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College Rules!, 3rd Edition: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in Collegeby Jodi Patrick Holschuh
Synopses & Reviews
An updated, expanded edition of the popular guide written by two college professors that gives students a crash course in college survival 101.
In a sink-or-swim environment, this handbook is a lifeline, helping students navigate the uncharted waters of university life. Now extensively revised, College Rules! shares essential advice and strategies that aren’t taught in lectures or seminars. Students learn how to study effectively, handle stress, prepare for tests, stay motivated, balance academics and a social life, and avoid common rookie mistakes. Offering much more than study tips, this go-to guide provides students with the tools they need to thrive, both in their classes and in the campus community.
About the Author
SHERRIE NIST-OLEJNIK, PhD, is a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and the former director of the Division of Academic Enhancement. An active researcher and sought after lecturer, she has published numerous articles and textbooks focused on studying and learning at the college level.
JODI PATRICK HOLSCHUH, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University. An award-winning educator, she teaches undergraduate courses on building effective and efficient study habits, and also works with college instructors on enhancing students’ capacity to learn at the university level.
Table of Contents
You're in the big time now — Where to find the help you need — A few words about professors — Zen and the art of course selection — Major decisions: selecting a field of study — Classes, work, and play : adjusting to the demands of college — Timely tips: the ABC(&D)s of time management — "I think I can, I think I can" : getting and staying motivated — Igniting the fire: discovering your inner learner — Arrrrrrrgh! and other ways to handle stress — What's it all about? : understanding how you learn — Can you believe that? — Shhhhh-- a moment of silence, please : concentrating while you study — Your course syllabus is your friend — What's up, doc? : understanding your prof's expectations — Take note! — Words! words! words! — Active reading — Three Rs and an M : remembering what you have read and heard — Studying smarter — Learning 2.0 : technology, college, and you — Everything you wanted to know about research and presentations but were afraid to ask — It's more than multiple guess : prepping for and taking objective exams — Bluebook blues : prepping for and taking essay exams — Is that your final answer? — Just the FAQs : frequently asked questions.
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