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Allen Cooper
Click to view contentThe morning after the 2016 election I found myself driving—bleary-eyed after a restless night—to the English department at Florida Atlantic University to host a book fair.   Weeks earlier, when I had scheduled the event, I overlooked the fact that it was the day after the election, though I could not have predicted the dramatic turn of events and… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot know students, and they know the unique challenges that today's students face. As they discuss in the video above, their new edition of Step by Step to College and Career Success is particularly poised to help students overcome those challenges. The briefest title in the Gardner family of books, this edition is…
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Allen Cooper
Good textbook programs have all the right components--a complete TOC, a consistent and engaging authorial voice, a solid feature set, a supporting set of ancillaries. But what makes a textbook program great, is when all of those components play off each other to form a larger composition--when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.…
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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Familiarize students with the health and safety resources available on campus, and help them make sure that they'll know where to go should they need them.   Directions:  Ask students to research campus health resources, listing available resources for physical, mental, and financial health. Students should include the obvious physical and…
Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Familiarize your students with ACES and have them reflect on their personal scores, considering both their strengths and their areas for improvement. Note: Your students will need access to LaunchPad and ACES to complete this activity.   Directions: If you haven't already, have your students take the ACES Initial Report through LaunchPad.…
Allen Cooper
Click to view contentSince we first launched the ACES self-assessment back in 2016, we’ve seen program after program make the simple decision to give each one of their students, on their first days of college, one of the most powerful gifts--self-knowledge. It all starts with the simple, 20-minute ACES activity: a set of survey questions expertly designed by three… (Show more)
Andrew Pasquinelli
Click to view contentI overhear a similar conversation among students hundreds of times a year …   Students will say “I have a lab report due for chemistry class” or “I’m working on an outline for Public Speaking.”  They might mention the instructor who assigned the work, saying “I have to do a rough draft for Dr. Hayward” or “I need to finish reading that chapter… (Show more)
Joe Sindicich
Click to view content            You’ve graduated with your bachelor’s degree, and you have been accepted to the university of your dreams to pursue a master’s degree or possibly a Ph.D. I know it seems early to consider this, but what is your exit strategy? What I mean is, are you going to take a comprehensive test, create a project, or write a thesis as a means to… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
Voting     Type: Advertising Topic(s): Voting, youth voting, voting research Search terms: swipe the vote rock the vote Video title: Swipe the Vote | Tinder Time (of video): 0:32 Posted by: Tinder Date posted: September 25, 2018   Video description: Rock the Vote is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage young people in…
Melanie McFadyen
The Procrastination System     Type: TED Talk Topic(s): procrastination, writing, completing projects Search Terms: TED Talk Tim Urban Master Procrastinator Video Title: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator Time (of video): 14:02 Posted by: TED Date Posted: April 6, 2016   Video description: Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make…
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