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What the Best College Students Do
by Bain, Ken

9780674066649Ken BainWhat the Best College Students DoThe author of the best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do is back with more humane, doable, and inspiring help, this time for students who want to get the most out of college--and every other educational enterprise, too. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. The creative, successful people profiled in this book--college graduates who went on to change the world we live in--aimed higher than straight A's. They used their four years to cultivate habits of thought that would enable them to grow and adapt throughout their lives. Combining academic research on learning and motivation with insights drawn from interviews with people who have won Nobel Prizes, Emmys, fame, or the admiration of people in their field, Ken Bain identifies the key attitudes that distinguished the best college students from their peers. These individuals started out with the belief that intelligence and ability are expandable, not fixed. This led them to make connections across disciplines, to develop a "meta-cognitive" understanding of their own ways of thinking, and to find ways to negotiate ill-structured problems rather than simply looking for right answers. Intrinsically motivated by their own sense of purpose, they were not demoralized by failure nor overly impressed with conventional notions of success. These movers and shakers didn't achieve success by making success their goal. For them, it was a byproduct of following their intellectual curiosity, solving useful problems, and taking risks in order to learn and grow. - Description from Syndetics
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The First-Generation College Experience
by Baldwin, Amy

9780137071234Amy BaldwinThe First-Generation College ExperienceThe First Generation Experience  is the only college success book written specifically to serve first generation students. It is for students who need a little extra attention and support to have a firm footing in the academic world.   It is about helping those students who have felt disenfranchised, disengaged, and disappointed by the educational system to empower themselves with the knowledge and the skills necessary to imagine and realize and new future. It is also a book about change, specifically transformation. The word itself has multiple meanings in different academic disciplines, but the idea of transformation most closely applies to the intentional process by which we help students change as individuals, as scholars, and as citizens of their communities. - Description from Syndetics
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The Freshman Survival Guide
by Bradbury-Haehl, Nora; McGarvey, Bill

9781455539000Nora Bradbury-Haehl; Bill McGarveyThe Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college. - Description from Syndetics
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Writing a Great Research Paper
by Eby, Erika

9781601386052Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. Staff; Erika EbyThe College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Work Stand OutEach semester, millions of college students are required to write research papers for class. Staring at a blank word processing document on your computer screen can create an uneasy feeling, especially as you wish for words to magically fill your 20-page assignment. For the majority of college students, whether you go to Harvard or to community college, this is a universal feeling. This complete guide was created just for you -- the college student. In this book, you will learn tips for formatting your research paper, as well as how to complete a cohesive, well-structured assignment for any college course. This guide will walk you through the entire process of writing a research paper, from choosing a topic, to conducting your research, to writing and editing each draft of the assignment. You will learn how to properly use the library, as well as tricks for finding relevant and credible articles, books, and online sources. This comprehensive guide then takes you a step further, with information on how to check your work for plagiarism and eliminate it from your paper altogether as you learn how to use your research as a source to support your thesis. Filled with tips for finding reputable sources and conducting research efficiently, even English majors will find this guide useful in defining a focused thesis and developing it throughout an entire paper, regardless of the required word count. Using the step-by-step instructions and writing guidelines offered in this book, you will learn how to manage your time while simultaneously mastering the basics choosing a unique topic, taking notes from your research and incorporating them into your writing, and citing sources in MLA or APA style (or styles laid out by other reference manuals). Get your creative juices flowing with our list of prompts, or compare your work or outline to samples from real research papers; then polish your paper off with grammar and style tips from professional editors. Use the checklists included in this book to make sure your paper measures up to any grading criteria, as you learn how to keep your paper consistent in style, tone, punctuation, capitalisation, verb tense, and more. The book is filled with hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make your research paper stand out in the stack. We spent hundreds of hours interviewing successful college graduates and professors to compile the exclusive tips you need to know to get that perfect score. - Description from Syndetics
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How to Succeed in College
by Gould, Jon B

9780226304663Jon B. GouldHow to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor's Inside AdviceAfter years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They've been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond.nbsp;Written by an award-winning teacher, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment. Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from largenbsp;research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams. Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well. - Description from Syndetics
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Doing Essays & Assignments: Essential Tips for Students
by Greasley, Peter

