Student Success in College: Doing What Works!

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Education - 272 pages
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Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and student success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS! offers an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Your students will find success as they learn how to put the information on skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking and information literacy skills, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will help students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By providing students with shared content that is relevant and meaningful, they can practice skills they can apply immediately to their other classes. The 7 chapters in the text covers key strategies for success in college including how to use campus resources, staying motivated, setting goals, making good decisions, staying positive and establishing a support system, using memory techniques and taking notes, and preparing for tests.
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Contents

7 Smart Success Strategies
1
Getting Started Knowing Your College and Its Resources
9
Knowing Yourself A Focus on Your Strengths and Motivation
46
Setting Effective Goals and Making the Most of Your Time
75
Making Good Decisions A Focus on Academic Financial Career and Stress Management Decisions ...
111
Keys to Academic Resilience A Positive MindSet and Support System
146
Skills You Need Study Strategies Memory and Note Taking
173
Its Show Time Tests Papers and Presentations Student Success Course Article
203
References
235
Index
242
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Dr. Christine Harrington is the executive director of the New Jersey Center for Student Success at the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. In this position, she works with colleagues at all 19 community colleges on student success initiatives, including reimagining the Student Success Course within the Guided Pathways framework. Dr. Harrington has been working in higher education for 16 years at Middlesex County College in New Jersey. For the first half of her career at Middlesex County College, she worked in Student Services as a counselor and disability services provider. She then became a full-time professor of psychology and student success and served as the director for the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, a professional development center for faculty, and as the Student Success Course coordinator. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, an M.A. in counseling and personnel services, and a B.A. in psychology. Dr. Harrington was the 2016 recipient for the Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award. She has been teaching the Student Success Course at the community college level for over 15 years, and she currently teaches graduate courses on course design, assessment and feedback, as well as teaching strategies for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Dr. Harrington is a national expert on student success and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She frequently presents at national conferences, colleges and universities. In 2017, she was invited to give the plenary address on Increasing Academic Rigor in the First-Year Seminar at the 36th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Atlanta, GA, and she gave the plenary address on Dynamic Lecturing at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech, VA and at the Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Lilly Conference in Bethesda, MD.

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