Student Success Textbooks

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College Success

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Baldwin, August, and Bennett

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.

(16 reviews)

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How to Make Notes and Write

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Allosso and Allosso

Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

License: CC BY-NC-SA

There are plenty of personal knowledge management systems out there, promising to help you take smart notes or link your thinking or build a second brain. And there are plenty of writing guides out there promising to teach you the elements of style. This book offers a simple and effective way to make effective notes on sources and your interpretations of them, then turn those thoughts into clear and compelling output.

(8 reviews)

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No Limits

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: at Arlington

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order - Third Edition

Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order - Third Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Russell, Pferdehirt, Nelson, and Price

Publisher: University of Wisconsin - Madison

License: CC BY

The Technical Project Management class is designed to help students build on their past experiences and develop effective strategies for managing complex technical projects, with an emphasis on applying project management concepts to real-world problems. In the weekly web conferences, the class comes together in community to discuss the lesson topics, considering the practical applications of the concepts in each subject area.

(1 review)

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Law School Materials for Success

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Fines

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The first year of law school is, for many people, one of the most significant transitions of their adult life. Law school demands a lot as it helps you make the transition from your prior identity as student (or as some other occupational role) to your new identity as an attorney. To meet the demands of law school, it is often helpful to have the big picture before you begin – a sense of what it is you are trying to do as you prepare for classes, participate in those classes, review and prepare for exams, take exams, and then begin the cycle once again.

(2 reviews)

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Blueprint for Success in College and Career

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Dillon

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

(23 reviews)

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Read more about Intercultural Learning: Critical preparation for international student travel

Intercultural Learning: Critical preparation for international student travel

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Jones, Miles, and Gopalkrishnan

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

License: CC BY-SA

Intercultural learning: Critical preparation for international student travel aims to take students beyond practical preparation, to equip them with a critical lens through which to view and understand their international experiences. The book leads students toward a deeper understanding of culture and cultural difference through an exploration of challenging concepts such as imperialism, racism, privilege and intercultural practice.

(15 reviews)

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The Word on College Reading and Writing

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Babin, Burnell, Pesznecker, Rosevear, and Wood

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC

Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

(34 reviews)

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Read more about Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Caulfield

Publisher: Mike Caulfield

License: CC BY

The web gives us many such strategies and tactics and tools, which, properly used, can get students closer to the truth of a statement or image within seconds. For some reason we have decided not to teach students these specific techniques. As many people have noted, the web is both the largest propaganda machine ever created and the most amazing fact-checking tool ever invented. But if we haven't taught our students those capabilities is it any surprise that propaganda is winning?

(18 reviews)

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Read more about A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Lamoreaux

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

(30 reviews)

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