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Achieve College Success...
Learn How in 20 Hours or Less

Achieve Career Success, 4/e

Inspired by Professor Gerson's own experience as a troubled learner and an award winning teacher, Achieve College Success: Learn How in 20 Hours or Less is designed to teach key life and study skills in practical, easy to understand terms.

All concepts, exercises and techniques have been classroom proven in college and high school environments. Used alone, or with Achieve Career Success... Discover and Get the Job You Want, Achieve College Success gives students the tools and motivation to define and achieve personal, academic and professional success.

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Table of Contents

  • Meet the Author
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Student Testimonials
  • Comments by Educators
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Campus Resources
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
    How to Turn Your Dreams into Goals and Achieve Success
    Chapter 2
    How to Use Learning Styles and Types of Intelligences to Perform at Your Best
    Chapter 3
    To Students Who Want to Manage Their Time but Can’t Get Started
    Chapter 4
    Make Learning Easier ... Discover How to Read, Study, and Understand Textbooks
    Chapter 5
    How to Take Good Notes and Write Well to Maximize Your Performance
    Chapter 6
    What Students Ought to Know about Memory and Test-Taking Strategies
    Chapter 7
    Preparing for Career Success . . . Discover Your Skills, Values, and Interests
    Chapter 8
    How to Create the Life You Want and Make a Positive Difference in the World
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Examples of Student Papers
  • Appendix B: Distance Learning/Distance Education
  • Appendix C: Your College Library: A Great Resource
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

What People are Saying...

"This course has been an unforgettable experience. It brought back hopes and dreams and the will to succeed. I learned not to give up or to think less of myself."
— Maria Orrostieta
"This course helped me to get a better understanding of my career and my life. I learned more about myself in this course than in any other course I have taken. This course has reassured me that I have a bright future."
— Joseph Gonzales
"The most valuable part of this class for me was getting the blueprint for a successful college experience. I wish I could have taken this class when I was younger, but I can honestly say that because of this class I am a better student, mother, wife, and friend."
— Betty Villareal
"This is an excellent book that will prepare students for the transition from high school to college. Raymond’s book will be the key to success for all students planning any type of post-secondary education. Therefore, I would like to see the book in the hands of every student before they graduate from high school because the book shows you how to achieve success in college, in your chosen career and in life. It is one book that students should keep and refer to throughout their lives".
— Thomas S Eversdyk, VAC Coordinator/Special Services
Oak Ridge High School and College Park High School, Conroe ISD
"I really like the book. It is well written, very approachable and packed with great ideas for student development."
— Lynn Skaggs, PhD, Professor of Psychology,Central Texas College
"This book captures Raymond’s energy, insights and experience from a lifetime of guiding people to success in school, careers and life and makes them available to students in high schools and colleges everywhere."
— Tobin Quereau, Professor of Human Development and Assistant Department Chair for Behavioral Sciences
Austin Community College

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