Glenn Hirsch offers professionals a user-friendly, comprehensive resource book of theories and specific techniques that can be used to enhance college student success. Dr. Hirsch offers readers an integrated model for change that includes both holistic assessments of academic difficulty and suggestions for three different levels of intervention based on the student's readiness and motivation for change. He also provides specific interview and testing strategies for determining the causes of academic difficulty.
"Perhaps the most noteworthy part of this text is that Hirsch truly understands the importance of having students realize and accept their own responsibility for their educational progress and development. In this regard, the text is practical, offering specific strategies to help students in academic jeopardy, but it is also refreshingly realistic in the goals it sets for students and the professionals who want to help them." -- Walter P. Rankin, Journal of College Student Development
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Must We Help?: The Educational Covenant to Assist College Students with Academic Difficulties or Disabilities Finding the Flash Point: A Model for Helping College Students in Academic Difficulty. Can we Talk?: The Holistic Assessment Interview. Lack of Readiness, Underachievement or Disability? Diagnosing Academic Difficulty. Lazy Students Don't Exist!: Helping Students to Overcome Motivational Blocks to Success. It's About Time! (Management). Don't Put Off Helping Students Who Procrastinate. The ABC's of Study Skill Improvement. Not to Worry: Helping Students Manage Academic Anxiety and Stress. The Journey Continues: Concluding Thoughts about Working with Students. References. Index.