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Table #1
Kellner, D. J. (2018). Reading Strategies for College and Beyond, San Diego, CA: Cognella
The Second Edition has been substantially revised following an extensive peer review. Each module has been updated and edited according to reviewer comments and student feedback. The text offers simple, practical strategies designed to lead students to a successful college career. The strategies have a range of applications in a variety of disciplines and can be useful tools for both students and teachers seeking new ways to engage students in reading. As each reading strategy is learned, it is practiced and applied to reading excerpts and then again applied to the students' reading assignments from other courses. The new edition contains new reading excerpts from a variety of disciplines in order to facilitate student's learning, no matter their major. 

This text is offered as a hard copy and can also be downloaded digitally. 

 

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Covington, M., von Hoene, L., Voge, D. (2017). Life Beyond Grades: Designing college courses to promote intrinsic motivation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521805230
This book considers whether educators can promote intrinsic motivation among college students when they seem overwhelmingly focused on grades: Can there be life beyond grades? The answer is 'Yes'. A love of learning can coexist, even thrive, in the face of pressures from grades. Drawing on recent, ground-breaking classroom research, the authors articulate a new understanding of the causes of the stalemate between intrinsic and external motivation, and propose a reconciliation. Then the authors apply a powerful set of motivational and pedagogical principles to lay out a step-by-step blueprint for designing and teaching college courses that promote intrinsic motivation.

 

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Turrentine, P. (2015). Champions in the Classroom. Lanham, MA: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4758-1822-2
Little has been written about the problems student-athletes encounter in attempting to balance their sports with the grueling demand for academic success in classrooms. As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and guidance to put the needed emphasis on "student." Penny Turrentine also provides a "Playbook," written in jargon that athletes understand, which offers students the methods for not only testing themselves but to easily understand their strengths and weaknesses. This book strives to conquer academic problems that student-athletes face and shows how to win in the classroom.

 

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Hamer, A. (2013). First Semester Success: Learning Strategies and Motivation for Your First Semester (or Any Semester) of College. Tarentum, PA: Word Association. ISBN: 978-1-59571-945-4
This book is unique in that it has 100 short strategies and motivational tips to daily guide freshmen through their first semester, starting with things to consider before as well as after the semester when grades have been received.   As a result of my experiences with freshmen and students on academic probation, the writing is concise and to the point and the format uses bullet points with plenty of white space.  The book was not intended to be a textbook, but it is being used in that way.  It is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, although most sales are through Folletts (wholesale textbook supplier) from the publisher.

Pabis, D. & Hamer, A. (2014). Basic College Vocabulary Strategies (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NY: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-321-83893-3
This is a vocabulary textbook for use in lower level developmental reading courses with an approximately eighth to tenth grade reading level.   What makes both this book and the higher-level book, Building College Vocabulary Strategies, unique is that we have included learning and study strategies that help the student learn the words and that they can also apply to their other courses.  From our experiences, this information about learning is often missing from classes that focus on improving reading skills.  Also, the practice exercises progress from basic recall through the application level of learning.

Pabis, D. & Hamer, A. (2014). Building College Vocabulary Strategies (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NY: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-321-84425-5
This vocabulary textbook is at approximately the eleventh through thirteenth grade level and is for use in a higher level developmental reading course.  Compared to the Basic College Vocabulary Strategies it has more in-depth information about how learning happens as well as more intensive strategies.

 

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Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.
Employ cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents strategies for improving student learning that can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and successfully integrated into existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example: * How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? * How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? * How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students


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Trammell, J., & Terrell, G. (2016). The 4th Branch of Government: We the People. Richmond: Brandylane Publishing
The 4th Branch of Government is a call to educate citizens and young people to recognize the tools at their disposal to make our democracy work more effectively for everyone.  Stressing the importance of education and awareness, this book is a guide for the 21st century citizen to be involved and to know more about their own government and how it works.

 

Table #7
Hazard, L. & Carter, S. (2016). Your Freshman Is Off to College: A Month-by-Month Guide to The First-Year. Providence, RI: CreateSpace.
Higher education officials and parents of new college students struggle with the extent to which parents should be involved in the college experience, particularly during the first year. While research on helicopter parenting suggests parents should back off, other evidence concludes that students are more successful with parental support. In fact, lack of family support creates barriers to college completion. Some universities enlist parents while others view collaborating with parents as caving to their demands. This book offers a month-by month guide to help parents understand how to support their young adults from a healthy distance. 

Hazard, L. & Nadeau, J.P. (2012). Foundations for Learning: Claiming Your Education. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
Foundations for Learning addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. At its core, this text is based on the psychology of adjustment. Students are pushed to consider how each mindset, perception, and attitude connects with their skill sets, and how one influences the other.  The text encourages students to use this insight to make the necessary adjustments to their new role as college students.


Thursday November 2, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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