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Resources tab: A collection of resources that promote student success in college. Browse print and eBooks, streaming videos, and podcasts. Print books can be borrowed from MacPhaidin Library, and digital resources are accessible through the library's catalog.
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50 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about College by
Call Number: Main Stacks LB2343.32 A15 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Real-world advice for first-generation college students FROM first-generation college graduates. Each author understands the challenges of being the first person in your entire family to attend college. This book is full of practical, common sense advice that will save you both time and money because it was gained through the struggles and challenges overcome by first-generation students. A must have for any first-generation student or for any college student whose parents have been out of school for more than 10 years.
College Rules!, 3rd Edition by
Call Number: Intercultural Affairs LB2343.32 .N57 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-26
This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren't taught in lectures, including how to: Study smarter--not harder, plan a manageable course schedule, master e-learning technologies, interact effectively with profs, become a research pro--at the library and online, organize killer study groups, feel engaged--even in "yawn" courses, survive the stresses of exam week, succeed even as an alternative or adult student, set yourself up for stellar recommendations.
A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning by
Call Number: Main Stacks LB2395 .R54 2020
Publication Date: 2019-01-14
Covering understanding, innovation, creativity, and collaboration and teamwork, this practical guide introduces readers to the actual science of learning. It uses demonstrations to help students understand how recommended techniques actually work and short format and action lists to show them how to apply the science to their own learning.
College Success Habits Podcast
College Success Habits is for those preparing for, in, or coming out of college who know there is more to school than what is taught in class. Learn successful habits, better productivity, and develop the growth mindset you'll need to achieve your "meant to be" in life. Discover mind hacks that can get you through college and life easier and more effectively at any age. If learning is a life long endeavor then College Success Habits is for you.
The Student Success Podcast
Join Host TJ Pingitore, founder of Student Success University and Co-Host Sean Molloy, now listened to in 29 countries, as they bring students today the real world preparation, discussion, and approaches to get students setup for their own student ...
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives.
The Guide to Learning and Study Skills by
Publication Date: 2010-05-28
Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment; the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.
The Regis Study Skills Guide by
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
A self-evaluative tool for students to augment their study skills and to maximize their learning efficiency. The study guide addresses multiple aspects of student learning, including time management, reading comprehension, information retention, note taking, paper writing, and timed testing.
The Secrets of College Success by
Publication Date: 2013-04-10
The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major, manage your time and develop college-level study skills, get on top of the core requirements, get good grades and avoid stress, interact effectively with the professor, match college and career, and more.
The skills students need to effectively record and learn information presented in class are outlined in this program. Featured is the Cornell Notetaking Method, which stresses organization and prompt review. A notebook page format that divides information into actual notes and student comments is central to both accurate Notetaking and meaningful study. Suggestions are provided on when and how often notes should be reviewed for maximum learning benefit
Researching, Reading and Writing
Faced with a mountain of research to conduct, reading to do, and papers to write, students must work both efficiently and shrewdly. This three-section program tells how to identify and cite reliable online and offline sources of information, carve textbook chapters into manageable chunks, and outline and revise papers-all elements that are essential to getting the job done well. Correlates to National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
This program outlines a concise three-step process for understanding and retaining information. The steps include exposure, review, and practice. Class attendance is stressed for maximum exposure to material. Valuable advice is provided on how to distill weekly lecture notes into a meaningful study guide. Methods for retrieving information learned include recitation and group study.
Three strategies to help students make better use of their time are presented in this program. They include the development of a term calendar on which students list important academic "events," such as term-paper deadlines and exam dates. A weekly schedule allows students to assess available time and make the most of it. A daily "To-Do List" helps students avoid last-minute cramming for exams and other academic projects.