Synopses & Reviews
This valuable resource and quick-reference guide provides the tools and information that transfer students need to avoid "transfer shock." The Transfer Student Companion explains the responsibilities of transfer students in a user-friendly format that helps them to understand academic systems. Engaging exercises direct students to seek out specific information, questions prompt them to record their discoveries in the text, and strategies and tips help them get ahead--students will learn how to interact more with their professors, join educationally enriching activities, and participate in class.
Table of Contents
Note: Each chapter begins with a Success Story and concludes with a Summary. 1. Making Transitions Creating Your Own Success Story What Do I Need to Know...Now? What Do I Need to Do...Now? 2. Making Primary Plans What Are My Academic and Career Plans? What Are My Critical-Thinking Skills? What Else Do I Need to Consider? 3. Making Other Plans What Is My Financial Management Plan? What Is My Time Management Plan? What Is My Engagement Plan? What Is My Coping Plan? 4. Making Opportunities for My Success Defining Success How Can I Ensure My Academic and Career Success? 5. Making My Own Success Knowing My Options How Can I Enhance My Academic and Career Success? 6. Making My Own Co-Curricular/Social Success Recognizing the Value of Life Outside the Classroom How Can Anyone Enhance a 4.00 GPA? Am I Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle? 7. Making the Next Transitions What Else Should I Do? How Do I Prepare for Life After School?