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College Reading and Study Skills by Kathleen T. McWhorter; Brette M. SemberCollege Reading and Study Skills teaches reading, critical thinking and study skills for today's diverse students, encouraging them to apply these integrated skill sets to their coursework and future academic success. Kathleen McWhorter wrote College Reading and Study Skills, primarily, for courses that are half reading, half study skills. Emphasizing comprehension and metacognition, College Reading and Study Skills approaches reading and study skills as essential skills necessary for college success. The text focuses on reading and learning as a cognitive process, encouraging students to approach reading as an active mental process of selecting, processing, and organizing information to be learned.
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
College Stress Solutions by Kelci Lynn LucierThe tools you need to overcome everyday stress! Between trying to make the grade and finding a job in a market that continues to stagnate, there's more pressure than ever before to succeed. But the stress that comes from this pressure can also keep you from achieving your goals. College Stress Solutions teaches you how to use simple exercises to overcome your anxiety and find success while at school. From completing assignments on a tight deadline to dealing with classmates to thinking about your future, this book gives you the tools and advice you need to feel more calm, relaxed, and motivated each and every day. With these easy yet effective solutions, you'll conquer any social or academic demand that comes your way as you work toward your degree. Whether you're cramming for an exam or fighting with your roommate, you'll be able to move past your worries--and score the grades to prove it!
Publication Date: 2014-04-18
First in the Family by Kathleen CushmanIf we can do it, so can you! That's the message sent to students in this advice book, written with college students who were the first in their families to go past high school. It's tough to aim for college if other family members have not--so this book offers the kind of encouraging, practical guidance that an older sibling would give. Inspiring stories of the diverse student contributors--who end up at institutions from community colleges to elite universities--combined with warm and well-organized counsel and checklists.
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
U Thrive by Dan Lerner; Alan Daniel Schlechter,From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Your Complete Guide to College Success by Donald J. FossCollege and real life aren't the distinct worlds they're often made out to be. With the proper skills, knowledge, and attitudes you can tackle college work and cope effectively with issues you'll encounter for the rest of your adult life, such as: Learning in the most effective and efficient way Figuring out the social scene Defining your goals and accomplishing them Creatively adapting to the changing world Your Complete Guide to College Success is an up-to-date, evidence-based book that provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college -- and afterwards. It covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics, and distils research results and advice into a student-friendly, readable package. In this book, you'll get insider advice on how to get free tutoring on any topic, how to look for help with your courses before it's too late -- and what to do if it is. You'll also get concrete recommendations for everything from selecting a major and an appropriate career to dealing with roommate problems and how to cope when personal matters go wrong. This book incorporates interviews with students and key staff members at numerous colleges and universities, as well as the author's 25 years' experience as an academic leader. It will show you the best, most practical ways to achieve college success while also giving you more time for fun.
More than 40 instructors, professional and peer tutors are available to help you with any written assignment or project. Services are free, and you can meet in person on any campus. You can also email assignments for review.
TRiO/Student Support Services is a federally-funded, comprehensive support program created to increase student retention and graduation rates and to facilitate student transfer from Madison College to a four-year college or university.
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