Coping with College: A Guide for Academic Success (3rd Edition)

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9780131706927: Coping with College: A Guide for Academic Success (3rd Edition)

Brief enough to fit a busy schedule, this valuable guide offers a wealth of practical suggestions for achieving personal and academic success in college. Based on research and student interviews, it offers powerful strategies that can be used immediately to overcome procrastination, minimize study disruptions, meet deadlines, develop vocabulary, overcome test anxiety and more. This revision retains its action-oriented, quick-access style, while including new material on critical thinking, listening, classroom etiquette, and reading comprehension. New end-of-chapter enrichment activities and models for goal setting and writing composition make this text an essential ingredient for anyone striving to improve academic performance and success.  

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New college students face many challenges, including procrastination, meeting deadlines, test anxiety, and developing relationships with professors.  This unique reader, now in its third edition, will students overcome these possible pitfalls by offering practical suggestions for achieving academic and personal success.  Students will benefit from innovative chapters on critical thinking and listening written in a brief, straightforward format.  The new material on improving reading speed and comprehension and the Enrichment Activities at the end of each chapter will help students develop their pathway to success.

 

Features include:

  • Illustrative examples
  • Enrichment activities for group discussion
  • Skills strategies relevant to career
  • Vocabulary development
  • Memory enhancement skills

Additional Support - in and out of the classroom:

For instructors and students alike, we encourage you to visit our Student Success Supersite.  The valuable resource is at www.prenhall.com/success.

About the Author:

Alice L. Hamachek is professor emeritus at Central Michigan University.  She is an academic consultant with a private clinical practice oriented toward helping students achieve personal and academic success.  She is known for her expertise in teaching students who have learning difficulties.  She has received a number of awards for outstanding leadership and excellence in education.

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