Item description for How to Get A's in College by Frances Northcutt...
These days college is not a luxury but a necessity. With four (or more) long years of college life ahead of them, it's essential that students have some help to make the most of their time. This book explains how, featuring peers who talk directly and personally to students. Here, hundreds of successful college grads explain how to get top grades, find the right major, manage time, stay motivated, avoid stress, seek out the best teachers and courses, form important relationships, and graduate --- happily --- at the top of the class. Short, pithy chapters cover such topics as writing a good paper, research and the college library, taking advantage of college support services, balancing athletics and academics, navigating modern college technology, and more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 11, 2007
Publisher Hundreds of Heads Books
ISBN 1933512083 ISBN13 9781933512082
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"Great Advice From Those Who Have Already Been There" Jul 26, 2008
Edited by: Frances Northcutt Published by: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC Reviewed by: Stephanie Rollins for ReviewYourBook.com 7/2008 ISBN: 9781933512082 "Great Advice From Those Who Have Already Been There" 5 stars What a great graduation gift! Going to college right out of high school is one of the biggest transitions one can make. This book is filled with practical advice that is given in short blurbs. You can read it in one setting or just a few minutes at a time. The only point that I did not see in this book is that it is wise to not have roommates--even if you have to spend extra money. Get this book for your graduate. I recommend this!
Great book for a college freshman May 27, 2008
This book offers a wide variety of tips for the college student looking for some help studying. Some of the tips may seem kind of weird, but remember that they are trying to help everyone, including people with different learning styles than you. Keep looking and you'll find the tips that are right for you.
A great book with many practical suggestions Apr 24, 2008
How to Get A's in College This is a good book to have around your dorm room. It's not a sit down and read all at once kind of book, but if you take a couple minutes each day to read a few suggestions, you'll find some really good ones that may actually help your study patterns. Like this one:
"I would go to coffee shops and to the school library to get in some quiet time. I also utilized the library at a nearby law school because it was even more quiet and comfortable. If I needed to cram for a test I would go to Denny's sit in a back booth, and work on a pot of coffee."
There are tons of great suggestions and tips from college students who have tried them. Every quote has a name (or anonymous) with a GPA. You know that these students have really looked for the best way to get A's.
Get A's in College Apr 8, 2008
I bought this book thinking that I would learn something new. Sadly, I did not learn anything and I wasted my five bucks. However, I enjoyed reading the comments of college students.
How to Get an A in College May 27, 2007
This book has some important tips on how to maximize college grades. I don't agree with all of them; however, some notable suggestions are presented by the author:
o study student reviews of teachers on "[..]"
Very often, students will have important insights about teaching methods, testing and the award of grades.
o find out whether or not the teacher utilizes the text in class (For some courses, the text is optional or hardly used.)
o form a study group for courses like higher math/science and delegate work
o organize your notes with multiple color flags, yellow high lighters etc
Over the years, I've taught courses in business and math. In this capacity, it's important to integrate the lecture with the notes. In addition, students who come to class should be rewarded. I've drawn the test material from the class notes with some reference to the text. Students should get partial credit for substantially correct answers. As a practical matter, the bell curve grading scheme can be problematic. Some administrators follow this scheme religiously while others are less concerned about the overall award of A's, B's, C's etc.
Overall, the acquisition has many helpful hints which could be pivotal in closely contested courses where the difference between an A or B may hinge on enhanced study techniques. Worry about getting an "A" or a "B" but be more concerned about how to apply your education in an industrial or a career context. Remember, most of what you do in college is preparation for a decades-long working career.