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How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor's Inside Advice (Chicago Guides to Academic Life) 31081st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0226304663
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"How to Succeed in College is the best book I have ever read about the student experience and how to navigate academic life in any college or university. Jon B. Gould is a professor who cares deeply about student success, understands the student/teacher relationship, and has a terrific sense of humor. If we could somehow get every high school senior and college freshman, guidance counselor, and parent in the country to read this book, our college students would make the most out of their education, one of the most important investments they will ever make." -Susan Herbst, president, University of Connecticut"

About the Author

Jon B. Gould is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and at the Washington College of Law at American University, where he is also director of the Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research. He is the author of Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation and The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System, the former published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Product Details

  • Series: Chicago Guides to Academic Life
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 31081st edition (May 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226304663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226304663
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What sound, practical advice! I wish I had this book when I was a freshman. It's no wonder the college drop out rate is as high as it is. With advisors cramming scheduling sheets and majors down your throat, their lurking mantra of "if you don't pick something now, and take at least 16-18 credits, you won't graduate in 4.5 years", plus parental pressures of some parents with their "you know, honey, they don't call them starving artists for nothing" it's amazing we have as many college grads as we do. Take your first year and figure it out - such a sound recommendation. Sure beats changing your major every semester. Also, how can I be encouraging when my freshman can't see the value of why Western Civ, calculus, PE, or some other 'core classes' are really necessary? I can't tell him that I use those skills on the daily . . .
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I am a professor and found JG's message to new college students so useful, it was worth buying a copy for each first year major.
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My granddaughter said it was good, but was for students who weren't used to studying and getting good grades. She said that she already adheres to the disciplines in the book.
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By R. P. on January 25, 2015
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Good Read
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