Helping College Students Succeed A Model for Effective Intervention

ISBN-10: 1560328525
ISBN-13: 9781560328520
Edition: 2001
Authors: Glenn Hirsch
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Today's student affairs professionals are often called upon to help college students overcome academic difficulties and successfully earn their degrees. Considering that a college degree is an integral component of one's ability to advance in a career, academic trouble can be a frustrating and discouraging experience for both the student and the administrators who commit to assisting them. In this book, Glenn Hirsch offers professionals a user-friendly, comprehensive resource book of theories and specific techniques that can be used to enhance college student success. Dr. Hirsch offers readers an integrated model for change that includes both holistic assessments of academic difficulty and suggestions for three different levels of intervention based on the student's readiness and motivation for change. He also provides specific interview and testing strategies for determining the causes of academic difficulty. Effective, diversity-sensitive intervention strategies are structured around these fivemajor areas of academic difficulty: overcoming motivational blocks to learning, improving time management techniques, putting off procrastination, strengthening study skills, and managing academic anxiety and stress. In addition, special attention is paid throughout to the specific concerns that arise when working with students with disability conditions such as attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities. Instructors, counselors, advisors, tutors and learning assistance professionals will findHelping College Students Succeeda highly valuable resource in their efforts to help students succeed.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Must We Help? The Educational Covenant to Assist College Students With Academic Difficulties or Disabilities
Finding the Flash Point: A Model for Helping College Students in Academic Difficulty
Can We Talk? The Holistic Assessment Interview
Lack of Readiness, Underachievment, or Disability? Diagnosing Academic Difficulty
Lazy Students Don't Exist! Helping Students Overcome Motivational Blocks to Success
It's About Time! (Management)
Don't Put Off Helping Students Who Procrastinate
The ABCs of Study Skill Improvement
Not to Worry: Helping Students Manage Academic Anxiety and Stress
The Journey Continues: Concluding Thoughts About Working With Students
References
Index

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