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On Course 9th Edition

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, CAREER, AND LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 9th Edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. “Healthy Choices” and “At Work” articles will teach you strategies for making wise choices in college and beyond. In addition, the MindTap-exclusive "Toolbox for Active Learners" provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the "Toolbox for Active Learners" will show you how much you've learned about being an effective learner. Read More

Skip Downing| Jonathan Brennan

©2020

FOCUS On Community College Success 5th Edition

Did you also know that multitasking actually reduces efficiency? FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 5th Edition, can help you cut through distractions, find more time, and accelerate your success! Like so many community college students, you’re busy with family, work, and school, rushing from place to place to fit it all in—when focus is what you really need. Written by a known leader in the field of mindfulness, this text delivers thoughtful tools and techniques that can help you better manage your time, set achievable goals, think like a manager, and deliver polished presentations—for lifelong success in any discipline. Developing these skills now will help you avoid pitfalls that derail many students, and attract employers who want committed, mindful professionals. FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 5th Edition, could be the best investment you make in your education. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley

©2019

The Essential Guide To Becoming A Master Student 5th Edition

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 5th Edition, was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities -- the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools such as the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery/Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This brief text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fifth edition includes a new chapter focused on information literacy to help you navigate the constant streams of information you face every day. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2019

Student Success In College 3rd Edition

STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 3rd Edition, will help you choose or confirm a career path and develop the skills needed to be successful in college and in your career. You'll get to see what the research says about which strategies work best so you can do what works to reach your goals. You might be surprised by some of the research findings! A unique feature of this textbook is that it includes actual research studies, so you'll get the opportunity to learn how to read and use research, building your information literacy and critical-thinking skills. These skills will serve you well in your other courses and in your career. Read More

Christine Harrington

©2019

FOCUS On College Success 5th Edition

With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed specifically to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley

©2018

Becoming A Master Student 16th Edition

BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, Sixteenth Edition, is all about discovery, intention, and action. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is your guide to the culture of higher education. Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles about success, this text will help you gain the qualities needed to become a master student. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself and help you prepare for success in school and in life. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2018

FOCUS On College And Career Success 3rd Edition

With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the third edition of Staley and Staley's FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus, driving your personal success in college -- and well beyond. Knowing how to succeed in college may seem like common sense, but this book teaches real skills you need, letting you avoid the painful trial-and-error experiences that so many students go through. It covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. All of the book's exercises are designed to help you learn more about yourself and focus on what you need to do to succeed, with learning tools that help you chart your progress. Did you know that your odds of successfully completing college increase after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS a no-brainer. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley| Dr. Steve Staley

©2018

From Master Student To Master Employee 5th Edition

Learn how to take the skills you use in the classroom and apply them to the workplace! Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles specific to career readiness and workplace development, this text will help you gain the qualities you need to go from being a master student to a master employee. A focus on transferable skills that you can take from your classes to your career helps you develop the top skills employers look for in their employees. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself within the classroom and help you prepare for success in the global workforce. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2017

On Course Study Skills Plus Edition 3rd Edition

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS, 3rd Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. The "Toolbox for Active Learners" provides numerous study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. As you learn these new strategies, you'll have the opportunity to practice applying them to solve academic challenges. With improved critical and creative problem-solving, you'll be able to achieve greater success in all parts of your life. Another self-assessment before and after the "Toolbox for Active Learners" will show you how much you've learned about being an effective learner. Read More

Skip Downing

©2017

On Course 8th Edition

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 8th edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. In addition, the "Toolbox for Active Learners" provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the "Toolbox for Active Learners" will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner. Read More

Skip Downing

©2017

Student Success In College 2nd Edition

STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION provides an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research-backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Students learn how to put skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills, the text helps students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will successfully use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By increasing academic rigor, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION builds research-based knowledge about what study skills work; teaches students how to engage with scholarly sources; provides opportunities for students to actively read, critically think, and enhance information literacy skills; and supports students to increase their self-efficacy and motivation. Read More

