College Rules! Revised How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College

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Being accepted to college is the easy part; staying in school and doing well is the real challenge. In high school, students have a safety net: a team of teachers, counselors, family, and friends who help with the daunting application process. Once students arrive on campus, however, few are prepared for what happens between orientation and graduation.

In this completely revised guide to college success, learning experts Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh thoroughly ...

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Being accepted to college is the easy part; staying in school and doing well is the real challenge. In high school, students have a safety net: a team of teachers, counselors, family, and friends who help with the daunting application process. Once students arrive on campus, however, few are prepared for what happens between orientation and graduation.

In this completely revised guide to college success, learning experts Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh thoroughly and humorously educate students about basic college survival skills: how to study smart, handle stress, prepare for and take tests, stay motivated, balance homework and parties, and more. Three new chapters answer new-student FAQs, cover research and presentations, and explain how beliefs about knowledge impact college success. You'll also find: Sad but true stories that teach tough lessons the easy way. Hints to help you squeeze every ounce of learning from your study time ... and get to social events sooner. Tips on using your computer for more than email, winks, and MP3s. Top advice for every student: first-years, seniors, transfers, and returning. Hit the ground running with College Rules! and make the most of your college years.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580088381
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

JODI PATRICK HOLSCHUH, PhD, is an award-winning associate professor in the Division of Academic Enhancement at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

SHERRIE NIST-OLEJNIK, PhD, has been teaching for 23 years and is a professor emeritus in the Division of Academic Enhancement at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
You're in the Big Time Now     7
Doing College     8
But What if I Wasn't the World's Greatest High School Student?     11
Six Ways College Differs from High School     12
Don't Mess Up     16
Where to Find the Help You Need     19
I Need Help!     21
Getting Hassle-Free Help     24
A Few Words about Professors     28
Just What the Heck Do Professors Do?     29
I Have an Appointment with One of "Them"-Now What?     30
Hangin' with Your Profs     34
What Do Your Profs Think about You?     36
Zen and the Art of Course Selection     38
Racking Up the Credits: How Many Courses Should You Take?     59
Ohmmmm: Creating a Balance     39
Working with Your Advisor     41
Choosing Your Professors     43
Making a Plan     43
Withdrawal Symptoms     46
Know Thy GPA     48
Major Decisions: Selecting a Field of Study     51
Help! I Don't Know What I Want to Do When I Grow Up     52
So Many Choices!     55
Double (or Even Triple) Majors     58
Major Assistance Is OutThere     59
Why Choosing a Major # Choosing a Career     60
Classes, Work, and Play: Adjusting to the Demands of College     63
Lots of Changes     64
Characteristics of Well-Rounded Students     71
Timely Tips: The ABC(& D)s of Time Management     74
The Forty-Hour Mindset     75
The Alphabet Approach: ABC(& D)s of Managing Your Life     77
The Advantages of Excelling at Time Management     85
"I Think I Can, I Think I Can": Getting and Staying Motivated     87
Setting Goals You Can Accomplish     88
Getting Motivated     92
And Staying Motivated     94
Reviving Your Motivation     96
Arrrrrrrgh! and Other Ways to Handle Stress     99
Good Stress/Bad Stress     100
What Causes College Stress?     100
Academic Stress     101
Nonacademic College Stress     103
What Does Stress Do to You?     105
Reducing Stress Levels     106
What's It All About? Understanding How You Learn     111
Profiles of Amazing Students     112
Learning Matters     117
How the Learning Thing Really Works     119
Can You Believe That?      122
How Certain Are You?     123
Is It Really That Simple?     124
How Quick Should Learning Be?     126
Who's in Charge?     128
Are You Math-Brained or English-Brained?     130
Transforming Your Beliefs     131
A Moment of Silence, Please: Concentrating While You Study     133
Creating a First-Rate Learning Environment     134
Getting Rid of Distractions     136
Six Ways to Improve Concentration     141
Your Course Syllabus Is Your Friend     144
Anatomy of a Syllabus     145
What Can Your Syllabus Do for You?     152
What's Up, Doc? Understanding Your Prof's Expectations     154
Why Bother Figuring Out the Tasks?     155
Figuring It Out     156
Computer Tasks in Your Classes     162
But What If You Still Don't Get It?     164
Smart Strategy Selection     165
Take Note!     168
Write On: Some Terrific Note-Taking Tips     169
Be Creative: Use the Split-Page Method of Note Taking     174
You're Almost There: Self-Testing Using the Split-Page Method     177
Different Strokes for Different Folks: Modifying the Split-Page Method      179
Getting in Gear: Preparing to Read Your Texts     183
Get to Know Your Textbooks     184
Warming Up     186
Ready...Set...Read!     188
Reading on the Computer     190
Active Reading     192
Reading for Learning     195
Strategies for Active Reading     196
The Nuts and Bolts of Annotation     197
A Sample Annotation     199
Studying Your Annotations     202
Three Rs and an M: Remembering What You Have Read and Heard     205
Reflecting: Thinking about Information     206
Rehearsing: Getting Information into Your Memory     208
Reviewing: Keeping Information in Memory     216
Monitoring Your Learning     218
Studying Smarter     221
Being Flexible: Selecting and Modifying Strategies     222
Acting Like Einstein: Studying in the Sciences     224
Beyond Freud and Mead: Studying in the Social Sciences     227
The Art of the Dance: Studying in the Humanities     228
Parlez-vous Francais? Studying Foreign Languages     230
X + Y = What? Studying Mathematics     231
Everything You Wanted to Know about Research and Presentations but Were Afraid to Ask     236
Finding Resources in the Library and on the Web     237
Forget the Five-Paragraph Essay     241
The Confusing World of Plagiarism     245
Creating First-Rate Presentations     247
It's More Than Multiple-Guess: Prepping for and Taking Objective Exams     251
Studying for Objective Exams     253
Tips for Taking Objective Exams     259
Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe...If You Have to Guess     262
An A+ for You: Evaluating Your Test Performance     263
Bluebook Blues: Prepping for and Taking Essay Exams     265
Studying for Essay Exams     266
It's All in the Way It's Worded     268
Elements of a Good Essay     270
Put It in Writing     272
Is That Your Final Answer?     277
Smart Exam Prep     278
Taking Exams on a Computer     279
A Word about Cramming     281
Acing Exams     282
Surviving Midterms and Finals     284
Just the FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions     289
One Final, Unsolicited Piece of Advice     296
About the Authors     297
Index     300
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    Great Source to Begin College

    Greatly appreciate the info passed from this book to students, it clearly helps College Students get prepared. Worth the purchase!

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