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The College Success Book

A Whole-Student Approach to Academic Excellence

James E. Groccia, Ph.D.  –

The College Success Book goes beyond the academic and intellectual behaviors usually associated with study skills programs. This practical, “user friendly” book provides exercises and activities focusing on the whole student to help develop the behaviors and attitudes necessary for success in college.

The College Success Book takes an active approach that emphasizes the mechanics of learning and encourages students to take personal control over all aspects of the learning process. The “whole student” approach is unique to study skills instruction, and the holistic, wellness approach to academic success incorporates knowledge of the impact of factors such as diet, stress control, exercise, and sleep upon learning outcomes. User-friendly exercises in these areas are coupled with information and activities in academic skill areas (motivation, lecture note-taking, time management, reading effectiveness, control of learning environment, concentration, memory, test- taking, managing test anxiety, and writing skills) to provide a comprehensive and integrated guide to academic success.

The book is written with all students in mind, those with effective as well as those with poor study skills. The basic premise is that all students can profit from a review of their study behaviors. The book is practical and easy to use. Its expectations are realistic. The College Success Book provides students with a wide array of skills that will lead to success in college and beyond. Use of this book will enable students to increase productive skills and attitudes that can effectively guide them through the “information overload” that is characteristic of most college settings.

   “A valuable resource for the serious student and for those who aspire to be serious students. I’ll be recommending The College Success Book to my clients. . . .” Dennis Heitzmann, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Pennsylvania State University

The College Success Book emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and continuous learning rather than relying solely on the techniques of gaining knowledge. . . well suited to the needs of students and the rigors of learning in post-secondary institutions.” Judy Chapman, Professor, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. James E. Groccia is the Director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, Auburn University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia at the University of Tartu’s Institute of Educational Sciences during fall, 2011. In addition to faculty development work, Jim teaches graduate courses on teaching and higher education and coordinates Auburn University’s Graduate Certificate in College/ University Teaching. He is a former POD Network President and Core Committee member.

Jim received his doctorate in Educational Psychology and Guidance from the University of Tennessee. Groccia has presented at dozens of national and international conferences and workshops, has served as an advisor and consultant to institutions nationally and abroad, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on teaching and learning. Groccia’s most recent publications are: Miller & Groccia (Eds.), To Improve the Academy, v30 (2011); Buskist & Groccia (Eds.), Evidence-Based Teaching, Vol. 128, New Directions in Teaching and Learning (2011); Groccia, Alsudairi & Buskist (Eds.), The Handbook on College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective (2012); and Groccia & Hunter, The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success: Volume II. Instructor Training and Development (2012).

 

Paper, 174 pages, 8 1/2×11
$18.95
Education
ISBN 0-944435-15-7
LC 91-72925

 

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