John N. Gardner
Betsy O. Barefoot
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Written by the most authoritative voices in college success. Authors John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot remain at the center of ongoing research in the field and this book represents not only the practical experience of their extensive careers teaching and directing this course, but also the culmination of decades of research, disseminated through two national higher education centers which they have founded and directed.
Key information at a glance. Each chapter covers key topics, presented in articles so all the information a student needs is available immediately.
A focus on topics relevant to all types of students and institutions. The authors present comprehensive and helpful information on every aspect of the college experience for a diverse student audience—from students straight out of high school to returning adult learners, from commuters to residents at all higher education institutions. Topics include critical thinking and active learning, time management, career preparation, relationships, and technology.
Student-centered tone. The authors write in a way that conveys respect and admiration for students, all the while recognizing their need for knowledge and support.
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