Higher Education

MindTap® College Success, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Staley's FOCUS on College and Career Success, 2nd Edition

  • Dr. Constance Staley University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • ISBN-10: 1305387864  |  ISBN-13: 9781305387867
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.00
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Overview

MindTap™ College Success for Staley's FOCUS on College and Career Success, 2nd Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. 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.


Note: All chapters include the full chapter reading, interactive versions of the chapter activities, and Aplia homework.
1. Getting the Right Start.
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. Building Relationships, Valuing Diversity.
11. Choosing a College Major and Career.
12. Creating Your Future.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

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

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305387872 | ISBN-13: 9781305387874

    List Price = $76.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.00

Efficacy and Outcomes

White Papers, Case Studies, Success Stories

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MindTap® improves the complete student experience

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Video Testimonials

Reviews

“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

— Stephen Brusnighan, Kent State University

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

— Robert Black, Global Business, SUNY Maritime College

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

— Carey Roberts, History, Arkansas, Technology University

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

— Student

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

— Student

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

— Student

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

— Stephen Brusnighan, Kent State University

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students' engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

— Robert Black, Global Business, SUNY Maritime College

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

— Carey Roberts, History, Arkansas, Technology University

"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.

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