Higher Education

Student Success in College: Doing What Works!, 1st Edition

  • Christine Harrington Middlesex County College
  • ISBN-10: 1111342660  |  ISBN-13: 9781111342661
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and student success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS! offers an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Your students will find success as they learn how to put the information on skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking and information literacy skills, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will help students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By providing students with shared content that is relevant and meaningful, they can practice skills they can apply immediately to their other classes. The 7 chapters in the text covers key strategies for success in college including how to use campus resources, staying motivated, setting goals, making good decisions, staying positive and establishing a support system, using memory techniques and taking notes, and preparing for tests.

Features and Benefits

  • In seven chapters, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will provide your students with academic strategies to implement across their classes. Students will put critical thinking skills into action reading peer reviewed journal articles that highlight why the success strategies are supported and at the same time strengthening their information literacy skills.
  • The 7 chapters chunk key college success concepts into seven meaningful themes and offer you the flexibility to cater the course schedule to the needs of your students, spending more time where they need it the most.
  • The introductory 7 Smart Success Strategies gives students a sneak-peek at key strategies they'll need to put into action and gives them the context around the themes covered in each chapter. The seven questions that open up each chapter then connect back to the 7 Smart Success Strategies.
  • Highlighting of key concepts within the text and end-of-chapter notes offer students models to follow, emphasizing the practice of correctly extracting key information and organizing it in a way that helps them to process.
  • Student success research studies, in the form of peer reviewed research articles from sources like the Journal of Career Assessment, the American Psychological Association, and the College Student Journal are included in the text providing an innovative way for students to practice reading and immediately applying proven strategies for success in college.
  • Zooming in on Research feature box gives a brief overview of a relevant research study that is mentioned in the chapter and how they can use the information. Students will be given exposure to thinking about specific ways that they can apply the research findings to their lives as college students.
  • Critically Thinking and Reading about the Research feature box prompts students to engage in active reading and critical thinking practices as they read the research article.
  • College Success CourseMate for STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE provides online interactive quizzing, videos, additional journal articles, a research summary worksheet, and more. For instructors, the web site includes sample syllabi, learning activates directly tied to learning outcomes, PowerPoint Slides, a test bank, videos and more.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started: Knowing your College and its' Resources.
2. Knowing Yourself: A Focus on Your Strengths and Motivation.
3. Setting Effective Goals and Making the Most of Your Time.
4. Making Good Decisions: A Focus on Academic, Financial, Career and Stress Management Decisions.
5. Keys to Academic Resilience: A Positive Mindset and Support System.
6. Skills You Need: Study Strategies, Memory and Note-taking.
7. It's Show Time: Tests, Papers and Presentations.

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111969531 | ISBN-13: 9781111969530)

College Success CourseMate for Student Success in College provides online interactive quizzing, videos, additional journal articles, a research summary worksheet, and more. For instructors, the web site includes sample syllabi, learning activates directly tied to learning outcomes, PowerPoint Slides, a test bank, videos and more.

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CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133510337 | ISBN-13: 9781133510338)

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 STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 1st Edition.

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This instructor resource provides access to materials available on the Instructor Web Site, including the Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and the test bank in the Examview® test-generating software.

Online Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133046355 | ISBN-13: 9781133046356)

Matching the organization of the main text, the Instructor's Manual/Test Bank offers additional classroom activities, learning tools, sample syllabi, and quiz questions.

CourseMate with CSFI 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111969566 | ISBN-13: 9781111969561)

College Success CourseMate for Student Success in College provides online interactive quizzing, videos, additional journal articles, a research summary worksheet, and more. For instructors, the web site includes sample syllabi, learning activates directly tied to learning outcomes, PowerPoint Slides, a test bank, videos and more.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111969531 | ISBN-13: 9781111969530)

College Success CourseMate for Student Success in College provides online interactive quizzing, videos, additional journal articles, a research summary worksheet, and more.

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CSFI 2.0 Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133510337 | ISBN-13: 9781133510338)

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 STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 1st Edition.

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CourseMate with CSFI 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111969566 | ISBN-13: 9781111969561)

College Success CourseMate for Student Success in College provides online interactive quizzing, videos, additional journal articles, a research summary worksheet, and more.

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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 STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 1st Edition.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Christine Harrington

Dr. Christine Harrington is a professor in the History and Social Sciences department and serves as the director for the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, a professional development center for faculty, at Middlesex County College in New Jersey. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University, an M.A. in Counseling and Personnel Services, and a B.A. in Psychology from Trenton State College. She has been teaching the Student Success Course at the community college level for over 15 years, often teaching special sections for students with learning disabilities. In addition to teaching the Student Success course, Dr. Harrington's teaching experience includes Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Child Psychology, and Lifespan Development, teaching many of these courses in an online format as well as the traditional in person format. Prior to teaching full time, she worked in the Counseling and Career Services Department for seven years, serving students with disabilities, as well as the general campus population. Dr. Harrington also served as the Assessment Coordinator for her campus, providing workshops, consultation and support to academic and service areas assessing courses, programs, and services. Dr. Harrington frequently presents at national conferences, colleges and universities on topics such as motivation, the syllabus, dynamic lecturing, and effective group work. Her research based approach to the student success course was featured in an article published in E-Source for College Transitions. Dr. Harrington was also invited to write a chapter on the developmental process of becoming a critical thinker for an upcoming book to be published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience.