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Cornerstones for First Generation Learners

By Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 8, 2013

Description

Part of the Cornerstones series, this book assists those who are first in their family to attend college to overcome obstacles and emotional challenges for a successful transition to becoming a college student.

 

Cornerstones for First Generation Learners is designed to address the specific needs of first generation students and offer confidence and comfort to those who are unsure of what to expect. It provides advice on how to communicate and seek support from family, friends, community, and peers. First generation students are taught how to utilize on-campus organizations, counseling/academic centers, and service learning. They are given information to help manage finances, set priorities, and improve listening skills, reading ability, note taking, and test preparation skills. It also guides first generation learners on how to overcome negative emotions, doubts, and lack of basic skills. Most importantly, first generation students are coached to be resourceful, practice resilience, and focus on achieving their goals.  

Table of Contents

Cornerstones for First Generation Learners helps students:

· Transition from high school to college and from work to college

· Deal with the emotional challenges that confront first generation students

· Overcome the biggest obstacle to first generation college students

· Communicate with and seek support from family, friends, and community resources

· Utilize campus resources such as mentoring programs, advising programs, and tutoring programs

· Learn strategies for setting priorities

· Get tips for managing academic success

· Learn strategies for managing personal finances

 

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780321867650

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Cornerstones for College Success, 7th Edition
    Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

$99.87 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780321922373

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  • Cornerstones for Professionalism, 2nd Edition
    Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

$85.07 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780321913616

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  • Cornerstones for Career College Success, 3rd Edition
    Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

$70.47 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780321913586

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  • Cornerstones for College Success Compact
    Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody

$70.87 | Add to Cart

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-86328-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86328-7

Format: Book

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