Pearson Longman Success Pre-intermediate Students Book.pdf
This list may seem overwhelming, especially if you need to prepare students for university entrance, where their acquisition of the AWL (Academic Word List) is critical for their success. This list of 570-word families contains the words that most frequently appear in academic texts, across all disciplines. So, adding that layer to what it means to really know a word, goes beyond overwhelming! So, how can we adequately prepare students to not only know, but really know English vocabulary while engaging them in the learning process at the same time?
pearson longman success pre-intermediate students book.pdf
Each chapter encourages students to begin to assess their strengths in each category through interactive activities. In addition, there are student stories of success scattered through the text which helps make the text relatable and provide ongoing motivation for the reader.
College Success, is comprehensive to the subject matters pertaining to the topic. Chapters 1-3 and 9-124 certainly embody the student experience. This Open Source Textbook has great visuals, and assessment students can rate themselves to see where they are on their journey.. The text is set up in an easy, quick flow manner; really gets to the point. Chapter 7 is vital part of college experience to be successful
This is an easy read, with great information for college students to be successful in any college setting and not just for First Year students. Information was relevant and can be tailored to meet the course learning outcomes for each student body.
Overall this text provides the basic topics that can help all students be more successful in their college journey (and also in their professional journey after college). Because of the structure of the text it is easily adaptable to both online and f2f class formats... and allows me to "pick-and-choose" topics with a loss of consistency. I think this is a well rounded text for new college students.
Overall, I find the text to be relevant for both traditional and nontraditional students. The chapters on motivation, time management, and health, as well as the chapters on the academic skills of reading, note-taking, and writing will always be relevant for students aiming for success. The text includes a section on evaluating online materials (p. 187) that I find particularly relevant since students are increasingly citing material from the Internet in their papers.
One strength of the book is the tone. The authors are realistic about the challenges that students may face, but present them in a supportive way and encourage students to have a positive attitude. Throughout the text, the authors remind students that the ultimate responsibility for college success belongs to them, and they give suggestions for how to adapt to less-than-ideal (or less-than-preferred) situations, like being in a large lecture class.
I found the information to be accurate and highly detailed. It properly reflects what it takes to be a successful college student and provides very detailed steps, information, and activities to help students throughout their college journey.
College success is a comprehensive guide for college students to thrive in a college environment and graduate with flying colors. The text covers a wide spectrum of topics from preparing for exams to handling the finances. It is very challenging...read more
College success is a comprehensive guide for college students to thrive in a college environment and graduate with flying colors. The text covers a wide spectrum of topics from preparing for exams to handling the finances. It is very challenging to compile supporting materials for a bigger audience such as students since there are a wide difference in the family, educational and financial backgrounds. Nevertheless, the material is a great resource in its current form and have scope for improvement.
College Success is a detail oriented text for students new to higher education. The wide array of topics included are those that can assist on how to be a successful first year college student. The length of the book is a concern, but the content...read more
College Success is a detail oriented text for students new to higher education. The wide array of topics included are those that can assist on how to be a successful first year college student. The length of the book is a concern, but the content is very well summarized. I'm unsure if students would actually take the time to read it thoroughly. It could be a valuable text if used in a success course or as supplementatl instruction in a new student colloquia. This could also be useful as an online first semester course with follow up guidance from an advisor (or counselor). It's also generic and applicable to a variety of students. Very comprehensive overall!
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to use this book with first year students at no cost to them. Thanks Creative Commons licensing. The book layout makes it easy to include supplemental materials applicable to a specific institution. It is formatted as a workbook or practical guide for the student that chooses to be successful. Relevant for a first year student.
This text was published in 2015. Information contained in general student success text books typically have a fairly long shelf life. I have worked with several publishers during my career. I find it helpful to customize the text to the institution. Again, the general information doesn't change too much; however, connecting students to the institution and their academic departments early is critical for student success, retention and persistence.
The text is written on the appropriate reading level for students entering college. I find the chunking of information helpful. This encourages students to skim and read the information. The learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provides needed structure for most first year students. I have found that many first year students enter college with underdeveloped student success skills (study skills, time management, applying critical thinking, etc.). Furthermore, they come from environments that were structured and guided.
The frame work and consistency is critical, especially with a text about college success. In talking with colleagues from other institutions, we all seem to struggle with the first year seminar content being valued by the students ...... until, they realize they need it. Many times, this happens when students find themselves on academic probation or at risk of being suspended. Being clear to students about the subject matter and explaining to them up front why it is important are key to the success. I like the way this text is formatted.
The information is relevant to ALL students in college. It's timely and includes methods that will be used throughout time. I can remember some of the content being shared with me, and as a first generation student, it was this type of content that helped me success in school.
The text covers all of the typical topics for a college success textbook. The number of chapters can easily be covered in a 16 week semester. I did not see a glossary or index listed with the text. I think a glossary is essential for students...read more
The text covers all of the typical topics for a college success textbook. The number of chapters can easily be covered in a 16 week semester. I did not see a glossary or index listed with the text. I think a glossary is essential for students new to college.
I found the text to be very thorough and comprehensive. It covers important areas that are crucial to the success of 1st year college students, especially those who may not be completely ready for the post-secondary experience. Its length may be...read more
I found the text to be very thorough and comprehensive. It covers important areas that are crucial to the success of 1st year college students, especially those who may not be completely ready for the post-secondary experience. Its length may be daunting ,however all the topic covered are relevant and essential for the student enrolled in a College Success course.
I found the text clear and easy to follow. The challenge of a college success type book is to able to reach and engage students at various levels. College Success does this. Chapter One set the tone and provides a sound foundation for the chapters that follow.
I really enjoyed COLLEGE SUCCESS! I thought it was comprehensive and encouraged students to reflect deeply on the content with the embedded reading quizzes and activities. I really appreciated the tone of the book; it was relaxed and conversational, while still maintaining a "professional" air. Additionally, there was a constant, underlying message that the student is responsible for his/her learning. That message is critical, but it often gets lost in college success books because they are trying to provide easy solutions, when the reality is that college is hard. My one bit of criticism is that the book is roughly 500 pages, which would make it difficult to get the freshmen in my First Year Experience course to read the entire book.
The textbook is holistic in its approach and explores social, physical, emotional and financial health as important components of college success. As an educator with 30 years of experience in advising students at Carnegie One Research institution, I would highly recommend this text as a guidebook for first year college students.
The interactive style of the textbook (charts, take-aways, chapter reviews) could be useful for the majority of the audience taking a student success course, however could also alienate readers by making them feel patronized. I think within a college success course this is always a dilemma: students will enter the course with such different needs and preferences. Another challenge with this type of general textbook on student success is that it cannot describe resources or aspects of college life which are university/ college specific.
It is difficult to determine whether some of the self-assessment tools are valid or reliable since they lack references although they seem to assess what they purport to assess. Most chapters contain information that most successful students may already know but this information is good to revisit.