Author: Philip Mitchell FreemanPublish On: 2010-04-06
Professor Philip Freeman reveals the three sure-fire rules for a great college experience, offers solid strategies for fostering crucial relationships with faculty advisors, and sets you up for four years of success—and beyond.
Author: Philip Mitchell Freeman
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
If you’re an incoming freshman facing the culture shock of campus life, reeling under the weight of scholastic expectations, and feeling the pressure of overwhelming financial commitments—don’t panic! Lectures Notes counters the confusion with an insider’s perspective on navigating these challenges and many more. Professor Philip Freeman reveals the three sure-fire rules for a great college experience, offers solid strategies for fostering crucial relationships with faculty advisors, and sets you up for four years of success—and beyond. Packed with practical advice, Lectures Notes is a must read for every college-bound high school senior, whether you’re attending a small-town junior college, a sprawling mega-campus, or an ivy-league university. Don’t leave home without it!
Author: Boyd K. Smith Ph. D.Publish On: 2019-01-04
- How rapidly can I pay of my college debt?Succeeding in college is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Preparation is one key. Persistence is the other. Learn how to accomplish both for career success through this book.
Author: Boyd K. Smith Ph. D.
Publisher: Independently Published
Book DescriptionThis second edition contains many updates from the original and provides tools for students as working adults as well as those transitioning from high school to college.As of this writing there about 3000 Amazon e-books on "College Success." No wonder it becomes confusing to sort out what is right for you (and your parents if you are transitioning from high school) to use as a guide, and what is not.Most of these e-books on college success focus on basic "how-tos." And "how-tos" are definitely needed. However, it can be daunting to students when they consider how to go about succeeding in college. Focusing first on a strong motivator helps. Then the routines to achieve the end goal will be exhilarating, not enervating. One of our biggest motivators is money. Income to sustain a reasonable life style.Whether this is your first exposure to college preparation, or whether you are considering college to improve career opportunities or to change careers, learning how to succeed in college and beyond can be one of the most profitable learning experiences you will ever participate in, IF you do it right.I would suggest that we consider college as a business investment, rather than a very costly life expense. Consider for a moment that you had between $100,000 and $200,000 to invest in a major business venture. For illustrative purposes the comparison will be between completing a high school degree and a completing a master's degree. The earnings ratio is roughly 2:1. Of course this will vary depending on when you complete your degree program.So, while planning for college, consider the lifetime wage investment as a motivator, instead of the cost center mind set of expenses. At the same time using the business mind set, reduces the likelihood of emotional decisions, and focuses more on logical decisions supported by sound business planning. My grandfather used to say "separate your vocation from your avocation." Your primary source of income from your passion to learn about something that will likely not yield sustainable income opportunities.So your best first step in your college (job) preparation is sufficient research to thoroughly study the subject of college preparation as an investment. Doing so will involve creating a personalized, detailed plan of success to yield a high return on investment.When it comes to college decisions there are many important factors that need consideration including answering such questions as: - Am I prepared for the teaching differences between high school and college?- If I am considering college as a working adult, what are my goals and how do I achieve them?- In which college can I best succeed?- How much will it cost?- What will be my debt when I complete my degree?- How rapidly can I pay of my college debt?Succeeding in college is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Preparation is one key. Persistence is the other. Learn how to accomplish both for career success through this book..
If you’re currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book.
Author: Lynn F. Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you’re currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book. Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, it’s loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you: How to pick good courses and avoid bad professors How to develop “college-level” skills and habits that’ll put you ahead of the pack How to get through the freshman comp, math, language, and lab science requirements--in one try How to figure out what’s going to be on the tests, and what professors are looking for in papers and presentations How to pick a major you’ll really like--and be good at How to get the edge for graduate school--or the inside track to a really good job And much more. The tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive. It’s as if you had your own personal professor guiding you on the path to college success.
This book is designed to help both OTA and OT students make the best of their education by providing the basic information needed to succeed and build their knowledge of OT. The process of learning OT theories, techniques, terminology, and ...
Author: Karen Sladyk
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
The OT Student Primer: A Guide to College Success focuses on advice and tutorials to make a student's journey through OT school more successful and enjoyable. This book is designed to help both OTA and OT students make the best of their education by providing the basic information needed to succeed and build their knowledge of OT. The process of learning OT theories, techniques, terminology, and concepts is challenging and this book addresses the core understanding of the profession that all students should know as they embark on their OT careers. The primer is filled with tutorials, practical skills, advice, helpful hints, and professional skills. The text provides the most up-to-date fieldwork issues, complete coverage of documentation skills and therapeutic communication, plus essential OT concepts. Tables and worksheets are included to gain a better self-understanding and exercises allow students to check what they have learned.
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Author: F. Erik Brooks
Category: Social Science
This encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. • Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college • Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment • Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations • Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses
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Author: John Arthur
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A well-written, enjoyable book for readers that can serve as a reference tool for grammar, language, and punctuation. Focusing on the need to write for business or other endeavors, this book is an engaging foray for potential students and workers in many fields. This book covers the major topics that will enable the reader to write, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling. For anyone who needs an excellent reference work to help them write effective reports, memos, and letters.
This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines.
Author: Keith W. Prichard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.
The book provides invaluable aids such as an orientation checklist, model course syllabi, exam construction exercises, and related tools which enable the adjunct professor to be successful in their very first teaching assignment.
