Keys To Community College Success by Carol J. CarterKeys To Community College Success by Carol J. Carter

Keys To Community College Success

byCarol J. Carter, Sarah Lyman Kravits

Paperback | January 10, 2014

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&>For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses for students attending two year programs.


Keys to Community College Success sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. This Seventh edition retains Keys' tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: One, a risk and reward framework that reflects the demands today's students face, and two, a focus on student experience specific to two-year schools with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition, helping students get a degree, get skills, or work toward a transfer. 


Keys to Community College Success helps students take ownership, develop academic and transferable skills, and show the results of commitment and action so they are well equipped with the concentration, commitment, focus, and persistence necessary to succeed. MyStudentSuccessLab ( helps students to 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by acquiring the skills they need to succeed for ongoing personal and professional development.


Teaching & Learning Experience: Strategies for College, Career, and Life Success

Keys to Community College Success provides the established KEYS set of tools for success – an understanding of how coursework connects to career and life goal achievement, and analytical, creative, and practical thinking coverage that empowers a range of cognitive ability. This program provides:

·        Personalized Learning with MyStudentSuccessLab: Whether face-to-face or online, MyStudentSuccessLab helps students build the skills they need through peer-led video interviews, interactive practice exercises, and activities that provide academic, life, and professionalism skills.

·        College Connection to Career and Life Goals: Infused with a fresh focus on risk and reward, showing that the reward of success in the modern world demands a risk of vision and persistent effort over time. It raises the bar to show students that they must risk action to grow, thrive, and contribute in order to make their college investment pay off in gainful employment, meaningful work, and community involvement.

·        Thinking Skills coverage:Comprehensive content with research references lend credibility and perspective to concepts, targeted exercises that explore personally relevant situations in context, and sustained focus throughout each topic.

·        Tailored to the Two Year Program experience: Acknowledges global economic change and instability and hones in on student concerns about employability skills and debt management so the two-year college experience is framed in practical, work-relevant ways with consideration toward transfer students as well. New coverage of resources, topics, and research support concepts.


Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below:


0321952553 / 9780321952554 Keys to Community College Success Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Access Card Package


Carol Carter has spent her entire career in the business world, where she has a track record of success in corporate America, entrepreneurship, and non-profit. Her student success work is driven by firsthand knowledge of what employers expect and demand from today’s graduates. As President of LifeBound, an academic and career coaching...
Title:Keys To Community College SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:January 10, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321918533

ISBN - 13:9780321918536


Table of Contents

Quick Start to College: Helpful Information and Advice as You Begin

1. The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You Toward Success

2. Values, Goals, and Time: Managing Yourself

3. Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

4. Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

5. Reading and Information Literacy: Learning from Print and Online Materials

6. Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

7. Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn

8. Test Taking: Showing What You Know

9. Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

10. Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body

11. Managing Money: Living Below Your Means

12. Careers and More: Building a Successful Future


Appendix: Writing

Appendix: Social Networking and Media

Editorial Reviews

"I love the presentation. I really like the 'Talk Risk and Reward' pieces. I think they not only provoke thought and conversation between peers, but they allow students to process their self-talk and roots to why they do what they do. I like the fact that the textbook photos and icons are up-to-date with the newest technology and trends. I also appreciate the diversity of the students in pictures and highlighted in the cases." --Fatina LaMar-Taylor, Prince George's Community College   "Good topic selection--relevant; easy to read and well researched." --Peg Adams, Northern Kentucky University   "Assessing risks and rewards is integral to forging success; in life, in degree completion, and in related opportunities (for example seeking scholarships, internships, job openings). Feeling comfortable with the risk and reward assessment process is a strong message regarding decision-making, making needed behavioral changes, assessing choices and alternative ways of thinking, and ultimately, 'thinking big' using visioning and dreaming." --Trish Joyce, Broward College   "It is in the process of productive struggle, deliberate practice, and making explicit connections that we can realize that educational risk-taking is the only way to assure that every option for our future remains open to us." --Dede deLaughter, Gainesville State College