Your College Experience, Two-Year College Edition has been built from the ground up to offer today's diverse students the practical help they need to make the transition to college and get the most out of their time there.
Authors John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot, leading authorities in the field, are joined by Negar Farakish, Provost at Union County College, who shares their commitment to institutions, instructors, and students.
The book maintains the hallmark authoritative, research-driven approach that have made it a bestseller, yet every aspect of it has been crafted to address the specific needs of 2-year students, from content coverage and organization, to activities, assessment, and design.Features:* The latest research on the First Year Experience.
This book represents not only the practical experience of the authors' extensive careers teaching and directing this course, but also the culmination of decades of research, disseminated through two national higher education centers which they have founded and directed.* A book tailor-made for 2-year students.
A streamlined, less "crowded" presentation is perfect for 2-year students who tend to be linear readers.* Organization and coverage that will work for your students-and your classes.
The book's 12 streamlined chapters cover all topics typically taught in the first-year course yet are easy to get through in a single term.* Models that let 2-year students see principles in action. Because many students learn best by example, full-size models reflect the reality of part-time and working students.
For example, sample calendar templates reflect the schedules of part- time students and the real priorities of all community college students: work, family, and college.
Additional examples include annotating a textbook, creating a mind map, multiple styles of note taking, and other strategies for academic success.* Carefully crafted learning tools keep students engaged.
Each chapter includes numerous activities that encourage students to build collaboration, critical thinking, organization, and self-assessment skills by asking them to reflect on or apply content introduced in the chapter.