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The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success, 6th Edition

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Al Siebert, PhD, and Mary Karr, MS
978-0-944227-38-1 (ISBN-13)
168 pages, $15.00
© 2008 Practical Psychology Press, Inc.

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ALERT: The ASG/6 is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Education/Academic category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

We are also proud to announce that The Adult Student's Guide has been picked by the Black Expressions Book Club as a Fall 2010 member offering.

eBook versions of The Adult Student's Guide are now available!
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The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success provides practical guidelines on how to study efficiently, find money for college, gain family support, study and take classes at home, increase your self-confidence, create a support group, write papers and pass tests, use Internet resources, get excellent grades, work in learning teams, improve communication skills, hold up under pressure, succeed in a new career, create an "Accomplishments Portfolio," and be resilient in a world of nonstop change.

The Adult Student's Guide is the original and still most used adult student success book. Incorporating the unique resiliency research from Dr. Al Siebert and the insightful listening skills from Ms. Karr, this book can be used by individual students, or as a required text in a returning student success course or seminar.

Plus, the AdultStudent.com website supplements the book and provides updated information valuable to adult students. No other book give you this added content for free. You can view it at www.AdultStudent.com.

The first half of the book covers academic challenges. It shows how you, as an adult student, can handle the challenges successfully. The second half covers non-academic challenges that can prevent you from succeeding in college and in your career if you do not handle them well.

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Self-Help / Education

The original and still the best book for adult students on How to Survive & Succeed in College

The Adult Student's Guide has practical guidelines on how to:


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* Get Financial Help * Gain Family Support
* Study at Home * Increase Your Self-Confidence
* Create a Support Group * Write Papers and Pass Tests
* Get Excellent Grades * Work in Learning Teams
* Create a Portfolio * Improve Communications Skills
* Succeed in a New Career * Be Resilient in Non-stop Change
* Hold Up Under Pressure * www.AdultStudent.com

Study, Work, and Have a Family Life

"It's been fifteen years since I left high school. Because of the ASG, not only am I passing my courses, I'm getting straight A's! The chapter on how to overcome fears and concerns was right on."
--Elton Barksdale, student

"I teach adult basic education and this book is by far the best I've seen for our non-traditional students and the barriers to education they face."
--Traci Birdsell, Adult Basic Education, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho

Confront & Overcome Fears
Study Less & Pass Tests
Handle Pressure & Be Resilient


Table of Contents

  1. Lots of Help Is Available (Read it Online!)
  2. Fears and Concerns: How to Confront and Overcome Them
  3. How to Choose Your Program, Get Financial Help and Become Oriented
  4. Actions that lead to Success in College
  5. Online Learning
  6. The Best Way to Study
  7. How to Get High Grades on Tests
  8. How to Write Excellent Papers
  9. Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: How to Influence Instructors
  10. How to Gain Support and Encouragement from Your Family
  11. How to Balance Going to College with Working
  12. How to Handle Pressure Well
  13. Resiliency in a World of Non-Stop Change
Includes Group Activities, Self-Assessments, Index, Additional Readings and Online Resources.

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If you haven't been in school for a while, you probably feel nervous and have doubts about your ability to succeed in college. Guess what? We felt the same way when we first started!

Photo of ASG5 co-author Al Siebert, PhDAl Siebert(1934-2009) received his MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan with help from the GI Bill. He taught taught adult education classes and management psychology for over 40 years at Portland State University. He authored The Resiliency Advantage, an award-winning book revealing ways to develop your inner resiliency and The Survivor Personality, a book about the inner nature of people strengthened by adversity. (View his sister site, The Resiliency Center for more information.) Articles quoting his research and his quiz "How Resilient Are You?" are regularly used in publications. Dr. Siebert incorporates his resiliency expertise throughout the Adult Student's Guide and devotes the final chapter to the topic.

He also co-authoredStudent Success: How To Succeed In College and Still Have Time For Your Friends, 8th edition, Harcourt-Brace, 1999, and presented at many First Year Experience and Noel-Levitz Student Retention conferences. He conducted staff development sessions and facilitated professional development retreats for educators.


 

Adult Student's Guide co author Mary KarrMary Karr started college when the youngest of her four children started high school. She earned a BS in psychology and speech communication and her MS in speech communication. She teaches a college success seminar for re-entry students and created and teaches two communication courses on the internet for Marylhurst University.



"This text has proved to be exactly what our students need. We are a two-year Ag and Tech college in the SUNY system, and as such, we have many adults who are re-training after downsizing. I also incorporate information from Siebert's The Survivor Personality in our discussions. No other textbook comes close to the practical needs of our students."
Kathy Sellars, Adult Students Services
State University of New York - Morrisville

"This is a practical book for helping students achieve a balance between their already existing life and the demands of attending college."
Earl J. Gintner, PhD
Journal of College Student Development

"This book is phenomenal! I haven't taken classes for years but I'm getting all my papers in on time, getting A's in my courses, and still have time for everything else!"
Mary Rotvold, student

"It's been fifteen years since I left high school. Because of the ASG, not only am I passing my courses, I'm getting straight A's! The chapter on how to overcome fears and concerns was right on."
Elton Barksdale, student

"I teach adult basic education and this book is by far the best I've seen for our non-traditional students and the barriers to education they face."
Traci Birdsell
Adult Basic Education, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho

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