ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, 8th Edition, empowers students with the tools they need to take charge of their academic and lifelong success. Through short articles and guided journal entries, Skip Downing encourages students to explore and develop eight non-cognitive qualities that help them make wise choices and create success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, lifelong learning, and self-esteem. Unique to ON COURSE is the CORE Learning Process that guides students to employ study strategies that greatly enhance their learning. The new "Toolbox for Active Learners" helps students identify and implement the effective study skills that they need to excel academically. The 8th Edition also features expanded coverage of interdependence (including discussions of co-dependence, dependence and independence) and self-management (avoiding procrastination) as well as a "College Smart-Start Guide" that will help students make wise choices in the first week of college. The Annotated Instructors' Edition guides instructors to relevant exercises and materials in the newly revised ON COURSE Facilitator's Manual.