College Survival Guide: Hints and References to Aid College Students / Edition 4

College Survival Guide: Hints and References to Aid College Students / Edition 4

by Bruce M. Rowe
     
 

This guide is designed to help students succeed and gives practical information that students otherwise usually have to pick up on their own. Tips include how to finance an education, how to manage time, how to study for and take exams, and more. Other sections focus on maintaining concentration, credit through examination, use of the credit/no credit option,

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Overview

This guide is designed to help students succeed and gives practical information that students otherwise usually have to pick up on their own. Tips include how to finance an education, how to manage time, how to study for and take exams, and more. Other sections focus on maintaining concentration, credit through examination, use of the credit/no credit option, cooperative education, and the importance of a liberal arts education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534355692
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

1. STARTING OUT The Importance of a Positive Attitude / Setting Realistic Goals / The Catalog and Schedule of Classes / College Bulletins, Newspapers, and Flyers / Choosing Classes / Dropping Classes / Alternatives to the Usual Way of Getting Credit / Credit- No Credit Option / Auditing Classes / Choosing Teachers / Seeing a Counselor / A Note to Foreign Students and Returning Students / Obtaining Financial Support / Financial Aid Information on the Internet / The First Day of Class / Etiquette / Textbooks / Do You Need a Computer? / The Internet / Why Should I Know That? Why Do I Have to Take This Course? 2. DEVELOPING COLLEGE SURVIVAL SKILLS Time Management / Study Skills Centers and Courses / Taking Notes / Participating in Class / Using Tape Recorders / Professional Lecture Notes / The Importance of Reading Skills / Reading a Textbook / Remembering What You Hear and Read / Studying for and Taking Exams / Stress Management / Using the Library / Writing Reports / A Note on Plagiarism / Critical Thinking 3. OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE WALLS" The Consequences of Low Grades / Education and Travel / College and You / Conclusion APPENDIX A: CHOOSING A SCHOOL APPENDIX B: VOCABULARY BUILDING APPENDIX C: ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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