The Engineering Student Survival Guide (B.E.S.T. Series) / Edition 2

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Overview

Attrition in the Engineering disciplines at all Universities is a huge problem. This text, in its first edition, promised to educate all interested in the Engineering area as a whole. Educators and students bought this book because of their great interest in seeing engineers thrive and made it wildly successful. In this edition more information about engineering careers and the discipline generally is to be included. This practicalapproach is edging out the voluminous, traditional introduction to engineering books. In this second edition of The Engineering Student Survival Guide, Chapter 2 has been heavily revised with a completely new section entitled, "Ten Tricks of the Old-Timers (Upperclassmen)". Much of the information pertaining to the time before a freshman's first class begins has been deleted. This book is part of the B.E.S.T. (Basic Engineering Series and Tools) Series, which consists of modularized textbooks offering virtually every topic and specialty likely to be of interest to engineers. All the texts boast distinguished authors and the most current content. The goal of this series is to provide the educational community with material that is timely, affordable, of high quality, and flexible in how it is used.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072436334
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/6/2001
  • Series: Engineering Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Let's Take a Shot at Defining Success 2
2 Covering Your Bases 4
3 The Undergrad Engineering Experience 14
4 Choosing a Major and Selecting Classes 28
5 In Class - More to Staying Awake Than Taking Notes? 52
6 Outside the Classroom - Workload and Studying 70
7 Quizzes, Tests, and Exams 98
8 A Crash Course in Engineering 114
9 When the Going Gets Tough ... Dealing with Ruts and Unmarked Pitfalls 124
10 Balancing It All 134
11 Beyond the Bachelor's Degree - Things to Think About Midway Through 156
App. A Discipline-Specific Engineering Societies 175
App. B: Special Interest Societies 178
App. C Engineering Honor Societies 180
App. D: Some Useful Stuff 181
App. E: Sample Resume 188
App. F: Sample At-A-Glance Resume 189
Bibliography - Thanks for the Info! 191
Dedication 194
Acknowledgments 195
About the Author 196
About the Illustrator 196
Index 197
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