The College Experience

Paperback | December 30, 2014

byAmy Baldwin, Brian Tietje, Paul G. Stoltz

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Part of the Experience Series for college students in a four-year program, The College Experience, 2/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success–get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it takes to succeed in college is one thing, but having the personal GRIT to make it happen is what makes the difference. Framed in a practical, situational manner, the book helps students navigate what to do, when do it, and where to go for support. It provides scientifically grounded yet practical tips and tools students need to grow greater GRIT, which research shows as the most powerful predictor of success in school and beyond. Students ‘Get in, Get through’ using a firm foundation of distinctive features to stay in, and get through, college with academic, social, and transitional skills. In order to ‘Get out, Get paid’ it equips students with ablend of professional and GRIT-based mindset required to successfully graduate and enter a career that fulfills their educational and personal goals.  

 

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Part of the Experience Series for college students in a four-year program, The College Experience, 2/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success–get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it tak...

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Pearson’s MyStudentSuccessLab™   IMPROVING RESULTS For over 10 years, instructors and students have reported better grades through increased engagement and real-time insights into progress.   ENGAGING EXPERIENCES MyLab is designed to reach students in a personal way. engaging learning and practice opportunities lead to a...

Amy Baldwin, M.A. is a pioneering educator and educational entrepreneur. She wrote the first, groundbreaking student success textbook for community colleges and for first-generation students. In response to nationwide demand, in 2011 she founded Educational Frontiers Group (EFG), which provides educational services, such as consulting...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: College Culture and the Campus

Chapter 2: Goal Setting, Motivation, and Learning Styles

Chapter 3: Relationships and Diversity

Chapter 4: Managing Your Time and Money

Chapter 5: Learning, Memory, and Thinking

Chapter 6: Reading

Chapter 7: Listening and Note-Taking

Chapter 8: Writing, Presenting, and Information Literacy

Chapter 9: Studying and Taking Tests

Chapter 10: Managing Your Stress and Making Healthy Choices

Chapter 11: Planning for Your Degree

Chapter 12: Planning for a Career and a Life

Glossary 

Index

Editorial Reviews

My students and I liked the layout, the writing style, the "honest" approach to each topic, and the thoroughness with which time management were approached. --Alice Lanning, University of Oklahoma   The writing is very accessible to students. I love that it is addressed to the students in such a "conversational" tone. It is easy to read while still challenging students to think. --Lory Conrad, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith   The greatest strengths are the relationship between content and activities. The advice in every chapter is hands-on and practical. I especially liked the sample letter in Chapter Three; I think its an excellent way for students to assess how their family and friends can support them and then ask for that help. The reminder, "It’s in the Syllabus" is especially true and the advice on how to assess and use the syllabus is a great tool that every student needs. I think teaching students how to read and use a syllabus is essential to college success. … I also enjoy the interactive nature of each chapter that makes the assignments relevant to the lives of the students. --Ellen Stohl, California State University-Northridge   Starting the chapter with a real life scenario is great. It instantly engages the student with the subject matter and they can easily relate to the topic. The learning outcomes are clear and manageable for the information being delivered in the chapters. The use of visual aids throughout the chapter were very helpful to me, as I am a visual learner. Having exercises throughout the chapter gives students a chance to stop and reflect before moving on. … The chapters are very well organized, clear and concise. The strategies discussed provide students with an opportunity to learn about each and choose the best one that works for them. The strengths of the chapters .... the real life scenerios, the layout, the flow, and the activities throughout. From the first page of each chapter, the reader can easily understand the objectives and relevance to their personal experience. --Rhonda Lee Meadows, West Virginia University   I have really enjoyed reading this book. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of the major issues and strategies related to a particular area of students' lives inside the college classroom. At the same time, the text acknowledges the impact of students' environments and offers needed guidance on how to navigate individual challenges related to personal, family, or work obligations. The variety of exercises interspersed appropriately throughout each chapter ensure that students do not passively receive the content but rather reflect upon, evaluate, and apply it. The wide range of pertinent information covered, the narratives, the personal and easily accessible language that is used in the chapters. I also like the reflective exercises in the chapters. I like the inclusion of current data and statistics in the chapters. … I love the connections made between the topics, real life situations, college to university and college career. Lastly, the references and recommended readings at the end of each chapter is a great way to encourage students to want more information or at least, guide them if they need it. Kudos!!!! I appreciate that the text does not make assumptions or value judgments about what students’ next steps should be. Instead, the chapter takes time to explain different pathways. Fortunately, Baldwin provides ample guidance that will help students realize their options and make informed choices. For those students who choose to return to work, the text provides encouragement that college can still be an option in the future. Chapter 11 helps the book stand out from other college success books in that it addresses many of the unspoken issues–often unrelated to study strategies or particular course–that can make or break a student’s college experience, such as financial support and long-term course planning. --Lauren Hensley, The Ohio State University