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Cornerstones for Community College Success, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 24, 2013

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For First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Success courses.


Written specifically for two-year students, Cornerstones for Community College Success addresses the needs and challenges of students in community and technical colleges. 


Major defining features include information on the first generation students, adult learners, making successful transitions, and planning for success in the second year and beyond.  Cornerstone offers concrete, useable, and practical strategies that students can apply to all college classes, the world of work, and life in general.  The ancillary materials are designed to assist professors and instructors in delivering a top-level student success course.


TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students ‘Start strong, Finish stronger’ by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to for a Point and Click DEMO. 

Table of Contents

Preface    Begin: The Goal of Cornerstones


Chapter 1 Change: Creating Success, Guiding Change, and Setting Goals

Chapter 2 Engage: Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation 

Chapter 3 Persist: Using the Tools of Self-Management to Stay in College

Chapter 4 Connect: Connecting with Technology, Research, and Information Literacy 

Chapter 5 Think: Building Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Problem Solving Skills

Chapter 6 Prioritize: Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress

Chapter 7 Learn: Discovering Your Learning Styles, Dominent Intelligences, and Personality Type

Chapter 8 Read: Building Your Reading Comprehension Skills

Chapter 9 Record: Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note Taking System

Chapter 10 Study: Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test Taking Skills

Chapter 11 Prosper: Managing Your Money and Debts Wisely

Chapter 12 Communicate: Communicating, Appreciating Diversity, and Managing Conflict

Chapter 13 Transition: Planning for Your Future

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$32.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86067-5