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Accepting Greatness: Planning for Success on Your College Journey

Author(s): Adetokunbo Fatoke

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2020

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Accepting Greatness: Planning for Success on Your College Journey introduces and prepares students for college. This textbook was designed to be a step-by-step guide to encourage, support, and motivate students as they matriculate though the first semester of their college journey. A tool for entering and retuning students, the chapters in this textbook offers an innovative approach to student development though life skills, study strategies, and methods for overcoming obstacles.

Additionally, Accepting Greatness also supports students socially as they transition to the cultural aspects of life as college students. Providing a wealth of information for social and academic growth, this text book inspires students to realize the value of college as they embark on a journey of life-long learning to reach their educational aspirations.

Accepting Greatness: Planning for Success on Your College Journey features:

  • Opening chapters to welcome students to the college-going process and provide tips and strategies to be embark on a successful college journey.
  • Practical and realistic tools to promote academic and social growth.
  • Strategically placed questions, activities, and writing prompts to provide students with a space to reflect on their college journey, including ending chapter exercises to bolster further reflection and discovery of learning.
  • An emphasis is placed on self-evaluation, as each chapter has a space for students to explore their beliefs and values in relation to their goals and college aspirations.
  • A myriad of tips and strategies for learning, text preparation, and methods for enhancing college textbook reading skills.
  • Entire chapters on improving students’ abilities in writing and speaking and the understanding diversity.

PREFACE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chapter 1 CREATING A SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE MINDSET
Chapter 2 CREATING A PURPOSE FOR COLLEGE
Chapter 3 CREATING METHODS TO OVERCOME FAILURES
Chapter 4 THE WORTH OF COLLEGE
Chapter 5 TIME MANAGEMENT
Chapter 6 ENHANCING YOUR SPEAKING AND WRITING SKILLS
Chapter 7 DEEP LEARNING
Chapter 8 SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Chapter 9 TEST-TAKING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES
Chapter 10 DIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
Chapter 11 FINANCIAL LITERACY
Chapter 12 HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Chapter 13 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING
Chapter 14 CAREER EXPLORATION, PREPARATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

Adetokunbo Fatoke

Adetokunbo “Ade” Earl Fatoke began his career in education as an admissions counselor. During his time in admissions, Dr. Fatoke developed a passion for empowering students academically and socially. As an admissions counselor, he focused on creating pathways and opportunities to ensure college access and success for underserved students. Pursuing additional opportunities to bolster college awareness, Dr. Fatoke became a dean at the secondary level and focused on programming grounded in post-secondary success. Much of Dr. Fatoke’s understanding of education derived from his experiences as a high school student. Dr. Fatoke earned an undesirable ACT score (15) and was familiar with the notion of college being a distant goal. Not willing to allow an ACT score define him, Dr. Fatoke pursued college and earned three degrees: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in history and African–American studies, master’s degree in instructional leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Chicago State University (CSU). Following the completion of his master’s degree, Dr. Fatoke developed an interest in the First-Year Experience (FYE) and first-year student success. Seeking ways and means to apply what was learned as a college student, Dr. Fatoke authored Accepting Greatness: Planning for Success on Your College Journey (2017). This textbook was designed to be a step-by-step guide to encourage, support, and motivate students as they matriculate through the first semester(s) of college. Dr. Fatoke currently dedicates his time and energy extensively to the development of young people inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Beyond the classroom and the office, Dr. Fatoke is a loving father and son. During his downtime, he enjoys playing video games – Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – and flight simulators on the PC. He is a football (Bears) and basketball fan, who also plays those games on the console. Currently, Dr. Fatoke serves as an advisor and director of first year student success. 

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