Betsy O. Barefoot

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“The content is perfect for students entering college at all levels. The book covers basic survival skills for college and life—this is excellent information no matter your academic skill level.”
—Kerry Tew, Arkansas State University

“This textbook is culturally respectful and intellectually challenging. Students have an opportunity to delve into concepts and theories in an interesting way that requires them to work and think at higher levels of learning.”
—Barb Garrett; Pike Peaks Community College

“This is a great text for first year and re-entry students that acts as a toolkit and has great interactive and current information.”
—Noemi Iraci, Palomar College

“Step by Step is a college success book that is full of activities designed for an active classroom.”
—Cecelia Brewer, University of Central Missouri

“We chose Step by Step because we liked the streamlined design and the low cost. The chapters were easy to read with helpful navigational tools...the page layout is effective in breaking up a lot of information so that it doesn't seem overwhelming or tiresome. Students can essentially read chunks of information at a time.”
—Paige Huskey, Clark State Community College

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“This is a solid resource that focuses on key topics for the first-year student. I gives a lot of practical suggestions in a clear /informative format. I would strongly recommend this as a springboard for designing your first-year seminar.”
Margaret Garroway; English/World Languages, Howard Community College

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“This is a solid resource that focuses on key topics for the first-year student. It gives a lot of practical suggestions in a clear /informative format. I would strongly recommend this as a springboard for designing your first-year seminar.”
Margaret Garroway; English/World Languages, Howard Community College

“This concise text does a very good job of focusing on the academic skills we want our students to learn. The text provides a good foundation for our students in critical thinking, study and test-taking skills and time management. It also provides the students with other helpful information to help them succeed. A few examples are learning styles, emotional intelligence, diversity and money management.”
Donna Musselman; Student Development Instruction, Santa Fe College

“Great layout with lots of useable material. Excellent thought-provoking prompts and content.”
Christine Benson; Academic Advising & First-Year Experience, Madonna University

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“I would recommend this book to a colleague as I've always recommended "Your College Experience...". It's the only book that I feel addresses the open-enrollment, non-residential student audience and their specific needs and issues.”
-Sheila Lau,  Student Services—Counseling, Diablo Valley College

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“I would recommend this book to a colleague as I've always recommended "Your College Experience...". It's the only book that I feel addresses the open-enrollment, non-residential student audience and their specific needs and issues.”
-Sheila Lau,  Student Services—Counseling, Diablo Valley College

“The chapters are comprehensive, well written, and address issues that incoming freshmen will face during their first semester of college. By acquiring the skills listed in the chapters the students will suffer less frustration and hopefully less failure.”
-Carol Warren, Humanities, Georgia Perimeter College

“Your College Experience" is a textbook that does a solid job of connecting students to both the big and small picture of attending college.”
-Rebecca Davis, Advisement and Counseling, Hudson County Community College

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“…to the point and comprehensive in coverage to give all students the practical help they need to set goals, succeed, and stay in college so that their hopes and dreams can become realities.”
- Jacques Surrency; College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University

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“…to the point and comprehensive in coverage to give all students the practical help they need to set goals, succeed, and stay in college so that their hopes and dreams can become realities.”
- Jacques Surrency; College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University

Step-by-Step to College and Career Success has been used by our students for the past five years. The material is relevant and helps enhance learning for those students that are just starting their college journey.”
- Michelle Van de Sande; Developmental Studies-College Prep, Arapahoe Community College

“A concise, easy to read text designed to help new students learn the necessary skills to succeed in college.”
- Mike Wood; First-Year Programs, Missouri State University

“A readable, attractive book with much relevant information and practical activities for first year students including time management and study skills.” - Kathleen Fitzpatrick; Arts and Sciences, Daniel Webster College

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"This text offers more than my current book, specifically, why the student has enrolled in college. As a community college instructor, this question is so important because it is a question that many community college students have not given serious consideration."

— Pamela Price, Mercer County Community College

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