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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal—but all students need to know.

The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:

  • Pick courses and choose a major
  • Manage your time and develop college-level study skills
  • Get on top of the core requirements
  • Get good grades and avoid stress
  • Interact effectively with the professor
  • Match college and career, and more.

New to this second edition are tips for:

  • Online courses and MOOCs
  • Community colleges, engineering schools, and arts and design colleges
  • E-readers, tablets, and laptops
  • Taking out student loans and paying them off, and more.

Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift—or a smart investment in your own future.

Praise for the first edition of The Secrets of College Success

"It would be impossible not to learn something important from this book."
J. Steven Resnick, professor and associate dean for first year seminars, University of North Carolina

"I laughed, I took notes, I loved every page. And I'm not even in college. If you are, don't even think about not buying this book. It will be the best thing you ever did for yourself."
Richard Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?

"Along with shower flip-flops and a very loud alarm clock, this book should be on every freshman's college packing list. The professors have outlined solutions for all the major fears that students face when they start college."
Marjorie Savage, parent program director, University of Minnesota; author, You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Year

Synopsis:

Heading off to college?  Or perhaps already there?  This book’s just for you.  Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal.

The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:   •Pick courses and choose a major  •Manage your time and develop college-level study skills  •Get on top of the core requirements   •Get good grades and avoid stress  •Interact effectively with the professor •Match college and career, and more. 

New to this second edition are tips for:  •Online courses and MOOCs  •Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges  •E-readers, tablets, and laptops  •Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. 

Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.

Synopsis:

Over 800 Tips, Techniques, and Strategies Revealed

Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines quick, easy-to-follow suggestions with insider information that only professors know. Newly updated for the 2013-2014 academic year, this book shows you how to pick courses and avoid bad professors, how to manage your time and do college-level studying, how to get good grades, and much more. This second edition adds new tips for majors and careers, online courses, distance learning, community colleges, graduate school, and paying off your student loans.

  • Filled with insider information that only professors know—and few are willing to reveal
  • Hundreds of tips on everything from getting through freshman math, language, and lab science requirements to how to graduate in four years—with professional-level skills
  • New tips address the latest trends and changes as well as expanded coverage of community colleges, developmental education courses, applying for jobs, and more

Ideal for both college students and college-bound high school students,The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift—or a smart investment in your own future.

About the Author

Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs is professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas. Jeremy S. Hyman is founder and chief architect of Professors' Guide content products. Between them, they have over 40 years of teaching experience at eight different colleges and universities. Additional tips are available at www.thesecretsofcollegesuccess.com, at www.facebook.com/professorsguide, and on Twitter at @professorsguide.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xv

Introduction xvii

Top 10 Reasons to Read This Book xix

The Professors' Guide Icons xxi

1 THIS IS COLLEGE

10 Things You Need to Know About College (But Probably Don’t) 3

What's New at College? Fun Facts 7

The 15 Habits of Top College Students 10

The 10 Worst Self-Defeating Myths 14

The 11 Secrets of Getting Good Grades in College 18

20 No-Brainers to Save Money at College 22

14 Ways to Ensure You Graduate in Four Years 31

Top 10 Tips for Community College Students 36

10 Best Tips for Engineering School 41

Top 10 Tips for Applied Arts and Design Colleges 45

The College Student’s Bill of Rights 49

2 IN THE BEGINNING . . .

7 Things to Do the Summer Before College 54

15 Things to Do the Week Before College 58

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Tablet, E-Reader, or Laptop for College 62

