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COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS TITLE CATALOG

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CONTENTS FEATURED TITLES

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS Jonathan Golding, Philipp Kraemer, and David Royse

© 2018 This book is designed to address a wide range of topics that are of interest to aspiring or new college students, including financial decisions, choosing an area of study, adapting to new responsibilities, managing time wisely, and more. The text is a useful resource for any student considering college and wondering how it differs from high school.

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NEGOTIATING WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS Vincent R. Waldron and Jeffrey W. Kassing

© 2018

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This text teaches students how to navigate the ethically challenging and professionally risky situations they are likely to encounter in their working lives. Each chapter introduces specific workplace challenges, such as managing privacy, responding to harassment, offering criticism, and more, and teaches students how to address each issue using the Risk Negotiation Cycle.

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READING STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND Deborah J. Kellner

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This book provides students with simple, practical reading strategies designed to improve comprehension of academic works and promote collegiate success. Throughout 20 interactive modules, students learn how to break up large amounts of text and information from a variety of disciplines into manageable, accessible chunks. As students learn new reading strategies, they are tasked with applying them to reading assignments from their own college courses.

ACADEMIC LITERACY A Holistic Approach Molly Maynard

Š 2018

This text covers the essentials of college-level reading skills to prepare students to successfully read, comprehend, analyze, and retain information. The book features college-level readings from across the disciplines, and prepares students to engage with textbooks, academically-oriented journals, and other reading materials commonly used in college classrooms.

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I INC. Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship Mike Callahan

© 2018

This text teaches students how to market themselves effectively in today’s competitive professional environment. Students will learn the critical distinction between searching for a job and developing a successful career strategy, uncover their true personal interests, develop a plan that enables them to market those interests, and then launch their careers. The book is an excellent choice for business program courses in career planning and development.

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COMMUNICATION FOR PROFESSIONALS A Guide to Writing and Speaking Well Terrence L. Warburton and Jaime S. Warburton

© 2018

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This text focuses on the practice and performance of effective communication in business and professional contexts. After establishing fundamental principles regarding professional communication, the book moves on to consider the organizational, interpersonal, and nonverbal contexts in which communication occurs. Specific chapters are devoted to group communication, presentations, business writing, and public writing.

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THE SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER’S GUIDE Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Tools, and Enhance Your Confidence Richard Bukoski

© 2018

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This anthology compiles original material and reading selections that help readers assess their own strengths and weaknesses as speakers, and uses specific tools to prepare the perfect speech for any occasion. Filled with expert guidance for speaking successfully in class, or in professional or social settings, the text focuses on practical tips and real-world applications.

SPEAKING FOR SUCCESS Readings and Resources Steven D. Cohen

© 2018

Now in its second edition, this valuable text provides readers a collection of essential articles on the art of public speaking. It explores the tools and techniques that powerful speakers use to captivate their listeners. The book covers topics often overlooked, including first impressions, leadership styles, and public narratives. It is an ideal standalone text or supplemental reader for public speaking courses.

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CREATE YOUR OWN SUCCESS How to Prepare for the Education and Career You Want Daniel J. Thompson

© 2017 This text is a compilation of articles and readings that explore topics typically discussed in general education academic readiness and career exploration courses, particularly those in California State University programs. The readings are organized into four units which cover academic success, career exploration, education plans, and personal development. This book is ideal for courses in self-integration and life-long learning.

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REAL-WORLD LEARNING Preparing for your Profession Outside of the Classroom Bernadette Friedrich

© 2017

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This text was developed to help students get the most out of experiential education opportunities. Through twelve engaging chapters, students explore topics including lifelong learning after college, professionalism in workplace relationships, work-life balance, how managing a project differs from managing one’s own life, professional ethics, the mindfulness mindset, and whether to pursue a career in academia or in industry.

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SPEAKING WELL Practical Public Speaking for College Students Charles S. Drinnon

Š 2017

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This compilation of readings on the art and practice of public speaking covers subjects such as topic selection, speech delivery, the development of presentation aids, and the role of preparation, to name a few. Geared toward two-year technical and career college students, care is taken to link the material to real-world speaking situations including introductions, job interviews, meeting presentations, and briefings.

PRAGMATIC PUBLIC SPEAKING A Workshop Approach to Real World Speeches Danna Prather Davis and Wren C. Levitt

Š 2017 This text explains why speaking well is a necessary tool for professional success and how to speak well in a variety of situations and genres. Readers learn how to analyze speeches, look for logical chains of progressions, and identify flaws in logic. Each chapter includes a brainstorm box, a speech checklist, an atomistic evaluation, and a holistic evaluation.

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BAGGAGE CLAIMS Attitudes and Skills to Pack for College Joe Marren, Amitra A. Wall, Susan Mary Paige, Amy DiBartolo Rockwell, and Jane E. Sullivan

Š 2017

This text combines the knowledge, academic backgrounds, and life experiences of five educators to help first-year university students appreciate what college has to offer and acquire the skills needed for academic success. The unique organization of the text approaches the first-year college experience as a journey. Each chapter advises students on what to pack and what to leave at home.

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SAY THIS, NOT THAT TO YOUR PROFESSOR 36 Talking tips for College Success Ellen Bremen

Š 2017

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This text focuses on the student-professor relationship and provides students the exact words they need to competently and confidently deal with challenging classroom situations. The text teaches readers to communicate professionally and gives insight into issues that play a critical role in their college experiences.

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HIGHLIGHTED CORE TITLES


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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND WELL-BEING APPLICATIONS FOR ENHANCED LIVING Frederick Brown and Cynthia LaJambe © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces readers to well-being from a positive psychology perspective, one of the original missions of psychology as a science, and encourages adopting proactive approaches to healthy living. It provides guidance for enhancing and maintaining life-long well-being.

