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Dean's List: Eleven Habits of Highly Successful College Students
     

Dean's List: Eleven Habits of Highly Successful College Students

by John Bader
 

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ISBN-10: 1421400812

ISBN-13: 9781421400815

Pub. Date: 06/02/2011

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

With a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college, it seems that all of your hard work in school has paid off. Now what? What can you expect from college life, and how can you get the most out of it? This book answers these questions to help you excel in college.

Deans at America’s top institutions

Overview

With a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college, it seems that all of your hard work in school has paid off. Now what? What can you expect from college life, and how can you get the most out of it? This book answers these questions to help you excel in college.

Deans at America’s top institutions tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. Armed with an insider’s perspective, you will develop habits critical for college success, including:

• Focusing on learning, not on grades• Building an adult relationship with your parents• Working the system by understanding the system• Learning from diversity at home and abroad• Coping with failure • Planning boldly for life after college

Dean’s List offers a thoughtful, common-sense approach to higher education that allows every student to achieve. Many books will tell you how to get an "A" in class, but this book encourages you to do more—to explore college life, embrace new challenges, and become independent.

Includes expert advice from deans at top U.S. colleges: Barnard College • Brown University • Bryn Mawr College • Columbia University • Cornell University • Dartmouth College • Duke University • Georgetown University • Harvard University • The Johns Hopkins University • Mount Holyoke College • Northwestern University • Oberlin College • Pomona College • Princeton University • Rice University • Smith College • Stanford University • University of Pennsylvania • University of Rochester • Wellesley College • Yale University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421400815
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
865,927
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Facing Freshman Year 1

Habit#1 Focus on Learning, Not on Grades 13

Featuring Guest Essays by

Ariel Phillips, Ed, D., Counselor and Abigail Lipson, Ph. D., Director, Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University

Thomas A. Dingman, Ed. M., Dean of Freshmen, Harvard University

SUE Brown, Ph. D., Resident Dean of Freshmen, Harvard College, Harvard University

Leah Blatt Glasser, Ph. D., Dean of First-Year Studies and Lecturer in English, Mount Holyoke College

David N. Devrles, Ph. D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Cornell University

Habit #2 Build an Adult Relationship with Your Parents 31

Featuring Guest Essays by

Kathryn Stuart, D.M.A., Dean of Studies and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Oberlin College

Suzanne Duke, Ed. D., Resident Dean of Freshmen, Harvard University

Raima Evan, Ph. D., Assistant Dean, Bryn Mawi College

Maura Gregory, M. a., and Emily A. Zenick, M. a., Assistant Deans, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Matthew Lazen, Ph. D., Director of Studies, Butler College, Princeton University

Habit #3 Work the System by Understanding the System 52

Featuring Guest Essays by

Michele Rasmussen, Ph. D., Associate Dean and Director, Academic Advising Center, Duke University

Brian T. Gibson, Ph. D., Assistant Dean of Undergraduates and Director of Academic Advising, Rice University

Cole M. Crittenden, Ph. D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students, Whitman College, Princeton University

Margaret Bruzelius, Ph. D., Dean of the Senior Class and Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Smith College

Habit #4 Approach the Curriculum Like a Great Feast 77

Featuring Guest Essays by

Margaret Bruzelius, Ph. D., Dean of the Senior Class and Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Smith College

Marcy Kraus, Ph. D., Dean of Freshmen, University of Rochester

John. Loge, Jr., Dean of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University

AnyA Bernstein, Ph. D., Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University

George levesque, Ph. D., Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Yale College, Yale University

Habit #5 Understand That Majors and Careers Are Not the Same Thing 97

Featuring Guest Essays by

George Levesque, Ph. D., Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Yale College, Yale University

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Ph. D., Assistant Dean of Faculty for Pre-Major Advising and Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College

Joseph Holtgreive, Ed. M., Assistant Dean and Director of the McCormick Office of Personal Development, McCormick School of Engineering and

Applied Science, Northwestern University

Habit #6 Don't Just Work Hard-Work Smart 118

Featuring Guest Essays by

Carl P. Thum, Ph. D., Director, Academic Skills Center, Dartmouth College

Adina Glickman, M. S.W., Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University

Leora Brovman, Ed. D., Advising Dean, Columbia University

John P. Loge, Jr., Dean of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University

Habit #7 Build Integrity to Get into Professional or Graduate School 139

Featuring Guest Essays by

Andrew N. Simmons, Ph. D., Director of the Career "Development Center, Brown University

Karen Blank, Ed. D., Dean of Studies, Barnard College

SUE WASIOLEK, J. D., L. L.M., Ed. D., Dean of Students, Duke University

Habit #8 Learn from Diversity at Home and Abroad 155

Featuring Guest Essays by

Raima Evan, Ph. D., Assistant Dean, Bryn Mawi College

Janet A. Tighe, Ph. D., Dean of Freshmen and Director of Academic Advising, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Marine, Ph. D., Assistant Dean of Harvard College and Director of the Harvard College Women's Center, Harvard University

Habit #9 When You Are Failing, Understand Why 172

Featuring Guest Essays by

Karen Blank, Ed. D., Dean of Studies, Barnard College

Leah Blatt Glasser, Ph. D., Dean of First-Year Studies and Lecturer in English, Mount Holyoke College

John T. O'keefe, Ph. D., Director of Advising and Academic Support Services and Class Dean, Wellesley College

Julie Lythcott-Haims, J. D., Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University

Thomas N. Chiarolanzio, M. A., Associate Dean, Georgetown College, Georgetown University

Habit #10 Cope with Failure by Rebuilding and Forgiving 202

Featuring Guest Essays by

Sue Brown, Ph. D., Resident Dean of Freshmen, Harvard College, Harvard University

Marcelle Christian Holmes, ph. D., Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Women, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Pomona College

John T. o'Keefe, Ph. D., Director of Advising and Academic Support Services and Class Dean, Wellesley College

Habit #11 Plan Boldly for Life after College 230

Featuring Guest Essays by

Anya Bernstein, ph. D., Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior

Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University

Susan Marine, Ph. D., Assistant Dean of Harvard College and Director of the Harvard College Women's Center, Harvard University

Notes 247

List of Contributors 257

Index 267

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