100% Student Success 3rd Edition

Gwenn Wilson, MA

  • © 2015
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012, 2007
  • 288 Pages

Overview

100% STUDENT SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, promotes student achievement by addressing practical student tasks such as note-taking and reading strategies, while encouraging students to develop skills like critical thinking, goal-setting, time management, and balancing life responsibilities with school-all skills that will serve them well beyond college. The third edition of 100% STUDENT SUCCESS retains important features such as self-assessment questions and Apply It! exercises, and now features earlier presentation of communication skills, more on avoiding plagiarism, and the pluses and minuses of using social media.

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What's New

  • NEW “Be in the Know” feature in every chapter provides crucial information needed by students, such as how to get the most out of every class, how to be an effective team member in school or on the job, and more.
  • NEW “Critical Thinking Questions” in the margin (along with “Self-Assessment Questions”) encourage students to review and reflect on what they have just learned.
  • NEW section in Chapter 5 (Communication Skills for Student Success), “Social Networking and Social Media,” has been added to discuss the positives and negatives of this form of communication.
  • NEW sections in Chapter 7 (Information Literacy for the 21st Century), “Defining Digital Literacy,” added to address the relationship between digital literacy and information literacy, and “Working with Your Librarian,” added to stress the importance of the librarian as the need for information moves into the digital age.
  • NEW expanded coverage of strategies for avoiding plagiarism in Chapter 8 (Legal and Ethical Issues in the Academic Environment).
  • NEW sections in Chapter 9 (Financial Considerations for School Success) include “Seeking Financial Advice,” “Saving While in College,” and “Saving for the Future.”
  • In Chapter 10 (Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for the Successful Student), the new “MyPlate” federal nutritional recommendations replace “MyPyramid.”
  • “Case in Point” features now appear in the middle (rather than the beginning) of each chapter, and illustrate an issue commonly faced by college students; questions that follow each scenario encourage critical thinking and analysis.
  • A new chapter organization and part-openers divide the text into four parts, to reflect common learning areas: “Starting Out,” which includes strategies for success as well as common concerns of adult college students; “Shaping and Communicating Your Ideas,” which includes the communication chapter (formerly Chapter 10) as well as learning strategies and critical thinking and problem solving; “Harnessing Information,” which includes information literacy for the 21st century as well as legal and ethical concerns for college students (including avoiding plagiarism); and “Success Strategies for Personal Well-Being,” which includes coverage of financial and health concerns.

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