Do's and Don’ts for Picking Your Courses 68

Top 12 Tips for Picking a Major 72

Top 10 Secrets of the Syllabus 78

10 Questions to Ask Yourself the First Week of Classes 82

The 13 Warning Signs of a Bad Professor 85

Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Course Schedule 89

3 SKILLS 3.0

Top 10 Time-Management Tips 96

Top 10 Reasons Never to Procrastinate 100

The How Not to Study Guide 104

10 Secrets of Taking Excellent Lecture Notes 109

15 Ways to Read Like a Pro 113

15 Strategies for Painless Presentations 118

How to Build Your Confidence 123

4 SPECIALTIES OF THE HOUSE

10 Ways to Whip the Freshman Comp Requirement 129

10 Tips for Taming the Math Requirement 134

Top 10 Tips for Mastering the Foreign (or World) Language Requirement 138

10 Ideas for Learning to Love the Lab 142

10 Tips for the First-Year Experience Course 146

Facing Up to Remediation: Top 10 Strategies 149

10 Tips for Online Courses (and MOOCs) 154

How to Take Courses on the Web—for Free 160

5 IT'S SHOWTIME!

12 Tips for A+ Test Preparation 166

"So What's Going to Be on the Test Anyway?" 171

Top 13 Test-Taking Tips 174

10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Paper 179

10 Things Your Professor Won’t Tell You About Grading 185

How to Turn a B into an A 189

14 Techniques for Doing Research Like a Professor 190

Top 10 Tips for Doing E-Research 196

6 INTERFACING WITH THE PROFESSOR

15 Ways to Make Your Professor Love You 203

10 Biggest Hesitations About Going to See the Professor—and How to Get Over Them 208

The 14 Secrets of Going to See the Professor 212

Etiquette for E-mailing Your Professor 217

10 Surefi re Ways to Piss Off Your Professor 220

Top 10 Things Professors Never Want to Hear—and What They Think When They Do Hear Them 224

7 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY . . .

10 Things to Do When You Can't Keep Up with the Lecture 228

Top 10 Signs You’ve Been Cutting Too Many Classes 233

What to Do When You’ve Bombed the Midterm 234

7 Best Last-Minute Strategies for Saving Your Grade 237

10 Signs You’re in Real Trouble at College 241

What, Then, to Do? The 7-Step Approach 244

8 THE SECOND HALF

10 Must-Do’s at the Halfway Point of College 249

13 Skills You’ll Need for a Career—and How to Get Them at College 253

10 Strategies for Women Considering a Career in STEM Fields 257

Transfer Tips—from Community College to Four-Year College 261

Summer School Pros and Cons 264

Top 10 Myths About Study Abroad 268

Top 9 Tips for Taking Out Student Loans 272

10 Tips for the Senior Thesis 277

9 MOVING ON

The 10-Step Program for Thinking About Grad School 284

Top 10 Tips for Getting Bang-Up Recommendations 289

8 Tips for Finding a Job 294

Top 13 Tips for Acing the Job Interview 298

Top 10 Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans 303

10 THE END—AND THE BEGINNING

The 3 Most Important Tips 309

Top 10 People We'd Like to Thank 311

Web Resources 313

Index 317

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Copyright:
Series:
Professors' Guide
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20130430
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
228.1 x 150.39 x 23.1 mm 14.4 oz

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Professors' Guide #3: The Secrets of College Success New Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , Heading off to college?  Or perhaps already there?  This book’s just for you.  Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal.

The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:   •Pick courses and choose a major  •Manage your time and develop college-level study skills  •Get on top of the core requirements   •Get good grades and avoid stress  •Interact effectively with the professor •Match college and career, and more. 

New to this second edition are tips for:  •Online courses and MOOCs  •Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges  •E-readers, tablets, and laptops  •Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. 

Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.

"Synopsis" by , Over 800 Tips, Techniques, and Strategies Revealed

Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines quick, easy-to-follow suggestions with insider information that only professors know. Newly updated for the 2013-2014 academic year, this book shows you how to pick courses and avoid bad professors, how to manage your time and do college-level studying, how to get good grades, and much more. This second edition adds new tips for majors and careers, online courses, distance learning, community colleges, graduate school, and paying off your student loans.

  • Filled with insider information that only professors know—and few are willing to reveal
  • Hundreds of tips on everything from getting through freshman math, language, and lab science requirements to how to graduate in four years—with professional-level skills
  • New tips address the latest trends and changes as well as expanded coverage of community colleges, developmental education courses, applying for jobs, and more

Ideal for both college students and college-bound high school students,The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift—or a smart investment in your own future.

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