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African American Student's Guide to College Success by Ph.D., FErik Brooks; Glenn L. StarksThis encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college, tells stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment, provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations and explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses.
Publication Date: 2015
First Year Student to First Year Success by Tom Krieglstein; Melissa Ruiz; Sabina De Matteo; Lia RothschildThis book is for incoming and first year college students who are ready to make the most of their college experience, beyond what you might hear at at orientation. A combination of the super secret insider tips to college that either us authors learned themselves, or they kept hearing from their campus leadership programs. Includes classroom seating tips, to self-care techniques, to scoring the perfect campus job, this book is your insider's guide to college success that most likely won't be told to you at orientation. College can be one of the most exciting times in your life and with our field guide in hand, you're already well on your way to going from first-year student to first year success!
Publication Date: 2016
College 101 by Concordia Publishing HouseCollege 101: A Christian Survival Guide has something to offer everyone, college freshmen or a seasoned college student. Students who know what it means to live on a university campus offer practical advice day-to-day living as well. Experience the challenges and joys of college life as these young Christians share their ideas for living and thriving on campus.
After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships, and Faith by Erica Young Reitz"The first year out was one of the hardest years of my life." --CurtThe years after college can be some of the most uncertain, unstable times of life. Recent graduates grieve the loss of community, question their place in the world and struggle to find meaningful work. It can be shocking to discover that college did not fully prepare you for the challenges you now face."It's much rougher than I thought. I thought things would just play out, and they didn't. I don't have friends, I don't have a job and I hang out with my parents every night." --KateBut you are not alone. For more than a decade, Erica Young Reitz has specialized in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to postcollege life. Drawing on best practices and research on senior preparedness, she offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness and flourishing during a critical, transitional time. This practical guide addresses the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more.Discover how you can thrive beyond your undergraduate years. If you feel lost in transition, here are resources to help you flourish as a Christ-follower in a complex world.
Publication Date: 2016-07-08
Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies by Janet MacDonald; Linda CreanorStarting with effective practice in learning, and shows how technology can support that good practice. Authors show the many ways in which online and mobile technologies can be used for study and give you guidance on how best to use them for learning in higher education, whether that is at college or university, or within your workplace. This survival guide combines advice on effective learning, practical tips on using technology successfully to give you a smart approach to accessing, recording, sharing and revising information and knowledge. In an increasingly competitive job market this will also be attractive to prospective employers.
Publication Date: 2010
Success as a Student with Disabilities
Succeeding As a Student in the Stem Fields with an Invisible Disability by Christy OslundThe STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. In preparation, this guide for students and their families that explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offers practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.
Publication Date: 2013
Top Tips for Asperger Students by Rosemary Martin; Caitlin Cooper; Leslie IlicThis easy-to-use book, Rosemary Martin provides guidance and invaluable advice for students on the autism spectrum as they plan for and settle into college life. With straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. Helpful hints encourage everyone to make the most of student life in a style that suits them and reassure the reader that going to college is a big deal for every student, regardless of whether or not they are on the autism spectrum.