- Series: Getting the Best Out of College: Insider Advice for Success
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 2nd Revised, Updated ed. edition (April 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 160774144X
- ISBN-13: 978-1607741442
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Getting the Best Out of College, Revised and Updated: Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad (Getting the Best Out of College: Insider Advice for Success) 2nd Revised, Updated ed. Edition
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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 PRIZE—WINNING JOURNALIST
About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
For upcoming high school graduates and their parents, the book presents a lot of very helpful information on college life - dorms, social encounters, and personal responsibility. One aspect I thought was wonderful was the encouragement to the new college student to look at the support system around him or her and appreciate and acknowledge it, whether it's parents or people who work in the dorms or campus to keep it clean and safe.
Better yet, I think the book is a great first-time read or re-read for a student IN college. The authors encourage students to contact their professors - THEY are people with interesting ideas, knowledge and contacts who are there to educate AND to give assistance with papers, internships, and recommendations for jobs and graduate school.
There is a tremendous amount of information in this book which would benefit college students and parents. Even the last chapter deals with preparing for life after college. The book has become my favorite high school graduation gift this year, plus I have also given it to my rising college senior to read now. I highly recommend Getting the Best Out of College.