Synopses & Reviews
Prentice Hall presents . . . The Student Orientation Series
Our Student Orientation Series (S.O.S.) consists of various short booklets on special interest topics–an excellent resource for when an assignment or the course focus takes you beyond the standard coverage.
The first two booklets in the series help students maximize the benefits provided by service learning and learning communities.
- watts, Service Learning, discusses the various programs available to students; the difference between service learning and internships; how to find these programs; and how such experiences help students determine their majors, give back to the community, and find the right career fit.
- Connolly, Learning Communities, explores various programs, why they have been established, and how students benefit from them.
FUTURE TITLES: Additional topics of interest
Computer Basics will provide the basic skills necessary for using the computer and appropriate applications to ensure one’s success in college.
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.
English Language Learners helps students find and assess resources that facilitate their transition into the college culture, academically and socially, and thus increase their comfort level in college.
- Peer Mentoring discusses reasons why and how peer mentors improve student’s performance. It also examines qualities of successful peer mentors and strategies on how to become one.
At last, handbooks that allow students to explore key topics in a meaningful way–and serve as a resource throughout their college career!
Additional Support–in and out of the classroom
For instructors and students alike, we encourage you to visit our Student Success Supersite. This valuable resource is at www.prenhall.com/success.
- Majors Exploration
- Career Advice
- Web Links
- Tips from Successful Students
- Student Bulletin Boards
- Faculty Resources
To learn more about Prentice Hall’s Student Success and Career Development textbooks and resources, please visit our online catalog at www.prenhall.com.
Watts, Service Learning, discusses the various programs available to students; the difference between service learning and internships; how to find these programs; and how such experiences help students determine their majors, give back to the community, and find the right career fit.
Table of Contents
WHAT IS SERVICE LEARNING?
Connecting Theory and Practice
WHY SERVICE LEARNING?
Goals of Service Learning
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE COMMUNITY?
HOW DO I LEARN WHEN I PARTICIPATE?
WHAT ARE SOME PROJECT IDEAS?
Case Study: Collaboratory
Case Study: Online Courses
Case Study: Literacy at Lincoln
Case Study: E-zine
Case Study: Kid's Kitchen
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
IDEAS FOR ASSIGNMENTS