Achieve College Success...Learn How In 20 Hours or Less Brief Fifth Edition

Brief 5/e
ISBN 978-0-9986223-0-9
186 pages
List Price: $42.95
Achieve Career Success, Full/e

Inspired by Professor Gerson's own experience as a troubled learner and an award winning teacher, Achieve College Success: Learn How in 20 Hours or Less is designed to teach key life and study skills in practical, easy to understand terms.

All concepts, exercises and techniques have been classroom proven in college and high school environments. Used alone, or with Achieve Career Success... Discover and Get the Job You Want, Achieve College Success gives students the tools and motivation to define and achieve personal, academic and professional success.

Students Will Learn To:
  • Choose, set and achieve their goals
  • Discover their best learning styles and types of intelligence
  • Make the best use of their time
  • Understand and remember more of what they read and hear
  • Make their point more clearly when they write or speak
  • Use test taking strategies for greater success
  • Identify college majors, professional skills and careers that will let them shine
  • Create the life they want and make a positive difference
Book Features Include:
  • A conversational tone that keeps material approachable and easy to understand.
  • Pre-course and post-course assessments to direct studies and assess progress.
  • Packed with activities and exercises to help students explore and cement skills and concepts.
  • Success stories, student comments and introductions to topics help students see how to apply the skills and concepts presented in order to identify and achieve their personal goals.
  • Changes to the Fifth edition include:
    • Streamlined interior page layout to speed learning
    • Virtual learning marker icons to activities for readers to try and use
    • Original poems by the author to aid recall and improve memory
    • New article on "Retrieval Learning" in Chapter 4 - How to Read, Study, and Understand Texbooks.
Additional Instructor Resources:
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Instructor’s Manual
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Critical Thinking bonus chapter
  • Premium instructor materials with day-by-day lesson plans and supplemental classroom activities
  • 1-on-1 or group instructor coaching with author and speaker Raymond Gerson
  • Customized Content Solutions: Achieve your curricular goals and learning outcomes with customized content for your student success programs. Contact to learn more about or custom solutions.

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Meet the Author
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Student Testimonials
  • Comments by Educators
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Campus Resources
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • How to Turn Your Dreams into Goals and Achieve Success
    • Chapter 2
    • How to Use Learning Styles and Types of Intelligences to Perform at Your Best
    • Chapter 3
    • To Students Who Want to Manage Their Time but Can’t Get Started
    • Chapter 4
    • Make Learning Easier ... Discover How to Read, Study, and Understand Textbooks
    • Chapter 5
    • How to Take Good Notes and Write Well to Maximize Your Performance
    • Chapter 6
    • What Students Ought to Know about Memory and Test-Taking Strategies
    • Chapter 7
    • Preparing for Career Success . . . Discover Your Skills, Values, and Interests
    • Chapter 8
    • How to Create the Life You Want and Make a Positive Difference in the World
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Conclusion
    • Appendix A: Examples of Student Papers
    • Appendix B: Distance Learning/Distance Education
    • Appendix C: Your College Library: A Great Resource
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index