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Making College Count: A Real World Look at How to Succeed in and after College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615394404
  • Publisher: O'Brien, Patrick Enterprises LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 273,243
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Necessary Thanks

So Who is This Guy?

1 The Rules of the Game 13

Why Are You Going to College?

The Cold Hard Facts

Building Your Future

2 If You're Not There Yet 26

Choosing Your Major

Picking Your School

3 The Winning Characteristics 48

Career Commonalities

What Your Future Employer is Looking For

What Your Grad School is Looking for

4 Some Basics 71

Work Versus Play

Paying Your Dues

Setting Some Goals

Managing Your Time

Surviving Year One

5 Getting the Grades 97

How Good Do Your Grades Have To Be?

Understanding Professors

Class Selection Strategy

Listening Up

Notes-notes and Other Study Secrets

Power Studying: When To Do It

Power Studying: Where To Do It

Taking Tests

Final Week(s)

6 The Winning Edge: Extracurriculars 165

Making Your Mark

Clubs and Honoraries

Organized Sports

Personal Fitness

Expanding Your World

7 Working Toward Success 196

Jobs During College

Summer Jobs

Internships

8 Putting It All Together 215

How Long It Should Take

A Simplified Look at What It Takes

Your Semester-by-Semester Guide

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