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9780131959200

The Community College Experience

The Community College Experience
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131959200
  • ISBN: 0131959204
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education

AUTHOR

Baldwin, Amy

SUMMARY

In a text all their own, community college students havea guide to successinThe Community College Experience 2 nd edition. Knowing that not all students arrive prepared yet using anhonest, straightforward and encouraging voice,Baldwin provides these unique students every advantage through practical exercises thataddress their greatest needs: including time management, critical thinking and academic integrity. Each chapter explores a major"college survival"topic in depth, a must-have for anyone stepping onto campus for the first time. This book isessential reading for community college studentsas it tackles issues that they need to help them understand college's culture and function. New features include: Time Management Information and Exercises - Integrated into each chapter, students can learn how time management applies to each topic of student success. Exercises allow students to stop, reflect, and think critically about how they spend their time and what they can do to manage it more effectively. Critical Thinking Exercises - Allows students to think through a common college situation and discover the different ways that they can approach the issue and choose an effective solution Integrity Matters - In each chapter, this feature provides information about integrity, both personal and academic, teaching students how this is essential to education and life. "I like the fact that this text is written with the community college student in mind. Other texts seem to ignore how different the freshman year experience is at the community college as compared to a traditional residential university. I also like the practical counsel offered in various sections of each chapter. These are very real, very honest and extremely engaging to the intended audience."Larry Saffioti, Tidewater Community College "I found the information in the text to be very easy to read and practical which always makes these topics more meaningful to students. The use of profiles and critical thinking exercises allows students to be able to apply themselves to a given situation and think about how to handle it the best way possible…It is one thing to start college but it is another to know why you are even doing it and I believe this is a strength of the text."James Mendoza, Tacoma Community College Additional Support - in and out of the classroom… The Community College Experience 2ehas its own Companion Website ( www.prenhall.com/baldwin ) designed to help students review the text material. Instructors will be pleased to know this book offers an instructor's manual and test bank, computerized test bank,PowerPoint slides, andcourse management. In addition, the Student Success Supersite ( www.prenhall.com/success ) provides both students and faculty with an array of resources.Baldwin, Amy is the author of 'The Community College Experience' with ISBN 9780131959200 and ISBN 0131959204.

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