The Essential College Experience with Readings

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Introducing the essentials concepts of college success and complimenting them with short readings, the goal of this book is to offer the student the opportunity to evaluate information, think critically and engage in thoughtful debate about the combination of text/readings. Using the best selling and well-respected material of Gardner/Jewler, the authors have pared down the essential material and core concepts. One or two short readings and numerous discussion questions complete each short chapter.

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John N. Gardner brings unparalleled experience to this writing partnership for American higher education's authoritative text for first-year seminar courses. He is the recipient of his institution's highest award for teaching excellence. He has 25 years of experience directing and teaching in the most respected and widely emulated first-year seminar in the U.S., the University 101 course at the University of South Carolina. Gardner is universally recognized as one of the country's leading higher educators for his role in initiating and orchestrating an international reform movement to improve the beginning college experience, a concept he coined as "the first-year experience." He is the founding executive director of two very influential higher education centers which support campuses in their efforts to improve the learning and retention of beginning college students: the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina (www.sc.edu/fye), and the Policy Center on the First Year of College in Brevard, N.C. (www.fyfoundations.org). The experiential basis for all of his work is his own miserable first year of college on academic probation, an experience he hopes to prevent for many of this book's readers.

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"I like the articles and can see how they could add greatly to the classroom experience by promoting critical thinking and discussion. I think this reader compliments the text very nicely."

"I believe [students] will find the list of topics and readings interesting. These topics will generate lots of discussions among students in class."

"The content thoroughly covers the essential elements of a freshman year experience course. In fact, the topics have the potential to significantly impact student success."

"Overall, I think this is an excellent reader! The greatest strengths are the subjects presented to the new student. It is well reviewed and covers a vast body of information necessary for college students."

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