Christine Harrington

©2016

FOCUS On Community College Success 4th Edition

FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 4th Edition, speaks directly to community college students, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement, as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The fourth edition includes expanded coverage on resilience, with strategies for assessing and building resilience. A revised section on the importance of group work gives students the tools they need to successfully collaborate. Now available with MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS. MindTap combines learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments —into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley

©2016

The Essential Guide To Becoming A Master Student 4th Edition

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, 4th Edition, was written with you in mind. Beginning with an introduction to higher education, you will learn about Master Student Qualities - the attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, the Discovery and Intention Journal Entry System, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory guide you through self-assessment and discovery, creating a foundation from which to build solid strategies for academic growth. This 160-page text invites you to put new ideas into action immediately and select additional strategies as you plan for your future. The fourth edition includes the new “Do you have a minute” feature, which provides specific actions that students can take to make a positive change or implement a new skill in just one minute. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2016

Practicing College Learning Strategies 7th Edition

PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Seventh Edition, is a readable, straightforward, and practical text that focuses on creating a smooth transition to college for first year students. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. In addition, the structured activities and practices guide students in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES is a motivational tool teaching students how to learn. The author focuses on putting students in the driver's seat, teaching them how to use all of the tools at their disposal so they'll succeed in college and beyond. Read More

Carolyn H. Hopper

©2016

Becoming A Master Student 15th Edition

BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT Fifteenth Edition is all about "Embracing the new". As students begin their education, they embrace a new culture and need new tools to be successful. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT can be their guide! Beginning with a new Power Process motivational article called "Embracing the new" students will be empowered to try new tools presented in the textbook to enhance their experience in college and in life. Tools like the Discovery Wheel and Discovery and Intention Journal System to Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), have made BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT the bestselling College Success textbook and will give students a deeper knowledge of themselves and their power to be successful in college. Integrated technology discussions and tips throughout the chapters help today's students navigate the wide variety of web resources and apps that can support them throughout college. And, with the Fifteenth Edition, Cengage's MindTap Course will bring all of these assets to one place with an integrated technology solution. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2015

Essential Study Skills 8th Edition

For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, conduct research (and avoid plagiarism), and succeed in online courses. Read More

Linda Wong

©2015

Becoming A Master Student 14th Edition

A brief version of the best-selling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, the fourteenth edition of BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's first-year students. With over 150 less pages than the full edition and 2 fewer chapters, BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT: CONCISE contains the key features and tools of the bigger version, such as interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal Entries, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), that have helped traditional students and adult learners alike to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. In this latest edition, students will discover that study skills are really life skills with the renewed emphasis on the master student qualities throughout the book. Students will be challenged to apply the master student qualities to new Practicing Critical Thinking exercises and planning for a career by building an effective résumé and learning interviewing strategies they can practice while in college. Read More

Dave Ellis

©2015

FOCUS On College And Career Success 2nd Edition

Steve Staley and Constance Staley’s FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS is uniquely equipped to turn the tides regarding retention among first-year college students, particularly at career, technical, and proprietary schools. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, this text thoroughly engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Steve Staley has been teaching at Colorado Technical University for 30 years and is intimately familiar with the specialized student needs of career and technical students. Constance Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and student engagement, provides a wealth of tools to help students of varied learning styles succeed in their first year of college and beyond. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of professionalism, motivation, and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley| Dr. Steve Staley

©2015

FOCUS On College Success 4th Edition

With increased attention paid to resilience, teamwork, and professionalism, the fourth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences of today's students and guides them to be more motivated and focused. The research-based approach builds a solid foundation, allowing students see the relevancy of this course to their lives. By helping students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS motivates and encourages students with direct applications and immediate results. Written by Constance Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation, this text increases the credibility of the college success course by providing tools that help students succeed and thereby improve institutional retention rates. Starting with the use of the FOCUS Challenge Cases that introduce each chapter, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS strikes a personal and informal conversation with readers--directly connecting with them and drawing them into text discussions. In a recent survey of students using FOCUS, 97% would recommend that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. Many students today are over-optionalized and over-obligated. FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS addresses those issues head-on, creating teachable moments—and concrete results—in every class period. Read More

Dr. Constance Staley

©2015