On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

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Houghton Mifflin Company, Jul 6, 2001 - Education - 238 pages
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The Third Edition of On Course includes more materials on career planning yet maintains its focus on life and study skills. In addition, Downing blends practical study tips with journal skills in a style that is down-to-earth and positive.Icons denote Principals at Work sections, which show the importance of success strategies in choosing the right career, getting hired, and succeeding in the working world.Revised Case Studies for Critical Thinking apply strategies to a real-life problem, focusing on topics such as procrastination and collaborative workThe On Course web site provides additional activities for students and links to relevant sites that help reinforce the lessons from the text.

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very helpful. has steps, behaviors and habits to use to keep yourself on course to your dreams and goals. it is very motivational. Read full review


Getting On Course to Your Success
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Accepting Personal Responsibility

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SKIP DOWNING is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was Professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC's Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven strategies of success to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Click here to see the data from BCCC as well as many other institutions using the On Course text. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible partners in their education and to achieve greater success in college and in life. These workshops offer participants the option of earning three graduate credits in a follow-up on-line course. Dr. Downing's teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is empowering its students to live rich, personally fulfilling lives.

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