College Rules!: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College (College Rules: How to Study, Survive, & Succeed in College)

College Rules!: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College (College Rules: How to Study, Survive, & Succeed in College)

Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 1580088384

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In high school, students have lots of safety nets. In college, they sink or swim. This completely revised guide to college success educates students in the basic college survival skills that professors don't teach, such as how to study, take tests, balance school and social life, and more. Filled with advice on how to hit the campus running, this fun-spirited crash course in the rules of college provides tools to equip students for a lifetime of learning. A thorough revision of the popular guide to all things college, with three completely new chapters on research papers, theories of learning, and Q&As. Includes helpful sidebars, such as sad-but-true student stories, study tips, and info for nontraditional students, as well as special coaching for struggling students. Previous edition has sold 40,000 copies.Reviews"Worth a look, if you're headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune














Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments, 3rd ed. (Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, 1997) to determine interests for future careers and majors. See which categories you fall into. Note: Most people fit into more than one category. • Artistic. Artistic people usually like unstructured tasks in a creative environment. They like to use their imagination and enjoy work that fosters creativity. Artistic types may enjoy majoring in interior design,

of jobs created by the rapid advance of technology? So our best advice is to use your college years to build skills that will apply to a variety of possible careers—such as written and verbal communication, computing, organizing, and problem solving. This mean that you need to select your courses wisely as you figure out your major. RACKING UP THE CREDITS: HOW MANY COURSES SHOULD YOU TAKE? The first thing you need to decide is how many courses you want to take each term. In most colleges,

exams? Do you know how to use technology as a learning tool? Yikes. Lots of questions to answer. But if you don’t think about them before you start college, you might just spend the first year (or at least the first semester) trying to figure out what college is all about and how to maintain the stellar grades you made in high school. So how can you avoid the mistakes other college students commonly make and start out on the right track? Enter College Rules! Although we have written several “how

lists can also be more long term as well. You can make a list at the beginning of the term that covers major projects you need to complete by the end of the term. Also included on this type of list are smaller things that need to be done by a later date but not immediately. List each item, along with the date it is due, beginning with what needs to be completed first. As each is taken care of, cross it off. (We use this all the time. We would never be able to meet our book deadlines without doing

word the professor says, ask thought-provoking questions, take notes that look as though they were professionally done, and, in general, have it together. (Note: These are probably not the students on Facebook who look as though they haven’t slept in days or those who are texting during the professor’s lecture.) If you don’t have much of a clue about what you’re supposed to be doing, chat with those who do. Ask them how they are studying and the types of strategies they are using in order to

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