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Adult students : a painless guide to going back to college / by Tanabe, Gen S.; Tanabe, Kelly Y.;
Promote yourself by going back to school - How to choose the best program for you -- FAQs about going back to school -- Create a winning application -- Craft an admission resume -- How to write a winning essay -- Successful admission essays -- How to interview like a pro -- How to get the best recommendations -- Earn credits outside of the classroom -- Paying for college as an adult student -- Balancing your studies and your life.
Subjects: Adult students.; College choice.; Universities and colleges; Universities and colleges;
© c2007., SuperCollege,
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Never too late : the adult student's guide to college / by Klein-Collins, Rebecca.;
Includes bibliographical references.Going back to college: The decision, now the questions -- You. An adult. In college. Is this really happening? -- Why do you want to go back to school? -- Tips for exploring new career options -- Making sense of the college landscape -- Comparing colleges and programs -- Smart ways to pay: Tuition as an investment in your future -- It's about time! Finding the program that fits your schedule and timeline -- Face-to-face or cyberspace: Deciding what works for you -- Why learn it twice? -- Apply yourself: Navigating the admissions process -- From service to school: Resources for veterans and their dependents -- Getting college support to succeed -- What if my skills are rusty? -- Lean on them...your personal support system.A smart, snappy, and comprehensive guide for the millions of adults who are thinking about going--or going back--to college and want to know how to do it right.
Subjects: Adult education; Adult college students;
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New beginnings : a reference guide for adult learners / by Simon, Linda,1946-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface -- 1: Becoming A Student -- Looking back and moving forward: applying life experiences to being a student -- Juggling responsibilities -- Evaluating information -- Working with others -- Researching a problem -- Box: Assessing your strengths -- How being a student affects your relationships with others -- Friends and family members -- Instructors -- Classroom protocol -- Diversity -- Box: Dos and don'ts in a diverse community -- Key words in academia -- Presenting your work -- Written work -- Oral presentations -- Collaborative projects -- Box: Guidelines for oral presentations -- Box: Guidelines for collaborative projects -- Learning online -- Box: Classroom do's and don'ts -- Getting your work done -- Box: Communication and goals -- Setting goals -- Additional resources -- Box: communication and goals -- 2. Assessing Learning Needs And Course Requirements -- Types of learners -- Visual learner -- Kinesthetic learner -- Auditory learner -- Worksheet: Evaluating your learning style -- Box: Tips for capitalizing on your learning style -- Understanding classroom formats -- Lecture -- Seminar -- Workshop -- Worksheet: Assessing your preferred class format -- Recognizing different areas of study -- Choosing your classes -- Deciphering course descriptions -- Box: Identifying your course requirements -- Evaluating a course syllabus -- Box: Questions to ask about a course -- Worksheet: Your college career plan -- On line learning -- Finding an on line provider -- What you can expect from an on line course -- Additional resources -- 3: Identifying College Resources -- Educational advisors -- Study skills classes -- Instructors -- Classmates -- Testing services -- Counselors for students with disabilities -- Career counseling -- Personal counseling -- Mentoring programs -- Tutoring networks -- Box: Making the best use of support resources -- Writing center -- Computer center -- Librarians -- Box: Planning a meeting with an advisor -- 4: Strategies For Managing Time And Stress -- Time commitments of being a student -- Ten hints for time management -- 1: Be realistic -- 2: Build in "safe time" -- 3: Keep a planner -- 4: Find a space -- 5: Look at the big picture -- 6: Speak up about your concerns and commitments -- 7: Work a little every day -- 8: Make a checklist each week -- 9: Just say no -- 10: Get a study buddy -- Procrastination -- Perfectionism -- Six tips for managing stress -- 1: Identify a source of comfort -- 2: Try relaxation techniques -- 3: Use exercise -- 4: Try imagery -- 5: Find an anchor -- 6: Connect with your support system -- Box: Relaxation exercise -- 5: Developing Note-Taking, Studying, And Test-Taking Skills -- Taking notes from different kinds of instructors -- Organized lecturer -- Storyteller -- Discusser -- Box: General pointers for taking class notes -- How to prepare for tests -- Assessment -- Study time -- Preparing for a multiple-choice or short-answer test -- Preparing for an essay test -- Test-taking -- Box: Types of essay questions -- Understanding your grade -- Additional resources -- 6: Strategies For Reading -- Taking an active approach to reading -- Reading a textbook -- Reading a theoretical or critical book or article -- Reading fiction -- Reading poetry -- Box: Analyzing your reading assignments -- 7: Strategies For Research -- Choosing a research topic -- Formulating a research question -- Distinguishing primary and secondary sources -- Using the internet for research -- Evaluating internet