College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen

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As 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. In this book, Gauld offers a plan to help the new college student complete year number 1 as a member of the first group. With anecdotes from current college students and recent graduates, Gauld presents five simple rules for college success. It is a short, non-preachy, fun, and slightly irreverent primer that ...

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Overview

As 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. In this book, Gauld offers a plan to help the new college student complete year number 1 as a member of the first group. With anecdotes from current college students and recent graduates, Gauld presents five simple rules for college success. It is a short, non-preachy, fun, and slightly irreverent primer that can help you get off to a strong start toward the "best four years of your life."

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Editorial Reviews

Anne K. W. Richardson
I have read many guides for college freshmen, and this is one of the best. This book is a wonderful pocket guide full of practical tips for surviving and enjoying college life. Gauld offers thoughtful, succinct, relevant common sense wisdom that can help every freshman—no matter what his discipline, energy, or interests—find success in the classroom and beyond. Every entering college freshman should read College Success Guaranteed—and then do it!
Anne K.W. Richardson
I have read many guides for college freshmen, and this is one of the best. This book is a wonderful pocket guide full of practical tips for surviving and enjoying college life. Gauld offers thoughtful, succinct, relevant common sense wisdom that can help every freshman—no matter what his discipline, energy, or interests—find success in the classroom and beyond. Every entering college freshman should read College Success Guaranteed—and then do it!
Steven Antonoff
Malcolm Gauld presents five rules for college success. I have a sixth: read this book. College Success Guaranteed is small in size, but big in insight and wisdom. Gauld knows teens and it shows.
Patrick F. Bassett
Loved the "Old School Wisdom" in this book and can't wait to send it to my grandchildren on the eve of their departure to college. Well-said!
Louis Schmier
College Success Guaranteed is what I call a 'wow' book—it's written in a readable, relaxed, conversational style. Packing a lot into its few pages, this book follows what I call 'the 60 rule.' It will take no more than 60 minutes to read, but its 'invisible ink' has rules for success far beyond a student's college career that will last for 60 years.
Bob Stuart
This country makes a lot of noise about getting more kids into college. But, a much better goal is to help more students have a great college experience. Ultimately, students will be the ones who will determine the quality and value of that experience. This book is a fun, readable, and insightful handbook for every student
Warren Bennis
Malcolm Gauld has crafted a book that should be required reading for all those high school students who are bent on getting a first-class college education. It should also be required reading for all those students' teachers, counselors, and, oh yes, their parents.
Staten Island Parent
With college costs soaring, it's critical that today's students enter college with a plan for their success. Education and parenting expert Malcolm Gauld is President of Hyde Schools and author of College Success Guaranteed: Five Rules to Make it Happen. Gauld has spent much of his prolific career teaching and coaching college-bound teenagers and working with their parents....College Success Guaranteed outlines a simple plan for students navigating the new world of college life. The lessons focus on the idea that attitude is everything in college....Even the most talented students will struggle in college if they lack confidence, the ability to seek out mentors, and emotional independence from their parents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610480420
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 410,707
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Gauld is president of the Hyde Schools, a national community of public and private schools and programs committed to a unique brand of family-based character education.

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Table of Contents

Congratulations!!! vii

Introduction: What this book is. What this book is not. 1

Pop Quiz: What's 168? 3

1 Rule #1: Go to Class 7

2 Rule #2: 3 by 5 33

3 Rule #3: (Don't Just Sit There) Commit to Something 53

4 Rule #4: Get a Mentor 77

5 Rule #5: "Procrastination Kills" 93

Final Words from Elvis 113

Acknowledgments 115

Collegiate Assistance 117

About the Author 119

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