A LIFE OF WELLNESS

HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR YOUNG ADULTS Daniel Burt © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text helps young adults live healthier lives and develop plans for both acute and chronic health needs. The book provides instruction on basic health concepts and presents scientifically relevant information on exercise, nutrition, and general health issues.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN BIOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS Letina Banks, M.S. © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides students the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond when preparing for health care industry careers. Topics addressed in the book include accountability, self-knowledge, self-awareness, goal setting, time management, and more.

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE A PSYCHOLOGICAL HISTORY Richard W. Bargdill © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

With its emphasis on personal growth and development, Living the Good Life is an ideal reader for courses in positive psychology or well-being and health. Through the selected readings, students become familiar with various views on what makes for a positive, fulfilled existence from behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and multicultural perspectives.

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ADAPT AND OVERCOME

ESSAYS ON THE STUDENT VETERAN EXPERIENCE Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The essays in this text explore issues faced by veteran-students when they confront the demands of college. Written for students, faculty and staff, and university administrators, the text helps readers gain a deeper understanding of the veteran-student experience.

STITCHING TOGETHER AN ESSAY A GUIDE TO COLLEGE WRITING Brendon Zatirka © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

In Stitching Together an Essay: A Guide to College Writing students examine an essay about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in order to learn how various pieces of writing are combined to create a cohesive body. The emphasis is on writing practice, with instruction on grammar, audience, thesis, and argument embedded.

OUR READING TOOLBOX

THE READInG/WRITInG-THInKInG COnnECTIOn Suzanne Borman, William Borman, Sylvia Garcia-navarrete, Joel Levine, and Yuki Yamamoto © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This workbook guides students to think carefully and clearly about high-quality readings and to respond in writing to the ideas found in these readings. Reading and writing are integrated into every workbook activity and into the 10 types of extended writing activities.

CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PREPARING AND DELIVERING PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS Lisa Kuchta © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book provides practical and accessible advice to college students and preprofessionals on how to present effectively in a work environment. The material focuses on audience engagement and strengthening communication skills rather than on reciting manuscript or memorized speeches.

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THE SUCCESSFUL VOICE

STRATEGIES, DRILLS AND EXERCISES FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING, ACTING AND EVERYDAY CONVERSATION John Ross, Jr. © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book emphasizes the value of effective vocal communication in both the professional and private spheres. It gives public speakers and actors, as well as the daily conversationalist, the tools necessary to develop successful speaking skills.

EFFECTIVE STUDY STRATEGIES PRACTICING ACADEMIC SKILLS Robin Roach Gilley © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text is a learner-centered, instructor-guided, integrated study skills primer. Concise, accessible, and practical, the book uses specific task chains to help students assess themselves, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and recognize the study skills they need to master.

WELCOME TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD SUCCESS PRINCIPLES FOR ENTERING THE WORKFORCE Gary R. Martin ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text teaches students the kind of professionalism they need to know in order to transition from school to work. The book coaches them in success-oriented fundamentals. A collection of notes, resources, and short essays, the book is based on interviews with those who are new to the workforce along with their supervisors.

FROM STRESS TO STRENGTH

INCREASING OPTIMISM, GRATITUDE, AND RESILIENCY

Jolynn Gardner ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text offers readers a practical discussion of stress and how to cope with it. Filled with insights, suggestions, and strategies, the book addresses the perception and experience of stress, acute and chronic effects, and ways of managing it.

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INTRODUCTORY LOGIC FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WHAT IS A GOOD ARGUMENT?

Corinne Painter © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This high-interest and student-friendly text engages readers, and challenges them to apply what they are learning through exercises and problems that are both interesting and academically rigorous. Teaching students logical principles and argument forms in an accessible and understandable way, the book effectively uses explanations, illustrations, and examples.

CONSTRUCTING EFFECTIVE SPEECHES A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING Amy Muckleroy Carwile ©2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text is intended for introductory public speaking or speech communication courses. The book is divided into four main sections, each of which provides novice speakers with tools that are needed in the speech building process. The appendix to the book has practical exercises and tear-out assignments. It also includes a glossary, comprehensive reference list, and helpful links for concepts.

MIND THE GAP

COPING WITH STRESS IN THE MODERN WORLD Mary McNaughton-Cassill © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explores the stress of modern life and how thoughts and feelings can both create and bridge the gap between what we have and what we want. The text explores how stress is generated in the brain and body, and provides realistic suggestions for learning to manage these responses.

LEADING YOUR AUDIENCE

A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO PUBLIC SPEAKING Laura Arnett Smith ©2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

While many textbooks focus on theoretical speech concepts, Leading Your Audience gives students practical, easily applicable tools and strategies to achieve the goal of being a successful public speaker. The book is organized systematically to provide students with a stress-free structure while building their confidence.

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SO, YOU ARE GOING TO COLLEGE?! San Bolkan © 2011 REQUEST a Review Copy

There are simple formulas for doing well in school and this book was written to give readers some of the keys to academic excellence. By reading this book, students will learn some of the expectations professors have of their students. The book also covers how to listen effectively in class, and includes formulas for doing well on exams.

THE WRITING SKILL BUILDER FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN Joy F. Beckford © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This is a one-of-a-kind hands-on student’s companion to better collegiate writing. In comparison to other rhetorical pedagogy, it is a reader-friendly helper that targets specific weak areas of writing to help alleviate the frustration that a number of students encounter in college writing. It is specifically written to help learners who prefer a simpler book to improve their writing.

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College and Career Success Fall 2018 Title Catalog  

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College and Career Success Fall 2018 Title Catalog  

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