College : We Make the Road by Walking

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For courses in First Year Experience, College Orientation, and College Success. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." -Lao-tzu Taking a personal approach to learning, College: We Make the Road by Walking, 2nd Edition encourages readers to examine their own story-their background, learning styles, knowledge base and values-and how it can contribute to their future learning experiences and the entire learning community. A truly unique freshman experience text, it is organized in a four part format, offers journeys in self-exploration, knowledge, research, and contribution, and emphasizes information literacy throughout. Filled with scholarly readings, journal activities, writing assignments and more, it emphasizes the progressive nature of learning and the personal responsibility one has to make it meaningful and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131196324
  • 9780131196322

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College is a time for students to grow and learn academically and personally. This will help students develop research skills and become better thinkers. Originial in concept and content, the second edition of "College: We Make the Road by Walking "invites students to join the world of higher learning through information literacy. Chapters start with personal stories, then guide students into the realm of scholarship. This approach facilitates student engagement, skill development, and an understanding of the arena in which knowledge is created. By learning from their own experiences, and applying this knowledge to their current environment, students will excel across the disciplines and in life. Features include: Ticket to SuccessGlobal TravelTravel EssentialsSpecific ReadingsAdditional Support - in and out of the classroomThis book has its own companion website designed to help students review the text material. This site ( can also be accessed through the Student Success Supersite (, where students and faculty will find an array of more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTIONMaking the RoadBeginning the WalkWhy This Approach?Structure of the BookContents of the BookGUIDE TO THE BOOKMap of the BookJournal WritingConcept Mapping FIRST JOURNEY-WHO AM I?1. Being Educated2. Learning3. Values and Perspectives4. Telling Your Story SECOND JOURNEY-FROM INFORMATION TO KNOWLEDGE5. Internal Influences: How Do I Know Anything?6. External Influences: What IS Real? What Is True?7. How Does Information Become Knowledge? THIRD JOURNEY-THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH8. Understanding Scholarly Conversations9. I Wonder If...Doing Research FOURTH JOURNEY-EXPANDING THE ROAD10. Reaching Out: Beyond the Classroom11. Reaching In: Reflection INDEXshow more