Secrets of College Success

ISBN-10: 1118575121
ISBN-13: 9781118575123
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, the book is loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you:How to pick good courses and avoid  More...

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List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, the book is loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you:How to pick good courses and avoid bad professorsHow to develop “college-level” skills and habits that’ll put you ahead of the packHow to get through the freshman comp, math, language, and lab science requirements--in one tryHow to figure out what’s going to be on the tests, and what professors are looking for in papers and presentationsHow to pick a major you’ll really like--and be good atHow to get the edge for graduate school--or the inside track to a really good jobAnd much more.The tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive. It’s as if you had your own personal professor guiding you on the path to college success.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Top 10 Reasons to Read This Book
The Professors' Guide™ Icons
This Is College
10 Things You Need to Know About College (But Probably Don't)
What's New at College? Fun Facts
The 15 Habits of Top College Students
The 10 Worst Self-Defeating Myths
The 11 Secrets of Getting Good Grades in College
20 No-Brainers to Save Money at College
14 Ways to Ensure You Graduate in Four Years
Top 10 Tips for Community College Students
10 Best Tips for Engineering School
Top 10 Tips for Applied Arts and Design Colleges
The College Student's Bill of Rights
In The Beginning…
7 Things to Do the Summer Before College
15 Things to Do the Week Before College
10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Tablet, E-Reader, or Laptop for College
Do's and Don'ts for Picking Your Courses
Top 12 Tips for Picking a Major
Top 10 Secrets of the Syllabus
10 Questions to Ask Yourself the First Week of Classes
The 13 Warning Signs of a Bad Professor
Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Course Schedule
Skills 3.0
Top 10 Time-Management Tips
Top 10 Reasons Never to Procrastinate
The How Not to Study Guide
10 Secrets of Taking Excellent Lecture Notes
15 Ways to Read Like a Pro
15 Strategies for Painless Presentations
How to Build Your Confidence
Specialties of the House
10 Ways to Whip the Freshman Comp Requirement
10 Tips for Taming the Math Requirement
Top 10 Tips for Mastering the Foreign (or World) Language Requirement
10 Ideas for Learning to Love the Lab
10 Tips for the First-Year Experience Course
Facing Up to Remediation: Top 10 Strategies
10 Tips for Online Courses (and MOOCs)
How to Take Courses on the Web-for Free
It's Showtime!
12 Tips for A+ Test Preparation
"So What's Going to Be on the Test Anyway?"
Top 13 Test-Taking Tips
10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Paper
10 Things Your Professor Won't Tell You About Grading
How to Turn a B into an A
14 Techniques for Doing Research Like a Professor
Top 10 Tips for Doing E-Research
Interfacing with the Professor
15 Ways to Make Your Professor Love You
10 Biggest Hesitations About Going to See the Professor-and How to Get Over Them
The 14 Secrets of Going to See the Professor
Etiquette for E-mailing Your Professor
10 Surefire Ways to Piss Off Your Professor
Top 10 Things Professors Never Want to Hear-and What They Think When They Do Hear Them
In Case of Emergency …
10 Things to Do When You Can't Keep Up with the Lecture
Top 10 Signs You've Been Cutting Too Many Classes
What to Do When You've Bombed the Midterm
7 Best Last-Minute Strategies for Saving Your Grade
10 Signs You're in Real Trouble at College
What, Then, to Do? The 7-Step Approach
The Second Half
10 Must-Do's at the Halfway Point of College
13 Skills You'll Need for a Career-and How to Get Them at College
10 Strategies for Women Considering a Career in STEM Fields
Transfer Tips-from Community College to Four-Year College
Summer School Pros and Cons
Top 10 Myths About Study Abroad
Top 9 Tips for Taking Out Student Loans
10 Tips for the Senior Thesis
Moving On
The 10-Step Program for Thinking About Grad School
Top 10 Tips for Getting Bang-Up Recommendations
8 Tips for Finding a Job
Top 13 Tips for Acing the Job Interview
Top 10 Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans
The End-and the Beginning
The 3 Most Important Tips
Top 10 People We'd Like to Thank
Web Resources
Index

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