The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success
Publication Date: July 2008
Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.
Al Siebert, PhD, is the author of award-winning The Resiliency Advantage and The Survivor Personality and the coauthor of Student Success: How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time for Your Friends. He has taught adult education classes and management psychology for more than 30 years at Portland State University. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Mary Karr, MS, formerly taught communications at Portland State University and was an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University who created and taught the first online credit course on listening in the nation. She lives in Fairview, Oregon.
"A good guide to 'learning how to learn' . . . any student who takes the time to read and thoroughly digest the material will become a better student and have less stress." Albert Sheppard, PhD, executive director, College Financial Aids Foundation
"An extremely insightful, personable, informative, common-sense, and inspirational manual for those students who work, have a family, and want more from life." Fran Polk, Alternative Learning Center, Portland Community College
"This is a book that had to be written." Grace B. Martin, PhD, head of psychology, director of general studies, Armstrong State College
"[This book] will help me do my job better. The book is timely, filled with insight, well-organized and fun to read!" Diane J. Willis, coordinator of undergraduate advising and student services, Washington University