9781849202039Pete GreasleyDoing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for StudentsThis book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from. The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include: planning, time management and deadlines reading and researching the literature writing introductions and conclusions answering the question critical analysis and argument referencing language, grammar and expression avoiding plagiarism This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike. Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford. - Description from Syndetics
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Your Perfect Presentation
by Hoogterp, Bill

9780071825009Bill HoogterpYour Perfect Presentation: Speak in Front of Any Audience Anytime Anywhere and Never Be Nervous Again"Bill's Own the Room methodology has helped countless speakers play at a higher level." --Sheryl Sandberg, COO of FACEBOOK Overcome Your Fear and Deliver Dynamic Presentations Your style is perfect for you. Public speaking coach to the C-suite Bill Hoogterp shows you proven tips, techniques, and exercises to amplify your effectiveness asa speaker and communicator. He explains how the brain processes information, what people respond to, and how to hold the audience in the palm of your hand. Great public speaking can be learned. Hoogterp's unique method turns fear into fun and shows you how to be your natural, authentic, unique self--and deliver your perfect presentation for any audience each and every time. "A smart guide." -- Parade magazine "Improving your ability to communicate will increase your potential to have impact on the world, no matter what you do. Bill Hoogterp and the Own the Room team will show you how--and they'll make it fun." -- Reid Hoffman, cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn and coauthor of The Start-Up of You "Bill Hoogterp is one of the best public speaking coaches in the world today. He helps you become the star." -- Joichi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab "A must-have reference for anyone who wants to be a better leader in any business. . . the ticket to own whatever room you're in." -- from the foreword by Maggie Murphy, editor in chief of Parade magazine "Love Bill Hoogterp's new book, Your Perfect Presentation , that helps readers learn to thrive in front of any audience." -- Arianna Huffington - Description from Syndetics
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The Her Campus Guide to College Life
by Lewis, Stephanie Kaplan; Wang, Annie Chandler; Western, Windsor Hanger

9781440585111Stephanie Kaplan Lewis; Windsor Hanger Western; Annie Chandler Wang; Her Campus Her Campus EditorsThe Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your LifeAs seen on The Today Show "Some things are common sense, but some things aren't--especially when it comes to navigating a college campus in a way that's fun, independent and totally safe. This guide touches on everything from dating and studying, to making friends and joining clubs outside of class." --Today.com From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom. - Description from Syndetics
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Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro
by Okun, Jodi

9780997352726Jodi OkunSecrets of a Financial Aid Pro: Master the College Funding Process and Give Your Child Lifelong Financial Skills Without Losing Your CoolWith insight and humor, Jodi Okun takes you inside the often murky world of college financing. First as a financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer colleges, and then in her own successful consulting business, College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA), Jodi learned firsthand the struggles families endure to find financing and pay for college. In Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro, she demystifies the process and presents sensible solutions any family can use as they go through what can be a complicated and intimidating affair. No matter where you are in the financing pipeline, this book will be an invaluable resource. Understand what you should be doing--and when you should be doing it--to set yourself up for the best possible college financing. Learn how to find and apply for every type of financial aid, including FAFSA, grants, scholarships, and loans. Find out how to give your student the financial skills they'll need for life--it all starts in college by helping them manage expenses and money. - Description from Syndetics
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Getting from College to Career
by Pollak, Lindsey

9780062069276Lindsey PollakGetting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World"A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide." --Time.com "Perfect for today's students, who inevitably want what they want (and only that!) when they want it." --Campus Career Advisor Getting from College to Career by Career Expert and Global Spokesperson for LinkedIn, Lindsey Pollak, is an insightful, essential world guide for college students and recent graduates who are preparing to embark upon a career beyond the university walls. Now newly revised to reflect the most recent changes in the economy and job market, these "90 things to do before you join the real world" will give every young grad a head start, providing essential information for adapting to and succeeding in a marketplace that is now more competitive than ever. - Description from Syndetics
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Community College Companion
by Rowh, Mark

9781593577414Mark C. RowhCommunity College Companion: Everything You Wanted to Know about Succeeding in a Two-Year SchoolEnrollment at community colleges is booming. but as students of all ages pursue this path many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships. Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experience to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan. - Description from Syndetics
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