ERIC Number: ED217812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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How to Succeed in College.
Johnson, Marcia K.; And Others
The kinds of problems typically encountered in college and practical, workable solutions to them are addressed. The issues are relevant to students in 2- and 4-year colleges, and beginning and experienced students. Topics include the following: encountering faculty members as teachers and as friends, time management, study techniques, grades, how to write a term paper, living arrangements, health problems, course selection, and campus activities. An attempt is made to communicate the idea that people can have control of their lives, and that such problems as confusion, loneliness, and panic can be addressed. Among the specific areas that are covered are the following: distribution requirements, requirements for the selected major, class size, scheduling, seeing an adviser, add-drop deadlines, faculty ranks, promotion tenure, reading intelligently, asking questions, taking notes, keys to understanding academic material, organizing information, recall cues, studying for exams, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, short answer questions, using the library, seminars, what to do if you think you have been treated unfairly, incompletes, coping with family and friends, peer pressure, feeling helpless or overwhelmed by school work, financial worries, coping with academic crises such as probation, living on campus and off campus, survival skills, living with parents, advantages and disadvantages of 2-year colleges, transferring; special admissions, minority students, foreign students, veterans, handicapped students, returning students, the graduate school option, planning a career, and job seeking. Information about different kinds of colleges is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Ancillary School Services, Career Planning, Classroom Communication, College Choice, College Faculty, College Students, Commuting Students, Coping, Family Relationship, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Nontraditional Students, On Campus Students, Peer Relationship, Reading Skills, School Health Services, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Study Skills, Tests, Two Year Colleges, Writing (Composition)
William Kaufmann, Inc., 95 First Street, Los Altos, CA 94022 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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