How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor's Inside Advice

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byJon B. Gould

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After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. Written by an award-winning teacher, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment.

Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams.

Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.

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After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be di...

Jon B. Gould is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and at the Washington College of Law at American University, where he is also director of the Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research. He is the author of Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation and The Innocence Commission...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226304663

ISBN - 13:9780226304663

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter One. Welcome to Campus
Chapter Two. Finding the Best Classes and Choosing the Right Major
Chapter Three. In the Classroom
Chapter Four. Exams
Chapter Five. Writing Papers
Chapter Six. Special Circumstances

Notes
Index