Academic Transformation The Road to College Success by De Sellers, Carol W. Dochen, Russ, Ed.D. Hodges


Academic Transformation The Road to College Success by De Sellers, Carol W. Dochen, Russ, Ed.D. Hodges

The latest research on cognitive theory paired with readable and practical lessons on study skills to create a balanced approach to learning strategies. Academically rigorous yet engaging and practical, Academic Transformation successfully balances cognitive theory and research with realistic and proven skills that readers can deftly apply to their college careers. Utilizing a narrative tone, eye-catching design, and plentiful real-life examples, this text bestows students with life lessons covering the subjects of motivation, procrastination, time management, stress management, and behavior redirection - all while giving readers a solid understanding of why certain strategies lead to goal achievement. The new second edition has been restructured and revised based on intensive feedback from college and university faculty members across the country that used the first edition text in their classrooms. The new text incorporates some of the latest research in brain-based learning and cognitive psychology and the corresponding learning strategies that are supported by these findings. In addition, the newly revised second edition of Academic Transformation has been updated to be particularly responsive to the distinctive issues and pressures of today's post-modern students. Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0321944240 / 9780321944245 Academic Transformation: The Road to College Success Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0137007566 / 9780137007561 Academic Transformation: The Road to College Success 0321943252 / 9780321943255 NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Valuepack Access Card



About the Author

Dr. De Sellers began one of the earliest cognitive-based learning strategies courses for college students in the United States in 1973 at Texas State University-San Marcos, incorporating both the emerging theory and the research-based practice from subdisciplines in psychology and educational psychology into the course. She continued to teach the course for more than 25 years before retiring. Some of her administrative posts included Dean of the College of General Studies, Director of the Student Learning Assistance Center, and Director of the International Office. She holds both an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused her studies on adult learners. De is now the president of Cerridwen, Inc., a consulting company for educational and psychological services. Dr. Carol W. Dochen is currently the Director of the Student Learning Assistance Center at Texas State University-San Marcos. She also teaches undergraduate courses in University College and occasionally teaches in the College of Education. Carol earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, with a minor in Educational Psychology, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is actively involved in state and national developmental education organizations and was a founding member of the annual statewide College Academic Support Programs conference and the Texas Association for Developmental Education (TADE). Carol is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and received a College Academic Support Programs award for Outstanding Conference Institute. She has published in a variety of journals and books; has obtained numerous grants; and has established model Supplemental Instruction (SI), Online Tutoring, and other learning assistance programs at Texas State. Dr. Russ Hodges has worked at Texas State University-San Marcos since 1986 and coordinates the university's undergraduate learning frameworks course titled Effective Learning. Russ also teaches master's- and doctoral-level courses in the College of Education. Russ currently serves as chair of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA) and is a past president of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), serving from 2004 to 2005. Russ has received the Outstanding Article Award from the Journal of Developmental Education in 2001, the Robert Griffin Award for Long and Outstanding Service from CRLA in 2007, the College Academic Support Programs (CASP) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, and was inducted as a CLADEA Fellow for his lifetime contributions to the fields of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education in 2009.

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368 pages


De Sellers, Carol W. Dochen, Russ, Ed.D. Hodges
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Publication date

14th May 2010



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