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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578864591
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,271,857
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: The Purpose of this Book (You Can Make College a Learning Experience) Chapter 2 Chapter One: What Is the Goal of your Collegiate Experience? (The Goal is To Learn) Chapter 3 Chapter Two: Expectations (This Isn't High School Toto) Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Preparing for the Semester (How to Outrun the Avalanche) Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Stages of the Semester (Will You Work Hard During the Dog Days?) Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Study Habits (Make Studying a Habit) Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Advice on Exams (Prepare, Don't Cram) Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: Paper Writing (Build a Tasty and Well-Presented Cake) Chapter 9 Chapter Eight: Notes (Write, Read, Write, Read, Read) Chapter 10 Chapter Nine: Your Professors (Is the Professor Dr. Jekyll or Mr./Ms. Hyde?) Chapter 11 Chapter Ten: Scheduling of Classes (Make a Well-Balanced Schedule) Chapter 12 Chapter Eleven: In-Class Etiquette (Oh Behave) Chapter 13 Chapter Twelve: Evaluate Your Performance (Figure Out What You Did Wrong, and Try to Fix It) Chapter 14 Chapter Thirteen: Good Student vs. Not-So-Good Student (Which One Are You? Which One Will You Be?) Chapter 15 Chapter Fourteen: How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed (Parents Just Don't Understand [?]) Chapter 16 Chapter Fifteen: The Most Important Points (If You Work Hard, the Grades Will Come)

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