This Handbook contains instructions and exercises for mastering the best known methods for learning the various kinds of skills and knowledge in your courses. More importantly, this book will guide you in managing yourself. Setting goals.
Author: Peter Lenn
Obviously, to succeed in college you must learn and pass your courses. To do that, it is not enough to pay attention in class and to read the textbook. You also must do the work of learning. As everybody says about succeeding with any task, "Do your homework." This Handbook focuses on that most critical activity of studying in your room, the library or a coffee shop. You went to class, paid attention, took notes, and read the textbook. Now you are going to do something or some things to learn the material. The keys to college success are to make good choices of what to do and to persevere to mastery. This Handbook contains instructions and exercises for mastering the best known methods for learning the various kinds of skills and knowledge in your courses. More importantly, this book will guide you in managing yourself. Setting goals. Budgeting the 168 hours in a week. Asking for help. Persevering to mastery. Preparing for tests. If you do the exercises in this Handbook, you will experience these important truths about yourself and learning: You have sufficient IQ to master your courses. Your professors guide you in what to learn and how to learn it. Most of your learning occurs when you actively practice doing what you are learning to do-reciting, memorizing, analyzing, writing, or solving. . When you get stuck, it is efficient and legitimate to get help, so long as you then continue practicing to mastery. As you master each lesson you get smarter-you can do things you couldn't do before, you retain it longer, and your learning rate for subsequent lessons increases. Getting smarter feels good and is motivating. Your concentration and confidence go up. Academic success will make you better able to handle the non-academic challenges you may face. Several hundred thousand students have used these methods and exercises. In surveys one and two semester later, over 90% have reported doing better academically.
Hundreds of faculty members have helped over 90% of their students gain the mindset and methods to succeed in their other courses. The Handbook and this Faculty Guide provide the instruction and exercises for a complete course.
Author: Peter Lenn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Step by step guide to delivering a semester or quarter student success course using the Power Learners Handbook for College Success as the textbook. Hundreds of faculty members have helped over 90% of their students gain the mindset and methods to succeed in their other courses. The Handbook and this Faculty Guide provide the instruction and exercises for a complete course. You can prepare and deliver your course without developing lesson plans, lectures, assignments and tests. Using a Learning Lab format, you can guide, coach and advise your students, as they practice best known methods for doing the work of learning--the two hours of study outside of class that is expected for every hour in their lecture/discussion class. You will have the satisfaction of seeing your students grow in competence, confidence and motivation as learners. As they find they have the intelligence and concentration to master college level work, their natural curiosity and thirst for learning will be rejuvenated. With the Learning Lab format, time will fly by in your classes for you and your students. Without lectures to prepare and papers and tests to grade outside of class, you will have time to provide one-on-one help to every student during class and in your office hours. Proven results from over 100 courses. One faculty member said, "This allowed me to do what I orginally went into teaching to do."
The Power Learners Handbook is a combined textbook and workbook for a college level student success course. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of students to get better grades by working smarter, not harder.
Author: Peter Lenn
The Power Learners Handbook is a combined textbook and workbook for a college level student success course. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of students to get better grades by working smarter, not harder. Students practice applying best known methods to exercises and to assignments from their other courses. Students work at their own pace mostly in the classroom, with coaching and help from the instructor. We recommend a learning center format. The instructor tutors, advises and helps students individually, one at a time. The result is that students experience that learning by doing and persevering to mastery actually work for them. They get smarter, learn faster, and remember longer. This Handbook is intended for college orientation and learning how to learn courses. It contains materials to address most of the needs of most college students. There are materials and exercises on basic math, reading speed and comprehension, and writing. These allow students to fill in any gaps in things they need to know but never learned or have forgotten. This Handbook also covers Time Management, procrastination, goal setting, studying for tests, choosing the right practice for various types of material in college courses, and how to know that you have the competence in one lesson to prepare you fully for the next lesson in that subject. Finally, there are remarkably effective lessons on writing term papers, learning any math topic, and moving information from a textbook to your mind. This course is way more fun and effective than a conventional lecture/discussion learning skills course. In surveys of thousands of students one and two semesters after this course, over 90% report lasting benefit in terms of grades, motivation and self-confidence as learner.
This is the new college edition of the Power Learners Handbook which has been used by over 300.000 teens and young adults. This book is designed for a one quarter or one semester college course on learning how to learn.
Author: Peter Lenn, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This is the new college edition of the Power Learners Handbook which has been used by over 300.000 teens and young adults. This book is designed for a one quarter or one semester college course on learning how to learn. This book is especially designed for a workshop or flipped classroom format rather than a lecture course. The book and surrounding course prepares students to succeed in standard college lecture and lab courses. The flipped format is especially helpful for students who need improvement in learning from lectures and textbooks, memorizing, writing papers, learning math, managing time, taking tests and concentrating.
