Orientation to College: A Readers on Becoming an Educated Person (Wadsworth College Success)

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ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE: A READER ON BECOMING AN EDUCATED PERSON offers a rich collection of articles designed to encourage students to reflect on the meaning of a college education, and to explore the opportunities for personal and professional development offered in college. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach-with readings written by experts in a number of different academic fields, government and industry-this text introduces students to the various dimensions of college, the learning process, and the skills they need to succeed in both college and the workplace.

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"The chapter on liberal arts education is fabulous! Coming from a liberal arts institution, I find it very challenging to find a book that explains education to students from this perspective."

"The readings are substantive but short; this piques students' interests without overwhelming them. The collection of readings in each chapter model diverse thought processes instead of advocating one view of an issue. This diversity is essential for moving toward increasingly complex ways of thinking."

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Elizabeth Steltenpohl earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a Master of Arts with a concentration in Education at the University of Detroit. She began a career in teaching in the Detroit Public Schools. To further her career, she moved to New York and completed a doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. She susequently taught in teacher education programs at Manhattanville College and at Empire State College of the State University of New York. Ms. Steltenpohl developed a special interest in the entry experience of college students. She designed and taught a college entry course for ten years at Empire State College with her colleague Jane Shipton. Ms. Steltenpohl resides in New York City.

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