Higher Education

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals, 7th Edition

  • Jane S. Halonen University of West Florida
  • John W. Santrock University of Texas, Dallas
  • ISBN-10: 1111834334  |  ISBN-13: 9781111834333
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25
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About

Overview

YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition, supports students as they adjust and learn to thrive in college, providing students with a foundation to become independent learners. The Seventh Edition can be used with any college student--fresh out of high school, returning to the classroom after being in the workforce, native-born or international. The new edition is now organized to reflect the basis of the college success model that has framed previous editions of this textbook. The unique six-part learning model helps students focus on achievable strategies in the following areas: Know Yourself, Clarify Values, Develop Competence, Manage Life, Connect and Communicate, and Build a Bright Future. Revised in terms of both content and design, the Seventh Edition contains new student profiles, expanded career success sections and hundreds of new references to make each chapter more current and satisfying.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter outlines help students anticipate the nature of topics that can be found in each chapter.
  • "Spotlight On..." Chapter opening "spotlights" describe real accomplishments of students who have gracefully managed first-year challenges, while additional "spotlights" embedded in the chapters also draw from real life that illustrate central ideas.
  • "Danger Zone" boxes throughout the text help students become aware of potential obstacles to college success.
  • "Highlight" brings important topics to students attention to help them develop core competencies and drives home important principles for success.
  • Review questions help students assess how much they have learned and help to promote mastery.
  • Journal activities take learning a step further and promote stronger reflection and writing skills.

Table of Contents

1. The College Success Model.
2. Pursue Resources.
3. Manage Time Wisely.
4. Master Communication Skills and Build Relationships.
5. Navigate Differences.
6. Expand Thinking Skills.
7. Take Winning Notes.
8. Enhance Your Study Skills and Memory.
9. Succeed on Tests.
10. Express Yourself.
11. Take Charge of Your Physical and Mental Health.
12. Manage Money Intelligently.
13. Explore Careers.

What's New

  • Revised: The College Success Model. Every chapter is now organized to reflect the model which provides a more coherent approach.
  • Know Yourself is at the center of the model and represents the heart of the book. Each chapter opens with a self- assessment opportunity that help students know where they stand, and closes with additional self-assessment exercises that help students personalize their learning and set appropriate individual goals.
  • Clarify Values was added to enhance students' purposeful focus on how to size up what is expected in their college performance, and have a clear understanding of the values that motivate their decisions.
  • Develop Competence emphasizes student learning outcomes such as critical thinking, problem solving and creative activity, and helps students be more attentive to the development of their own skill sets.
  • Manage Life helps students to steer clear of obstacles that may hinder their success, and manage stress that may come as a result.
  • Connect and Communicate helps students use social and human networks efficiently and appropriately in today's connected world.
  • Build a Bright Future links chapter content to the students' future.
  • Hundreds of new references added to make each chapter more current and satisfying. Some highlights of those additions include choosing to live a more purpose-driven life (Chapter 1); expanded treatment of high-risk behavior in college (Chapter 2); the advantages of the pursuit of excellence (Chapter 3); rebounding from heartbreak (Chapter 4); recognizing and overcoming tendencies to stereotype (Chapter 5); growth opportunities through service learning (Chapter 6); the link between good reading habits and job success (Chapter 7); strategies for thriving in online learning environments (Chapter 8); developing test resilience (Chapter 9); building a professional portfolio (Chapter 10); interpreting health warning signs to reduce negative consequences (Chapter 11); strategies to overcome excess spending (Chapter 12); and the importance of developing flexibility to face an uncertain future (Chapter 13).

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111835934 | ISBN-13: 9781111835934)

The Instructor's Resource Manual provides resources for teaching a cources using Santrock's "Your Guide to College Success," including a Test Bank.

PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 1111836191 | ISBN-13: 9781111836191)

This complete resource for instructors includes PowerPoint Slides, ExamView, a premiere test-building program that allows instructors to quickly create tests and quizzes customized to individual courses, and additional resources to support your first year experience course.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111971994 | ISBN-13: 9781111971991)

College Success CourseMate for Your Guide to College Success provides online interactive quizzing, videos, flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and more.

List Price = $86.00  | CengageBrain Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

CourseMate with CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133191304 | ISBN-13: 9781133191308)

College Success CourseMate for Your Guide to College Success provides online interactive quizzing, videos, flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and more. The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that students complete to assess their patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education. This pre- and post-test can help you support students on their path to success. Textbook specific remediation from the CSFI to FOCUS on College Success will help you improve retention rates and validate the success of your course.

List Price = $86.00  | CengageBrain Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111969221 | ISBN-13: 9781111969226)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that students complete to assess their patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education. This pre- and post-test can help you support students on their path to success. Textbook specific remediation from the CSFI to FOCUS on College Success will help you improve retention rates and validate the success of your course.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111971994 | ISBN-13: 9781111971991)

College Success CourseMate for Your Guide to College Success provides online interactive quizzing, videos, flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and more.

List Price = $86.00  | CengageBrain Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

CourseMate with CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133191304 | ISBN-13: 9781133191308)

College Success CourseMate for Your Guide to College Success provides online interactive quizzing, videos, flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and more. The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that helps you to assess your patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education. Strategies to improve your success in college are linked directly from the CSFI to FOCUS on College Success.

List Price = $86.00  | CengageBrain Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111969221 | ISBN-13: 9781111969226)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that helps you to assess your patterns of behavior and attitudes in areas that have been proven by research to affect student outcomes for success in higher education. Strategies to improve your success in college are linked directly from the CSFI to FOCUS on College Success.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

MindLink for CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285368436 | ISBN-13: 9781285368436)

Increase your success in college and maximize your college experience with 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 areas where you can improve. The CSFI then proposes interventions to help you succeed, including specific pages in YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128576756X | ISBN-13: 9781285767567)

Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jane S. Halonen

JANE S. HALONEN, psychology professor, author, and critical thinking expert, is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida. Renowned throughout academia for her efforts to improve student learning, she is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching, psychology pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation.

John W. Santrock

JOHN W. SANTROCK, Ph.D., is a leading author of college success and psychology textbooks. He is a professor of psychology and human development at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he helped to establish the college success program. More than two million students have used his top-selling texts, which include PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEXTS, SCIENCE, AND APPLICATIONS. In addition to college success strategies, his research interests focus on the nature of family processes and the social development of children and adolescents.