in underrepresented and underserved student populations has led to numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, workshops, grant proposals, and faculty in-service training sessions

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