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Although Fox, a "person young enough to have college in his rear-view mirror," has branched out into law and real estate, he did develop a study program for "at risk" students at the University of Texas and still runs series of lectures for prospective students. His own student experiences figure prominently in this guide, which he delivers with a swaggering self-assurance that occasionally threatens to overwhelm some of the good advice he has to offer. There's nothing new in his pushing "serious, steady effort" ("professors want some pain"), time management, and disciplined study strategies (limit TV, and no music while working, not ever), but he goes a bit further than most to counsel kids about getting to know campus services, finding mentors, and becoming involved in extracurricular activities. Salient points appear in boldface, and key ideas are listed at the close of each chapter, making skimming easy. The focus-on-studies-and-the-future approach will appeal to parents; kids will come away with a few helpful hints to get the job done (although few will follow the music advice). Stephanie Zvirin
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**PROFESSORS LOVE THIS BOOK!**

 
"I am going to suggest our business school use this program in our introduction to business class. I am also going to give the ordering information to my current students and suggest that those who are not achieving the grades they need take the summer off and study Kick Ass in College carefully." ~Professor Kris Tilker, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
 
"Interesting and refreshing in its approach!" ~Dr. M.C. Walter, Professor, California State University at Long Beach
 
"Without taking himself too seriously, author Gunnar Fox finds creative, down-to-earth ways to present vital information that really helps students succeed." ~Dr. Steven Sachs, Professor, Los Angeles Valley College

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  • File Size: 5341 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
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  • Publisher: www.KickAssInCollege.com (October 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 18, 2012
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009TE79XO
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By Troy Bryan on March 17, 2013
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As a high school teacher, I read this book to gain some ideas to help my students and those going to college this year. The book contains a lot of information that can be helpful to high school and college students, alike. Some of the information is repeated throughout the book; perhaps for those who skim but for those of us who read every word it became annoying. Some of the information is inaccurate so take this with a grain of salt and not for scripture. A lot of the book is devoted to three things: 1) studying (this section is good), 2) how to work the system to your advantage (this section is somewhat inaccurate and not the most honest approach to one's entry into adulthood), and 3) keeping healthy (most of this is okay but much of it should be common sense unless one has been living under a rock).
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For any parent or student looking for the best advice and guidance for college, this is it. For the first time a no-nonsense blue print on how to succeed in college, written in such a way that entertains while it teaches. It appears that Gunner Fox has painstakingly collected all the wisdom of the sages and condensed it into one handy guide palatable for any age group. No matter if you have a son or daughter about to go off to college, or if you want to return to finished up your own education, this is a must read book.
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Gunnar's book offers readers the rare combination of solid advice from someone who knows what he is talking about presented in language that doesn't pull punches or put you to sleep. For those students who find themselves in the college haze of overstimulation from academic and socials demands, Kick Ass in College offers rock solid advice that, if followed, will allow readers to succeed in college while still having fun.
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5/13/2016

2002 - Dual Bachelor of Arts/Commerce
2004 - Bachelor of Arts
2007 - Bachelor of Global Security & Counterterrorism
2012 - Bachelor of Behavioral Science
2014 - Bachelor of Exercise Science

That is a list of the degrees I've pursued throughout my life. I have failed to fully complete every single one. But I promised myself one last try, one last go at the college thing. I was 30. I had a family now, responsibilities, if I failed, I would never try again.

I read Gunnar Fox's book "How to Kick Ass in College" before I enrolled, and spent an afternoon taking notes and transferring those notes to goals and flash cards.
I enrolled at the local community college, still kind of expecting to flame out in 6 weeks.

I survived the first semester, but I surely wouldn't survive the second, that had chemistry and math, and *real* subjects. I survived the second. But the third semester, surely that would be my undoing - more chemistry, more math, foreign languages and English...surely now they'd find out I was a fraud.

But, I succeeded, thanks in large part to Fox's book.

I have a 4.0 GPA, a path to a Bachelor's degree, and more importantly than that, self-respect, confidence and a true purpose.

If you want to succeed, or want your child to succeed, buy this book. It is that simple.

8/4/2015

Just to update everyone on my progress - I just scored 4 A's for my Summer semester, maintaining a 4.0 GPA using the strategies in Kick-Ass in College. I can't thank Gunnar enough!

Ravyn

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This is a long one, so stick with me, it's far better in narrative form.
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By Lynn on February 12, 2013
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I read this book a little late, as this is something you should read before you actually get to college. wups. But either way it was still an aspiring book! Not full of fluff like a lot of other help books, but actually filled with a lot of useful information and tips that not everyone's heard before. I'm definitely going to be getting it as a high school graduation present for my younger siblings - I honestly believe it was that helpful!
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I was stunned at how accurate this book is, and I am making it require reading for all of my children. I was told about this book by a friend who had read an email about it, and found it totally by luck. Hopefully this thing hits the mainstream because it will change a lot of lives for the better! Wish I had read it before I went to college...
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As an educator I am always on the lookout for motivational tools my colleagues and I can use to connect with students. Gunnar Fox's Kick Ass In College was a surprising find.

I can confirm what other reviewers have said: I graduated from university for some time now and yet I found myself quickly engrossed in the book's no-nonsense message on being a success in college (and life). I must have looked a bit crazy to those watching me read as I found myself saying "THANK YOU!" out loud when agreeing with a point and guffawing at Gunnar Fox's observations about the "care and feeding" of professors.

This is not your dad's self-help book. Not with chapter titles like College: Get Over It, Making Them Eat Your Academic Dust and If You Don't Toot Your Own Horn, Ain't Nobody Gonna Toot it For You. Gunnar Fox somewhat reminds me of Tony Robbins for college students. He also reminds me of some of my best professors. Sometimes he also reminds me of Jay-Z. I know that sounds like a strange combination but that is the strength of this eclectic book. Again, this was not what we expected, despite the bold title.

Gunnar Fox is alternately your best friend, an evangelist, a college roommate, your supportive dad, Jedi master and school counselor all rolled into one. He takes you down the rabbit hole of college preparation, getting into the university of your choice, through tunnels of useful tips and up pathways of practical strategies. You come out the other end as a successful college graduate.

He doesn't stop there. He also hits students with advice about the importance of always being a decent person, how to handle conflict and how you should never step on people on the way up the success ladder. Lastly, Gunnar Fox will cajole, coax, demand, demonstrate and otherwise persuade you into taking care of and investing heavily in yourself.

Obviously, I'm a big fan of this book. It's ambitious, it's fun and our students are loving it.
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