College and Career Success Concise Version

Author(s): Marsha Fralick

Edition: 8

Copyright: 2019


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College and Career Success Concise 8th Edition is designed for one-two unit courses or for developmental students who need more time to read the material. It will help students have a successful journey through college and into their career with career planning and academic skills that will help them to successfully complete their education.

College & Career Success:

  • incorporates the latest research on motivation, positive psychology, mindset, and grit to improve the persistence rate of college students.
  • helps students choose a major by assessing their personality types, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, interests, and values.
  • includes an online portfolio with career assessment results and links to the O*Net database for career research.
  • translates the latest research in psychology, education, and neuroscience into practical learning strategies for students.
  • emphasizes the need for math success and provides practical strategies for studying math.
  • helps students think positively about the future, clarify what happiness means to them, and work toward attaining happiness in life.
  • has interactive online instructor resources.

College & Career Success will enhance student learning through:

  • interactive activities that engage students in learning.
  • frequent quizzes and answer keys.
  • journal entries.
  • individual and group activities.
  • the accompanying College Success 1 website located at contains faculty and student resources including interactive classroom exercises, handouts, video suggestions, PowerPoint, test bank, Word documents for the journal entries, Internet links to supplemental content, and much more.


Chapter 1  Understanding Motivation

Chapter 2  Exploring Your Personality and Major

Chapter 3  Managing Time and Money

Chapter 4  Using Brain Science to Improve Memory

Chapter 5 Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills

Chapter 6  Taking Notes, Writing, and Speaking

Chapter 7  Test Taking

Chapter 8  Thinking Positively About the Future

Marsha Fralick

Dr. Marsha Fralick has been employed in the field of education for over 47 years, including 37 years of teaching college success courses. She has brought together research in psychology, education, neuroscience, health, and career development to provide students with strategies for college, career, and lifelong success. She has been recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition for excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership. Her college and career success materials are now used by community colleges and universities nationwide and in Canada. She has a doctorate from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in career counseling, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Redlands and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English from Arizona State University.

Related ISBN's: 9781524998912, 9781792447389

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