Excelling in College: Strategies for Success and Reducing Stress by Jeffrey A. Kottler not only helps students to master key academic strategies, but also offers practical approaches for managing stress to support optimal performance and increased enjoyment of the collegiate experience. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Key Questions at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Reflective Exercises throughout help students personalize the content and remain actively involved in the learning process.
For Reducing Stress sections offer a variety of ways to help students manage stress-related challenges in order to better maintain supportive relationships with family and friends and learn skills that can be internalized and practiced on a daily basis.
Student Voices are featured throughout the book with several representative stories that highlight the concepts discussed in each chapter. These confessions and well-intended advice can be used to stimulate deeper exploration and class discussions, bringing some of the most difficult topics out into the open.
Questions for Review and Further Exploration at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and encourage student understanding and retention.
Photographs have been included not just for visual appeal but because they represent powerful and evocative images that will help students remember key ideas.
Informational Tables and Figures provide emphasis and detail for concepts covered throughout the book.