Higher Education

100% Student Success, 3rd Edition

  • Gwenn Wilson, MA
  • ISBN-10: 1285194500  |  ISBN-13: 9781285194509
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2007
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.25
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

100% STUDENT SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, promotes student achievement by addressing practical student tasks such as note-taking and reading strategies, while encouraging students to develop skills like critical thinking, goal-setting, time management, and balancing life responsibilities with school-all skills that will serve them well beyond college. The third edition of 100% STUDENT SUCCESS retains important features such as self-assessment questions and Apply It! exercises, and now features earlier presentation of communication skills, more on avoiding plagiarism, and the pluses and minuses of using social media.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives outline the information in each chapter and help students identify key chapter concepts that they are expected to learn.
  • “Apply It!” activities give students an immediate opportunity to apply chapter concepts to their own learning through a hands-on activity, which can be an individual activity, a group work project, or an activity based on the Internet.
  • “Success Steps” throughout the text provide a brief list of steps towards achieving various goals, offered as a summary of each process.
  • At the end of each chapter, a brief Chapter Summary is followed by a list of Points to Keep in Mind, to review key chapter concepts.
  • The “Check Your Understanding” feature refers students to the website for self-assessment and goal-setting practice.
  • Throughout the text, students are encouraged to create documents that can be saved to a Learning Portfolio, and those suggestions are reinforced in the chapter-ending list of “Suggested Items for Learning Portfolio.” A student’s Learning Portfolio can include self-assessments, completed assignments, or whatever the student may feel is helpful for continued learning.

Table of Contents

Part I: STARTING OUT.
1. Strategies for College Success.
Strategies for College Success: An Overview. The Importance of Education.
Self-Reflection. Goal Setting. Getting the Most Out of Every Class. Organization. 
2. Human Behavior.
The Importance of Understanding Human Behavior: An Overview. Influences on Human Behavior. Self-Image and Self-Esteem: An Overview. Effects of Success and Failure on Achievement. 
3. Common Concerns of the Adult College Student.
“Adult” and “Traditional Age” Students. The Great Balancing Act.
Barriers and Deterrents Facing Adult Students. Methods for Overcoming Deterrents. Professionalism and Preparing for the Workplace. 
Part II: SHAPING AND COMMUNICATING YOUR IDEAS.
4. Learning Strategies: Functions of the Brain in Learning.
Learning Styles and Type Preferences. Active Learning. Teamwork in the Classroom. Successful Skills for Learning. 
5. Communication Skills for Student Success.
Importance of Communication: An Overview. Effective Verbal Communication. Effective Written Communication. Tools to Assist with Writing.
Technology and Written Communication.
6. Critical Thinking And Problem Solving.
Critical and Creative Thinking. Problem Solving. Decision Making.  
Personal Traits and Decision-Making Skills. Using Professional Resources. 
Part III: HARNESSING INFORMATION.
7. Information Literacy for The 21st Century.
Introduction to Information Literacy in the Digital Age.
Defining Digital Literacy. Conducting Research: Strategies and Issues.  
The Internet: Broadening the Resource Pool.
Library Resources: The Basics.
8. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Academic Environment.
Legal and Ethical Issues: Overview. Legal Issues: Harassment and Discrimination. Sexual Harassment. Ethical Issues: Academic Honesty. Cheating. Plagiarism. Conflict Resolution. 
Part IV: SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR PERSONAL WELL-BEING.
9. Financial Considerations for School Success.
Finances and College. Financial Resources for College.
Major Purchases and Buying Insurance. Saving for the Future.
10. Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for the Successful Student.
Nutrition and Fitness: An Overview. Nutrition: A Key Factor in Health and Energy Level. Sleep: An Essential Activity for the Successful Student.
Exercise: Strategies for Avoiding Fatigue and Optimizing Energy.

