College Success

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Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13:

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Theresa Harper, Academic Success Counselor, Oregon State University, on 7/16/2014.

Combines topics for an orientation to college as a whole (health, campus diversity, finances, etc.) and academic skills important for college … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kim McAloney, Academic Engagement Cultural Center Coordinator, Oregon State University, on 7/16/2014.

College Success covers a wide variety of subjects regarding the success of college students. The order of topics discussed makes sense while also … read more

 

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Reviewed by Brian Koeneman, Associate Honors Advisor, U of MN, on 6/11/2015.

The book is very thorough and comprehensive, almost to a fault. I question whether college students will read the book in its entirety but … read more

 

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Reviewed by Wesley Ferreira, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, on 1/8/2016.

One of the biggest strengths of the book is its ability to clearly articulate different learning styles and explain how students can employ … read more

 

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Reviewed by Travis Rybchinski, Instructor, Dakota College at Bottineau , on 1/8/2016.

This textbooks covers many different subject areas that can help first time college students gain success. I did not see a index or glossy but the is … read more

 

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Reviewed by Abhinav Bhargava, Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts , on 1/8/2016.

The books acknowledge a wide range of questions which are important for students. It has intrinsic information about various titles with analysis and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kelly Love, College Success Coach and Adjunct Professor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

The text is very comprehensive in many respects, sometimes to a fault because it might lose students in going into so many different topics. The one … read more

 

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Reviewed by Phyllis Nissila, Instructor, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, on 1/8/2016.

Having taught such classes for over twelve years in the community college setting, I noted the inclusion of all of my "essential topics" in this … read more

 

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Reviewed by Alise Lamoreaux, Adult Basic & Secondary Education, Lane Community College, on 1/8/2016.

College Success is an umbrella text covering a wide gamete of topics primarily related to the study skills and personal habits associated with a … read more

 

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Reviewed by Maurice Hamington, Executive Director, University Studies, Portland State University, on 1/8/2016.

College Success takes a comprehensive approach to a student's preparation for college. It is a book that should be read by anyone about to undertake … read more

 

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Reviewed by Betsy Picciano, College & Career Studies Instructor, Central Lakes College, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook covers a wide variety of topics for college success. There are 12 chapters in all. The textbook is very lengthy, yet there is no index … read more

 

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Reviewed by John Herbert, Instructor, Advisor - Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook is expansive in the breadth of topics studied, yet detailed in key areas relating to the first year college experience. That being said, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Karen (Kari ) Moore, Adjunct Professor, Umpqua Community College, on 8/22/2016.

I found the College Success text to be comprehensive. It covers all of the typical areas that college success textbooks cover. I found the … read more

 

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Reviewed by M. Barrey, Faculty, Rogue Community College, on 8/22/2016.

The book contains a variety of traditionally taught college success topics at most higher education institutions such as study skills, goal-setting, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Carolyn Slotten, Faculty Lecturer, MIami University, on 8/22/2016.

The text provided excellent comprehensiveness, ranging from academic success suggestions, personal and interpersonal advice, over-all college success … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kathleen Walker-Henderson, Early Childhood/Student Success Professor, Klamath Community College, on 8/22/2016.

This textbook covers all the areas of college success that we cover at our community college. The information on social world, finances, and your … read more

 

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Reviewed by Tobin Richardson, Teaching Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, on 12/6/2016.

This book is comprehensive in most ways. It covers a wide-range of topics which I think would be useful to most beginning college students including … read more

 

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Reviewed by Doreene Hyatt, Professor, Colorado State University, on 12/6/2016.

More comprehensive than many other college success books. I could not find an index or glossary and the table of contents had hyperlinks to each chapter. … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mary Harris, Professor and Program Director, Colorado State University, on 12/6/2016.

The text covers the important areas of college success which are well organized in chapters. The only piece missing is a section on seeking out … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jenn Edgar, Human Development Faculty, Mt. Hood Community College, on 12/6/2016.

The text is comprehensive in that it covers a wide variety of topics, and covers them in a straightforward, appropriate, and unassuming manner. … read more

 

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Reviewed by Michelle Mulhair, Academic Advisor, Concordia University, Portland, on 12/6/2016.

This book was extremely comprehensive in covering the broad topic of "Student Success". COLLEGE SUCCESS covered the typical topics of time management … read more

 

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Reviewed by Keely Donovan, Instructor/ Academic Advisor, University of Arizona, on 2/9/2017.

The book is very comprehensive and would be a great resource for traditional college students attending a university for the first time. There is no … read more

 

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Reviewed by Liz Hardy, Instructor, Rogue Community College, on 4/12/2017.

The content of this book is very comprehensive. The author provides very useful information to consider about college success. It really helps you … read more

 

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Reviewed by James Salisbury, Reference Librarian/Department Chair, Community College of Rhode Island, on 4/12/2017.

I found the text to be very thorough and comprehensive. It covers important areas that are crucial to the success of 1st year college students, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jennifer Kepka, Instructor, Linn-Benton Community College, on 6/21/2017.

The textbook covers the major topics for student success that would be expected in a book that is now several years old. It has substantial chapters … read more

 

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Reviewed by Meagan West, Assistant Director of First -Year Studies, University of Tennessee, on 6/21/2017.

Very comprehensive book for a first year experience course! The text is organized well and the table of contents makes using the online text simple to navigate.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Melanie Deffendall, Associate Professor, Delgado Community College, on 6/21/2017.

The text covers all of the typical topics for a college success textbook. The number of chapters can easily be covered in a 16 week semester. I did … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: You and Your College Experience
  • Chapter 2: Staying Motivated, Organized, and On Track
  • Chapter 3: Thinking about Thought
  • Chapter 4: Listening, Taking Notes, and Remembering
  • Chapter 5: Reading to Learn
  • Chapter 6: Preparing for and Taking Tests
  • Chapter 7: Interacting with Instructors and Classes
  • Chapter 8: Writing for Classes
  • Chapter 9: The Social World of College
  • Chapter 10: Taking Control of Your Health
  • Chapter 11: Taking Control of Your Finances
  • Chapter 12: Taking Control of Your Future

About the Book

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

According to Department of Education data, 30 percent of college freshmen leave school in their first year and as many as 50 percent never graduate. College Success is designed to help change that.

College Success has a student-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in college. This is not a textbook full of theory and extensive detail that merely discusses student success; rather, this is a how-to manual for succeeding in college. The book provides realistic, practical guidance ranging from study skills to personal health, from test taking to managing time and money. Furthermore, College Success is accessible—information is presented concisely and as simply as possible.

College Success has the following features to help you achieve your goals: Each chapter asks you to evaluate yourself because success starts with recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, your hopes and desires, and your own personal, individual realities. You’ll develop your own goals based on these self-assessments, determining what success in college really means for you as an individual. Throughout the book, you will find numerous interactive activities created to help you improve your skills. To assist you with this, the material is presented in easily digestible “chunks” of information so you can begin applying it immediately in your own life—and get the most out of your college education.

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Author(s)

College Success is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.