Book Title: Student Success

Subtitle: An invaluable resource for college and university students

Author: Mary Shier

Book Description: You will learn invaluable skills on topics such as time management, study skills, test-taking, memory techniques, researching, referencing sources, learning preferences, student supports and resources, communication skills, online learning, student funding, presentation skills, and transferring courses between post-secondary institutions. This book covers the learning outcomes for a provincial level ABE course which can be used as an elective towards a BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

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Book Description

This textbook provides invaluable information and skills for students who are either transitioning between high school and post-secondary or for adults who have been out of school for some time and are returning as mature students. It will develop understanding and skills needed in college and university that differ from those required in high school and will provide salient learning for those who need to adapt to being a student again. It also goes over many issues which are applicable to adult learners.

Whether using a few of the chapters or studying the whole book, this will prepare students for the challenges of post-secondary education. It covers topics such as adult learning, time management, study skills, test-taking, note-taking, memory techniques, researching, referencing sources, learning preferences (strengths and challenges), student supports and resources, communication skills, online learning, student funding (loans, bursaries, and grants), presentation skills, and transferring courses between post-secondary institutions.

In this text students will have exercises which enable them to identify personal learning issues and develop strategies to deal with them in a way that works for them. It uses relevant and current visuals, videos, and interactive learning to achieve these learning outcomes.

This book covers the articulated learning outcomes for the provincial level ABE course, Student Success, under the Education and Career Planning (EDCP) umbrella which can be used as an elective towards a BC Adult Graduation Diploma. Many students use Student Success as a grade twelve level introductory course when returning to education while getting an adult high school level graduation diploma. As well, graduates starting post-secondary use Student Success to change study habits and to develop new skills for success as they start college or university. Some students use Student Success as needed throughout post-secondary as issues arise.

This textbook is an open resource under a Creative Commons license which can be printed, copied, shared, adapted, and modified freely. Please feel free to use all or any part of it as required.

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This book is a cloned version of Student Success by Mary Shier, published using Pressbooks by BCcampus under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

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Mary Shier

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Student Success by Mary Shier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Education

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Title
Student Success
Author
Mary Shier
Editor
Mary Shier
Illustrator
Gordon Shier
License

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Student Success by Mary Shier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

© 2020 Mary Shier

The CC licence permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book—in whole or in part—for free providing the author is attributed as follows:

In addition to original content written by Mary Shier, this text includes content adapted and remixed from the following resources. See the end of each chapter for more information.

If you redistribute all or part of this book, it is recommended the following statement be added to the copyright page so readers can access the original book at no cost:

Download for free from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

Sample APA-style citation:

This textbook can be referenced. In APA citation style, it would appear as follows:

Shier, M. (2020). Student Success. Victoria, B.C.: BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/studentsuccess/

Lead illustrator: Gordon Shier

Cover image attribution: “Lecture Hall” by Gordon Shier is used under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-079-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-078-0

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Primary Subject
Education
Additional Subject(s)
Interpersonal communication & skills, Adult education, continuous learning, Study & learning skills: general, Student life, Educational: Other vocational education & training, For vocational / professional education / training, For adult education
Publisher
BCcampus
Publication Date
September 11, 2020
Ebook ISBN
978-1-77420-079-7
Print ISBN
978-1-77420-078-0