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

  • A reconceived Chapter 1, "Thriving in College and Life," features new content on the concept of thriving, which is tied into the role of the college success course and this textbook. A new section helps students appreciate the "VIPs" they’ll encounter in college, such as fellow students, peer leaders, and college staff. The revised Chapter 1 also introduces the concept of "Beginning with the End in Mind," which aims to help students focus on the ultimate outcomes of their college experience.
  • An expanded Chapter 2, "Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence," features more robust coverage of motivation, attitude, mindsets, and resilience, in addition to emotional intelligence. These topics and are now covered earlier in the text to reflect their significant impact on college success.
  • New themes of diversity are explored in a revised and peer-reviewed Chapter 13 "Diversity." These include the topic of microaggressions, a major concern on college campuses, as well as appreciating diversity not only in college but also in the workplace and in life. The chapter also includes an up-to-date section on sexual and gender identity.
  • The "Majors and Careers" chapter, which has been moved up from Chapter 15 to Chapter 11, includes updated discussions on the evolving economy and branding yourself.