This is the access card only and does not include a textbook. LaunchPad, our online course space, includes the ACES student self-assessment, and combines the interactive e-Book with high-quality multimedia content and video tools, a gradebook that offers a window into your students' performance-- individually and as a group-and more. Use LaunchPad on its own or integrate it with your school's learning management system so your class is always on the same page. ACES-the Academic and Career Excellence System, gives students, instructors, and administrators the data they need to succeed. Starting on the first day of class, Connections helps students develop a thoughtful, strengths-based understanding of themselves through ACES, the Academic and Career Excellence System, an online self-assessment. Students take ACES at the start of their college success course to get a snapshot of their attitudes, skills, habits, and opportunities for improvement. Throughout the book, students have the opportunity to reflect on their ACES results. Instructors can use ACES data to drive conversations in and outside the classroom while administrators can use it to learn about their students and assess and allocate resources in a more in-depth and comprehensive way than ever before. ACES is available within LaunchPad for Connections.If you are looking for a textbook, search ISBN: 9781457628405
Chapter 1: Building a Foundation for Success.- Chapter 2: Thinking Critically and Setting Goals.- Chapter 3: Motivation, Decision Making, and Personal Responsibility.- Chapter 4: Learning Preferences.- Chapter 5: Organization and Time Management.- Chapter 6: Reading for College Success.- Chapter 7: Taking Effective Notes.- Chapter 8: Memory and Studying.- Chapter 9: Performing Well On Exams.- Chapter 10: Information Literacy and Communication.- Chapter 11: Connecting With Others.- Chapter 12: Personal and Financial Health.- Chapter 13: Academic and Career Planning.- Chapter 14: Celebrating Your Success and Connecting To Your Future.
Om bidragsyterneDr Paul Gore: Paul's efforts to promote college and career readiness, high school and college student persistence and academic success are informed by over 20 years of research, program development, implementation, evaluation, and teaching. Paul currently serves as the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education at Xavier University in Ohio. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University - Chicago with an emphasis in student career development, academic success, and transition. He has held academic and administrative responsibilities at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, ACT, Inc., and the University of Utah.
Dr Wade Leuwerke: Wade is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education, and Department Chair at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Wade has authored over 40 journal articles, book chapters, as well as national and international conference presentations. He focuses on academic and career success for students and adults. His research interests include the role of non-cognitive abilities in college and high school student success, factors that predict college major retention, the role of technology in the career development processes, and the roles and responsibilities of school counselors. Wade has consulted with dozens of two and four year colleges and universities on improving student retention and academic performance. He has also worked as a research project manager focusing on academic and career development research to Kuder, Inc. and ACT, Inc. Wade provides executive and career coaching to Fortune 500 companies and the federal government.
Dr A.J. Metz: A.J. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. She earned a M.Ed. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Urban Education (specialization in Counseling Psychology) in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research examining factors related to academic and career success in underrepresented and underserved student populations has led to numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, workshops, and faculty in-service trainings