Success in College: From C's in High School to A's in College

Success in College: From C's in High School to A's in College

by Peter F. Burns
     
 

Success in College provides essential information and advice that students need to better learn more and receive higher grades. It offers strategies for test- and note-taking, studying, writing papers, and making class schedules. Peter F. Burns also gives an insider's perspective to the academic semester, in-class behavior, and how and when to approach professors.

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Success in College provides essential information and advice that students need to better learn more and receive higher grades. It offers strategies for test- and note-taking, studying, writing papers, and making class schedules. Peter F. Burns also gives an insider's perspective to the academic semester, in-class behavior, and how and when to approach professors. Perhaps most importantly, there is invaluable advice about the attitude and work ethic that are essential to the development of outstanding college students. Burns uses his own college experiences, as well as the experiences of other students and professors and research findings, to supplement the material given. The impact of Success in College will last a lifetime. High school seniors, college students, and parents will welcome this humorous and thought-provoking work.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - KaaVonia Hinton Johnson
This source, by a self-proclaimed high school underachiever-turned-college-whiz-kid, is sure to make the average reader chuckle. The author's humorous anecdotes-about leaving high school empty-handed on a daily basis and getting drunk after a little too much grain alcohol during his freshman year of college-vividly and memorably make his point about assuming responsibility and preparing oneself for academics. Topics covered include goal setting, working hard, note taking, organizing materials, studying, writing, and of course, learning and getting good grades. The book also includes excellent support for establishing a relationship with professors outside the classroom. Readers will appreciate the author's advice concerning developing a routine that includes a detailed itinerary for the entire semester that emphasizes work (i.e., studying and learning) and play (i.e., social activities like baseball games). The fifteen short chapters are laced with quotes from researchers, college professors, and the author's former students. The chapter especially for parents advises "Cut the Cord," "Reward and Punish," and "Be Realistic.o The sample syllabi, summative checklists for quick reading, general tips sidebars, and sample test questions make this book a useful tool for future college students who are not sure that the college track is right for them. Although there is not much help given concerning earning good grades while working to support oneself or about selecting a major that is right for a student, this book is an excellent source for future-and present-college students.
Steve Loflin
Peter Burns' Success in College offers the tips and strategies that are essential to receiving good grades in college. With his blend of humor, insight, and genuine concern, he has created a book that speaks honestly to new college students and high school seniors. The book is not naïve about college life and that is its true strength—college is a time of wonderful social growth and Burns is able to show how to expertly balance the social with the academic.
Journal Of College Student Development
Burns's delivery is presented in such a way that it is effortless for students to grasp and retain....Having high school students read this book during their senior year, or during their summer break before college would prove to be extremely beneficial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578864584
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.67(d)

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Steve Loflin
Peter Burns' Success in College offers the tips and strategies that are essential to receiving good grades in college. With his blend of humor, insight, and genuine concern, he has created a book that speaks honestly to new college students and high school seniors. The book is not naïve about college life and that is its true strength—college is a time of wonderful social growth and Burns is able to show how to expertly balance the social with the academic.

Meet the Author

Peter F. Burns is an award-winning associate professor of political science at Loyola University in New Orleans. He transformed from a mediocre student in high school to a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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