Adult Student's Guide to Survival and Success

ISBN-10: 0944227384

ISBN-13: 9780944227381

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Al Siebert, Mary Karr

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Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Practical Psychology Press
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dr. Al Siebert (Portland, OR) is Director of The Resiliency Center and author of The Survivor Personality. He is an ex-paratrooper with a Ph.D. in psychology. He is internationally recognized for his research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors. He is frequently quoted in books and articles, and has been interviewed on National Public Radio and OPRAH. His specialty is teaching how to be highly resilient in a world that is changing too fast.

Mary Karr's memoir, "The Liars' Club," won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. A poet & essayist, she has won Pushcart prizes in both genres. Her other grants & awards include the prestigious Whiting Award & the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. Her previous poetry collections are "Abacus," "The Devil's Tour," & "Viper Rum." She is a full professor at Syracuse University.

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Fears and Concerns: How to Confront and Overcome Them
How to Choose Your Program, Get Financial Help, and Become Oriented
Actions That Lead to Success in College
Online Learning
The Best Way to Study
How to Get High Grades on Tests
How to Write Excellent Papers
Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: How to Influence Instructors
How to Gain Support and Encouragement from Your Family
How to Balance Going to College with Working
How to Handle Pressure Well
Resiliency in a World of Non-Stop Change
Resources and Selected Reading
Online Resources
Index
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