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Keys to Community College Success


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For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses for students attending two year programs.

Keys to Community College Success sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. This Eighth edition retains Keys' tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: One, a risk and reward framework that reflects the demands today's students face, and two, a focus on student experience specific to two-year schools with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition, helping students get a degree, get skills, or work toward a transfer.

Keys to Community College Success helps students take ownership, develop academic and transferable skills, and show the results of commitment and action so they are well equipped with the concentration, commitment, focus, and persistence necessary to succeed.

Keys to Community College Success provides the established KEYS set of tools for success —an understanding of how coursework connects to career and life goal achievement, and analytical, creative, and practical thinking coverage that empowers a range of cognitive ability. This content provides:

  • COVID-19 Update: College students in 2020 need relevant information during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. This update of Keys to Community College Success includes up-to-the minute information on digital and distributed learning strategies and practical tips on resilience, persistence, purpose, and strength.

  • College Connection to Career and Life Goals: Infused with a focus on risk and reward, showing that the reward of success in the modern world demands a risk of vision and persistent effort over time. It raises the bar to show students that they must risk action to grow, thrive, and contribute in order to make their college investment pay off in gainful employment, meaningful work, and community involvement.

  • Thinking Skills coverage: Comprehensive content with research references lend credibility and perspective to concepts, targeted exercises that explore personally relevant situations in context, and sustained focus throughout each topic.

  • Tailored to the Two Year Program experience: Acknowledges global economic change and instability and hones in on student concerns about employability skills and debt management so the two-year college experience is framed in practical, work-relevant ways with consideration toward transfer students as well. New coverage of resources, topics, and research support concepts.

COVID-19 Success Update

Quick Start to College

Chapter 1 The Rewards of College: Taking Risks that Move You toward Success

Chapter 2 Values, Goals, and Time: Managing Yourself

Chapter 3 Learning How You Learn: Making the Most of Your Abilities

Chapter 4 Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Chapter 5 Reading and Information Literacy: Learning from Print and Online Materials

Chapter 6 Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information

Chapter 7 Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn

Chapter 8 Test Taking: Showing What You Know

Chapter 9 Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work

Chapter 10 Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body

Chapter 11 Managing Money: Living Below Your Means

Chapter 12 Careers and More: Building a Successful Future

Appendix A: The Writing Process

Appendix B: Social Networking and Media



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Published 22 June 2020
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EAN13 9781735189116
Language English
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