Roadways to Success (4th Edition)

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9780131712102: Roadways to Success (4th Edition)

  Roadways to Success, 4th Edition, moves study skills to a new level — first it uncovers the skills essential to better classroom performance, and then reveals how to use them to positively impact one’s own academic and career success. KET TOPICS:  Students learn how to understand what the professor wants, identify time-management strengths, overcome obstacles to listening, use successful studying techniques, tackle test anxiety, and more.  They also discover how health and wellness can improve the chance for academic success, as well as understand why research and planning helps make career decisions easier, and ultimately better.  This revision includes new critical thinking exercises, an integrated case study, and a new chapter on diversity. It offers solid coverage of technology, strong applications and new ways for college students to reach their academic potential.    College orientation and student success courses.

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Roadways to Success

James C. Williamson, Debra A. McCandrew and Charles T. Muse

4th edition

 

Roadways to Success, Fourth edition, moves study skills and their practical application to a new level.  Merely teaching basic skills is no longer enough.  This new edition encourages students, through a series of critical thinking exercises, to apply the principles covered in each chapter to their academic success and their life. 

 

This engagingly written, exercise-rich text provides a new dimension — a new chapter on diversity addresses cultural diversity and prejudice, among other topics.  This edition continues to focus on career selection, time management and the application of technology in the classroom.

 

Features include:

  • An integrated Case Study, Applying What You Know
  • Time Management
  • Technology Applications and Web-connections

Additional Support — In and Out of the Classroom

 

Roadways to Success has its own companion website designed to help students review the text material.  This site (www.prenhall.com/williamson) can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite (www.prenhall.com/success), where students and faculty will find an array of resources. 

 

Features include:

  • Majors Exploration
  • Career Advice
  • Web Links
  • Tips from Successful Students
  • Student Bulletin Boards
  • Faculty Resources

From the Inside Flap:

Preface

An open letter to the students who will benefit from this book: You have no doubt begun a journey of education that will take you far. The roadway you have chosen will not always be clear, for there are bumps, twists, and turns that no one can anticipate. Maybe you have started this journey beforeómaybe this is your first venture into higher education. Whatever your destination and regardless of your starting point, all is not lost; hope abounds.

This book is intended to assist you in your journey by providing some practical, tried, and proven techniques that will make you a better student. It will challenge you and ask you to examine certain assumptions you have about studying and your ability to study. Although it is intended to be a guide, it will not answer all of your questions. Much of what you will learn will be through self-discovery and self-analysis. It is our hope that you will be better able to manage your time and your life after completing this text.

Good habits take time to develop and you will no doubt become discouraged somewhere along the way. Stay the course, stay on track, and make your dreams and goals your reality. We wish you well on your journey and trust that you will receive practical information here that will ultimately help all of your "roadways" lead to success!

Jimmie, Debi, and Charles

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