College Success Sixth Edition Textbook is Released

College Success Sixth Edition Textbook is Released

Redding, CA

College Success: A Concise Practical Guide, by education experts David and Carol Strickland, has helped more than 10,000 students make the transition from high school to college. Now in its sixth edition, this text has been perfected over almost a decade with excellent results. It is primarily designed for a full-semester freshman course, but can also be used effectively as part of an orientation program, or even by the individual student. With its student-friendly format and learner-centered approach, College Success captures the interest of students and keeps them engaged throughout the semester.

College Success ( is accompanied by a host of instructor ancillaries and student resources, and can be easily customized for the specific needs of any campus. The 356-page, full-color textbook is available in either soft-cover or loose-leaf format, the latter being more popular (making it easier to hand in the worksheets and assignments built into every chapter). In keeping with BVT's mission, the loose-leaf format (including full access to the lab and online student resources) is priced under $40 to the bookstore, with the eBook being under $30.

"The entire area of mandatory freshman courses for student success is exploding," says David Strickland, lead author. "Both two- and four-year campuses are realizing that when every freshman takes a 'success' course, the retention and graduation rates go up significantly."

The underlying educational goals aim to help students:

  • Make the all-important transition to a university culture of scholarship
  • Adopt the role of life-long scholar as their predominant identity
  • Take responsibility for their own learning outcomes
  • Develop high-level skills in comprehension and analysis
  • Learn how to create effective study materials from stated learning objectives
  • Develop the habit of properly preparing for class
  • Become comfortable and effective interacting in a higher-education setting
  • Develop critical thinking skills beyond the high school level

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