From the Back Cover
This text addresses the needs of readers to see themselves and their future in a more meaningful way while reinforcing the most basic learning skills necessary for college and career success. The insights of the authors will help readers better understand themselves, the demands of college, and the challenges and opportunities that await them in the real world. Conceptual thinking. Chapter-ending essays and readings. Reading and writing connections. Emphasis on skills needed for the 21st century. Viewpoints. Profiles. For anyone with an interest in student orientation and career opportunity.