Student Success

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students

Alise Lamoreaux, Lane Community College

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

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(12 reviews)

About Writing: A Guide

Robin Jeffrey, Klamath Community College

This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. 

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(30 reviews)

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. 

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(12 reviews)

College Success

Our primary goal in writing College Success is to help you succeed in college.

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(27 reviews)

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom

Thomas C. Priester, SUNY Genesee Community College, Batavia

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

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(8 reviews)

How to Learn Like a Pro!

Phyllis Nissila, Lane Community College

How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics: learning styles and preferences, time and materials management, critical thinking and reading, note-taking, memory principles, and test-taking techniques.

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(5 reviews)

Six Steps To Job Search Success

Caroline Ceniza-Levine, SixFigureStart
Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, SixFigureStart

This book is a practical discussion of six actionable steps that students can take to land a job regardless of the market. Whether the estimate is 25% unemployment or single-digit unemployment, that number doesn’t apply to any one student. For any individual, the unemployment rate is 0% or 100%. One either has a job or doesn't. When any one person is looking for a job and there is 10% unemployment, that person just wants to be one of the nine people that has a job.

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(4 reviews)

The Process of Research Writing

Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University

The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook (or is that textweb?) suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes.

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(10 reviews)

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Mike Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

This textbook is an instruction manual to reading on the modern internet.

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(3 reviews)

Writing for Success

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.

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(33 reviews)

Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence

Amy Guptill, SUNY Brockport

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text.

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(25 reviews)