College Success - A Concise Practical Guide
College Success - A Concise Practical Guide

College Success - A Concise Practical Guide

Lead Author(s): David L. Strickland, Carol J. Strickland

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College Success, A Concise Practical Guide, from BVT Publishing, is a comprehensive textbook with all of the content required to teach a typical College Success or FYE course. This Top Hat version contains everything you need for before, during, and after class. Students can read fully customizable chapters with built-in active learning components and formative assessment elements. Each chapter is accompanied by PowerPoint slides with built-in comprehension questions and engagement tools. After class, students can engage with pre-made, fully customizable homework assignments, plus chapter summaries for student review. There is also a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter Instructor’s Manual; pre-made customizable midterm and final exams; and extensive test banks.

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Comparison of College Success: A Concise Practical Guide

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Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide
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Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life
(9th ed availo February 2019)

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student
(16th ed)
available on Cengage Unlimited

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In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook.

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Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

BUILT-IN INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

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Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (7th ed.)

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Cengage

Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (9th ed availo February 2019)

$60

eBook

$124.95

Textbook

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student (16th ed) available on Cengage Unlimited

$60 purchase
$24.49 rental

eBook

$92.95

Print

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (7th ed.))

Cengage

Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (9th ed availo February 2019))

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student (16th ed) available on Cengage Unlimited

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (7th ed.))

Cengage

Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (9th ed availo February 2019))

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student (16th ed) available on Cengage Unlimited

Built-in Interactive Assessment Questions

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

Top Hat

Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (7th ed.))

Cengage

Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (9th ed availo February 2019))

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student (16th ed) available on Cengage Unlimited

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Strickland – College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (7th ed.))

Cengage

Skip Downing – On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (9th ed availo February 2019))

Cengage

Dave Ellis –Becoming a Master Student (16th ed) available on Cengage Unlimited

About this textbook

Textbook Details

College Success: A Concise Practical Guide is especially designed to help students succeed in college. It contains twelve brief—but rich—chapters on topics proven to make a difference for academic success. It teaches students to focus on learning rather than focus on grades.

This book is written by two professors who have over forty-six years of combined teaching experience. They have taught in small two-year colleges as well as in large public and private universities


Authors

David L. Strickland, MAEast Georgia State College

David L. Strickland, MA, is the director of the Student Success Program and a professor of sociology at East Georgia State College. He is coauthor of an introductory sociology textbook, My Sociology, now in its second edition. He is the author of the freshman orientation course textbook at East Georgia State College, College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (seventh edition).

Carol J. Strickland, PhDGeorgia Southern University

Carol J. Strickland, PhD, RN, is retired from teaching but served for seven years as associate professor of nursing and director of nursing research at Georgia Southern University School of Nursing in Statesboro, Georgia. She worked in nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in Rochester, New York, for twenty-four years, where she received her PhD in nursing. She has published numerous articles in the area of psychiatric mental health nursing practice, psychoneuroimmunology, and sociology.

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