Getting the Best Out of College Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad

ISBN-10: 160774144X
ISBN-13: 9781607741442
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638

An insider’s guide that shows ambitious students how to optimize their college career, completely revised and updated for today’s academic landscape.Everyone knows that getting into the college of your choice is tough, but few realize that getting what you want (and need) out of college can be even tougher. Going beyond basic study skills,Getting the Best Out of Collegeexplains everything freshman orientation doesn’t, such as how to develop rewarding relationships with professors, choose a major that will move you toward your long-term goals, use lesser-known campus resources to your advantage, manage relationships back home, and more.

Peter Feaver, PhD, is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. Sue Wasiolek is assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Duke University. Anne Crossman is a Duke alumna who has worked as a private tutor and high-school teacher.

Paul Rushton studied at Cambridge University and Manchester University in the United Kingdom before working at The University of Bristol, Long Ashton Research Station, the Max-Plank Institut fuer Zuechtungsforschung, Oxford University, and the University of Virginia. He is an expert in molecular biology and plant genomics with a research focus in plant stress responses.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
"You Expect Me to Live with a Stranger?"
Managing Life in the Dorm
Leaving Home, Phoning Home, and the First Trip Back to the Mother Ship
Maintaining Relationships Back Home
"I Have the Perfect Schedule-All My Classes are on Wednesday!"
Writing the Personal Narrative Called Your Transcript
Alliances, Fellows, And Clubs, Oh My!
Engaging in Extracurriculars
Memories You'll Want to Remember
Maneuvering the Social Scene with Aplomb
What Professors Wish You Knew
Paying Attention to the Person Behind the Curtain
Getting What You Came For
Studying Smarter (and Why It Shouldn't Be All That Hard)
You're Not From Around Here, are You?
Advice for International Students and Their Domestic Friends
"I've Never Needed Help Before…"
Navigating Campus Resources
This Just Isn't Working
Delaying, Transferring, Studying Abroad, or Dropping Out
So What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?
Choosing Your Major vs. Choosing Your Career
It'll Be Over Before You Know It
Preparing for Life After College
Index
About the Authors
About the Student Contributors

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