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The Adult Student’s Guide to Survival and Success, 7th Edition

Al Siebert, PhD, and Mary Karr, MS
Softcover, 168 pages
ISBN13: 978-0-944227-45-9

© 2016 Practical Psychology Press
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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! Read more about The Adult Student’s Guide.

ALERT: The ASG/6 was named an Award-Winning Finalist in the Education/Academic category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Check back soon for ASG/7 award results.

Want a New Better Job coverWant a New Better Fanstatic Job?: How to Find Satisfying Work in a Topsy-turvy World
Pam Gross and Peter Paskill
Soft cover, 176 pages
ISBN: 0-96300012-1-3
LCCN: 99-60431
© 2001 Pam Gross and Peter Paskill. CareerMakers Press.

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Pam Gross and Peter Paskill have been coaching people how to get the most out of their job and find fulfilling work for almost 20 years. Knowing how to integrate your experiences can help you be qualified for almost anything. Visit their web site at :

Everyday Heroes coverEveryday Heroes
Edited by Beth Johnson
Hard and soft cover, 184 pages
ISBN: 0-944210-26-0
© 1996 Townsend Press, Inc.

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Beth Johnson has collected 20 multicultural stories about people who have shown courage, determination, and an inner fire that kept them going in the face of all kinds of difficulties. The book was created as a textbook to teach reading comprehension, but the stories within are so moving that any reader will come away with a better understanding of what successes can be achieved in everyday life. This book was our source for Jakie Leno Grant’s comments on her struggle with racism.

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Beat the Success Trap: Negotiating for the life you really want and deserve

Ed Brodow

Hardcover, 270 pages pages
ISBN: 0-06-000882-2

© 2003 Ed Brodow, HarperCollins.

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This book is a great one for soon-to-be college grads. Learn how not to "make the same mistakes my parent’s made." Learn that money and fame don’t necessarily equate to happiness. Ed Brodow takes the skills of business negotiation and translated them into the tools other people need to maximize their quality of life. This book will help you attract the lifestyle that will make you truly content with your self, your life and your place in the world.

Books for Educators

McKeachie's Teaching Tips coverMcKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 10th Edition
Wilbert J. McKeachie
Soft cover, 380 pages
ISBN: 0-395-90345-9
LCCN: 98-72060
© 1999 Houghton Mifflin Company

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Written for new and seasoned instructors, Wilbert J. McKeachie touches on a wide range of teaching concerns, from preparation to grading, cheating to diversity, experiential learning, ethics, communications and information technology, (including the internet) and more. Contains excellent resources and recommended reading list. An essential reference.