WHY ADOPT ON COURSE?

Quite simply, adopting On Course improves student academic success and retention. Each year, more than 100,000 students benefit from On Course. Read Compelling Data from some of the 500+ colleges and universities that use On Course to improve the academic outcomes and retention of their students in the range of 20-30%. Does the book you use now provide such dramatic improvements in student success?

Why is On Course such a powerful intervention for improving student success? Before students can succeed in college, they need to become active and responsible partners in their own education. Also, many students need to master the challenges and conflicting priorities of their own complicated lives, including jobs, finances, relationships, children, and personal problems. In addition to presenting essential study skills, On Course offers students the opportunity to learn essential behaviors, beliefs, and skills for creating success in college and in life. And it does so in a way that is unlike any other student success book.

On Course is the backbone of our mandatory student success course that rolled out this semester for all students testing into two college preparatory areas. Our plan is that for fall 2011, students testing into any college preparatory area will be required to take the student success course, and for fall 2012, all first-time-in-college students will be required to take the student success course.-Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College District, TX

As an instructor of our Power Learning class using On Course, I have been repeatedly approached by students who have asked me why an On Course based class is not required by all colleges to promote students’ success and motivation.-Seth Slater, Faculty, Reading and English, Southwestern College, CA

I’m deeply grateful to you for bringing a window of hope that allows students to triumph despite the odds against them. People could say your book is a general book on how to study. But there are many books on how to study, and yours isn’t like any of them—you’ve developed a whole approach that reaches out and shows people how it’s their own thinking and attitude that is part of the problem when they are not successful in school. And you show people in very concrete ways how to go about rearranging their thinking and attitude. Your book reaches out to people who are unwittingly their own worst problem when it comes to studying.-Barbara Oakley, Oakland University, MI