From the Author
As a dean of academic advising, I spent my professional life working with college students, many of them in academic trouble, despite excellent high school grades and test scores. Listening to these students, I identified a set of common problems that defined student "un-readiness" to meet the academic demands of college. The 12 strategies of my book prevent these problems. I wanted to share them with students, parents, teachers, and counselors.College "un-readiness" is a national problem and the well-documented statistics on the nation's poor college graduation rates bear this out: Only about one-third of students graduates in the usual four years. Extend that time to six years, and the number rises to only about 60% - a little more than half. It's a problem that's not only discouraging but expensive. Another disturbing statistic: A staggering 25% of college freshmen don't return to their original campus for sophomore year, often because they cannot cope with the workload. I wrote this book for high school and middle school students, specifying 12 strategies that young students need to develop before college. During these formative years, teens can practice and strengthen these strategies. If they do, by the time they get to college, they will be ready. While the book is written for teens, it acts as a guide for parents and educators who want to know specific ways to support teens getting ready for college.
From the Back Cover
You'll learn --
to use your high school years as a training ground. You need to practice now so you'll be ready before you leave for college! Dr. Bob coaches you all along the way.
what college is like and what it expects of you. You'll know what to do when you get there.
to be a stronger student in all your courses, even the hard ones. You'll get more out of your high school years and still remember what you learned in high school when you get to college. This is really important!
to master an efficient learning style that works for you. You'll sharpen the personal skills you need to succeed, both in and out of the classroom.
Then you'll really be ready for college!