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The Community College Experience, Brief Edition (3rd Edition) Paperback – February 27, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0132480864 ISBN-10: 0132480867 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (February 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132480867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132480864
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This is the book that is easy to read and is understandable by multiple age groups and skill levels”

Rebecca Ingraham, St. Charles Community College

 

“Easy to read, real world, understandable”

Gary Corona, Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

From the Back Cover

The first book on the market written with the first-time community college student in mind, this text provides basic information as well as encouragement for the non-traditional student–it shows that going to college and balancing work and family can be accomplished without compromising students’ success.  It covers a range of topics from making the transition into college culture, to practicing active learning and study skills, and preparing for a degree and a career. Each chapter, including the return of the time and energy management chapter, explores a major “college survival” topic in depth and provides a wealth of information for anyone who has stepped onto campus for the first time, all in a straightforward, easy-to-read format.

 

NEW and REVISED Features:

  • Buzz Boxes - provide additional information with “voices” of students; much like tweets in Twitter or status updates in Facebook, students, professors, and counselors get to say what is on their mind. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 11).
  • Emotional Intelligence Check-Up - includes directions and a short scenario that allows students to work through three parts of the process: feeling, thinking, and acting. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 4). 
  • Tech Tactics - provides information about the immediate technological support colleges offer as well as current technology that can assist in their educational goals with recommended websites for students. (In every chapter. Ex. - Chapter 6).
  • Your Terms of Success - gives an overview of common words students will encounter as well as their meanings to help them "speak the language".  (In every chapter; Ex. Chapter 1). 
  • Appendix C: Avoiding Plagiarism - outlines much-needed information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in a variety of college settings. (Ex. - After Appendix B).  
  • Relating to Others Exercises - Collaboration exercise renamed so students see the connection in relating. (In every chapter).

  • Reflection and Critical Thinking Exercises - asks students questions about the material or about how to apply the material to new situations and stop, think, and consider questions. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 4).

  • Integrity Matters - students explore how integrity–both academic and personal–relates to their own lives and they can reflect on how they act with integrity in all aspects of their college experiences. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 9).

  • Transfer Tips: From College to University and Transfer Tips: From College to Career - allow students to apply the chapter’s topic to the world beyond the community college and see how these essential tools of college success are building blocks for life fulfillment. (In every chapter; Ex. - Chapter 7).

For more information about the book including its’ support package, go to www.pearsonhighered.com/studentsuccess  

  

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www.MyStudentSuccessLab.com

 

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Adam L. White on January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is changing my life. Designed for people who shouldn't have passed 2nd grade let alone gotten into any college, and probably written by those same people. This is a gripping page turner full of insight and experienced knowledge. Did you know that the unit of measurement colleges use that usually equals the amount of time you are in class each week is "attendance"? wow.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Anderson on April 15, 2013
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"Take bottled water in your backpack and drink it throughout the day." (p107)

I can say without a doubt this is the worst book I have ever read. This book and its accompanying website are quite possibly the biggest waste of time a student may ever experience. The roughly 400 pages of fluff material cover absolutely none of the relevant topics a college student in 2013 should be concerned about, namely:

-What is the cost/benefit of a Liberal Arts degree?
-How does one assess which skills will be in high demand in 2 or 4 years?
-Is sacrificing 2 or 4 years in the workforce and acquiring $20,000-$100,000 in debt and no practical experience a good idea?

Instead, Amy focuses on topics that children should have mastered in elementary school. This includes:

-How to learn by reading printed material.
-Facts and other information are stored in the human brain.
-Nutritional labels are helpful for selecting food to eat.
-How to be courteous and work with others.
-The importance of setting goals.

I admit elementary school may be a stretch for the third topic, but I believe my point is clear. The real tragedy here is not the book, by itself. It is the fact that you will likely be forced to read every word, as your course will likely use the accompanying website to measure your "mastery" of the subject (low level decision making? I'm still not sure what the subject "is"). This means you'll have to memorize every useless term or topic detail such as the section names in the Cornell note taking system.

This is in contrast to real subjects with substantive material which allow you to skip sections you're already familiar with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on February 12, 2012
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This book was in perfect condition and way cheaper then at my college bookstore!! Thanks, I always appreciate saving money!!!
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By REBECCA on February 18, 2014
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it's really nice & quick,I really like it. Tks a lot ! The book is in good status,seems new .
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By Vanessa on February 7, 2014
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I had to get it for college, I had to read it , I passed the class . They really did send it in two days
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By Santaysha on January 19, 2014
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It is exactly what i needed and I got it the next day. It was way cheaper than the bookstore at my school!!
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By amber williams on October 5, 2013
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Very satisfied with this book. It was basically brand new, and exactly what I was looking for. So happy I dicided to go with amazon
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By Ronda on September 27, 2013
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This book was for my son...it arrived very quickly and in better than the condition listed. Excellent service! The book was the correct one for his community college course and at a fraction of the price listed in the bookstore!
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