Twelfth Edition   ©2017

Your College Experience Concise

John N. Gardner , Betsy O. Barefoot

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-02919-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-02919-7; Format: Paper Text

College Success, streamlined

This less expensive, streamlined edition of Your College Experience presents a straightforward, realistic, and intelligent review of the skills students need to succeed in college. The text focuses on the academic skills taught in college success courses while additional coverage of emotional intelligence, learning styles, diversity, and money help students get off to a great start.

While maintaining its hallmark theme of goal setting, the new edition provides practical strategies across all topics of the book to help students be successful from the start. The book features a fresh new design and a strong new emphasis on the ten research-based High Impact Practices suggested by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Chapters on Emotional Intelligence and Thinking have been thoroughly updated with tools and strategies students use on campus right now.

Students and instructors will benefit from our powerful LaunchPad Solo course space including a rich trove of videos; LearningCurve, an adaptive, game-like study system; and more. A full package of instructional support materials provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention. Also available: ACES, a nationally norm-referenced student self-assessment of non-cognitive and cognitive skills.

“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