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Student Success in College: Doing What Works! 2nd Edition

Christine Harrington

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  • MindTap


Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 2nd Edition helps students move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering research-backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Students learn how to engage with scholarly sources, read actively, think critically, and enhance information literacy skills, thereby increasing their self-efficacy and motivation. The focus on reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills helps students feel comfortable with research study articles, making it more likely that they will successfully use these sources earlier in their academic careers.

Christine Harrington, Middlesex County College

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.
  • MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE. MindTap combines student learning tools - readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments - into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing authoritative Cengage Learning content and learning tools with their own content in the Learning Path via apps that integrate into the MindTap framework. The Learning Path for STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will include Learning Outcomes, Chapter Reading (with inline videos and interactive versions of chapter activities), Chapter Quizzes, a Discussion Board Activity, and Chapter Homework (Aplia).
  • Exploring the Research In Depth. Starting in Chapter 1, you'll learn how to read peer-reviewed journal articles. The Exploring the Research In Depth feature in every chapter allows you to practice active reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills. These skills will prepare you to use peer-reviewed research in your college classes. Five research articles are new to this edition, presenting up-to-date research findings, including “The Testing Effect: Illustrating a Fundamental Concept and Changing Study Strategies,” “Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers,” “Impact of journaling on students’ self-efficacy and locus of control,” “Using the four-questions technique to enhance learning,” and “Improving student's understanding of career decision-making through service learning”.
  • In seven chapters, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE provides students with academic strategies to implement across their classes. Students put critical-thinking skills into action by reading peer-reviewed journal articles that highlight why the success strategies are supported.
  • The seven 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 give students a sneak peek at key strategies they'll need to put into action and provide them with the context around the themes covered in each chapter. The seven questions that open up each chapter connect back to the 7 Smart Success Strategies.
  • Chapter Summary Note-taking Models emphasize the practice of extracting key information and organizing it in a way that helps students to process. Cornell Method notes, concept maps, matrices, and new digital notes created using word processing software are featured models.
  • Exploring the Research In Depth provides a four-step process for reading the research with the following prompts: Engage via a Research Prediction, Read for Key Points, Critically Think about the Research, and Build Information Literacy Skills. Peer-reviewed research articles from sources such as the Journal of Career Assessment, the American Psychological Association, and the College Student Journal, provide an innovative way for students to practice reading and immediately apply proven strategies for success in college.
  • Exploring the Research In Summary gives a brief overview of a relevant research study that is mentioned in the chapter and shows how to use the information. Students are given exposure to thinking about specific ways they can apply the research findings to their academic lives.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Web Site (Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, PowerPoint®)

ISBN: 9781305275553
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint presentations introductions and tips from the author, learning outcome matrices, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305663862
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305276048
The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online resource to help you assess students at the start of your course in ten key areas linked by research to college success, identify at-risk students with early-alert reporting, validate your college success program with a post-course assessment of students' progress, and improve your institution's retention rates. Textbook-specific remediation for STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, 2E will help your students strengthen the areas where the survey indicates they need improvement in order to achieve greater success in college.


CSFI 2.0, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305276048
The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is an online resource to help you assess yourself at the start of a course in ten key areas linked to college success, allowing you to identify your areas for improvement to increase your likelihood of success. It also enables you to determine your progress at the end of the course. Textbook-specific remediation for STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, 2E will help you strengthen the areas that the survey indicates you could improve to achieve greater success in college.