Rhythms of College Success: A Journey of Discovery, Change, and Mastery

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007 - Education - 315 pages
For courses in Student Success or First Year Experience. His message is memorable; his energy is contagious. Building on Steve Piscitelli's classroom experiences and workshops, his new book Rhythms of College Success: A Journey of Discovery, Change and Mastery focuses on the whole student - both internally and externally. It embraces the power of personal choice and addresses the (sometimes) competing needs of first-year students. Using a universal theme of music, the book offers memorable messages that show how respect, responsibility, reflection, and renewal can fuel student success. Throughout the text, readers are introduced to the 4R's and how these, along with change and life balance, impact one's future and one's success. More than 100 activities, 75 figures and innovative part openers keep students engaged and help them on their own journey of discovery, change and mastery.

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Contents

College success without the blues
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Key transitional issues facing students
10
Summary
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Steve Piscitelli has accumulated more than two decades of teaching and professional development experience. He has taught students of varying abilities and grade levels, from middle school through the university level. He has been recognized for his effective teaching style with awards at the school, county, and international level. Steve is also a seasoned workshop developer and presenter. He brings energy, humor, interaction, live original music, and practicality to his workshops. Steve received degrees from Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Florida. He is currently a professor of history, education, and student success at Florida Community College in Jacksonville. In addition to this second edition of "Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?," Pearson Prentice Hall published his 2008 book "Rhythms of College Success: A Journey of Discovery, Change, and Mastery." Steve, also, has authored numerous articles and a history review book for students. Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

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