John N. Gardner
Betsy O. Barefoot
(Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey)
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Part I: Welcome to Your College ExperienceChapter 1: The Essentials for College Success The College Experience Setting Goals for Achieving Your Purpose Academic Planning Making the Transition by Connecting with OthersChapter 2: Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence The Importance of Motivation Attitude and Mindset Resilience Understanding Emotional Intelligence How Emotions Influence Success and Well-BeingChapter 3: Managing Time, Energy, and Money Managing Your Time Managing Your Energy Managing Your MoneyChapter 4: Discovering How You Learn How People Learn The VARK Learning Styles Inventory The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Multiple Intelligences When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Conflict Learning with a Learning Disability
Part II: Succeeding in CollegeChapter 5: Getting the Most Out of Class Become Engaged in Learning Engage before Class and between Class Meetings Participate in Class Take Effective NotesChapter 6: Reading to Learn from College Textbooks A Plan for Active Reading Strategies for Reading Textbooks Improving Your ReadingChapter 7: Studying, Understanding, and Remembering Studying in College: Making Choices and Concentrating How Memory Works Improving Your Memory Studying to Understand and RememberChapter 8: Taking Tests Successfully Getting Ready Taking the Test Types of Tests Types of Questions Overcoming Test Anxiety Cheating and PlagiarismChapter 9: Collecting, Evaluating, and Using Information Information Literacy Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic Using the Library Evaluating Sources Using Your Research in Writing The Writing Process Using Your Research in Presentations.
Part III: Your Path to Success in College and BeyondChapter 10: Thinking Critically College-Level Thinking Developing Strong Thinking Skills Applying Your Critical-Thinking Skills Bloom’s Taxonomy and the First Year of CollegeChapter 11: Maintaining Wellness and Relationships in a Diverse World Understanding Wellness Managing Your Relationships Thriving in Diverse EnvironmentsChapter 12: Making the Right Career Choice Careers and the New Economy Self-Exploration in Career Planning Planning for Your Career Getting Experience Job Search Strategies Skills Employers Seek Staying on the Path to Success
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