ERIC Number: ED253130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Making It Through College, or, Getting Your Money's Worth Out of Higher Education.
Alexander, Aaron; And Others
Basic facts of collegiate life, key elements for scholastic success, and sources of help are described to assist students. Special strategies that are needed to make it through college are explained, based on approaches that have worked for many students as well as the recommendations of teachers and counselors. Attention is directed to: reasons for going to college, how to cope with outside time demands and the independence that is required at college, how to plan for the future and the daily/weekly schedule, taking advantage of services and campus activities, study approaches that produce the best results, tips to make class attendance more profitable, mastering the process of completing term papers and other major projects, achieving good grades on tests and easing the anxiety over them, and overcoming personal pressures and course difficulties. The following benefits of college attendance are reviewed: enjoying culture and leisure, developing the ability to learn on one's own, developing greater self-knowledge/self-confidence and the ability to cope, and becoming more civic-minded. Considerations involved in planning a college program and future career are addressed. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Ancillary School Services, Career Planning, College Attendance, College Students, Educational Benefits, Enrollment Influences, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student Responsibility, Study Skills, Success, Test Wiseness, Time Management
Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Professional Staff Congress of the City Univ. of New York, NY.