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ISBN-10 0321857356ISBN-13 9780321857354
ISBN-10 0321856910ISBN-13 9780321856913
Author(s): Amy Baldwin; Brian Tietje
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 160

For courses in First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College.  

This book meets students where they are by providing only the most timely and important information, organized around when students need it, without any of the “fluff.”

Student success doesn’t just happen. Instead, it is a combination of motivation, preparation, knowledge, persistence, and relationships. You know that no matter how prepared some students are for the academic challenges of college, they may not always be ready for the cultural challenges that include understanding professors’ expectations and navigating the financial issues that are part of the college experience. So much of what we expect students to know about being a successful student is what we call “hidden rules” and the rest is new information about how college works.

This book has been written to help you help your students by providing clear, concise, and practical information that students need. There is no room in college students’ schedule for “fluff” and this book respects that. All of the chapters present the information and concepts that are beneficial to students during the college careers. Within the chapters, features direct students to review important college documents such as the syllabus and consider how to make good choices and maintain their personal integrity while in college.  Additionally, the features in each chapter provide opportunities for analyzing their own situations and applying the content to new situations. Specifically, students will learn what the college expectations are and how to meet them.

Faculty who teach the course should need little else than the support offered in the Instructor’s Resource Manual and My Student Success Lab to be a classroom hero or heroine!

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