ERIC Number: ED492079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-28
Success in College: From "C"s in High School to "A"s in College
Burns, Peter F.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book provides important information and advice that students need in order to learn more and receive higher grades offers strategies for test and note taking, studying, writing papers, and making class schedules. This book also gives an insider's guide to the academic semester, in-class behavior, and how and when to approach professors. Perhaps most importantly, it provides invaluable advice about the attitude and work ethic that are essential to outstanding college students. This book includes the following chapters: (1) What Is the Goal of your Collegiate Experience? (The Goal Is to Learn); (2) Expectations (This Isn't High School Toto); (3) Preparing for the Semester (How to Outrun the Avalanche); (4) Stages of the Semester (Will You Work Hard during the Dog Days?); (5) Study Habits (Make Studying a Habit); (6) Advice on Exams (Prepare, Don't Cram); (7) Paper Writing (Build a Tasty and Well-Presented Cake); (8) Notes (Write, Read, Write, Read, Read); (9) Your Professors (Is the Professor Dr. Jekyll or Mr./Ms. Hyde?); (10) Scheduling of Classes (Make a Well-Balanced Schedule); (11) In-Class Etiquette (Oh Behave); (12) Evaluate Your Performance (Figure Out What You Did Wrong, and Try to Fix It); (13) Good Student vs. Not-So-Good Student (Which One Are You? Which One Will You Be?); (14) How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed (Parents Just Don't Understand [?]); and (15) The Most Important Points (If You Work Hard, the Grades Will Come).
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Educational Objectives, Expectation, Study Habits, Work Ethic, Notetaking, Test Wiseness, Research Papers (Students), Writing Strategies, College Faculty, Scheduling, Student Behavior, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
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