Author: Marianne Ragins
This fully updated and revised version of College Survival & Success Skills 101, rich with anecdotes from students across the nation, is essential for any student who wants to improve time-management and study skills, boost a college GPA, get along with roommates, stay on track to graduate, become a world traveler with opportunities such as study abroad and find scholarships and awards to shrink the tuition bill. Not only does College Survival & Success Skills 101 show you how to pack your college years with career-building experiences that can lead to graduate and professional schools clamoring to admit you and employers offering multiple job opportunities; this easy-to-use resource also shows you how to avoid many of the pitfalls on a college campus and still have fun. Whether you're a college bound high school student, an interested parent or a currently enrolled college student, College Survival & Success Skills 101 is a navigational tool you can't do without. College Survival & Success Skills 101 includes: *Easy-to-follow guidelines for succeeding in your classes and how to get help when you're not *No-fail techniques for securing high powered internships, co-ops, and summer jobs with a contact list for the top forty opportunities *An in-depth look at the top ten pitfalls to avoid in college *Step-by-step suggestions for building your credit responsibly and minimizing student loans *Ingenious strategies for combating loneliness and managing your social life *Little-known methods for winning scholarships and awards as a college student *Sure-fire ways to help high school students prepare to enter college including a "What I Wish I Knew Before . . . " section from college students*Useful tips for making social media an asset and not a liability in your college life.
An Insider's Guide
Author: Marianne Ragins
Category: Study Aids
An updated and revised edition shares up-to-date information on how and where to search for college funds, providing step-by-step instructions for applying to hundreds of well-known and specialized programs.
An Insider's Guide
Author: Marianne Ragins
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Study Aids
An updated and revised edition of this comprehensive guide to finding and winning scholarships for your education Marianne Ragins, the publisher of The Scholarship Workshop and winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship money, presents the fully revised and updated Winning Scholarships for College, Fourth Edition. Containing the most up-to-date scholarship grant resources, this classic guide will show you the path to scholarship success. This is one of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships on the market, revealing where and how to search for funds, and containing step-by-step instructions for the application process. The fourth edition has information on hundreds of academic scholarships—from the most well-known resources to smaller, more localized funds; guides readers through the use of the Internet and social media in their scholarship search; and gives detailed suggestions for essays with examples from the author's own highly successful scholarship search. With special chapters focusing on helping middle class scholarship seekers, home schooled students, those without an A average and even students as young as age six, this guide is a must have tool for students bound for university. Whether you're in high school, enrolled in or going back to college, studying abroad, or pursuing a postgraduate degree, this book is an invaluable resource for helping you to avoid leaning too heavily on student loans and effectively finance the education you want.
Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
"The work is a compilation of advice and stories from hundreds of students at more than 100 colleges across the US, regarding all the important aspects of life as a first-year college student, based on interviews with those students. Topics covered include: leaving home, dormitory life, studying, choosing classes and majors, fraternities, extra-curricular activities, campus food, etc. The work also includes short "expert articles" written by professionals who work with college students. This is the 5th edition of How to Survive Your Freshman Year"--
Author: Dianna L. Van Blerkom
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE LEARNING, Seventh Edition takes students on a specific path to help them to be motivated, and to surround themselves with the resources they need to set goals and celebrate accomplishments. The text emphasizes well-defined goals, regular class attendance, good work habits, sufficient background knowledge, appropriate study strategies, time management, and motivation as the key factors that contribute to college success. It strengthens the connection between motivation and the strategies that are presented, so that students continue to increase their motivation throughout the course and enhance their commitment to being a successful student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: John N. Gardner,Betsy O. Barefoot
User-friendly, class tested and authoritatively research-based, Step by Step to College and Career Success offers students proven information and straightforward strategies that they can apply toward their success. The briefest title in the Gardner family of books, the authors have pared away extras and have focused on the most crucial skills and the most important choices students have to make in order to succeed in college and beyond. Step by Step is an accessible text that can be useful to all students at any institution whatever their background or goals. In the fourth edition pressing topics that affect students' lives and how they learn--such as money management, emotional intelligence, technology, and diversity--have been added and expanded within a vibrant, easy-to-navigate new design.
