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Foundations: A Reader for New College Students 5th Edition

Virginia N. Gordon, Thomas L. Minnick

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2005, 2002
  • 272 Pages

Overview

FOUNDATIONS: A READER FOR NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS, Fifth Edition, helps students understand what to expect in college and guides new students in their exploration by asking critical questions that are important to their success. Virginia N. Gordon and Thomas L. Minnick present a selection of readings that include several perspectives on each topic, providing the opportunity to consider and compare a number of different points of view. Your students will explore issues surrounding technology, diversity, civic rights and responsibilities, and more. FOUNDATIONS: A READER FOR NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS, Fifth Edition, is a great way for first-year students to get started on the path to success in college.

Virginia N. Gordon, Ohio State University

Virginia N. Gordon is Adjunct Associate Professor of Education at The Ohio State University and Assistant Dean Emeritus of University College at Ohio State.

Thomas L. Minnick, Ohio State University

Thomas L. Minnick is Special Assistant to the Vice Provost of Minority Affairs at The Ohio State University.
  • This edition includes additional contemporary topics such as problem solving, internships, money management, and setting future life goals.
  • A new section in Chapter 2, "Senior' Advice to New Students," provides advice to first-year students in a way that is relatable and engaging.
  • The fifth edition explores technology in college and aims to talk about globalization to help students create a worldview.
  • A new student companion website will provide a place for students to complete journal entries online.
  • Instructor materials include information on preparing new articles for discussions in class that include current events.
  • The book includes a diverse collection of topics that are relevant and engaging for all students.
  • The book includes chapters on personal wellness, life after college, academic advising, and the role of faculty in a new student's college experience.
  • The book explores time management issues and the different demands and challenges faced by online or distance-learning students.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), giving students the latest information on this important topic.
  • The authors present readings that offer different and insightful perspectives about the total college experience.
  • The diverse readings encourage classroom discussion and personal reflection. Each reading is accompanied by vocabulary, discussion questions, and journal suggestions.
1. THE VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION: WHY AM I IN COLLEGE?
William Johnson Cory and John Henry Newman, Why Go To College? Two Classic Answers
William J. Bennett, The Lure of Learning
GetRichSlowly.org, The Value of a College Education
Derek Bok, The Evolution of Undergraduate Education
2. WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM COLLEGE AND HOW WILL I CHANGE?
Virginia N. Gordon, The Developing College Student
Seniors’ Advice to New Students
Ben Bernstein, The Stakes are Low
Jennifer Rosella, Four Pieces of Advice
Andrew Gordon-Seifert, Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman
Susan Jones Sears, Tips on Becoming Personally Effective
Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman, Loneliness
Dave Ellis, Three Paths to Financial Freedom
3. HOW CAN I SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY?
Cal Newport, How to Win at College
Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens, Using Time and Space Effectively
Howard K. Schein, Ned S. Laff, and Deborah R. Allen, Want Good Advising? Take the Initiative!
Thomas L. Minnick, Fourteen Ways of Looking at Electives
Joel J. Gold, Please! It’s Only Seven Minutes Late, Professor
William R. Brown, Why I Don’t Let Students Cut My Classes
4. HOW SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN?
Howard Gardner, Minds Viewed Globally
Al Siebert and Bernadine Gilpin, Learning Styles: They Can Help or Hinder
Regina Hellyer, Carol Robinson, and Phyllis Sherwood, The Power of Memory
Howard K. Schein, Ned S. Laff and Deborah R. Allen, How Do I Find Out What Faculty Are Doing?
Karl Albrecht, How to Become an Excellent Problem Solver
5. WHAT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY?
A. W. Bates and Gary Poole, The Challenge of Technology
Don Tapscott, A Generation Bathed in Bits
Leonard Pitts, Jr., Losing Stuff Has Never Been So Sad
Emailreplies.com, E-mail Etiquette
6. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A STUDENT?
William H. Halverson and James R. Carter, On Academic Freedom
Thomas L. Minnick, Ideas as Property
C. L. Lindsay III, You and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
W. P. Carey College of Business, College Cheating Is Bad for Business
Rosemarie Menager and Lyn Paulos, Avoiding Plagiarism
7. WHAT IS DIVERSITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Thomas Brown, From Diversity to Inclusivity
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream
How Discrimination Works and Why It Matters: Five Personal Statements
Edward A. Delgado-Romero, The Face of Racism
Donna M. Talbot, Personal Narrative of an Asian American’s Experience with Racism
Joy E. Weeber, What Could I Know of Racism?
Lisa J. Brandyberry, Pain and Perseverance: Perspectives from an Ally
Skylar Covich, A College Senior Speaks about Diversity: The Disability Perspective
David Bruce Ingram and Jennifer A. Parks, Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism
8. WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT CAREERS?
Nicholas A. Lore, A Career that Fits You
Donald Asher, The Relationship between College and Work
Mark Ballard, Job Search: Chance or Plan?
Dave Horne, An Internship—Your First Big Career Break
Arthur D. Rosenberg, Adjust to Change
9. SETTING FUTURE GOALS: NOW IS THE TIME TO START
Mel Levine, Here Life Comes
Neil Howe and William Strauss, The Next Great Collegiate Generation
Lev Grossman, Grow Up? Not So Fast
Christopher Reeve, To the Graduates
Michelle Obama, The First Lady’s Challenge to the Graduates

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"The standards are there: vocabulary, questions, and journal suggestions. This is enough for students and instructors to become fully engaged with the readings."-- Juan J. Flores, Folsom Lake College

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Web Site

ISBN: 9781439086070
This free website will provide teaching materials and a place for students to complete journal entries online.

Online Insttructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9780495897262
Written by the authors, this manual contains brief synopses of the readings found in the text, as well as additional discussion questions and suggested activities for each reading, and a section with additional readings for instructors.

College Success Factors Index 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111575618

College Success Factors Index v2.0 with Early Alert, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495908845
The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) is a personal success indicator that assesses students’ patterns of behavior and attitudes in 10 areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education. Students complete the 100-statement CSFI and receive results that highlight their strengths and areas of improvement. When CSFI is adopted for a particular title, the results include title-specific remediation with further reading suggestions for each factor. Detailed reporting functionality allows you to see results at the course level and the individual student level, giving you the opportunity to tailor your instruction to best support your students’ success. The option to identify at-risk students with early-alert reporting allows you to implement interventions that can improve your institution’s retention rates. Further, when you assign both the CSFI pre- and post-tests you and your students will be easily able to track and demonstrate their improvement over the term, providing validation of your college success program.

Instructor's Edition

ISBN: 9781439086063

FOR STUDENTS

Web Site

ISBN: 9781439086070
This free website will provide a place for you to complete journal entries online.

College Success Factors Index 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111575618
Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience by using the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement CSFI survey (which measures 10 different behaviors/attitudes proven to affect college success) and quickly determine your strengths and the areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in FOUNDATIONS: A READER FOR NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS, 5th Edition.

College Success Factors Index v2.0 with Early Alert, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495908845
Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience by using the College Success Factors (CSFI) Index. Take the 100-statement personal success indicator—which measures your patterns of behavior and attitudes in 10 areas proven to affect college success—and get your personal results in a graphical display that makes it easy to quickly determine your strengths and target your areas for improvement. If your instructor has assigned a title-specific version of CSFI, you can use the suggestions for further reading to help strengthen those areas in order to achieve greater success in college.