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Academic Success

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Cristy Bartlett, University of Southern Queensland

Tyler Cawthray, University of Southern Queensland

Linda Clark, University of Southern Queensland

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Language: English

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Reviewed by Madeline Goldman, Adjunct Instructor and Academic Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 8/9/22

I think this book is very thorough in it's review of challenges that first year students face as well as how they can overcome these barriers. I would find this topic extremely important in the student success class that I teach. It also covers a... read more

Reviewed by Rebecca Steen, Academic Advisor II/Adjunct Faculty, Rogue Community College on 3/11/22

Academic Success was a comprehensive text that would be a great resource for students to consult when going into higher education. read more

Reviewed by Brenda Williams, Part-time Faculty, Lane Community College on 12/21/21

This is a great book to learn about how to succeed at the university. Every section has a picture at the top and then the key points. It uses a variety of graphs and pictures. I did not see any videos or glossaries. read more

Reviewed by Andrew Lehr, Dean of Student Academic Support, University of Saint Francis on 12/15/21

The book does an excellent job of covering a comprehensive overview of academic factors that impact student success during college. The book is well-researched and full of different topics that all apply to students, especially first-year... read more

Reviewed by Abe Saunders, Instructor, Learning Strategies, College of Charleston on 2/22/21

The search feature serves as a very nice index of the thorough content in this textbook. read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Part A: Successful Beginnings
    • Beginnings
    • Adjusting to University
    • Successful Connections
  • II. Part B: Successful Foundations
    • English Language Foundations
    • Working with Information
  • III. Part C: Successful Study Skills
    • Goals and Priorities
    • Combatting Procrastination
    • Time Management
    • Study Space
    • Reading
    • Notetaking
    • Thinking
  • IV. Part D: Successful Assessment
    • Managing Assessment
    • Writing Assignments
    • Types of Assignments
    • Presentations
    • Preparing for Exams
    • Types of Exams

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  • About the Book

    Academic Success is designed to help students on their university journey. It is divided into four parts, each reflecting different aspects of a student’s tertiary experience. Part A: Successful Beginnings addresses what it is like to be a new student at an Australian university. Part B: Successful Foundations introduces basic skills in English language, techniques for accessing and working with information, and understanding academic integrity. Part C: Successful Study Skills presents the everyday, core skills that successful students use while at university. Lastly, Part D: Successful Assessment meets head-on the challenges of tertiary assessments. This open book ultimately aids students across all disciplines in achieving academic success at university.

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    Cristy Bartlett, University of Southern Queensland

    Tyler Cawthray, University of Southern Queensland

    Linda Clark, University of Southern Queensland

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