A Practical Guide to Leaving Home and Living on Your Own
Author: Tina Pestalozzi
Offers a guide to moving out and becoming independent, with advice on finding an apartment, managing one's finances, and handling day-to-day occurrences such as car maintenance, laundry, housekeeping, and time management.
The Book Your College Does Not Want You to Read
Author: Guy Stevens,Enrique Savory, Jr.
Publisher: The Back Alley Media LLC
A tongue-in-check, yet informative guide for the college-bound student. No student should be without a copy of this "George-Carlinesque" swipe at the college industry.
Author: Sean Heffron
Publisher: RAND Media Co
When you arrive on campus, spread out in front of you are literally thousands of new things to learn. For most students, it takes months to discover how to successfully navigate in their new environment. Nine months, in fact. September to May: Freshman Year. Now you can have the answers that all freshmen wish they had from the beginning, and you can have them in about an hour. The Skinny on Your First Year in College follows a college freshmen through a series of obstacles - some he was prepared for, others he was not. Navigating the challenges of college becomes difficult as he watchs how other freshmen try to handle the stress of this new enviroment, but understanding is just outside his window.
How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College
Author: Sherrie Nist-Olejnik,Jodi Patrick Holschuh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Study Aids
This updated classic gives students the tools they need to successfully transition from high school to college, avoid rookie mistakes, and set themselves up for academic success from day one. College can be the most exciting time in your life, but it also throws you into the deep end, with new academic and social responsibilities often seeming impossible to juggle. College Rules! will save you time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Whether you’re graduating at the top of your high school class or returning to college as an adult, this updated and expanded edition offers practical advice on how to successfully transition into college. Including tips and strategies that won’t ever be taught in lectures, you’ll learn how to: - Study smarter—not harder - Use technology in the classroom - Choose an app for every occasion - Excel at time management [Read: Balance homework and parties] - Stay motivated—even in those “yawn” classes - Plan a manageable course schedule - Interact effectively with profs - Become a research ace—online and at the library - Survive the stress of exam week - Set yourself up for stellar recommendations With sad but true stories that teach tough lessons the easy way and inside scoops that provide advice based on actual research, College Rules! will help you make the most of your college years. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College
Author: Stefanie Weisman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.
Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey
Publisher: Center Street
A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.
The Essential Guide for Students and Recent Graduates to Launch Their Careers
Author: Mark Beal
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Career development
In 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In College, Mark Beal provides actionable insights to current college students and recent graduates to help make their transition to a career a more informed and rewarding experience.
An Essential Pocket Guide
Author: Tamsin King
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
Tips and ideas from freshers week to final exams. Whether your passion is society life, drinking shots, or studying, your university experience will hold both new adventures and fresh challenges. This guide is packed with tips to help you survive and thrive at uni, from pulling an all-nighter in the library to an all-nighter at the club.
How to Succeed in College (and Life)
Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter,
Publisher: Little, Brown
From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.
How to Get Your Life Together, Deal with Debt, and Find a Job After College
Author: Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder
Publisher: Adams Media
Category: Business & Economics
Real-life advice for getting through the economic downturn. You've spent hundreds of hours searching and applying for jobs in your field, but you still haven't landed anything. What gives? Unfortunately, in today's market, it doesn't really matter how impressive your resume is or how well you interview--there simply aren't enough jobs for everyone. The Not-Yet-Employed College Graduate Survival Guide isn't just another career handbook. Inside, you'll find honest, real-life advice and strategies for dealing with the downturn in the job market. Since it'll be some time before the current economic climate changes, this book shows you how to switch your focus toward your immediate needs--such as paying off student loans and making rent each month--in order to alleviate the debt you've accumulated while in school. You'll also learn how to position yourself as a standout candidate when jobs arise with valuable exercises that sharpen your interview skills, professional online presence, and resume. With The Not-Yet-Employed College Graduate Survival Guide, you won't have to give up on your dream career to make ends meet today.