sites -- Box: Internet lingo -- On line searches -- Article databases -- Box: Some useful databases -- Library resources -- Dictionaries -- Encyclopedias -- Popular magazines -- Professional and scholarly journals -- Dissertations -- Book review digest and book review index -- Biographical indexes -- Newspaper indexes -- On-line catalogs -- CD-Rom -- Taking notes based on your research -- Using quotations -- Paraphrasing -- Summarizing -- Documenting sources -- Styles of documentation -- Organizing your notes -- Index cards -- Notebooks -- Tape recorders -- Computer files -- Plagiarism and over documentation -- What is plagiarism? -- When does plagiarism occur? -- How can you avoid plagiarism? -- Are you over documenting? -- Box: Useful guides to research -- Additional resources -- 8: Strategies For Writing -- Writer's block: what is it and what causes it? -- Box: Writing assignment checklist -- Generating ideas -- Journal writing -- Free writing, brainstorming, and mind-mapping -- Box: Example of freewriting -- Starting with passages from source material -- Outlining -- Box: Sample paragraph outline -- Visualizing a reader -- Planning -- Drafting -- Writing an introduction -- Developing paragraphs -- Writing a conclusion -- Box: Useful transitional words -- Revising -- Box: Revision checklist -- Three qualities to aim for in your writing -- Conciseness -- Clarity -- Box: Eliminating unnecessary words -- Coherence -- Word processing -- Box: Tips for writing on a computer -- Appendix A: Grammar Brushup -- Parts of speech -- What is a sentence? -- Pronoun protocol -- Handling verbs -- Placing phrases and clauses logically -- Punctuation -- Using the active voice -- Possessives -- Common usage errors -- Additional resources -- Appendix B: Math Brushup -- Math anxiety is a learned behavior -- Overcoming mathematics anxiety -- Language of mathematics -- Arithmetic -- Multiplication -- Fractions -- Decimals and percentages -- Scientific notation -- Algebra -- Number line -- Real number system -- Expressions and equations -- Prime numbers and factoring -- Working with exponents -- Ratios -- Method for dealing with word problems -- Appendix C: Financing Your Education -- Worksheet: Assessing your college expenses -- How to find financial aid -- Scholarships and grants -- Loans -- Assistantships, internships, and work-study plans -- On-line resources -- Index.Synopsis: Adults who enter college have unique challenges and concerns. New Beginnings is entirely devoted to helping adults develop skills to succeed in college from how to manage time and stress to how to develop strong writing and study skills. Specifically addressing adults by building on skills they already use in their everyday work and lives, this friendly, accessible, and supportive guide shows readers what to expect and how to create success in college. The 4th edition offers an expanded section on internet research and writing with a word processor. Eight chapters include information on test-taking, note-taking, classroom protocol, resources for help, strategies for reading and thinking critically; plus a basic grammar and math review.
Subjects: College student orientation; Study skills; Adult learning; Adult college students;
© c2010., Pearson/Prentice Hall,
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Lighting up : the rise of social smoking on college campuses / by Nichter, Mimi.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index."While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a short lived phase or do they continue throughout the college years? And what happens after college, when they enter the "real world"? Drawing on interviews and focus groups with hundreds of young adults, Lighting Up takes the reader into their everyday lives to explore social smoking. Mimi Nichter argues that we must understand more about the meaning of social and low level smoking to youth, the social contexts that cause them to take up (or not take up) the habit, and the way that smoking plays a large role in students' social lives. Nichter examines how smoking facilitates social interaction, helps young people express and explore their identity, and serves as a means for communicating emotional states. Most college students who smoked socially were confident that "this was no big deal." After all, they were "not really smokers" and they would only be smoking for a short time. But, as graduation neared, they expressed ambivalence or reluctance to quit. As many grads today step into an uncertain future, where the prospect of finding a good job in a timely manner is unlikely, their 20s may be a time of great stress and instability. For those who have come to depend on the comfort of cigarettes during college, this array of life stressors may make cutting back or quitting more difficult, despite one's intentions and understandings of the harms of tobacco. And emerging products on the market, like e-cigarettes, offer an opportunity to move from smoking to vaping. Lighting Up considers how smoking fits into the lives of young adults and how uncertain times may lead to uncertain smoking trajectories that reach into adulthood"--"It's no big deal!" -- Profiles and progressions -- Smoking and drinking: "it's like milk and cookies!" -- What's gender got to do with it? -- Reconsidering smoking as a weight-control strategy -- The slippery slope -- Tipping points: stress, boredom, and romance -- Quit talk -- Looking forward: uncertain trajectories.
