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General Resources

Use these general resource documents and activities to help increase your success in this course.


Bullet imageOn Course Self-Assessment (take BEFORE the Course)
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Before the course, take the On Course self-assessment to discover strengths and weaknesses that will affect your ability to stay on course to the success you want to create in college (and in life). You'll be able to compare your score to thousands of other students who have taken this self-assessment.

Bullet imageRemembering Cultural Differences
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These articles on understanding cultural diversity can help you connect better with the world around you.

Bullet imageLearning Styles Inventory
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Take this self-assessment to learn how your unique brain prefers to gather and process experiences and information. Understanding your learning preferences will help you know how to achieve deep and lasting learning, as well as how to get the very best grades you can.

Bullet imageWeblinks
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Direct Internet links for the textbooks' Useful Web Sites appendix. Access numerous web sites that offer additional information regarding the skills found in the text.

Bullet imageAdditional Success Strategies
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Read four essays on additional success strategies; each is accompanied by directions for related journal entries.

Bullet imageAdditional Articles and Exercises
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These additional exercises and articles will expand your understanding of how to be successful in college and in life.

Bullet imageThe Cost of Credit

Bullet imageThree Student's Stories
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Tell us your story. Send the author, Skip Downing, your essay and be considered for a spot in the 6th edition. All essays will be read!

Bullet imageOn Course Self-Assessment (take AFTER the Course)
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After completing the course, take the On Course self-assessment online again. By comparing your two scores (before and after the course), you will see how you have changed during the course. Plus, you'll discover the areas that you may want to continue strengthening to achieve even more of your potential in college and in life.


Chapter specific resources (such as quizzes and forms) may be accessed via the "Navigate by Chapter" menu in the upper left hand corner of this screen.



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