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Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter

 "Student Success in College merits serious attention by both the communities of practice and scholarship in Higher Education." (Journal of Higher EducationMar-April/2008)

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Keys To Success: Building Successful Intelligence For College, Career, And
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Keys to SuccessKeys To Success has set the standard for helping readers understand how to be successful in College, Career, and Life. This revision builds on this strength, while adding the new dimension of successful intelligence. Through building their ability to think analytically, creatively, and practically, readers can understand their own power to choose and to act as they proceed through life and the world of work.

This book shows readers how what helps them succeed in college will also serve them on the job and in life, Keys to Success appeals to every age (traditional and older) and stage (full-time, part-time, working, parenting) of reader. All new stories have been introduced to address the current challenges today’s student faces–e.g., values, goal setting, time management, basic stress management, test taking strategies, balancing school with work, returning to school as an older student, dealing with financial needs, parenting, supporting various lifestyles and schedules, etc. Learning Styles coverage shows a clearer delineation of the two learning styles assessments and makes them more useful: how you learn and how you interact with others. Keys To Success provides specific strategies to play to strengths, compensate for weaknesses, and build study skills. 

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Been There, Should've Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College


Been There, Should've Done That has become interwoven into the everyday academic and social interactions of students and faculty across America. This book reflects how the strategies and opportunities for success have expanded, as have the distractions and amount of information to sift through. While so much has changed, so much is the same. Students offer their shouldves and couldves and their advice continues to be as expert as it gets.

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The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In (Everything: School and Careers)The Everything College Survival book cover

The second edition of this top seller includes all-new information on everything from admissions to excelling in the classroom. And, with a new take on student life, this new edition is perfect for today's college students.

Readers learn to:

  • Pack for the big move away from home
  • Manage their money
  • Make new friends
  • Balance academic and social life

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How to Create a Magical College Life

Read this e-book and in just a few hours you'll have 25 tested strategies that will bring you better grades, healthier personal relationships, and super self-confidence!

What Do You Want from Your College Experience?
•    Good grades?
•    To prepare for a satisfying and rewarding career?
•    To acquire skills you can use in other areas of your life?
•    To mature as a person and become more confident and independent?
•    To make strong friendships that will last a lifetime?
•    To prepare for a graduate level degree or other advanced studies?
•    To finally decide what you want to do with the rest of your life?

Whatever your dream or ambition, you can achieve it.  But you need a plan -- a strategic approach that will help you target your goals like a laser and take you from where you are now to where you want to be!

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Successful Writing in College

Successful College Writing Successful College Writing meets students where they are, offering extensive instruction in careful and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 64 professional and student readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition.

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