Author: Richard E. Lyons
Publisher: Prentice Hall
A toolkit of teaching and classroom management ideas for adjunct professors. The book provides invaluable aids such as an orientation checklist, model course syllabi, exam construction exercises, and related tools which enable the adjunct professor to be successful in their very first teaching assignment.
Armed with the knowledge this book provides, readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed in college—and how they can achieve this success.
Author: C.M. Gill
College Success for Adults: Insider Tips for Effective Learning is a concise, user-friendly guide to college success for the adult college student. In it, readers learn to master the rules, vocabulary, and expectations of the college environment. They’ll discover how to balance their work and personal lives with college-level study, develop the mindset of the successful college student, take notes effectively, conquer testing anxiety, win over their professors, and much more. Armed with the knowledge this book provides, readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed in college—and how they can achieve this success. They’ll learn how to take their own experience and wisdom as adults and translate it into success in the college classroom. Readers also receive helpful supplementary resources that will aid them on their journey to college success, including a college vocabulary glossary, college knowledge quiz (with answer key), a list of scholarships exclusively for adult students, and a suggested course syllabus (with detailed course calendar).
CHAPTER 5 Getting Prepared to Ensure Success in College A Student's Voice
First off, be okay with asking for help, even if you don't want to! I know a lot of
Native people hate to ask for help, or speak up to professors, often just out of
Author: D. Michael Pavel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
A guide to college success for Native American students discusses financial aid, homesickness, academic preparation, and choosing a college, and profiles successful Native American college graduates.
Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students.
Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Category: Study Aids
Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors’ successful undergraduate research program. “A must read for every college student. This practical guide provides a roadmap for success as a researcher, a scholar, and a learner.” —Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges & Universities “Faculty mentors and administrative leaders who aspire to be effective sponsors and supporters of students from diverse backgrounds should definitely acquire this resource.” —Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research “What I love about this book is the broader, humanistic conversation about how pursuing research becomes a window into how one becomes a supremely informed and critical citizen.” —Armando Bengochea, director, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
This guide is important reading for prospective students and their families, as well as college admissions staff and high school counselors.
Author: Joe O'Shea
How do you know which college is right for you? And what should you do during college to make the most of your time there? In Doing College Right, dean of undergraduate studies Joe O'Shea helps readers to both choose a college and make key decisions throughout their higher education journey. O'Shea harnesses the latest research on how students develop and showcases award-winning programs from across the United States that are making a difference in the lives of students. Doing College Right is filled with helpful case examples, practical rubrics, and guiding questions to help readers evaluate colleges based on key dimensions of student success, both before and during college. This guide is important reading for prospective students and their families, as well as college admissions staff and high school counselors. Book Features: Offers a comprehensive, evidence-based framework to help students and families make decisions about college. Translates the innovations and lessons of the recent student success movement. Examines how colleges can support students, including those from underrepresented and underserved populations. Illustrates the critical roles of higher education institutions in enabling the success of students.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.
Author: Ellen Bremen
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For First-Year Experience, College Success, Student Development and any course where learning effective communication skills for college is a priority. In this award-winning book, tenured communication professor takes students "inside the faculty mind," and provides the words professors wish students would say to manage their classroom experience with confidence. Say This, NOT That to Your Professor gives students inside tips on how to interact so professors will respond in a positive manner. They'll learn to create opportunities and properly stand up for themselves, rather than fumble over excuses. Students will have improved relationships with professors, better grades, and an amazing college experience!
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Author: Leonard A. Valverde
This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process—from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees. * A nationwide directory of the top 50 universities and top 20 community colleges from which Latinos have graduated * Inspirational stories about academic success written by Latino graduates * A listing of helpful websites for finding financial aid forms, college applications, and more * Sources for scholarships geared towards Latino students
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Author: Diana Renn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT
Category: College student orientation
Strategies for College Success introduces students to the language and culture of college. Designed primarily for near-native English speakers who are planning to attend or are just beginning their time at an American college, this textbook presents skills and strategies that will help students succeed academically and adjust to the cultural aspects of college life. It provides a wealth of study tips and strategies, which are outlined in the front of the book, to ensure academic success. Key features of this integrated-skills textbook include: *Authentic cross-curricular readings in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and business *Academic lectures similar to those found on the Next Generation TOEFL® Test *Carefully sequenced questions, activities, and writing prompts *Both individual and collaborative activities *A section of the book devoted to academic writing *"Orientation" sections to begin familiarizing students with college culture *Test-taking strategies *Strategies to build graphic literacy *Self-assessment charts and questions Strategies for College Success may be used for a general study skills class or as a supplementary text for a class with a writing focus. An audio CD is also available.
This book will empower future students and provide them with hope for success.
Author: Cynthia Simpson
College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities(2nd ed.) offers students the knowledge, guidance, and strategies they need to effectively choose a college, prepare for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. This revised edition: Outlines the rights and responsibilities of students with learning disabilities. Gives advice on talking to professors and peers, getting involved, and asking for and receiving accommodations. Helps students utilize their strengths to meet and exceed academic standards. Provides additional information on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and ADHD. Includes a handy guide to universities with special programs and advice from current college students with disabilities. Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in any student's life, but for students with disabilities, the experience can be challenging on many different levels. This book will empower future students and provide them with hope for success.