Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. While orientation sessions and other first-year programs are designed to orient students to the many aspects of university life, this text helps them navigate the university on a daily basis. Suitable for first-year experience courses, orientation, or first-year seminars, the text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities and gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate unique features of your own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars.
Table of Contents
1. Research and the Research University.
2. The First-Year Experience at the Research University.
3. Skills for Academic Success at the Research University.
4. Independence, Family, Values, and Campus Safety.
5. Degrees, Majors, and Careers at a Research University.
6. Alcohol, Drug Use, and Sexual Activity among University Students.
7. The Diverse University Community.
8. Leadership Development at the Research University.
9. Planning for Your Future.