ERIC Number: ED360479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Time for College: The Adult Student's Guide to Survival and Success! Second Edition.
Siebert, Al; Gilpin, Bernadine
This guide is designed to help adult students survive and succeed in their college studies. Its 15 chapters contain practical advice on the following topics: obtaining the help available to adult students, confronting and overcoming fears and concerns, enrolling in a program and financing its costs, getting acquainted with the campus during orientation, gaining the support and encouragement of family and friends, balancing going to college with working, succeeding in college, managing available time and studying efficiently, learning the best way to study, getting high grades on tests, writing excellent papers, learning about one's own writing style, influencing instructors and salvaging poor grades; thriving under pressure, and learning in the school of life and developing a survivor's personality. An appendix on career choice and change, a list of 35 sources and suggested readings, a sample weekly schedule grid, and an index are also included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Anxiety, Career Choice, Cognitive Style, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Nontraditional Students, School Orientation, Social Support Groups, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Study Skills, Success, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Management, Writing Skills
Practical Psychology Press, P.O. Box 535, Portland, OR 97207 ($12.95 plus $1.25 postage and handling; 5 or more: 20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A