Claiming Your Victories: A Concise Guide to College Success

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Houghton Mifflin, Aug 17, 1999 - Education - 190 pages
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Written to accommodate brief or one-credit student success courses, this new text is especially useful to career college programs and returning adult students. Topics of particular value to this audience include coverage of parenting, job, and time-management issues. In addition, the text's concise format enables busy students to quickly read, practice, and assimilate the skills essential to college success.Supportive pedagogy includes chapter opening "Checklists, "Quick Check margin boxes with questions to reinforce understanding; and chapter-ending "Reviews, with numbers that correlate to original chapter objectives."Step Inside offers a tour of available resources on college campuses.A "Role Play exercise in each chapter allows students to express perceptions about themselves, others, and the world around them, while reinforcing teamwork and group interaction.An Internet exercise in each chapter makes a connection between the use of technology resources and student success strategies.

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Linda Stevens Hjorth is a Senior Professor at DeVry Institute of Technology where she has been teaching student success and psychology classes for fifteen years. She is also co-creator of the First Year Advising center where she has advised Business, Computer Information System and Accounting students. Professor Hjorth worked for several years as a Social Worker and supervisor in residential facilities for troubled adolescents in California and Illinois. Prior to that time she worked with low income families in the state of Montana. She has a MA in clinical psychology, a BA in Sociology and is currently working on a graduate degree in Written Communication.

Her varied experiences have provided her with a rich background that has guided the focus of Claiming Your Victories. Her passion, whether it is in social service or academics, involves the application of motivators to goal achievement and effective problem solving. In most cases the information that she has learned from working with adolescents in the Barrio, low income mothers in Montana or students from different colleges is that goals can only be achieved through perseverance, hard work, career related skills, desire and a strong focus on enjoying the challenge while looking forward to the end result.

Linda Hjorth's recent writing has included (co edited) "Technology and Society: A Bridge to the 21st Century, " with B. Eichler, A. Khan and J. Morello. (Prentice Hall, 2000); "Who Do You Think You Are? Interpersonal Interactions" with M. Bakalis (Prentice Hall, l998) and "The Irwin Career Handbook" (Richard D. Irwin Publishing Company, l993.) She has also published several instructor's manuals and test files that support psychology textbooks.

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