Thriving in the Community College and Beyond delivers content through modalities that are both visual and emotional. Snapshot summary boxes, concept maps, humorous illustrations, authors’ experiences, content-relevant quotes from successful people in more than one fields, and first-hand perspectives of current college students appear all the way through. Thriving in the Community College and Beyond provides a research-driven curriculum for making improvements to the retention and success of students enrolled in community and technical colleges. It delivers information in a way if you want to stimulate motivation to be told, deepen learning, and reinforce memory. A Thought Starter question begins each and every chapter and is designed to stimulate thoughts and feelings about the upcoming topic. Think About It questions and Journal Entries periodically interrupt reading to pause, reflect, and think deeply about the material just read. Exercises at the end of each and every chapter ask for further reflection on the knowledge acquired from the chapter and End of Chapter Reflections ask questions that allow reflection and application to your success in college and in life. The new 2nd edition accommodates: A new chapter on appropriate on-line and in-class behavior An end of chapter reflection and an end of book reflection which could be the beginning of a portfolio or final assignment for the course A breakdown of studying and test taking into two separate chapters Up to date chapters that reflect the needs of today’s community college students Thriving in the Community College and Beyond makes a speciality of the student as a whole person, including both academic and personal development, and highlights college-success and life-success strategies.
Thriving in the Community College and Beyond: Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development