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Lecture Notes: A Professor's inside Guide to College Successby Philip Mitchell Freeman
Synopses & Reviews
If you’re an incoming freshman facing the culture shock of campus life, reeling under the weight of scholastic expectations, and feeling the pressure of overwhelming financial commitments—don’t panic! Lectures Notes counters the confusion with an insider’s perspective on navigating these challenges and many more. Professor Philip Freeman reveals the three sure-fire rules for a great college experience, offers solid strategies for fostering crucial relationships with faculty advisors, and sets you up for four years of success—and beyond. Packed with practical advice, Lectures Notes is a must read for every college-bound high school senior, whether you’re attending a small-town junior college, a sprawling mega-campus, or an ivy-league university. Don’t leave home without it!
A comprehensive reference for incoming college students shares techniques for transitioning from high school to campus life, explains the importance of networking with teachers and faculty advisors, and provides guidelines for establishing positive learning habits. Original.
“It may not be on the syllabus, but this is one kind of college prep you shouldn’t skip ”
--Seventeen.com, April 10, 2010
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
PHILIP FREEMAN holds a doctorate from Harvard University and is currently the chair of classical languages at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The recipient of numerous teaching awards and honors, he has been a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., and the Harvard Divinity School. Professor Freeman’s previous books include Julius Caesar, The Philosopher and the Druids, and St. Patrick of Ireland.
Table of Contents
the three rules for college success—1
high school versus college—9
types of professors—15
colleges and professors—29
how to find the best teachers—38
how to read a book—78
writing great papers—87
how to study for a test—112
the top ten ways to annoy your professors—129
international and nontraditional students—142
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