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The concise length, tight focus, and emphasis on self-development are keys to this text's appeal. Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills—reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking—provided in the "Wise Choices in College" sections help students excel in all of their college courses.
  • New "One Student's Story" student essays provide insight on which On Course strategies worked for them and how they applied these strategies to their life.
  • The "Choices of Successful Students" chart on the inside front cover shows eight key choices that successful students make in determining their own success. These choices are revisited at the beginning of each chapter.
  • An end-of-chapter study skills feature, "Wise Choices in College, " covers reading, note taking, studying, memorizing, test taking, writing, and researching. This feature is highlighted in the Table of Contents.
  • New An end-of-chapter applications exercise, "Embracing Change: Do one thing different this week, " appears after "Wise Choices in College." This exercise lists beliefs and behaviors related to the chaptertopic, and asks students to select one they would like to experiment with for one week. After the week, students can assess their results to determine if their outcomes and experiences improve.
  • "On Course Principles at Work" show how important the On Course success strategies are for choosing the right career, getting hired, and succeeding in the work world.
  • "Case Study in Critical Thinking, " now moved to the beginning of every chapter, includes topics such as procrastination and collaborative work and encourage students to think critically and creatively.
  • New Eduspace course provides students with a place to interact with the textbook by completing journal entries and technology exercises, and participating in discussion groups. Video Skillbuilders for Student Success provide supplemental materials to expand lessons in time management, note-taking, reducing test anxiety, health and wellness, and decision-making.

Synopsis:

The concise length, tight focus, and emphasis on self-development are keys to this text's appeal. Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills--reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking--provided in the "Wise Choices in College" sections help students excel in all of their college courses.

Synopsis:

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills. Now in its 6th edition, ON COURSE is used as a book in user success courses, first-year experience programs, and inward-looking courses that promote user growth and self-awareness. ON COURSE demonstrates the choices that successful users make. A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the book helps users to identify behaviors and beliefs they may wish to change in order to achieve more of their potential in college and in life. Users have an opportunity to revisit their self-assessment at the conclusion of the book. Written in a positive, motivational style, ON COURSE empowers users with the tools they need to take charge of their success in college and in life. Downing?s distinctive guided journal entries help users develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills?reading, note taking, memory and test taking?provided in the ?Wise Choices in College? sections helps users excel in all of their college courses.

About the Author

SKIP DOWNING is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was Professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC's Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven strategies of success to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Click here to see the data from BCCC as well as many other institutions using the On Course text. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible partners in their education and to achieve greater success in college and in life. These workshops offer participants the option of earning three graduate credits in a follow-up on-line course. Dr. Downing's teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is empowering its students to live rich, personally fulfilling lives.

Table of Contents

"One of the things that I like about On Course (in addition to its? compact size) is that the concern is with students knowing themselves as learners, as well as, human beings?.On Course has helped me in relaying this fact to the many students who have passed through my classroom doors. Thank you!" ?Josephine Adamo, State University of New York College at Buffalo

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618741564
Author:
Downing, Skip
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Downing, Skip (Skip Downing)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
College student orientation
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Introspective; Personal Responsibility; Self-motivation; Interdependence; Self-esteem
Subject:
Introspective
Subject:
Personal Responsibility
Subject:
Self-motivation
Subject:
Interdependence
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Guidance & Orientation
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
20070221
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.06x7.45x.42 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618741564 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The concise length, tight focus, and emphasis on self-development are keys to this text's appeal. Written in a positive, motivational style, On Course empowers students with tools they need to take charge of their success in college and life. Downing's distinctive guided journal entries help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills--reading, note taking, memorizing, and test taking--provided in the "Wise Choices in College" sections help students excel in all of their college courses.
"Synopsis" by , ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills. Now in its 6th edition, ON COURSE is used as a book in user success courses, first-year experience programs, and inward-looking courses that promote user growth and self-awareness. ON COURSE demonstrates the choices that successful users make. A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the book helps users to identify behaviors and beliefs they may wish to change in order to achieve more of their potential in college and in life. Users have an opportunity to revisit their self-assessment at the conclusion of the book. Written in a positive, motivational style, ON COURSE empowers users with the tools they need to take charge of their success in college and in life. Downing?s distinctive guided journal entries help users develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Extensive coverage of study skills?reading, note taking, memory and test taking?provided in the ?Wise Choices in College? sections helps users excel in all of their college courses.
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