What's New

  • NEW “Be in the Know” feature in every chapter provides crucial information needed by students, such as how to get the most out of every class, how to be an effective team member in school or on the job, and more.
  • NEW “Critical Thinking Questions” in the margin (along with “Self-Assessment Questions”) encourage students to review and reflect on what they have just learned.
  • NEW section in Chapter 5 (Communication Skills for Student Success), “Social Networking and Social Media,” has been added to discuss the positives and negatives of this form of communication.
  • NEW sections in Chapter 7 (Information Literacy for the 21st Century), “Defining Digital Literacy,” added to address the relationship between digital literacy and information literacy, and “Working with Your Librarian,” added to stress the importance of the librarian as the need for information moves into the digital age.
  • NEW expanded coverage of strategies for avoiding plagiarism in Chapter 8 (Legal and Ethical Issues in the Academic Environment).
  • NEW sections in Chapter 9 (Financial Considerations for School Success) include “Seeking Financial Advice,” “Saving While in College,” and “Saving for the Future.”
  • In Chapter 10 (Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for the Successful Student), the new “MyPlate” federal nutritional recommendations replace “MyPyramid.”
  • “Case in Point” features now appear in the middle (rather than the beginning) of each chapter, and illustrate an issue commonly faced by college students; questions that follow each scenario encourage critical thinking and analysis.
  • A new chapter organization and part-openers divide the text into four parts, to reflect common learning areas: “Starting Out,” which includes strategies for success as well as common concerns of adult college students; “Shaping and Communicating Your Ideas,” which includes the communication chapter (formerly Chapter 10) as well as learning strategies and critical thinking and problem solving; “Harnessing Information,” which includes information literacy for the 21st century as well as legal and ethical concerns for college students (including avoiding plagiarism); and “Success Strategies for Personal Well-Being,” which includes coverage of financial and health concerns.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“The strengths of this book [include that it is] cost effective, concise, [and includes] the most relevant information.”

— Kristy Huntley, Lincoln College of New England

“We have used 100% Student Success since the program started a year ago. We appreciate that the textbook covers a wide range of topics and that it is in language that students can understand and apply.”

— Chris Schnupp, St. Paul’s School of Nursing

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

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285755987 | ISBN-13: 9781285755984)

The Online Instructor Manual will assist you as part of an integrated package of instructor support materials.

CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285755979 | ISBN-13: 9781285755977)

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.

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

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285759931 | ISBN-13: 9781285759937)

Aplia for College Success helps students thrive in the classroom and beyond. Engaging, interactive assignments ensure that students understand key concepts from the textbook, while our automated grading system offers immediate and constructive feedback. The problems and activities in Aplia for College Success teach students to develop the critical skills that they need to earn better grades and bring the strategies in their textbook to life. Students will find the following in Aplia for College Success: Opportunities to participate in active learning exercises that enhance the textbook content. Scenario-based questions to assist in strengthening key academic skills. Activities to help them gain the knowledge they need to achieve success in college.

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LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285839412 | ISBN-13: 9781285839417)

Aplia significantly improves outcomes and elevates thinking by increasing student effort and engagement. Developed by teachers and used by more than 1,000,000 students Aplia assignments connect concepts to the real world and focus on the unique course challenges facing students.

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LMS Integrated for CSFI, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285839447 | ISBN-13: 9781285839448)

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

Student Supplements

CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285755979 | ISBN-13: 9781285755977)

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online survey that you complete 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.

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

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285759931 | ISBN-13: 9781285759937)

Aplia for College Success helps you to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Engaging, interactive assignments ensure that you understand key concepts from the textbook, while the automated grading system offers immediate and constructive feedback. The problems and activities in Aplia for College Success will teach you to develop the critical skills that you need to earn better grades and bring the strategies in your textbook to life. You will find the following in Aplia for College Success: Opportunities to participate in active learning exercises that enhance the textbook content. Scenario-based questions to assist in strengthening key academic skills. Activities to help you gain the knowledge you need to achieve success in college.

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

LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285839412 | ISBN-13: 9781285839417)

One million+ students, one billion answers In just 10 years, more than one billion answers have been submitted through Aplia, the premier online assignment solution. Millions of students use Aplia to better prepare for class and for their exams. Join them today! Know what’s important Aplia assignments mean “no surprises”—with an at-a-glance view of current assignments organized by due date, you always know what’s due, and when. Discover real-world relevance Aplia ties your lessons into real-world applications so you get a bigger, better picture of how you’ll use your education in your future workplace. Master the content Automatic grading and immediate step-by-step feedback helps you master content the right way the first time. Student Testimonial: “I was very engaged; the content in Aplia is useful. The study tools and materials in Aplia most definitely help me feel more prepared. I understood more than I would have otherwise.” - Tia Student, Glendale Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about Aplia for this course. www.cengage.com/aplia

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

LMS Integrated for CSFI, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285839447 | ISBN-13: 9781285839448)

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gwenn Wilson, MA

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.