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Project College Success, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Diane Fitton

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 2, 2012

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For College Success, Academic Learning, and Freshman Seminar courses.

 

Thousands of years ago, Galileo reportedly asserted, “You cannot teach a man anything.  You can only help him discover it within himself.”  With a focus on project-based learning, Project College Success motivates students to explore student success topics and to discover how they can apply these skills to their college experience.

 

Experience shows that project-based learning actively engages and inspires students. Each ‘project’ introduces an authentic topic relevant to student success and then poses a question which directs student exploration. Through this guided inquiry, students work individually or in groups to discover and explore answers. Students can discuss, analyze, and evaluate various aspects of a current project topic. This approach sparks classroom dynamics, immerses students in diverse discussions, and prepares them for the workplace by promoting engagement and accelerated success through a learner-centered focus to achieve learning outcomes.

 

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 http://mystudentsuccesslab.com/mssl3 for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module. 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 COURSE ESSENTIALS

Projects

1.      Group Dynamics

2.      Course Syllabi Master Chart

3.      Course Syllabi Analysis

4.      Syllabus-Related Terms

5.      High School & College Comparison

6.      College Grading Terms

7.      Calculating Grade Point Average

8.      First Semester Grades

9.      Tracking Academic Progress

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CHAPTER 2 COLLEGE STUDENT

Projects

1.      Know Thyself

2.      Personal Motivation

3.      Goal Setting

4.      Time Management

5.      Actions & Outcomes

6.      Problem Solving

7.      Time Management Situations

8.      Stress Management

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CHAPTER 3 STUDY SKILLS

Projects

1.      Study Skills Basics

2.      Listening & Taking Notes

3.      Learning Preference

4.      Memory and Studying

5.      Study Groups

6.      Test Anxiety

7.      Objective Tests

8.      Essay Tests

9.      Test Prep

10.  Test Taking Skills

11.  Personal Learning Portfolio

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CHAPTER 4 ACADEMIC READING

Projects

1.      Reading and Annotating

2.      Reading Rate Factors

3.      Reading Across the Disciplines

4.      Information Literacy

5.      Essential Educational Technology

6.      Facts and Opinions

7.      Critical Thinking

8.      Personal Study Guide

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CHAPTER 5 ACADEMIC WRITING

Projects

1.      Writing Services

2.      Writing Assignments

3.      Modes of Communication

4.      Writing Courses and Resources

5.      Academic Essay

6.      Response Essay

7.      Analytical Essay

8.      Evaluative Essay

9.      Information Report

10.  Research Paper

11.  Summary and Abstract

12.  Writing Skills Survey

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PART 2 EXPERIENCE COLLEGE

 

CHAPTER 6 CAMPUS RESOURCES

Projects

1.      Academic Advising

2.      Academic Resources

3.      Counseling Services

4.      Financial Aid

5.      Library Services

6.      Personal Safety and Security

7.      Residential Life Services

8.      Student Health Services

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CHAPTER 7 STUDENT LIFE

Projects

1.      College Culture

2.      Diversity and Pluralism

3.      Civility On Campus

4.      Etiquette and Netiquette

5.      Campus Activities

6.      Civic Engagement

7.      Student Leadership

8.      Financial Literacy

9.      Dollars and Sense

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CHAPTER 8 PROGRAMS AND CAREER

Projects

1.      General Education Requirements

2.      Programs of Study

3.      Delivery of Instruction

4.      Semester by Semester

5.      Majors and Careers

6.      Complete to Compete

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CHAPTER 9 HIGHER EDUCATION

Projects

1.      College Mission

2.      Institutions of Higher Education

3.      Academic Community

4.      Academic Degrees

5.      Academic Honesty and Integrity

6.      College Policies A through Z

7.      College Policy Interactions

Capstone Project

 

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