Subjects: Smoking; College students; College students; Tobacco Use; Social Identification; Students; Young Adult;
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College drinking : reframing a social problem / by Dowdall, George W.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-259) and index.College drinking as a social problem -- Reframing college drinking -- The impact of college drinking -- The "dark figure" of alcohol-related campus crime : the gap between reported incidents and victimization -- Work hard, play hard : college drinking, social life, and sex -- Public alcohol policy and college drinking -- The college response : reframing prevention -- What more can colleges do? -- How to cope with college drinking : what students and parents can do.
Subjects: College students; Young adults; Alcoholism;
© 2009., Praeger,
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Cultivating student success : a multifaceted approach to working with emerging adults in higher education / by Duncan, Tisha A.,editor.; Buskirk-Cohen, Allison A.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Higher education in the United States is facing a critical juncture. Tuition costs are rising, while measures of success are declining. Students struggle to meet the most basic academic requirements, barely passing their courses, while others battle physical and mental health difficulties that profoundly impact their ability to do well in college. This book responds to these challenges, offering a holistic collection of practices to guide those working with emerging adults in higher education. Beginning with an introduction to the developmental period of emerging adulthood, the volume examines how the social and emotional development of emerging adults is relevant to struggles and successes in higher education. Subsequent chapters focus on how technology has impacted on learning and communication for today's students and how faculty and staff can best work with students through meaningful relationships. Consisting of chapters from experts in a variety of disciplines, the volume provides faculty, administrators, and staff with the knowledge and skills needed to help today's students succeed." -- Publisher's description
Subjects: Counseling in higher education; College students; Young adults; Teacher-student relationships; Academic achievement;
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Students helping students : a guide for peer educators on college campuses / by Newton, Fred B.; Ender, Steven C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Peer counseling of students.; Peer-group tutoring of students.;
© c2010., Jossey-Bass,
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The hate u give / by Thomas, Angie,author.; Stenberg, Amandla,writer of foreword.;
Includes bibliographical references."Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life"--Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction & Poetry Award, 2017NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens, 2018William C. Morris Award, 2018Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2018Michael L. Printz Honor, 2018
Subjects: Social problem fiction.; Urban fiction.; African American teenagers; African American high school students; Racism against Black people; Witnesses; Police shootings; Police-community relations; Race relations; African American families; Young adult fiction.;
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Painless statistics / by Honner, Patrick,author.;
"Whether you're a student or an adult looking to refresh your knowledge, Barron's Painless Statistics provides review and practice in an easy, step-by-step format."--
Subjects: Statistics.;
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Dyslexia in higher education : anxiety and coping skills / by Abbott-Jones, Amanda T.,1969-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Dyslexia in adult students -- Dyslexia, anxiety and social/emotional barriers in higher education -- Theories of anxiety and coping -- Identification of the prevalence of anxiety -- Effects of dyslexia and emotional responses to academic tasks -- Cognitive techniques to overcome barriers to learning -- Emotional techniques to overcome barriers to learning -- Theoretical insights on dyslexic anxiety and coping responses -- Concluding thoughts and moving forwards."Current book publications in the form of study skills books for dyslexic higher education students written by dyslexia practitioners and education professionals have to date been focused on the delivery of effective cognitive study skills strategies with less emphasis on supporting students with developing techniques to manage anxiety and stress in relating to their academic courses. Yet, if negative emotional consequences of dyslexia are exacerbated, and if there is little understanding from published materials in the field of dyslexia of the association between dyslexia and negative emotion for the dyslexic higher education student, this could have a more harmful impact on student progression than the cognitive deficits connected with their dyslexia"--
Subjects: Dyslexics; College students with disabilities; Anxiety.; Stress (Psychology); Stress management.; Stress (Physiology);
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