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College Success

(4 reviews)

Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas

Lisa August, Canisius College

James Bennett, Herzing University

Copyright Year: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781951693176

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Eva Akiyama, Counseling Faculty, Rogue Community College on 1/8/21

This text is a thoughtfully-designed, solid introduction to topics that would be most relevant to a new college student. The 12 chapters cover appropriate topics of consideration - things like learning styles, time management, study skills, and... read more

Reviewed by Marva Solomon, Instructor, Lane Community College on 12/29/20

This book is very comprehensive, it covers all relevant topics that a first year college student should read and integrate in their college lives. Important information on adjusting to college life to information about choosing a career path is... read more

Reviewed by Brenda McDonald, Instructor, Central Oregon Community College on 12/27/20

The book is quite comprehensive and covers most every topic that I enjoy in teaching this class – including the cultural shift from high school, financial literacy, academic/career planning, time management, etc. The only topic that I thought... read more

Reviewed by Sofia Montero, Lecturer III, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on 11/20/20

The listed topics are comprehensive in scope and contain all of the necessary topics relevant to student success. Including a chapter on financial literacy and healthy lifestyle was a refreshing addition to a book aimed at supporting student's... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Exploring College
  • 2. Knowing Yourself as a Learner
  • 3. Managing Your Time and Priorities
  • 4. Planning Your Academic Pathways
  • 5. Reading and Notetaking
  • 6. Studying, Memory, and Test Taking
  • 7. Thinking
  • 8. Communicating
  • 9. Understanding Civility and Cultural Competence
  • 10. Understanding Financial literacy
  • 11. Engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle
  • 12. Planning for Your Future

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About the Book

OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.  

About the Contributors


Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas

Lisa August, Canisius College

James Bennett, Herzing University