ERIC Number: ED307147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Academic Gamesmanship: Becoming a "Master" Engineering Student.
Landis, Raymond B.
The study of engineering can be likened to a game. To become a master student, one must not only play the game but devote time and energy to learning how to play it. The purpose of this book is to give students ideas and perspectives which must be addressed in order to be effective students. It focuses on the nonacademic aspects of being a student. This book seeks to help students adjust their attitude and approach so that they can achieve in the science and mathematics courses they will need to master to become engineers. Discussions include: (1) motivation; (2) career awareness; (3) goal setting; (4) life structure; (5) positive focus; (6) college as an opportunity; (7) getting help; (8) developing study skills; and (9) personal care. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Science, Engineering Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Study
NACME, Inc., 3 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.