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ERIC Number: ED525687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 184
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-2267-2114-9
The Thinking Student's Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a Better Education. Chicago Guides to Academic Life
Roberts, Andrew
University of Chicago Press
Each fall, thousands of eager freshmen descend on college and university campuses expecting the best education imaginable: inspiring classes taught by top-ranked professors, academic advisors who will guide them to a prestigious job or graduate school, and an environment where learning flourishes outside the classroom as much as it does in lecture halls. Unfortunately, most of these freshmen soon learn that academic life is not what they imagined. Classes are taught by overworked graduate students and adjuncts rather than seasoned faculty members, undergrads receive minimal attention from advisors or administrators, and potentially valuable campus resources remain outside their grasp. Andrew Roberts' "Thinking Student's Guide to College" helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals--whether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges. An inside look penned by a professor at Northwestern University, this book offers concrete tips on choosing a college, selecting classes, deciding on a major, interacting with faculty, and applying to graduate school. Here, Roberts exposes the secrets of the ivory tower to reveal what motivates professors, where to find loopholes in university bureaucracy, and most importantly, how to get a personalized education. Based on interviews with faculty and cutting-edge educational research, "The Thinking Student's Guide to College" is a necessary handbook for students striving to excel academically, creatively, and personally during their undergraduate years. Chapters of this book are: (1) Introduction; (2) Choosing a College; (3) Choosing Classes; (4) Choosing a Major; (5) Being Successful; (6) Interacting with Professors; (7) Learning outside the Classroom; (8) Going to Graduate School; and (9) Secrets of the Guild: Rules Professors Live By. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A