P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life: Essentials of Student Success, 4e, utilizes this P.O.W.E.R. framework to maximize students' potential for success in college and life addressing the diverse, career student population by providing direct, ...
Author: Robert S Feldman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only research-based student success series with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life: Essentials of Student Success, 4e, utilizes this P.O.W.E.R. framework to maximize students' potential for success in college and life addressing the diverse, career student population by providing direct, practical solutions to the challenges that students face as they navigate their courses and prepare for their careers Includes Connect - a highly reliable, easy-to-use homework and learning management solution that applies learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.NEW: SmartBook 2.0, available within Connect, personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study.SmartBook 2.0 fosters more productive learning, taking the guesswork out of what to study, and making students better prepared for class.For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.
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Author: Onchwari, Grace
Publisher: IGI Global
In the past few years, there has been an influx of immigrant children into the school system, many with a limited understanding of English. Successfully teaching these students requires educators to understand their characteristics and to learn how to engage immigrant families to support their children’s academic achievements. The Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners is a collection of innovative research that utilizes teacher professional development models, assessment practices, teaching strategies, and parental involvement strategies to develop ways for communities and educators to create social and academic conditions that promote the academic success of immigrant and English language learners. While highlighting topics including bilingual learners, family engagement, and teacher development, this book is ideally designed for early childhood, elementary, middle, K-12, and secondary school teachers; school administrators; faculty; academicians; and researchers.
Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement as they move through the text; with the ...
Author: Robert S Feldman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only research-based student success series with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning maximizes students' potential for success in college and in life. Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement as they move through the text; with the growth of their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and personal discipline needed for them to excel.
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Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The system has created a standard for normal intelligence and anyone who doesn't fit this definition is branded as mentally challenged, autistic or learning disabled in some way. Human life is big and abundant. The school system's definition of normal intelligence is narrow. Any individual's purpose in life is to become who they are naturally born to be. Some kids are great with animals. They have a special touch. Some are born creative, esthetic, athletic, visionary, sociable, good with their hands, etc. but they're not inspired or naturally good at the normal definition of intelligence. It doesn't mean they're stupid or inferior. It just means they have their own talents that do not fit into the standard skills of a grade school education. This is why I'm telling all parents of kids who don't seem to be successful at a normal grade school that you can't believe everything the supposed mental health experts and school authorities say about your child.
For students beginning college, the voice and the power must become internalized. With students' physical transition to college, a comparable mental and ...
Author: Leonard A. Valverde
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Offers advice to Latino students considering or already in a university or community college, including tips on choosing a college, strategies for academic success, and success stories from notable Latinos.
Race is a socially constructed phenomenon used to justify power differentials. Although race is a biologically false concept, it has had real historical ...
Author: Julia Walsh
Many people think that because they have survived high school and are in college, they know how to study and learn- but skills needed to survive college cannot be left to chance. Taking a learning strategies, study skills, or college survival course is probably one of the best things you can do to ensure college success. This book reflects the belief that students can be taught how to learn more efficiently; they need to be told why these strategies work. They also need hands-on reinforcement of what they learn in class. This book is also intended to empower students by providing them with the tools necessary to make maximum use of their memory and thereby improve their job performance, school achievement, and personal success.
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Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Chances are you will go to a college near where you live or go to one online. Many people now do parts of their degrees online then attend the college physically for awhile. In-state is always cheaper than going to a college out of state because your local government subsidizes residents at the local public universities, not the private ones. Private universities charge whatever they want to everybody. Publicly-funded ones are much cheaper. The real issue is what do you study. Do you listen to what everybody else says including the world system or yourself? That’s the eternal question. Will I be the hero of my own life or will I be a clone, following everybody else? College is not necessarily the answer to life. You are. Whatever lives inside of you is strong, unique and vital. College can help you find it but by itself college is a fantasy land for young people.
The counterstory articulates some of the intersubjective factors that could hamper Chicano students' college success, such as teachers' or administrators' ...
Author: Michael B. Paulsen
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.
