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College Success Guide Second Edition

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College Success Guide Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-853-4

Pages: 208

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Karine Blackett and Patricia Weiss

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College Success Guide is designed to walk college students through steps that are proven to make them successful in college and life.

The guide reveals 12 keys that make students successful in college, and helps students be better prepared for college and know how to protect their significant investment.

This edition includes:

  • More content—including games and activities—on learning styles and personality testing.
  • New activities teaching students how to find answers at their new university or college.
  • More content on study skill ideas, including chunking and the murder methods.
  • More information on finding scholarships, the importance of getting financial aid paperwork in on time, and where to get help for daycare and travel expenses.
  • Additional wellness content regarding eating the right foods to reduce stress.
  • Expanded APA material and new sample reference pages for APA, covering the new sixth edition of APA style.
  • Extensive updates to the library research chapter.
  • Material on how to avoid plagiarism.
  • Sample self-talk affirmations for each chapter.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Study Skills
Chapter 2: Test-Taking Skills
Chapter 3: Perception, Learning Styles, and Personality
Chapter 4: Organization
Chapter 5: Attitude
Chapter 6: Goal Setting
Chapter 7: Basic Research Skills
Chapter 8: Research Paper Writing
Chapter 9: Synergy
Chapter 10: Motivation
Chapter 11: Time and Energy Management
Chapter 12: Stress Management

Author Bio

Dr. Karine Blackett's interest in higher education has taken her around the world: She studied at the University of Malta and worked in Kenya, Africa, through her undergraduate degree with the University of Minnesota. She holds an English Language Teaching Certificate from New School University in New York, and she taught English as a second language in Japan. She earned an M.S. from Colorado State University in Student Affairs in Higher Education and her doctorate from the University of South Dakota in Education Administration with an emphasis in higher education.

She has been a practitioner in higher education administration for more than 20 years and a professor and instructor since 1997. She also contributed to the third edition of The Very Quick Job Search. As an instructor, Blackett teaches career development courses online, as well as “Strategies for Success,” which covers the principles and universal laws used by high-performance people and those designing their lives by intent and not by default. She also teaches undergraduate, master's and doctoral classes online for several universities, including: Walden, Kaplan University Online, Virginia College Online, and American Public University System. Blackett is also a certified career and life success coach.

Patricia Weiss earned a B.S. in business administration in 1990 and a B.S. in accounting in 1992. She has been a paraprofessional in library services for 12 years, an experience she has found very rewarding. She also has been an adjunct faculty member at National American University for 12 years. Weiss is a member of the American Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association, and is a facilitator for Pacific Institute.

Weiss was an academic coach for four years, has given instruction to hundreds of students in library research, and has facilitated the Strategies for Success class at National American University for the past 12 years.

For interview requests or questions about Blackett or Weiss, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.