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- DescriptionAre you looking for a college success resource that speaks to the all aspects of a student's college experience? Connections is an invative new text that offers the ideal balance of motivation, academics, and life skills. It starts with comprehensive coverage of the topics typically covered in the introductory course but has a unique emphasis on goal-setting, life skills and career planning. Key features: * Holistic, strengths-based approach with a balanced integration of motivational, study, and life skills. Connections is built on a foundation in positive psychology and a strengths-based approach, covers all topics typically taught in the course, and seamlessly integrates motivational skills, study skills, and life skills-and is backed by classic and contemporary research. * Prominent coverage of critical thinking and goal setting helps students achieve vital skills for college and life. Chapter 2, Critical Thinking and Goal Setting, presents these essential skills up front. Self-assessments and activities throughout the text encourage students to think critically about their work and themselves. Chapters 2-14 prompt students to develop their own Personal Success Plan. * Strong emphasis on college and career connections points students in the right direction. Full sections in each chapter illustrate how topics apply to the world of work; College Success = Career Success activities at the end of each chapter further emphasizes the college/career connection; and a special appendix focuses on job searches. * Content and features that connect with students' academic and life plans. Students often wonder how the material they learn in this class connects to what they're doing in their other classes - and their careers. Connections addresses this question head on: Connections in each chapter encourage students to think about how the chapter's ideas connect to their personal experiences, current coursework, and career goals. * Voices of Experience. Each chapter includes two Voices of Experience narratives - one from a student and one from an employee. These real, first-person stories show how chapter concepts affect the lives of college students and graduates and reflection questions help students connect the findings to their own experiences. * A wide array of instructor materials include an Instructor's Manual, a Computerized Test Bank, lecture slides, and an Instructor's Antated Edition featuring suggestions for activities, discussion prompts, writing prompts, and further reading materials.
- Author BiographyDr. Paul Gore currently serves as the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education at Xavier University in Ohio. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University - Chicago with an emphasis in student career development, academic success, and transition. Paul has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is the past-chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology, served as an Advisory Board member for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and is the current Editor of The Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Paul was the recipient of the American Council on Education Emerging Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Wade C. Leuwerke is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education, and Department Chair at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Wade has authored over 40 journal articles, book chapters, as well as national and international conference presentations. He focuses on academic and career success for students and adults. His research interests include the role of non-cognitive abilities in college and high school student success, factors that predict college major retention, the role of technology in the career development processes, and the roles and responsibilities of school counselors. Dr. A.J. Metz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. She earned a M.Ed. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Urban Education (specialization in Counseling Psychology) in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research examining factors related to academic and career success in underrepresented and underserved student populations has led to numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, workshops, and faculty in-service trainings. She is passionate about mentoring students and recently received the University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award.
- Author(s)A. J. Metz,Paul A. Gore,Wade Leuwerke
- PublisherBedford/Saint Martin's
- Date of Publication01/01/2016
- SubjectStudy Skills & General Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBedford/Saint Martin's
- Weight703 g
- Width198 mm
- Height249 mm
- Spine15 mm
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