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Student Success in College: Doing What Works!,
3rd Edition

Christine Harrington

ISBN-13: 9781337406130 | ISBN-10: 1337406139

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 320 pages

List Price USD $144.95

Overview

STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 3rd Edition, is an academically rigorous, yet accessible approach to the first-year seminar. Using a raise-the-bar and raise-the-support framework, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE builds key decision-making, information-literacy, and critical-thinking skills; enhances research-based knowledge about what success strategies work best; teaches students how to engage with scholarly sources; and supports students to increase their motivation, self-efficacy and successful experiences through a variety of options, including digital courseware. New for 2021: Empower your students to connect the dots between what they’re learning now and their current or future careers with “How Transferable Are Your Skills?” – a new MindTap activity that challenges students to identify how personal and academic experiences can help them become career-ready.

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Dr. Christine Harrington is a professor and co-coordinator of the doctorate degree of education in community college leadership program at New Jersey City University. Prior to this role, she served a two-year term as the executive director of the Center for Student Success at the Council of County Colleges, supporting all 19 community colleges in the state with student success reform efforts. Dr. Harrington worked at Middlesex College for almost 20 years in the following roles: professor of psychology, student success course coordinator, director for the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, counselor and disability services provider. She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Lehigh University, an M.A. in counseling and personnel services and a B.A. in psychology from The College of New Jersey. She taught the student success course at the community college level for more 15 years, often teaching special sections for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Harrington frequently presents at national conferences, colleges and universities on student success and teaching and learning topics such as student engagement and motivation, the syllabus and dynamic lecturing. She is the lead or sole author for numerous books including Why First-Year Seminars Matter: Helping Students Choose and Stay on a Path, Keeping us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-based Evidence) on What Works and Why, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness, Designing a Motivational Syllabus: Creating a Learning Path for Student Engagement, Ensuring Learning: Supporting Faculty to Improve Student Success and Engaging Faculty in Guided Pathways: A Practical Resource for College Leaders. . Dr. Harrington received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award at the Annual Conference of the First-Year Experience hosted by the National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

  • Having only seven chapters, this text offers you the flexibility to cater the course schedule to the needs of your students. It also allows you and your students to more deeply explore content and skills related to being successful, including focusing on developing high-level skills such as information literacy and critical thinking as you explore different success topics. The peer-reviewed research articles included in the text are a great vehicle for developing these skills.
  • The introductory 7 Success Strategies at a Glance give students a sneak peek at key strategies they'll need to put into action and provide them with the context around the themes covered in each chapter.
  • Chapter Summary Note-taking Models emphasize the practice of extracting key information and organizing it in a way that helps students learn. Cornell Method notes, concept maps, matrices, and new digital notes created using word processing software are featured models. Students can compare the notes they take with the models at the end of each chapter.
  • Quick Quizzes allow students to check on their learning progress. When students read the chapters in MindTap, they can click the question to see the answer. The answers are in the back of the book for students reading the hard-copy version. These quick quizzes can help students practice self-regulation.
  • Student Success in College: Doing What Works!, 3rd Edition, comes with a robust set of author-developed instructor support materials like PowerPoint slides, test banks and numerous assignment and activity suggestions. The author is available to answer questions or provide consultation or support.
  • Chapter Summary Note-taking Models emphasize the practice of extracting key information and organizing it in a way that helps students learn. Cornell Method notes, concept maps, matrices, and new digital notes created using word processing software are featured models. Students can compare the notes they take with the models at the end of each chapter.
  • Exploring the Research in Depth provides students with an opportunity to read original research studies. The following four-step process helps students engage with the content and learn essential skills: Engage via Research Prediction, Read for Key Points, Critically Think about the Research, and Build Information Literacy Skills. Peer-reviewed research articles provide an innovative way for students to practice reading, information literacy, and critical-thinking skills.
  • The Exploring the Research with the Author Videos in MindTap provide an overview of the research studies provided in the text. The support provided within this feature helps students read and understand high-level scholarly sources.
  • Exploring the Research in Depth provides students with an opportunity to read original research studies. The following four-step process helps students engage with the content and learn essential skills: Engage via Research Prediction, Read for Key Points, Critically Think about the Research, and Build Information Literacy Skills. Peer-reviewed research articles provide an innovative way for students to practice reading, information literacy, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Quick Quizzes allow students to check on their learning progress. When students read the chapters in MindTap, they can click the question to see the answer. The answers are in the back of the book for students reading the hard-copy version. These quick quizzes can help students practice self-regulation.
  • The Exploring the Research with the Author Videos in MindTap provide an overview of the research studies provided in the text. The support provided within this feature helps students read and understand high-level scholarly sources.
  • MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience that combines student learning tools -- readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments -- into a Learning Path that guides students through their course. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing the order of the content and by adding their own content in the Learning Path.
  • MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon Student Success in College. MindTap combines student learning tools -- readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments -- into a Learning Path that guides students through their course. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing the order of the content and by adding their own content in the Learning Path via apps that integrate into the MindTap framework. The Learning Path for Student Success in College will include learning outcomes, readings, activities, videos, and chapter quizzes.
  • The introductory 7 Success Strategies at a Glance give students a sneak peek at key strategies they'll need to put into action and provide them with the context around the themes covered in each chapter.
  • Exploring the Research in Summary is featured at the beginning of every chapter. Not only does this provide students with a brief overview of a relevant research study that is connected to the chapter content, but it also serves as a reminder to students that the content in this book is based on research, not opinions.

Table of Contents

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Preface.
Part I: DETERMINING YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS.
Introduction: Getting Started.
College Expectations: Getting a Strong Start. Value of the First-Year Seminar Course.
1. Discovering the Value of Education and Sharpening Key Thinking Skills
Exploring the Research in Summary. Value of College Education: Societal and Individual Benefits. Decision Making. Information Literacy. Critical Thinking. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
2. Setting Goals and Choosing a Career Path.
Exploring the Research in Summary. Setting Goals. Career Exploration and Decision Making. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
Part II: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS FOR SUCCESS.
3. Building Academic Skills.
Exploring the Research in Summary. How Memory Works: Building Foundational Knowledge. Active reading strategies. Note-taking. Study strategies (include a chart of effective and ineffective approaches). Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
4. Strengthening Soft Skills.
Exploring the Research in Summary. What are Soft Skills? Professionalism.
Time and Project Management. Interpersonal Skills. Leadership. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
5. Demonstrating Knowledge and Skills.
Exploring the Research in Summary. Purpose of Academic Tasks. Academic Integrity. Papers and Presentations. Test-Taking Strategies. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
Part III: BEING SUCCESSFUL: PLANS AND PERSEVERANCE.
6. Mapping Your Path to Success: Plans and Action Steps.
Exploring the Research in Summary. Creating an Academic Plan. Exploring Experiential Learning Opportunities. Career Planning: Discovering the Power of Networking. Financial Planning. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
7. Staying on Track and Celebrating Success.
Exploring the Research in Summary. Reflecting on Progress. Staying Motivated. Managing Stress. Being Resilient and Developing Grit. Celebrating Success. Chapter Summary: Note Taking Model.
Exploring the Research in Depth Appendix.
Answer Key Appendix.
References Index.
Subject Index.

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