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.

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.

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.

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.

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 prepared¾or not prepared¾them 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.

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.

The First Year Experience

Start, Stay and Succeed at Uni

Author: Ann Game,Andrew W. Metcalfe

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862874701

Category: College freshmen

Page: 111

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This book aims to help students struggling with the transition from school or work to university. It explains how to enjoy university study, and how to transform even the difficult times into positive learning experiences. Most importantly it shows how enjoying the learning process leads to better results. With a Foreword by Professor Craig McInnis (University of Melbourne) and Professor Adrian Lee (University of New South Wales). In their words: "The key feature of The First Year Experience is not that is based on the experience of the authors alone, who have a long and successful record of teaching first year students well, but that it incorporates the view of real, living students at a large and sometimes bewildering university. We hear of their hopes, their disappointments, their moments of enlightenment and above all some of the approaches they have successfully negotiated to succeed in, overcome and enjoy their university experience."

The First Year of College

Research, Theory, and Practice on Improving the Student Experience and Increasing Retention

Author: Robert S. Feldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316821145

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This book is premised on a very powerful social/educational concern about college retention rates: one-third of first-year students seriously consider leaving college during their first term, and only half of all students who start college ultimately graduate. This book examines the first year of college from a variety of perspectives to paint a comprehensive picture of the intersecting challenges facing today's students and higher education institutions. Technological advances, increases in college attendance costs, and increasing political pressure on colleges to prove their value have changed the landscape of the first year of college, but researchers have identified new approaches to improve student and institutional success that have shown considerable success and promise. In this comprehensive volume, top educational researchers explore topics of student success, persistence, and retention in the first year of college.

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.

First Year University Survival Guide

From Stress to Success

Author: Prof David W. Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993813306

Category:

Page: 108

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In recent years, the number of students who struggle or fail in their first year of university has climbed. Professor David Wang uses his varied background as an educator, researcher, coach, musician and father of nine to give useful advice to help the stressed-out freshman navigate the transition from secondary school to successful undergrad! From putting setbacks into perspective to increasing work ethic (grit) to practical hints for study effectiveness, this book is full of suggestions and stories to inspire the student. This is a highly recommended book for in-coming first year students as well as for parents who are concerned about the transition from high school to university.

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.