Student Success Textbooks

Read more about How to Learn Like A Pro

How to Learn Like A Pro

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Nissila

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics: learning styles and preferences, time and materials management, critical thinking and reading, note-taking, memory principles, and test-taking techniques. Each of the six units featuring a total of twenty-three lessons and accompanying exercises (with a dash of humor here and there) were developed with the diverse student body of the community college in mind as well as learners in other educational venues.

(21 reviews)

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Read more about About Writing: A Guide

About Writing: A Guide

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Jeffrey

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

This writer's reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. The book covers the basics of composition and revising, including how to build a strong thesis, how to peer review a fellow student's work, and a handy checklist for revision, before moving on to a broad overview of academic writing. Included for those students who need writing help at the most basic level are comprehensive sections on sentence style and grammar, verbs, nouns and other tenets of basic grammar. Finally, the sections on research and citation should help any student find solid evidence for their school work and cite it correctly, as well as encouraging an understanding of why citation is so important in the first place. This is a guide that is useful to writing students of all levels, either as a direct teaching tool or a simple reference.

(53 reviews)

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Read more about Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Lowry

Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

License: CC BY

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use.

(48 reviews)

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Read more about The Process of Research Writing

The Process of Research Writing

Copyright Year: 2007

Contributor: Krause

Publisher: Steven D. Krause

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The title of this book is The Process of Research Writing, and in the nutshell, that is what the book is about. A lot of times, instructors and students tend to separate “thinking,” “researching,” and “writing” into different categories that aren't necessarily very well connected. First you think, then you research, and then you write.

(19 reviews)

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Read more about Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence

Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Guptill

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text. It is well suited to composition courses or first-year seminars and valuable as a supplemental or recommended text in other writing-intensive classes. It provides a friendly, down-to-earth introduction to professors' goals and expectations, demystifying the norms of the academy and how they shape college writing assignments. Each of the nine chapters can be read separately, and each includes suggested exercises to bring the main messages to life.

(43 reviews)

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Read more about Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Priester

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

(18 reviews)

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Read more about Six Steps To Job Search Success

Six Steps To Job Search Success

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Ceniza-Levine and Thanasoulis-Cerrachio

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is a practical discussion of six actionable steps that students can take to land a job regardless of the market. Whether the estimate is 25% unemployment or single-digit unemployment, that number doesn't apply to any one student. For any individual, the unemployment rate is 0% or 100%. One either has a job or doesn't. When any one person is looking for a job and there is 10% unemployment, that person just wants to be one of the nine people that has a job.

(15 reviews)

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Read more about Business English for Success

Business English for Success

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: McLean

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that's the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

(8 reviews)

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Read more about Writing for Success

Writing for Success

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

(49 reviews)

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Read more about College Success

College Success

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Our primary goal in writing College Success is to help you succeed in college.

(53 reviews)

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