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FOCUS on Community College Success (4th edition) by Constance StaleyFOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 4th Edition, speaks directly to community college students, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement, as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The fourth edition includes expanded coverage on resilience, with strategies for assessing and building resilience. A revised section on the importance of group work gives students the tools they need to successfully collaborate. Now available with MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS. MindTap combines learning tools--readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments --into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results.
Community College Companion: everything you wanted to know about succeeding in a two-year school by Mark C. RowhEnrollment at community colleges is booming. but as students of all ages pursue this path many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships. Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experience to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan.
College Knowledge for the Community College Student by David Louis Schoem; Lynn DunlapMost students arrive at college not fully aware of just how different the college experience is from other prior experiences. The intellectual and social expectations, as well as the rules and regulations, are different, and not just different from high school. While all college students must learn to negotiate the transition to college, the challenges for those who enroll in community colleges are unique. Many community college students work, and many work full-time. Many also have family responsibilities—children, partners, and aging parents. A majority of community college students are the first in their family to enroll in college. Some students—both from abroad and from the United States--do not speak English fluently. Some students are retired military personnel. and some are seeking to make a career change. This book strives to speak to this diversity as well as to situations specific to today’s U.S. community college students. College Knowledge for the Community College Student is a road map and tour guide for a successful community college experience and education. Tips are based on research and the wisdom and advice of other community college students and are designed to help students learn, succeed, graduate, and have a rewarding and fulfilling community college experience.
Publication Date: 2011
The Community College Career Track by Thomas SnyderGet a good education without massive debt, and enter a fieldthat's actually hiring In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up ingrowth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, healthcare, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobscan pay as well as, or much better than, the average income forfour-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels ofday-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in thecommunity colleges. In The Community College Career Track,Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well asmid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to takingthat path and completing it successfully. The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job andcareer has broken down for large numbers of young people, many ofwhom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't requirea degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collarand blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining forsecond careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through anaffordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech CommunityCollege, Indiana's statewide community college system and thelargest singly accredited community college system in thecountry Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatchfrom both sides, first as a highly successful business executiveand now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient,affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfyinglife.
Publication Date: 2012
The Community College Experience by Amy BaldwinFor 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.