How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) A Professor's Inside Advice

ISBN-10: 0226304663

ISBN-13: 9780226304663

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jon B. Gould

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 After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. Written by an award-winning teacher,How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment.Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams.  Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.  
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Jon B. Gould is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and at the Washington College of Law at American University, where he is also director of the Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research. He is the author of Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation and The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System, the former published by the University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Welcome to Campus
Finding the Best Classes and Choosing the Right Major
In the Classroom
Exams
Writing Papers
Special Circumstances
Notes
Index
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