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Foundations for Learning (2nd Edition)

Laurie L. Hazard, Jean-Paul Nadeau

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ISBN 10: 013813202X / ISBN 13: 9780138132026
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: second ] Publisher: Prentice Hall Pub Date: 2/28/2008 Binding: Paperback Pages: 192 second edition. Bookseller Inventory # 2215420

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Title: Foundations for Learning (2nd Edition)

Binding: Soft cover

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The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment for first-year college students with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis. The theme is claiming an education and taking responsibility for one's own education. What is most unique about this book is that it addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. Students are pushed to consider how each skill set, perception, and attitude connects with and influences the other. 

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Foundations for Learning  allows first-year college students to take charge of their own learning and claim their education.  Through a combined focus on academic adjustment and personal development issues, this text emphasizes how one’s attitude influences the execution of newly learned strategies and skills.  The only one of its kind, this text contains the Study Habits Inventory to measure college-level study behaviors, and the Trice Academic Locus of Control scales to assess the attitudinal variables that influence learning.


With recent research indicating that most first-year students are more challenged than past generations in making the transition to college, Hazard and Nadeau encourage students to pursue scholarship.  From the first chapter, which deals with becoming part of a scholarly community, to the challenging vocabulary used in each chapter, to the theoretical references used to underpin major concepts, Foundations for Learning focuses heavily on academics while also examining emotional and social adjustment issues.


Features include:

  • Theoretical Justifications — offered for major topics, providing academic substance for each chapter via a psycho-educational perspective.
  • Student Narratives — portray realistic stories of first-year students and their struggles with such issues as student-faculty relations, reading comprehension, and participating in class discussion.
  • Make it Personal Questions — aim to get students to apply concepts to their own unique situations.
  • Current trends--addressed technology’s impact on the college transition (re: Myspace and Facebook).
  • Conversational tone and active style - directed to students without “talking down” to them - offers advice in a straightforward and lucid way.  
  • New Diversity chapter - delivered through a unique lens (a discourse approach as opposed to a didactic one).

Additional Support — in and out of the classroom...


Visit the Student Success Supersite (, where students and faculty will find an array of resources.  In addition, instructors will be pleased to know that Foundations For Learning offers an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides.


Start strong. Finish stronger.


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