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The Freshman Survival Guide
by Bradbury-Haehl, Nora; McGarvey, Bill

9781455539000Nora Bradbury-Haehl; Bill McGarveyThe Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college. - Description from Syndetics

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
by Coplin, William D

9781607741459Bill Coplin10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised: The Skills You Need to SucceedA handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate--revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes. Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction. - Description from Syndetics

How to Succeed in College Mathematics
by Dahlke, Richard

9780615168036Richard DahlkeHow to Succeed in College Mathematics: A Guide for the College Mathematics StudentThis guide or reference book is for the college mathematics student, but is also valuable for college prep high school students, and, for college and high school, inexperienced and experienced instructors, academic support personnel, and counselors. The book addresses comprehensively, authoritatively, and authentically, the issues students face in college mathematics. The ideas, grounded in research and experience, could keep students from receiving an undesirable grade, dropping a course, changing an area of concentration, or dropping out of college. There are many gems of wisdom for the struggling to the strong mathematics student. Students will find out how to: improve as a problem solver; manage assignments; determine if they have course prerequisites; work with symbolic form; read their textbooks; get the most out of class; make the most of their learning styles; work with classmates; select and work with their instructors; determine if they should drop a course; retake a course; decrease procrastination and anxiety; increase confidence and motivation; prepare for and take examinations; manage time, a job, and scheduling of classes. A table of contents and index are included, making it easy to maneuver through the book and find what is needed. The author, Dr. Richard M. Dahlke, began his career as a high mathematics teacher. He subsequently spent 34 years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, teaching all levels of mathematics, but focusing on teaching calculus-track courses in the lower division, and courses for preservice elementary and secondary mathematics concentrators. - Description from Syndetics

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and Life
by Downing, Skip

9781439085226Skip DowningOn CourseON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS EDITION will engage you with the tools you need to take charge of your success in college and in life. As you learn new strategies, you will have the opportunity to practice applying new skills to solve academic challenges. With improved critical and creative problem solving you will be able to achieve greater success in all parts of your life. You can practice new skills using the case studies, and then work towards creating your very own academic skills plan.A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the text helps you to identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential. You have an opportunity to revisit your self-assessment at the conclusion of the text. Guided journal entries help you develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. - Description from Syndetics

Present Like a Pro
by Hausman, Carl

9781440853289Carl Hausman; D4EO Literary Agency StaffPresent Like a Pro: The Modern Guide to Getting Your Point Across in Meetings, Speeches, and the MediaHighly accessible, full of memorable examples, and at times amusing, this book presents ten powerful techniques for getting your point across in all venues--including new media. * Clearly explains how to identify the best approach for a presentation, gear your speech toward your audience, and ensure a presentation is a resounding success * Describes how to make your voice more powerful, clear, and appealing by employing techniques used by broadcasters, voice artists, and singers * Identifies strategies for going beyond the old-fashioned "public speaking" mode into the modern world of the media-savvy presenter who integrates different formats and technologies into his or her approach--a particularly valuable skill set for entrepreneurs * Teaches how to develop flexible skills that will allow you to persuade, captivate, and entertain, regardless of the specific purpose of your presentation - Description from Syndetics

College Success for Students with Disabilities
by Ingersoll, Irene

9781476662886Irene IngersollCollege Success for Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Finding and Using Resources, with Real-World StoriesThe demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out--at a much higher rate than their peers. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college. The author explains Americans with Disabilities Act laws and outlines steps for requesting and implementing college staff, classroom and testing accommodations. Student testimonies are included, advising on which assistive technologies and resources have worked to achieve academic success. - Description from Syndetics

The Her Campus Guide to College Life
by Lewis, Stephanie Kaplan; Wang, Annie Chandler; Western, Windsor Hanger

9781440585111Stephanie Kaplan Lewis; Windsor Hanger Western; Annie Chandler Wang; Her Campus Her Campus EditorsThe Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your LifeAs seen on The Today Show "Some things are common sense, but some things aren't--especially when it comes to navigating a college campus in a way that's fun, independent and totally safe. This guide touches on everything from dating and studying, to making friends and joining clubs outside of class." From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom. - Description from Syndetics

The Oxford Guide to Library Research
by Mann, Thomas

9780199931064Thomas MannThe Oxford Guide to Library ResearchThe information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book willanswer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on aparticular topic, rather than just "something quickly" on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching - which are not available on the Web - that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed byrelevance-ranking computer algorithms?This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussionsof the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods ofsearching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do - and of what not to do.The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet - the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than anyother research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's "digital natives." - Description from Syndetics

MLA Handbook
by Modern Language Association

9781603292627The Modern Language Association of AmericaMLA HandbookThe Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook . Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style. - Description from Syndetics

How to Study in College
by Pauk, Walter; Owens, Ross J. Q

9781133960782Walter Pauk; Ross J. Q. OwensHow to Study in CollegeOver a million students have transformed adequate work into academic achievement with this best-selling text. HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE sets students on the path to success by helping them build a strong foundation of study skills, and learn how to gain, retain, and explain information. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on vocabulary building. Questions in the Margin, based on the Cornell Note Taking System, places key questions about content in the margins of the text to provide students with a means for reviewing and reciting the main ideas. Students then use this technique--the Q-System--to formulate their own questions. The Eleventh Edition maintains the straightforward and traditional academic format that has made HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE the leading study skills text in the market. - Description from Syndetics

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