Failing In College in Five Easy Steps: Avoiding Failure through Understanding

Failing In College in Five Easy Steps: Avoiding Failure through Understanding

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Most students spend quite a bit of time focusing on what is needed to succeed, but they very rarely think about what it takes to fail. The author utilizes his own teaching experience to provide study help for college students. While written in a humorous way, the message is critical: you must learn why people fail to avoid it yourself.

I wrote this book because I feel that a majority of failing grades on the undergraduate level are preventable. Since I started teaching in 2005, I have noticed something curious and troubling about my students. Students that do well in class (or even do okay in class) do so in a great number of ways. However, most students who fail classes do so almost as if they were following a method of intentional failure. Obviously, no one is trying to fail, but many students simply do not realize that certain behaviors will directly lead to failing a class, or even failing out of college all together.

I chose to write this book in a sarcastic way not to be mean, but because to write it in any other way would be either depressing or come off as nagging. Obviously, many students who fail simply do not care about academics or have serious problems outside of school. However, I firmly believe that with a little knowledge, many of those failing students could change their ways.
-Jeremy E. Baker, Sociology Professor

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151168038
Publisher: eBooks Press
Publication date: 05/21/2015
Series: College Survival Pack , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 311 KB

About the Author

Jeremy lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Stephanie and daughter Madilyn. Jeremy is a sociology professor for both online and in-person institutions. He has taught Introduction to Sociology, Society and Technology, Critical Thinking in the Arts and Sciences, College Success, Race and Ethnicity, Social Problems, Social Movements, and Sociological Aspects of Deviance. His current research interests include the sociology of religion and culture. When he is not teaching sociology, he is a stay-at-home dad and editor at B&B publishing. He can be contacted at or through

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