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College Success Guaranteed by Malcolm GauldAs a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out. This book offers a plan to help the new college student complete Year #1 as a member of the first group. With anecdotes from current college students and recent graduates, the book presents five simple rules: Rule #1: Go to Class - I've never known a kid who flunked out of college who attended all his or her classes. Rule #2: Study 3 Hours X 5 days per week - How to transition from homework to study. Rule #3: Commit to Something - Don't drown in free time. Here's how to stay afloat. Rule #4: Get a Mentor - How to set up a support system. Rule #5: Procrastination Kills - How to rise above. The book is a short, non-preachy, fun, and tad irreverent primer that can help you get off to a strong start toward the 'best four years of your life.'
Call Number: LB2343.3 .G39 2011 (South, Downtown)
Publication Date: 2011-05-16
College Rules! How to study, survive, and succeed in college by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, PhD & Jodi Patrick Holschuh, PhDYou're in the big time now -- Where to find the help you need -- A few words about professors -- Major decisions: selecting courses and a major -- Classes, work, and play : adjusting to the demands of college -- Learning 2.0: technology, college, and you -- Timely tips: the ABC(& D)s of time management -- "I think I can, I think I can" : getting and staying motivated -- Igniting the fire: discovering your inner learner -- Arrrrrrrgh!: and other ways to handle stress -- What's it all about? : understanding how you learn -- Can you believe that? -- Shhhhh- a moment of silence, please : concentrating while you study -- Your course syllabus is your friend -- What's up, doc?: understanding your prof's expectations -- Take note! -- Words! words! words! -- Active reading -- Three Rs and an M : remembering what you have read and heard -- Studying smarter -- Everything you wanted to know about research and presentations but were afraid to ask -- It's more than multiple guess : prepping for and taking objective exams -- Bluebook blues : prepping for and taking essay exams -- Is that your final answer? -- Just the FAQs : frequently asked questions.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
U Thrive by Dan Lerner; Alan Daniel Schlechter,From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.