I've used Mike Rose's "Lives on the Boundary" with success. Also, my 
colleague has used "My Freshman Year" by Rebekah Nathan. Some 
articles/chapters  I use include "Mind Games Procrastinators Play" by 
Burka and Yuen (it's about procrastination), Hubin & Lesyk's 
"Analyze, Synthesize, Organize: An active approach to exam prep," 
excerpts from "Making the Most of College" by Light, and Lucille 
McCarthy's "A Stranger in Strane Lands". I also use a number of 
chapters from "Tools for Teaching" by Barbara Davis. It is a book 
written for faculty about teaching, but is remarkably helpful for 
students and they feel as if they've been let in on some faculty 
"secrets" by reading these texts. Similarly, I use from Change 
Magazine, Halpern and Milton's "Applying the Science of Learning to 
the University and Beyond: Teaching for Long-term Retention and 

>Hello Colleagues:
>I am planning for my first-year college seminar course, Fall, 07. 
>Wonder if others could suggest both novels about students making the
>to their first year of college and current periodical articles on the
>general topics
>we cover in a first-year seminar course (i.e., self-management,
>planning/time management, achieving goals, success habits, motivation,
>Thanks in advance.
>Antoinette McConnell
>Coordinator of Academic Development Resources and Initiatives
>Project Success, Northeastern Illinois University
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