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Other titles in the Student Orientation series:
Student Orientation Series: Stop Procrastination Now! 10 Simple and Successful Steps for Student Success (Student Orientation Series (SOS)
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Prentice Hall presents . . . The Student Orientation Series
Our Student Orientation Series or S.O.S. consists of short booklets that explore a variety of special interest topics. In just 50-75 pages, these books provide an excellent resource to use when assignments or the course focus go beyond the standard coverage on specialized topics.
These supplemental booklets help students understand how best to benefit from service learning, learning communities, and overcoming procrastination.
COMING SOON! Additional topics of interest — English Language Learners and Peer Mentoring:
FUTURE TITLES: Additional topics of interest
At last, a series of handbooks that explore key topics in meaningful ways and serve as continuing resources throughout students' college careers!
Additional Support—in and out of the classroom
We encourage instructors and students alike to visit our Student Success Supersite at www.prenhall.com/success
To learn more about Prentice Hall’s Student Success and Career Development textbooks and resources, please visit our online catalog at www.prenhall.com.
Start strong. Finish stronger.
Hoffman, Your Guide to Procrastination, will provide the basic strategies for acknowledging, addressing, and ultimately overcoming procrastination to ensure one’s success in college and beyond.
About the Author
August John Hoffman is currently a professor of psychology at California State University Northridge and El Camino College — Compton Center. He earned his B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, M.A. from Radford University in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Sport Psychology), and Ph.D. from UCLA in educational psychology. As a professor of psychology at Compton College, CSU Northridge, and Pepperdine University, he has assisted students from various backgrounds in accomplishing their goals. He began and developed a highly successful gardening program at Compton College in an effort to help students improve their campus and community. Current research interests include community service work and student mentoring as effective methods to reduce ethnic conflict and improve self-efficacy among community college students. For the last five years Dr. Hoffman has conducted research on the Compton campus with outdoor gardening work with community college students and CSUN mentors, and the results have been very positive. We have seen significant increases in the transition to higher education directly as a result of our community service and gardening work. Additionally, Dr. Hoffman has taught several psychology courses including Motivation and Sport Psychology, which include an applied approach to creating healthy lifestyles for his students. He has published several books and academic research articles, including the texts, Positive Psychology: An Applied Approach; Understanding Sport Psychology and Human Behavior; and, 29,051 Ways to Survive the College Experience. He enjoys gardening in his time off with his family — Nancy his wife, and two children A.J. and Sara.
Table of Contents
PART 1 — THE WHAT, WHY, AND WHERE OF PROCRASTINATION
What is Procrastination?
Where Does Procrastination Occur?
Why Do Students Procrastinate? Seven Styles of Procrastination
PART 2 — 10 SIMPLE STPES IN ELEMINATING PROCRASTINGATION YOU CAN BE S-U-C-C-E-S-S-F-U-L!
Stay Focused: What First Needs to be Done?
Clarifying Your Goals: What Needs to be Done First?
Create Contracts For Yourself
Educating Yourself: Managing Complex Tasks
Support Systems - Take Advantage of Resources
Stay Simple - Know Your Boundaries: Avoid Peer Pressure
Finding Your Strengths: In What Do You Excel In
Understanding How to Work with Deadlines: Make Time Work for You--Not Against You
Look to the Future: Enjoying Your Life without Procrastination
Future Tips: Preventing Procrastination Relapse
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