College Survival Guide / Edition 3 available in Paperback
This Fourth Edition of Bruce M. Rowe's guide is designed to help students succeed in college and gives students practical information they usually have to pick up on their own. Tips include how to finance an education, how to manage time, how to study for and take exams, how to use the Internet to conduct research for papers, and more. Other sections focus on maintaining concentration, credit through examination, use of the credit/no credit option, cooperative education, and the importance of a liberal arts education.
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Table of Contents1. STARTING OUT. The Importance of a Positive Attitude. Setting Realistic Goals. The catalog and Schedule of Classes. College Bulletins, Newspapers, and Flyers. Choosing Classes. Dropping Classes. Alternatives to the Usual Way of Getting Credit. Credit- No Credit Option. Auditing Classes. Choosing Teachers. Seeing a Counselor. A Note to Foreign Students and Returning Students. Obtaining Financial Support. Financial Aid Information on the Internet. The First Day of Class. Etiquette. Textbooks. Do You Need a Computer? The Internet. Why Should I Know That? Why Do I Have to Take This Course? 2. DEVELOPING COLLEGE SURVIVAL SKILLS. Time Management. Study Skills Centers and Courses. Taking Notes. Participating in Class. Using Tape Recorders. Professional Lecture Notes. The Importance of Reading Skills. Reading a Textbook. Remembering What You Hear and Read. Studying for and Taking Exams. Stress Management. Using the Library. Writing Reports. A Note on Plagiarism. Critical Thinking. 3. OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE "WALLS." The Consequences of Low Grades. Education and Travel. College and You. Conclusion. APPENDIX A: CHOOSING A SCHOOL. APPENDIX B: VOCABULARY BUILDING. APPENDIX C: ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION.