The Engineering Student Survival Guide (B.E.S.T. Series) / Edition 1

The Engineering Student Survival Guide (B.E.S.T. Series) / Edition 1

by Krista Donaldson, Donaldson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072286474

ISBN-13: 9780072286472

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780072286472
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Engineering Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Let's Take a Shot at Defining Success2
2Covering Your Bases4
3The Undergrad Engineering Experience14
4Choosing a Major and Selecting Classes28
5In Class - More to Staying Awake Than Taking Notes?52
6Outside the Classroom - Workload and Studying70
7Quizzes, Tests, and Exams98
8A Crash Course in Engineering114
9When the Going Gets Tough ... Dealing with Ruts and Unmarked Pitfalls124
10Balancing It All134
11Beyond the Bachelor's Degree - Things to Think About Midway Through156
App. ADiscipline-Specific Engineering Societies175
App. B: Special Interest Societies178
App. CEngineering Honor Societies180
App. D: Some Useful Stuff181
App. E: Sample Resume188
App. F: Sample At-A-Glance Resume189
Bibliography - Thanks for the Info!191
Dedication194
Acknowledgments195
About the Author196
About the Illustrator196
Index197

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