Your College Experience
Thirteenth Edition   ©2018

Your College Experience

Strategies for Success

John N. Gardner , Betsy O. Barefoot

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-06830-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-06830-1; Format: Paper Text, 400 pages

  • The latest research on the First-Year Experience. Your College Experience represents not only the practical experience of the authors' 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. Citations throughout this edition have been updated to reflect the very latest research on the first-year experience.
  • Continued emphasis on the top ten High-Impact Practices. Developed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the ten High-Impact Educational Practices have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds, and include such approaches as collaboration, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research, diversity, service learning, internships, and more. High-Impact Practices are presented in Chapter 1 and then integrated throughout the text with a unique icon.
  • Critical thinking activities and exercises in every chapter. These features encourage students to think critically about the material and reflect on their college experience.
  • Your Turn collaborative learning activities. These activities are divided into five types and can be used to help strengthen the bond between students and their college communities. These activities incorporate the High-Impact Practices that are featured throughout the text.
  • Tech Tip features in every chapter that highlight the link between technology and learning. These features introduce critical technology skills that span the classroom and real life.
  • Use Your Resources boxes connect students to their campus, faculty, and other students. To help students take more control of their own success, every chapter includes a quick overview of additional resources for support, including learning-assistance centers, books, Web sites, and fellow students.