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8.5: Conclusion

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    In the text, the authors told true-to-life stories about their own academic, personal, and life-career successes. When reading FAS: WoW, you explored the following guiding questions:

    • How do you demonstrate college readiness through the use of effective study skills and campus resources?
    • How do you apply basic technological and information management skills for academic and lifelong career development?
    • How do you demonstrate the use of critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems and draw conclusions?
    • How do you demonstrate basic awareness of self in connection with academic and personal goals?
    • How do you identify and demonstrate knowledge of the implications of choices related to wellness?
    • How do you demonstrate basic knowledge of cultural diversity?

    Now that you’ve read FAS: WoW, it’s time to pay it forward by composing your own Words of Wisdom story to share with college students of the future. Reflect on the lessons learned during your own college experience this term and use the guiding questions to develop a true-to-life story that can help other college students connect the dots between being a college student and being a successful college student. Submit your story to be considered in the next edition of Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom by emailing your name, institution, and a draft of your short story to Submissions will be reviewed as they are received, and you will be contacted directly if your submission is reviewed and selected for publication.

    The options for textbooks focusing on college student success in college are overwhelming; many textbooks exist at varying levels of rigor and cost (some well over $100). The FAS: WoW series of textbooks provides college students open access textbooks that are student-centered and readable (dare I even say enjoyable). FAS: WoW supports the open access textbook philosophy to help students reduce the cost of attending colleges and universities.


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