The Community College Experience, Brief Edition (3rd Edition)

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9780132480864: The Community College Experience, Brief Edition (3rd Edition)

For Freshman Orientation, Introduction to College, College Survival, and College Seminar courses.  The first book on the market written with the first-time community college student in mind, this text provides basic information as well as encouragement for the non-traditional student—it shows that going to college and balancing work and family can be accomplished without compromising students’ success. 

 

The Community College Experience Brief covers a range of topics from making the transition into college culture, to practicing active learning and study skills, and preparing for a degree and a career. Each chapter, including the return of the time and energy management chapter, explores a major “college survival” topic in depth and provides a wealth of information for anyone who has stepped onto campus for the first time, all in a straightforward, easy-to-read format.  The third edition now offers exciting new features such Tech Tactics, using technology and websites to further understanding, and Emotional Intelligence Check-Up, which allows students to explore four key emotional intelligence characteristics that can help them succeed.

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The first book on the market written with the first-time community college student in mind, this text provides basic information as well as encouragement for the non-traditional student–it shows that going to college and balancing work and family can be accomplished without compromising students’ success.  It covers a range of topics from making the transition into college culture, to practicing active learning and study skills, and preparing for a degree and a career. Each chapter, including the return of the time and energy management chapter, explores a major “college survival” topic in depth and provides a wealth of information for anyone who has stepped onto campus for the first time, all in a straightforward, easy-to-read format.

 

NEW and REVISED Features:

  • Buzz Boxes - provide additional information with “voices” of students; much like tweets in Twitter or status updates in Facebook, students, professors, and counselors get to say what is on their mind. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 11).
  • Emotional Intelligence Check-Up - includes directions and a short scenario that allows students to work through three parts of the process: feeling, thinking, and acting. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 4). 
  • Tech Tactics - provides information about the immediate technological support colleges offer as well as current technology that can assist in their educational goals with recommended websites for students. (In every chapter. Ex. - Chapter 6).
  • Your Terms of Success - gives an overview of common words students will encounter as well as their meanings to help them "speak the language".  (In every chapter; Ex. Chapter 1). 
  • Appendix C: Avoiding Plagiarism - outlines much-needed information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in a variety of college settings. (Ex. - After Appendix B).  
  • Relating to Others Exercises - Collaboration exercise renamed so students see the connection in relating. (In every chapter).

  • Reflection and Critical Thinking Exercises - asks students questions about the material or about how to apply the material to new situations and stop, think, and consider questions. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 4).

  • Integrity Matters - students explore how integrity–both academic and personal–relates to their own lives and they can reflect on how they act with integrity in all aspects of their college experiences. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 9).

  • Transfer Tips: From College to University and Transfer Tips: From College to Career - allow students to apply the chapter’s topic to the world beyond the community college and see how these essential tools of college success are building blocks for life fulfillment. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 7).

For more information about the book including its’ support package, go to www.pearsonhighered.com/studentsuccess  

  

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About the Author:

Amy Baldwin has been teaching college success, writing, and literature at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas since 1996.  Among the many hats community college faculty like Amy wear, she has also served as the professional development coordinator and co-director of the Achieving the Dream initiative. She has taught on-campus and online classes since 1999 and has presented nearly 100 workshops across the U.S. on the topics of numerous topics including student success, research writing, academic integrity, and online teaching.  She has also written for The Teaching Professor, Community College Week,and Student Health 101. Her texts, The First Generation Experience 1st edition and The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition, are published by Pearson. Amy received her B.A. in English Literature from Rhodes College and her M.A. in English Literature from Washington University. She is currently working on her doctorate in higher education, with a focus on student retention.  Amy lives with her husband and two children in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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