110 Strategies for Success in College and Life

by Joan H. Rollins & Mary Zahm



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781418446345
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781463453381

About the Book

110 Strategies for Success in College and Life offers students clear presentations of 110 strategies to guide them through to college graduation and beyond. These principles are derived from numerous research studies from a wide range of areas within psychology, as well as from the authors’ many years of experience as college professors, researchers, and student advisors.

This book closes the gap between scientific knowledge and its application to college success. Topics include information processing and learning; critical thinking and decision making; identifying and achieving goals; managing time, money and energy; reading and writing effectively; reducing test anxiety; knowing thyself; and preparing for a career. The latest research findings are presented.

It is a valuable guide for freshman, whether coming right out of high school or after a hiatus of years working and/or taking care of a family. This book is particularly appropriate for minority and first generation college students who may have fewer mentors to help them along the college path. Each chapter offers case studies of successful students to serve as role models. The focus of the book is on the practical application of the strategies in the student’s daily life within a framework of flexibility, integrity, and balance.

About the Author

Joan H. Rollins, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Rhode Island College.  Mary Zahm, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Bristol Community College where she has received awards for outstanding teaching. In addition to their teaching and student advising experience, they have conducted research on non-intellectual factors correlated with college student success.

Professor Rollins is the author of Women’s Minds/Women’s Bodies (Prentice Hall, 1996) and editor of Hidden minorities: The persistence of ethnicity in American life (University Press of America, 1981). Professor Zahm is the author of Create Your Ideal Life (McGraw-Hill Course Works, 1996). She also brings a practical bent to the book based on her 13 years as a Human Factors Engineer.