College : We Make the Road by Walking

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A core text for a course in Freshman Orientation/Student Success; a supplementary text for courses dealing with information literacy or traditional college skills.Unlike other first-year experience books-which focus on the "what" and "how" of skill development and adjustment to college life-this innovative text connects the personal to the scholarly-focusing on "why" students might go to college in the first place. This workbook consists of a number of readings, activities, writing assignments, connections to service learning, words from the business community, student writing, journals, technology tips, and essays on the value of information literacy. It introduces students to the major components of scholarship and how each student personally can contribute to the creation-and dissemination of knowledge. Students clearly see how they are responsible for making the "trip" interesting, meaningful, and more

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  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 210.8 x 275.3 x 13mm | 598.75g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130987565
  • 9780130987563

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Introduction-Making the Road. Guide to Book. FIRST JOURNEY-PERSONAL NARRATIVES. 1. Learning. 2. Your Story. 3. Styles and Intelligences. 4. Values and Perspectives. SECOND JOURNEY-SCHOLARLY NARRATIVES. 5. Reality and Truth. 6. Ways of Knowing. 7. Information and Knowledge. THIRD JOURNEY-UNDERSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP. 8. Discourse. 9. Research. FOURTH JOURNEY-CONTRIBUTING TO SCHOLARSHIP. 10. Beyond the Classroom. 11. Service Learning. FIFTH JOURNEY-FURTHER TRAVELS. 12. more

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