Surviving First Year Uni

Author: Lauren Williams,John Germov

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865084275

Category: Education

Page: 162

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A user-friendly and up to date guide for all new university students

The First Year At University: Teaching Students In Transition

Teaching Students in Transition

Author: Johnston, Bill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335234518

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The first year at university can be a very challenging time for students especially in a mass system of higher education. Many students are ill equipped to cope with life at university and retention is now a critical metric for all universities. This has resulted in universities having to spend considerable time and attention on ensuring that the 'first year experience' is as positive as possible for all students. This book sets out to offer a range of practical strategies, underpinned by relevant research, which lecturers can implement when charged with working with first year students and helping them make the transition to higher education. As well as providing a practical resource, the book will be of value to lecturers undertaking the PGCE (Higher Education) as well as CPD courses on teaching and learning in higher education.

First-Year University Writing

A Corpus-Based Study with Implications for Pedagogy

Author: L. Aull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350466

Category: Education

Page: 239

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First-Year Writing describes significant language patterns in college writing today, how they are different from expert academic writing, and how to inform teaching and assessment with corpus-based linguistic and rhetorical genre analysis.

Teaching First-Year College Students

Author: Bette LaSere Erickson,Calvin B. Peters,Diane Weltner Strommer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470614749

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Teaching First-Year College Students is a thoroughly expanded and updated edition of Teaching College Freshmen, which has become a classic in the field since it was published in 1991. The book offers concrete suggestions about specific strategies and approaches for faculty who teach first-year courses. The new edition is based on the most current research on teaching and learning and incorporates information about the demographic changes that have occurred in student populations since the first edition was published. The updated strategies are designed to help first-year students adjust effectively to both the academic and nonacademic pressures of college. The authors also help faculty understand first-year students and show how their experiences in high school have prepared3⁄4or not prepared3⁄4them for the world of higher education.

Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students

Author: Britt Andreatta

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495913782

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. While orientation sessions and other first-year programs are designed to orient students to the many aspects of university life, this text helps them navigate the university on a daily basis. Suitable for first-year experience courses, orientation, or first-year seminars, the text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities and gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate unique features of your own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College

Author: Betsy O. Barefoot,John N. Gardner,Marc Cutright,Libby V. Morris,Charles C. Schroeder,Stephen W. Schwartz,Michael J. Siegel,Randy L. Swing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470730641

Category: Education

Page: 480

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In 2002, the Policy Center on the First Year of College (supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Lumina Foundation for Education) sponsored a project to recognize colleges and universities as "Institutions of Excellence" in their design and execution of the first year. Thirteen colleges and universities—representing a broad spectrum of campus types—were selected as exceptional institutions that place a high priority on the first-year experience. Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in the First Year of College includes case studies of each of the thirteen exemplary institutions. These studies illustrate and analyze the colleges’ best practices in teaching, assessing, and retaining first-year college students. The individual case studies offer lessons learned and have broad potential application beyond the particular type of institution represented.

Improving the First Year of College

Research and Practice

Author: Robert S. Feldman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135600902

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The first year of college represents an enormous milestone in students' lives. Whether attending a four-year or two-year institution of higher education, living on campus or at home, or enrolled in a highly selective school or a college with an open-admissions policy, students are challenged in unique and demanding ways during their first year. Although many students rise to the challenges they face, for some the demands are too great. Retention rates beyond the first year are disappointing: one third of first-year students seriously consider leaving college during their first term, and ultimately one half of all students who start college complete it. What are the factors that impact students during their first year? How can the academic and social experiences of first-year students be optimized? What can we do to improve retention rates to maximize the number of students who complete college? Improving the First Year of College employs a variety of perspectives from leading researchers and student-service providers to address these questions and examine the first year of college. This volume also highlights the development of learning communities and coaching, as well as how technology impacts students' first year. Perhaps most important, the book provides examples of "best practices," as determined through research by leaders in the field, to permit educators to draw on their experiences.

The Skinny on Your First Year in College

Author: Sean Heffron

Publisher: RAND Media Co

ISBN: 0984441832

Category: Education

Page: 264

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When you arrive on campus, spread out in front of you are literally thousands of new things to learn. For most students, it takes months to discover how to successfully navigate in their new environment. Nine months, in fact. September to May: Freshman Year. Now you can have the answers that all freshmen wish they had from the beginning, and you can have them in about an hour. The Skinny on Your First Year in College follows a college freshmen through a series of obstacles - some he was prepared for, others he was not. Navigating the challenges of college becomes difficult as he watchs how other freshmen try to handle the stress of this new enviroment, but understanding is just outside his window.

First Year University

Author: Dennis Field,Nancy Gray

Publisher: Cssp

ISBN: 9780969313717

Category: Education

Page: 148

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UPDATE: Finalist, 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, in its category. Going to College or University? First Year? Want to know what to expect? A quick search on Google or Amazon will reveal plenty of material, mostly written by profs, or deans, or counselors, or trusted experts, or graduating students. Not this book. Here, you'll find hundreds of students, mostly in their first year, telling stories about how it feels, as it happens. Some wise, some crazy. Some funny, some serious. Some sad, some scary. Advice: well yes, but like everything in this book, actually written by students for students, from their own experiences. Hundreds of stories in their own words. More than 200 voices. A worthwhile read for students, parents, teachers, counselors. The accompanying website has 130 more pieces, accessible from inside the book.

Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programs

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Gerald M. Greenfield,Jennifer R. Keup,John N. Gardner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234499

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Praise for Developing and Sustaining Successful First-YearPrograms "An essential guide to the thorny task of not only developingsuccessful first-year programs, the critical building blocks forstudent college completion, but also sustaining them over time. Itshould be at the top of the reading list of all faculty, staff, andadministrators concerned with making substantial improvements instudent success in the first year of college." —Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor,Syracuse University "Grounded in scholarly literature and higher education theory,Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programsprovides a much-needed next-generation resource to advance acomprehensive, integrated, and multi-faceted first-year experienceas well as practical guidance to educators who want to become moreeffective first-year student advocates." —Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Indiana UniversityCenter for Postsecondary Research, NSSE Institute "The authors do an excellent job both of providing a conceptualframework for the first year and of grounding their programdescriptions in the work of a diverse range of campuses, providingexemplars of good practice, centered on assessment, in enhancingstudent academic achievement and persistence. The book will be ofuse both to policy makers and administrators focused on enhancingstudent success and to practitioners who will make good use ofexcellent observations and recommendations." —Scott Evenbeck, president, The New Community Collegeat CUNY

The First Year of College

Author: Robert S. Feldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110717628X

Category: Education

Page: 386

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An examination of the first year of college and the intersecting challenges facing today's students, written by top educational researchers.

By Degrees: The First Year

From care to university

Author: Margaret Quigley,Sarah Ajayi,Sonia Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969411

Category: Education

Page: 76

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By Degrees is a report from a five-year study following three successive groups of young people entering higher education from a background in local authority care. Theirs is a remarkable achievement, far surpassing the educational attainment of the majority of care leavers. The report tracks them through their first year of university. The main purpose of this book is to help local authorities fulfil their obligations to support care leavers by providing adequate financial and personal support to enable care leavers to access higher education and gain maximum benefit from their time at university. The book argues that local authorities must be prepared to provide realistic levels of financial support if they hope to raise the attainment of children in their care and for more care leavers to enter higher education. Universities and colleges also have their part to play and should be proactive in raising the aspirations of young people in public care and encouraging them to apply for places.

Teaching First-Year College Students

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Maggie Murphy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538116987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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The “first-year experience” is an emerging hot topic in academic libraries, and many librarians who work with first-year students are interested in best practices for engaging and retaining them. Professional discussion and interest groups, conferences, and vendor-sponsored awards for librarians working with first-year students are popping up left and right. A critical aspect of libraries in the first-year experience is effective information literacy instruction for first-year students. Research shows that, despite growing up in a world rife with technology and information, students entering college rarely bring with them the conceptual understandings and critical habits of thinking needed for finding, evaluating, and ethically using information in both academic and real-world contexts. Faculty in upper-level courses expect students to learn about the research process in their first year of college, and instructors in the first-year curriculum expect librarians to teach this to their students. Despite all this, designing, teaching, and evaluating effective information literacy instruction specifically for first-year students is not necessarily intuitive for instruction librarians. That is why Teaching First-Year College Students: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a comprehensive, how-to guide for both new and experienced librarians interested in planning, teaching, and assessing library instruction for first-year students. The book: Examines the related histories of library instruction and first-year experience initiatives Summarizes and synthesizes empirical research and educational theory about first-year students as learners and novice researchers Establishes best practices for engaging first-year students through active learning and inclusive teaching Features excerpts from interviews with a number of instruction librarians who work with first-year students in a range of positions and instructional contexts Includes examples of activities, lesson plans, and assessment ideas for first-year library instruction for common first-year course scenarios Includes a template to use for library instruction lesson planning Written by a library instruction coordinator with a graduate degree in First-Year Studies and a first-year instruction librarian, Teaching First-Year College Students: A Practical Guide for Librarians is the first comprehensive, how-to guide for both new and experienced librarians interested in planning, coordinating, teaching, and assessing library instruction for first-year students.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

Author: Lennart Björk,Gerd Bräuer,L. Rienecker,Peter Stray Jörgensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402012099

Category: Education

Page: 234

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This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

Navigating the Research University

A Guide for First-year Students

Author: Britt Andreatta

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534644192

Category: Education

Page: 363

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With critical thinking exercises, practical applications, and personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY provides first-year students with a comprehensive introduction to their education at a research institution. Suitable for freshman experience courses, orientation, or freshman seminars, it will be useful to students at a broad range of research universities and is flexible enough to help instructors incorporate particular aspects of their own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand what research is and the role that it plays in the institution, and introduces them to the methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also helps students to develop key skills for thinking, analysis, and writing, and offers them insight into the personal and working issues that may affect them as students or as members of a community of scholars.

Your First Year of College

From Classroom to Dorm Room

Author: Maria DaSilva-Gordon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448800735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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A guide to help students succeed during the first year of college, covering topics such as academics, extracurricular activities, living arrangements, health, money management, and the temptations of sex, drugs, and drinking.

Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students

New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160

Author: Ryan D. Padgett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118993632

Category: Education

Page: 104

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What factors contribute to students’ lasting success? Much research has explored the impact of the first year of college on student retention and success. With the new performance-based funding initiatives, institutional administrators are taking a laser-focused approach to aligning retention and success strategies to first-year student transition points. This volume enlightens the discussion and highlights new directions for assessment and research practices within the scope of the first year experience. Administrators, faculty, and data scientists provide a conceptual and analytical approach to investigating the first-year experience for entry-level and seasoned practitioners alike. The emerging research throughout this volume suggests that while many first-year programs and services have significant benefits across a number of success outcomes, these benefits may not be universal for all students. This volume: Examines sophisticated empirical models Provides critical assessment practices and implications. Examines the four-year college and the two-year institution, which is just as critical. This is the 161st volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.