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It's often the little things that are confusing when you're in college: when to study, how to talk to professors, how to study, when to take advantage of the myriad opportunities on campus. Getting the BEST out of College provides insider advice on all the major aspects of on-campus life that will help you navigate your way with much greater familiarity of the process. Covering freshman through senior year, this manual will give you the tools to conquer each new year. 286 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 272 Vendor: Ten Speed Press Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 160774144X ISBN-13: 9781607741442 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
An insiders guide that shows ambitious students how to optimize their college career, completely revised and updated for todays academic landscape.
I WISH ID KNOWN THAT IN COLLEGE Your time as an undergrad has the potential to be incredibly fun, rewarding, and life changing in ways you may not yet even imaginethat is, if you play your cards right and take full advantage of what your university has to offer. Sadly, very few students ever learn the secret handshake of how to make the most of their college years. Until now.
For undergrads (and parents) hoping their tuition will pay off, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE is a must-read. Distilling more than fifty years of experience from some of the leading minds at top tier institutions, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE reveals insider advice that makes the hefty price tag worth it: how to impress professors, live with a roommate, pick the best courses (and do well in them), design a meaningful transcript, earn remarkable internships, prepare for a successful career after graduation, and much more.
This new edition also includes feedback from students who put GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE to the test, as well as new chapters on what to do when college "just isnt working" and unique opportunities with international students and study abroad. With a new forward by Duke Universitys Coach K, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE gives invaluable advice that enables students (and their parents!) to make the most of their college years.
Peter Feaver, PhD, is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University.
Sue Wasiolek is assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Duke University.
Anne Crossman is the author of Study Smart, Study Less and an alumna of Stanford and Duke.
FROM THE FIRST EDITION:
"This book is written by people who know how to get students to do their best. For decades, the authors have been helping students succeed in the most challenging environments and now their insights are available to you." MIKE "COACH K" KRZYZEWSKI, BASKETBALL COACH AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
"This comprehensive guide will help students and parents navigate the full college experience, so they can take advantage of all that it has to offer from day one. I highly recommend it." GORDON GEE, PRESIDENT OF OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
"Amid the glut of guidebooks about selecting and getting into college, very few have talked about what to do once you get there. This witty, wise, and down-to-earth guide admirably fills that gap. It is a wonderful resource for students and their parents." ELIZABETH KISS, PRESIDENT OF AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE
"A refreshing, smart, and useful guide to college that should be basic required reading for incoming freshmen everywhere." BOB WOODWARD, PULITZER PRIZEWINNING JOURNALIST