College and Career Success, 6th Edition Concise



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What's New in the 6th Edition Concise
Chapter Titles and Brief Content
College and Career Success Online
Student Learning Outcomes
Instructor Manual
Journal Entries
Test Bank and Exams


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College and Career Success, Concise 6th Edition
Kendall Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4652-4094-1
Author: Marsha Fralick

What's New in the 6th Edition, Concise

Here are the major changes:

  • New design and color photographs
  • Updated career information
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-2018 Projections
  • Majors and earnings 2014
  • Using emotional intelligence in your personal and career life
  • Multiple intelligences and careers
  • New category on existential intelligence added
  • Expanded Learning Strategies for auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic learning styles
  • Streamlined information on the PEPS learning style inventory (16 elements of learning style)
  • Undated nutrition information from

Chapter Titles and Brief Content

The Concise Edition focuses on college and career success with only 8 chapters as compared to the 14 chapters in the full edition. It is designed for 1-2 unit courses or for developmental students who need more time for practice.   

Chapter 1.  Getting Started
Topics include the value of an education, how to choose a major, how to be motivated, health factors related to college success and being persistent.

Chapter 2.  Exploring Your Personality and Major
Topics include choosing a major that matches your personal gifts and talents; understanding your personality type; personality and preferred work environment, decision-making, communication, time management and money management; and career outlook. 

Chapter 3.  Learning Style and Intelligence
Topics include understanding learning style, learning strategies, how personality type affects learning style, understanding your professor's teaching style, and multiple intelligences, multiple intelligences and careers, and emotional intelligence.

Chapter 4. Managing Time and Money
Topics include lifetime goals, using priorities, estimating study and work time, schedules, time management tricks, dealing with procrastination, and money management.

Chapter 5.  Improving Memory and Reading
Topics include improving memory, improving study techniques, mnemonics and other memory tricks, optimizing your brain power and applying memory techniques to reading improvement. 

Chapter 6.  Taking Notes,  Writing and Speaking
Topics include taking notes on the college lecture, note taking systems, improving note taking efficiency, reviewing your notes, power writing, and basics of public speaking.

Chapter 7.  Test Taking
Topics include test preparation, dealing with test anxiety, studying for math tests, tips for taking tests, and how to be prepared.

Chapter 8.  Thinking Positively about the Future
Topics include optimism, hope, future-mindedness, using affirmations, successful beliefs, using positive words, finding opportunity in adversity, using personal values to make decisions and secrets to happiness. 

College and Career Success Online

An interactive online edition is available. Contact Carla Lundman at for an online demo.


This textbook is designed for 1-2 unit courses or for developmental students who need more time to practice the skills presented.

  • New design and color photographs.
  • Both college and career topics are included.
  • Chapter 1 helps students take responsibility for their success by providing them with tools for motivation, positive thinking, and learning positive behaviour.
  • Concepts from positive psychology are used to help students build on their strengths, think positively about the future, and clarify what happines means to them.
  • The Do What You Are (DWYA) personality assessment helps students identify their personal strengths and suggests matching careers. Supporting textbook materials help students understand personality type and how it is connected to career choice and other success skills.
  • The Productivity Environmental Preference Survey helps students identify learning preferences and factors influencing productivity.
  • The Material in Chapter 3 helps students identify their multiple intelligences and matching careers. New material on emotional intelligence and how it affects career and lifelong success is included.
  • An online portfolio summarizes the results of the PEPS and DWYA. It provides links to the O*Net database of careers as well as links to current available jobs at Simply Hired.
  • Traditional topics on time management, memory improvement, reading tips, taking notes, writing, speaking, and test taking are presented along with interactive activites to engage students in learning.
  • Interactive exercises, frequent quizzes, and answer keys within the chapters help students with reading comprehension, check understanding of key concept, and provide opportunities for practice.
  • Journal entries help students think critically and apply what they have learned to their personal lives.
  • Individual and group exercises are included at the end of each chapter.
  • This website has resources for faculty and student. Student resources include key ideas, Internet links related to each chapter, and Word documents for journal entries. Resources for faculty include over 500 pages of classroom exercises,handouts, video suggestions, Internet links to related material and much more.

Student Learning Outcomes, Objectives, Activities and Assessment

Student learning outcomes are available for the course and for each chapter along with objectives, suggested activities and assessment.


Instructor Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Presentations

The Instructor Manual contains over 500 pages of interactive exercises, classroom handouts, and techniques for engaging students in learning. Here is a sample of the Instructor Manual for Chapter 1: Getting Started.

The Test Bank includes a bank of questions for each chapter as well as section, mid-term and final exams.

The PowerPoint Library contains a slide for every topic in the textbook. Select the slides that match your student learning outcomes. Here is a sample PowerPoint presentation for Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Note that a user name and password are required to access the full Instructor Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoint Library. Login information is provided for faculty who have ordered textbooks for their students. If you have ordered texts, contact me at for the login information.

Journal Entries

    Journal Entries for Chapter 1, Getting Started
Journal Entries for Chapter 2, Exploring Your Personality and Major
Journal Entries for Chapter 3, Learning Style and Intelligence
Journal Entries for Chapter 4, Managing Time and Money
Journal Entries for Chapter 5, Improving Memory and Reading
Journal Entries for Chapter 6, Taking Notes, Writing and Speaking
Journal Entries for Chapter 7, Test Taking
Journal Entries for Chapter 8, Thinking Positively about the Future