MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Staley's FOCUS on Community College Success, 4th Edition

  • Dr. Constance Staley University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • ISBN-10: 1305252306  |  ISBN-13: 9781305252301
  • Prior Releases: 2014
  • © 2016 | Published
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MindTap™ College Success for Staley's FOCUS on Community College Success, 4th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Meet the Cast.
Introduction to Students.
FOCUS Entrance Interview.
1. Starting Strong, Building Resilience.
2. Building Dreams, Setting Goals.
3. Learning Styles and Studying.
4. Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money.
5. Thinking Critically and Creatively.
6. Learning Online.
7. Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class.
8. Reading, Writing, and Presenting.
9. Developing Memory, Taking Tests.
10. Working in Groups, Valuing Diversity.
11. Choosing a College Major and Career.
12. Creating Your Future.
FOCUS Exit Interview.

Alternate Formats

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To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305252314 | ISBN-13: 9781305252318

    List Price = $75.00

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: FOCUS on Community College Success, Loose-Leaf Version, 4th + MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 130571833X  | ISBN-13: 9781305718333

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95

Bundle: FOCUS on Community College Success, Loose-leaf Version, 4th + MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305718348  | ISBN-13:  9781305718340

List Price = $94.95

Bundle: Text + MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305525019 | ISBN-13:  9781305525016

List Price = $87.95

Efficacy and Outcomes


“Customizing [MindTap] to only include what I want is a huge thing to me…I like all the attempts of engagement that have been included. [There are many] opportunities for students to reflect and answer questions.”

— Maria Galyon, Jefferson Community & Technical College

"[MindTap] is student friendly. There are different ways that a student can find the subject matter engaging by catering to their learning preference styles…There is a host of information which is well laid out and brings about a higher level of understanding, which encourages time for reflection and application, which is an ongoing process."

— Germaine Albuquerque, Essex County College

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

— Student, San Jose State University

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

— Student, University of Central Florida

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

— Student, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Constance Staley

Constance Staley is a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has directed the First-Year Seminar Program for nearly 25 of her 40 years in higher education. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Staley is the author of a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, as well as the ground-breaking resource manual 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern. A well-known name in FYE circles, Staley is a leader in faculty development nation-wide. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Fellow, teaching in the former Soviet Union in 1996. Dr. Staley earned a B.A. in education from Ball State University, and an M.A. in linguistics and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Focus on College Success, Focus on Community College Success, and Focus on College Success Concise for Cengage Learning, and the co-author of Focus on College and Career Success with Steve Staley.