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What can adult college students and non-traditional student orientation programs do to better prepare for the start of college?

Studies indicate the first three to five weeks of college are critical to helping students become successful and persist. For adults with so many different needs, this involves juggling many responsibilities. Helping them becomes a complex task. One solution is to involve them in their own orientation and adjustment to college by using a self-help reference text that can serve as a road map they can use independently to solve problems when and if they occur. 100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know is such a valuable guide. It will help adult students focus on what is personally important to them across a range of categories. Reading it will help them complete their own self-orientation to college by providing them with "the right kind of information, in a way that they can best understand, and at a time when their most important needs arise."
 

  • Size: 7" x 4 1/4"
  • paperback
  • perfect bound
  • 244 Pages
  • ISBN #: 0935-637-35-4

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100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know
by: Carlette Jackson Hardin

100 Things is an abridged adult college orientation guidebook written from an adult student's perspective about how knowing what to expect in college can sometimes reduce the overwhelming, frustrating, and often anxious feelings associated with the start of college. Dr. Carlette Harden's employed suggestions from hundreds of students as well as her own experience as a returning adult to create easy-to-read and shortened, bullet statements and single paragraph descriptions about college customs, procedures, and definitions. These provide a quick and enjoyable overview about the WHAT, WHY, HOW, WHEN, and WHAT-IF's adult students need to know to better adjust during the first critical weeks of college while simultaneously juggling home, family, and employment concerns.

 

What is included in 100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know?

CHAPTER 1

GETTNG STARTED

CHAPTER 4

REACHING OUT

CHAPTER 2

UNDERSTANDING THE DEFINITIONS AND CUSTOMS

CHAPTER 5

PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST

CHAPTER 3

KNOWING THE TURF, RULES, AND PLAYERS

CHAPTER 6

STUDYING SMART

HOW TO USE: 100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know

Adult students enjoy reading 100 Things and use it regularly to navigate problems they face. It can be introduced in many venues from community outreach seminars, to adult orientations, to courses designed specific to the needs of adults. Regardless of how it is introduced, it will be used. Whether for credit, non-credit, extra credit, or as part of a self-help seminar, adults will quickly relate problems they are experiencing with the tips, suggestions, advice, and valuable information provided. A collaborative learning and problem solving Seminar format can provide focus. Adult students can be divided into groups of 3-4 and asked to use the index to discover solutions to problems outlined. Discussion of findings proves enriching. A College Protocol Journal exercise can be used (see: Freshman edition). Community Outreach Seminars can be announced with registration limited to the cost of one copy. Any vehicle proves meaningful as adult students learn how to take responsibility with the aid of a self-help tool that means so much to so many different people. Email Cambridge Stratford for more information.

FUND RAISING:

Fund raising groups can earn valuable returns by introducing 100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know as a gift or self-help book for college bound adult students both on campus and off. Discounts and consignment copies are provided clubs and organizations interested in raising funds for trips, equipment, or other needs. Email Cambridge Stratford for more information.

ON-SITE SEMINAR:

Cambridge Stratford's trained staff of On-Site Seminar leaders can provide 1-2 day Pre-Orientation to College Seminars at host institutions in every local area. Each Seminar provides one copy of text per participant, full instruction, and handout materials. Services can be contracted by each institution, cooperatively by several institutions, or hosted on a registration per participant basis. Email Cambridge Stratford for more information.

Editiorial Reviews/Linked Sites/Other Information
 
Listed below are links to web sites that provide additional information. These include editorial reviews, transcripts of live chats, and articles by the author. Click on each to get further descriptions and assistance.
 

Book Review:

Article by Dr. Hardin

Dr. Hardin Chat Transcript

 
 
 

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