On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College & in Life

Skip Downing




Houghton Mifflin College Div

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Covering life and study skills with a focus on motivation and writing, On Course places a special emphasis on asking students to take responsibility for the choices they make in college and in later life. Downing's down-to-earth, positive instruction blends practical tips with unique journaling activities designed to empower and teach students how to identify problem areas and to focus on improving themselves and their life situations.

The text includes a section on financial planning; strategies for creating success from the viewpoint of respected figures in psychology, philosophy, business, sports, and politics; and Case Studies for Critical Thinking, covering topics such as procrastination and collaborative work.

  • Coverage of stress management helps students understand the nature of stress, its consequences, and strategies for overcoming it.
  • A section on distance learning addresses the special needs of students learning in an online environment.
  • Wise Choices in College boxes outline essential study skills—such as reading, note taking, studying, memorizing, test taking, writing, and researching.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2010, Softcover - 2010, Hardcover - 2008, Softcover - 2006, Softcover - 2006, Softcover - 2006, Softcover - 2006, Softcover - 2004, Softcover - 2004, Softcover - 2003

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