That first year in college, trade or technical school can be daunting for anyone, whether a newly-minted high school grad or an older adult heading back for some career-boosting higher education. Here are some books to help with everything from organization and study skills to navigating the higher education social scene.
Here’s something worth learning: Studying doesn’t have to be a chore! This fun and accessible resource provides the tools you need to develop better study habits, boost your grades, and position yourself for academic success.
Educational consultant Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick uses a wide range of ideas taken from hundreds of students to help you find a unique, effective method suited for your individual learning style. You’ll improve transcripts for college applications, ace standardized tests, and become a better student at any level of education.
This indispensable guide shows you how to:
Get the most out of class time
Use the best strategies for note-taking and memorizing
Improve writing skills
Prepare completely for tests
Safely and effectively conduct online research
Use Skype, iChat, or social media to form study groups
With this guide in your backpack, you’ll be able to balance school and activities, avoid pre-test panic, and achieve consistently better results.
College . . . Will your classes be as fun and exciting as they sound in the course catalog? Or will you find that you need to take advantage of your professors’ office hours in order to keep up? Will ramen become your only meal? Will you get along with your roommate? From handling studying and dorm life to parties and campus safety, this guide gives you straight answers to help you survive college life.
Experts Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters show you how to:
Ace your papers and exams
Deal with loud, rude, or eccentric roommates
Prepare for financial shock–and manage student loans
Plan an incredible study abroad experience
Take care of yourself and keep your sanity
You will also find tips for packing for the big move, managing your money, making new friends, and balancing academics and your social life. With The Everything College Survival Book, 3rd Edition, you’ll arrive on campus less stressed, ready for fun–and poised for success!
Looking for the perfect high school graduation gift for your college-bound grad? Now in it’s 5th edition, the New York Times bestselling Naked Roommate is the #1 go-to guide on dorm and college life! Harlan Cohen’s tips and advice on student life -from sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes-provide the behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING freshmen need to know about college (but never knew they needed to know).
This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from managing money to managing stress. Hilarious and outrageous, with stories from students on over 100 college campuses this book covers the basics, and then some, including:
College Living: Dorm dos, don’ts, and dramas; lying, noisy, nasty roommates
Finding People, Places and Things: Facebook, Twitter, and beyond; Friend today, gone tomorrow
Classes: To go or not to go?; How to get an A, C, or F
Dating: 17 kinds of college hookups; long distance = BIG concerns
The Party Scene: The punch in the “fruit punch”; Sex, drugs, and the truth
Money: Grants, loans, and loose change; Credit cards and online gambling
This “hilarious and truthful book” (School Library Journal) offers entering freshman a genuine and insightful look at everyday life. In college, there’s a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered! The best gift book of its kind-inimitable, practical, and funny.
The only guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country’s most successful students
What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested—and often surprising—strategies include:
• Don’t do all your reading
• Drop classes every term
• Become a club president
• Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA
• Never pull an all-nighter
• Take three days to write a paper
• Always be working on a “grand project”
• Do one thing better than anyone else you know
Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation.