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MindTap Self-Assessment for On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life 8th Edition

Skip Downing

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Overview

MindTap® Self-Assessment for Downing's On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. With Downing’s well-known Soft Skills Self-Assessment and brand new Study Skills Self-Assessment, students are able to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. When taken in the beginning of the course and again at the end, both you and your students are able to measure student growth over the term. Build student confidence and work toward increasing retention by using the MindTap® Self-Assessment for Downing's On Course.

Skip Downing,

Skip Downing is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC's Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven success strategies to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Downing's teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is to empower its students to live rich, fulfilling lives. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for helping students become active, responsible partners in their education and achieve greater success in college and in life.
  • MindTap is an outcome-driven application that propels students from memorization to mastery. It’s the only platform that gives you complete ownership of your course. With it, you can challenge every student, build their confidence, and empower them to be unstoppable.
  • YOUR COURSE. YOUR CONTENT. Only MindTap gives you complete control over your course. You have the flexibility to add campus-specific material, add your own notes, and embed a variety of content including OER. Personalize course content to your students’ needs. They can even read your notes, add their own, and highlight key text to aid their progress.
  • A DEDICATED TEAM, WHENEVER YOU NEED THEM. MindTap isn’t just a tool, it’s backed by a personalized team eager to support you. We help you set up your course and tailor it to your specific objectives, so you’ll be ready to make an impact from day one. And we’ll be standing by to help you and your students until the final day of the term.
LEARNING PATH:

On Course Soft Skills Self-Assessment – Students will identify soft skills that support their success in college, in addition to skills they can strengthen to achieve more success.

On Course Study Skills Self-Assessment – Students will identify study skills that support their success in college, in addition to skills they can strengthen to achieve more success.
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 133756723X
  • ISBN-13: 9781337567237
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"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

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"One of the best features of analytics is being able to identify those students that are at risk very early on in an academic course and to provide them with the support and tools that they need… and help those students overcome those challenges and help them become successful."

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

Facilitator's Manual

ISBN: 9781305647671
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305648845
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305647732
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.