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Author: Henry S. Merrill
The purpose of this book is to assist post-traditional students to achieve success in the Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) Department and develop their individualized pathway to earn the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree at Texas State University. Applied baccalaureate degrees incorporate higher-order thinking skills and advanced technical knowledge and skills with applied coursework. BAAS students may also earn college-level credits through prior learning assessment (PLA), evaluating and credentialing knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom. The organization and content of this book provides adult degree program faculty and leaders an example of how one required textbook develops and supports the outcomes and activities in all the core courses of an interdisciplinary degree program designed for post-traditional adult learners. The majority of the students earning the BAAS degree are post-traditional students. They are often defined with some or all of these characteristics: over age 25 years old when starting or returning to college, may not have a traditional high school diploma, enroll part-time, work full-time, are financially independent, have dependents other than a spouse and may be a single parent. These students juggle multiple roles and responsibilities in the family, workplace, and community. Post-traditional students bring rich work/life experiences, may be experiencing personal and/or professional transitions, have clear career goals, and often finance their education. They seek flexible programs including online education, PLA, and accelerated course formats. Thus, post-traditional students want active, collaborative, and interactive learning relevant to career and other roles and goals.
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Author: Ruby D. Higgins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Provides information on a variety of schools and experience of graduates
Additional Support - in and out of the classroom... "Rhythms of College Success" has its own companion website designed to help students review the text material.
Author: Steve Piscitelli
Publisher: Prentice Hall
For courses in Student Success or First Year Experience. His message is memorable; his energy is contagious. Building on Steve Piscitelli's classroom experiences and workshops, his new book Rhythms of College Success: A Journey of Discovery, Change and Mastery focuses on the whole student - both internally and externally. It embraces the power of personal choice and addresses the (sometimes) competing needs of first-year students. Using a universal theme of music, the book offers memorable messages that show how respect, responsibility, reflection, and renewal can fuel student success. Throughout the text, readers are introduced to the 4R's and how these, along with change and life balance, impact one's future and one's success. More than 100 activities, 75 figures and innovative part openers keep students engaged and help them on their own journey of discovery, change and mastery.
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Author: F. Erik Brooks
This encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. • Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college • Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment • Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations • Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses
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Author: Andrea Parmegiani
Emerging from a critical analysis of the glocal power of English and how it relates to academic literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy, this book presents translanguaging strategies for using ESL students' mother tongue as a resource for academic literacy acquisition and college success. Parmegiani offers a strong counterpoint to the "English-only" movement in the United States. Grounded in a case study of a learning community linking Spanish and English academic writing courses, he demonstrates that a mother tongue-based pedagogical intervention and the strategic use of minority home languages can promote English language acquisition and academic success.
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Author: Reuven Rashkovsky
Brain Power Enrichment Programs aim to develop problem-solving abilities in students who wish to improve their skills. Additionally, the programs may provide challenging, stimulating and inspirational learning experiences through engagement with math and logic problem solving for gifted children. The Student Version book accompanies a Level Two student through his/her first semester of the problem solving program (or it may be used independently as a problem solving workbook). However, this Teacher Version may be used by a teacher or tutor as it has, in addition to the content of the Student Version, short instructions for each lesson as well as answers to problems. All Brain Power programs are based on a step-by-step approach, which enables students to understand problems of increasing complexity. Level Two continues to equip students typically in grades 6 to 8 with problem solving strategies and techniques and supports the application of these skills to algebra and geometry. The implications for improving one's problem solving skills are numerous. These include a more positive attitude toward math and science, improved thinking flexibility and creativity in all subject areas, as well as increased success in academic, gifted, university admissions, and professional program tests (many of which are designed with an emphasis on assessing higher-order thinking skills). Moreover, knowledge of a range of problem solving strategies, coupled with experience in their application, have benefits which transcend the classroom and enter the realm of professional, social and intellectual accomplishment.
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Author: Reuven Rashkovsky & Karine Rashkovsky
Publisher: Author House
Brain Power Enrichment Programs aim to develop problem-solving abilities in students who wish to improve their skills. Additionally, the programs may provide challenging, stimulating and inspirational learning experiences through engagement with problem solving for gifted students. The Student Version book accompanies a Level One student through his/her first semester of the problem solving program (or it may be used independently as a problem solving workbook). However, this Teacher Version may be used by a teacher or tutor as it has, in addition to the content of the Student Version, short instructions for each lesson as well as answers to problems. All Brain Power programs are based on a step-by-step approach, which enables students to understand problems of increasing complexity. Level One begins to equip students typically in grades 4 to 6 with various problem solving strategies and techniques, and supports the application of these skills to math, language arts, study habits and the general learning process. In Level One, students are introduced to four critical steps in problem solving: 1) Understanding the problem 2) Defining a plan or strategy 3) Solving the problem 4) Checking the answer. The implications for improving one’s problem solving skills are numerous. These include a more positive attitude toward math and science, improved thinking flexibility and creativity in all subject areas, as well as increased success in academic, gifted, university admissions, and professional program tests (many of which are designed with an emphasis on assessing higher-order thinking skills). Moreover, knowledge of a range of problem solving strategies, coupled with experience in their application, have benefits which transcend the classroom and enter the realm of professional, social and intellectual accomplishment.