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The Everything® College Major Test Book

by Burton Jay Nadler

With nearly 40 percent of incoming college freshmen undecided on a major, and with 75 to 80 percent of all students changing their majors at least once during their college career, students are begging for a straightforward guide to help them make the best choice. With 10 tests designed to pinpoint a student's talents, aptitudes, and affinities, The Everything College Major Test Book is the only book out there that makes choosing a major easy--and fun!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Piled Higher and Deeper

by Simon J. Bronner

As suggested by the subtitle, "Legends, Beliefs, Songs, Games, Jokes, Festivals, Slang Ghost Stories and Other Traditions from American Colleges and Universities," Bronner examines every aspect of modern college life. That includes study techniques like mnemonics to help remember complex facts, traditions like waiting times for professors arriving late to class, legendary professors, photocopier art, mooning, streaking, celebrations, pranks, drinking games and songs, fight songs, ghost stories, and competitive college humor (including many Texas Aggie jokes). A section on sororities and fraternities covers rush, pledging, hell week, initiation, and numerous traditions. Even dating, engagement, and slang terms get some coverage. This book will be of greatest interest to those who study folklore and traditions, to new students seeking to learn what to expect in college, and perhaps to those who want to adapt old traditions to their school or its organizations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Cornerstones for Community College Success (Second Edition)

by Robert M. Sherfield and Patricia G. Moody

For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses. Written specifically for students attending two year programs, it addresses the needs and challenges of students in community and technical colleges. Cornerstones for Community College Success is known for its concrete and practical strategies that students can apply to all college classes, the world of work, and life in general, it addresses the "why" of learning and the power of positive change. Offers hallmark coverage of Bloom's taxonomy, SQ3R integration, Information and Financial literacy. Major defining topics include first generation students, adult learners, making successful transitions, and planning for success in the second year and beyond. The ancillary materials are designed to assist instructors in delivering a top-level student success course.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Community College Companion

by Mark C. Rowh

Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

The Community College Experience

by Amy Baldwin

Finally, a book that knows what community college students need! The Community College Experience: PLUS is the only book on the market truly written for community college students. This book will help students navigate into this environment and achieve success in school and in life by addressing central topics and concerns. The text encourages critical thinking throughout the chapters with embedded chapter exercises, case scenarios, research ideas, PLUS more! Other features include: • PLUS Model shows how to integrate personality styles with learning styles for greater success • Community college student profile • From College to University and From College to Career features • Chapter exercises that require higher-order thinking • Research It Further Ideas that allow students to think about topics beyond the chapter’s focus • VARK Learning Styles Application providing tips for applying the chapter’s material to four different learning style preferences Additional Support — in and out of the classroom: For instructors and students alike, we encourage you to visit our Student Success Supersite. This valuable resource is at www.prenhall.com/success Features include: • Majors Exploration • Career Advice • Web Links • Tips from Successful Students • Student Bulletin Boards • Faculty Resources

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

College Rules!, 3rd Edition

by Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard... Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way--they look back and think, "If only I'd known this from the start!" College Rules! will save you the time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Lesson #1: College is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class will need practical advice on how to successfully transition to college life. This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren't taught in lectures, including how to: Study smarter--not harderPlan a manageable course scheduleMaster e-learning technologiesInteract effectively with profsBecome a research pro--at the library and onlineOrganize killer study groupsFeel engaged--even in "yawn" coursesSurvive the stresses of exam weekSucceed even as an alternative or adult studentSet yourself up for stellar recommendations Saving time, energy, and aggravation by doing everything right the first time will free you up for that pizza break, ultimate frisbee game, or ski trip even quicker. Why? Because College Rules!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

How to Study in College

by Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens

8th Edition: Our ultimate goal in this book is to provide you with tools, skills, and systems that will lead to self-sufficiency.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Selecting A College Major

by Virginia N. Gordon and Susan J. Sears

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options. A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well as occupational information searches. Through thought-provoking activities, they can explore their academic, career, and personal interests and goals. Students can investigate academic majors from many perspectives, including a search of majors in general, majors on their campus, and majors based on their academic and occupational interests. Highlights of this text include: *A Natural Decision-Making Progression. Students are directly and personally involved in activities that involve exploration, reflection, and choice. *Extensive Major Exploration. Three distinct approaches help students narrow their list to realistic alternatives. *Incorporation of Academic and Career Interests, Abilities, and Values. Self-assessment gives students information on which to base their choice of a major. *Formulation of a Graduation Plan. Students use their academic transcripts to summarize all they have learned and develop a plan for the future. Features include: *Majors Exploration *Career Advice *Web Links *Tips from Successful Students *Student Bulletin Boards *Faculty Resources

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College


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