Monday, August 26, 2013

Library Showcase: College Success

The days of summer are gone and the new semester is here again! With a new semester come new opportunities for academic success. But never fear: the library has many books that can help you on your journey to success. Come to the library to check out our new Library Showcase, and take home one of the titles  below:

Academic Transformation: the Road to College Success -- If you read one book about academic success,  it should be this one. It covers a lot of topics, offers self-assessments and contains a multitude of strategies for success.

Back to School: a College Guide for Adults -- Have doubts? This book will quash them. Have questions? This book will answer them. Covering everything from picking the right college to balancing school, work and family, this book is essential for the adult learner.

Cite it Right -- Citation is a fact of life in college, and while it can be frustrating, it really isn't rocket science. Reading this book and practicing a bit might just turn you into a citation ninja! Just remember to use your powers only for good.

College Culture, Student Success -- This book covers not only the skills you need to succeed in college, but also how to navigate the culture to your maximum advantage. 

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities -- This book covers several learning disabilities, such as ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and others, and offers ways on how to manage these conditions, as well as on how to advocate for special accommodations and services.

College Success Simplified -- This slim book comes packed with great information on how to navigate college. It even includes tips for how to survive your first, second and third class, and how to continue moving through the rest of the semester. It also contains a lot of checklists, and good tips on many topics, such as handling stress, taking notes, crushing test anxiety and more.

Doing Honest Work in College:  How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success -- Citing and avoiding plagiarism are ingredients in your academic success soup.

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College -- Are you dyslexic? No problem! This book will guide you in how to maximize your success by teaching you many different techniques.

Grammar for Grownups -- Writing effectively helps you succeed. Have you forgotten your grammar? This book will put you on the right track.

How to Become a Straight-A Student -- This book contains strategies for how to succeed in college. From how to study to how to research to how to take tests and write essays, this book could be your best friend in no time.

How to Study in College -- Simply everything you need to be a top student. Learn how to maximize your GPA, how to take notes, how to prioritize, how to manage test anxiety and more.

How to Win at College -- This book contains advice from successful students. Learn their secrets and become one of them.

Navigating your Freshman Year  -- The first year of college can be intimidating, whether you just graduated high-school or have been away from academia for a while. This book will give you tips on how to make your first year flow smoothly. 

New Beginnings: a Guide for Adult Learners and Returning Students -- Have you been away from college for a while? Are you a returning student, or is this your first college experience? This book covers how to use your life experiences to help you succeed in college. It also contains a few chapters that give you a review of the "biggies," such as grammar and math.  

Nuts and Bolts of College Writing -- This book goes over writing rules, and grammar rules, but it also teaches you about writing gracefully by following a few simple strategies.

Plagiarism: a How-Not-To Guide for Students -- Plagiarism can land you in hot water very fast. You can get an F on an assignment, or an F on the whole course, and in some instances, you can even be expelled. Avoiding all this unpleasantness is actually not difficult, and this book will guide you and teach you how to do it.

Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Things Done -- Procrastination plagues most students. It is very difficult to get ahead if you let procrastination control you. This book offers many strategies to help you tame the demon.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People -- This book covers seven habits that will give you a character makeover, and through that, a straight road to effectiveness and success. 

Strategies for College Success -- This book contains chapters in writing, speaking and reading. It covers information on health, on attitudes, on how to speak up in class to get the most out of your courses. Definitely a winner, like you will be if you take its advice.

Transition to College Writing -- More help for reading and writing in college. Learn how to become a "predatory reader," and "how good writing gets written."

Writing Essays: a Guide for Students in English and the Humanities -- Learn how to turn out polished essays that will knock the socks off your instructors. 

Writing with Sources: a Guide for Students -- Research is a very big part of college, and this book teaches you  how to research with the best possible sources, so your essays will exude quality.

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving your Goals -- Your academic goals are easy to reach with the help from this book. Learn how to diversify your learning style, how to succeed on tests, how to be a great time manager and more.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wednesday, August 21

The library will be closed tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the All-College meeting. Thank you for your patience!