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The Secrets of College Success

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  88 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
If you're currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book. Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, it's loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you:
How to pick good courses and avoid bad professors How to develop "college-l
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Paperback, 198 pages
Published July 26th 2010 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 1st 2010)
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Lydia
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book for people going into college, so helpful this book was perfect! I'm giving this as a gift to all of my friends who will be graduating highschool next spring
Lisa
Jan 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: high school seniors and college freshman
Shelves: nonfiction
This book contains tips for college students and soon to be college students that focus mainly on classes and academics. Most of the comments are common sense and students that have been paying attention will have already heard much of what is in this book.

The second half of the book included topics quite different from students' high school experiences, including making the most of professors' office hours, how to pick a major, graduate school, finding a job, studying abroad, and signs you are
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Rachel Grover
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: libs-678, nonfiction
Title of Resource: The Secrets of College Success
Type of Resource: Nonfiction – Pair for “Monsters University”
Complete Citation: Jacobs, L. & J. Hyman. (2010). The Secrets of College Success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ordering Information:
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470874660
Price: $15.95 (paperback)

SOL: English 12.5b) Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.

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Lynn
Nice useful guide for college students for planning their years in higher education. There is information that might seem to be common sense to many but a revelation to many young people becoming adults. The book covers not only the first year but right through the senior year when it provides tips on a senior thesis. I really appreciated the units on student loans and approaching professors. It does mention how big universities rely on Teaching Assistants who are graduate students and big class ...more
Lynn
Nice useful guide for college students for planning their years in higher education. There is information that might seem to be common sense to many but a revelation to many young people becoming adults. The book covers not only the first year but right through the senior year when it provides tips on a senior thesis. I really appreciated the units on student loans and approaching professors. It does mention how big universities rely on Teaching Assistants who are graduate students and big class ...more
Wendy
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: college students, high school students
This book did contain a few tips that some may consider common knowledge, and there were a few repeats of the tips here and there but nonetheless it was a very interesting read. It has several different facets that may facilitate the transition between high school and college--or just going into college period. Since I have yet to read other similar books to compare it too, for now it receives four stars.
Susan
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It offers a lot of tips for college bound students.
Emre Eser
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every college should read!!!
Anjelica
This book gave me some good insider tips on what to expect out of college and how to get better grades without so much struggling.
Rinku
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of good information.
Polly Callahan
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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helpful advice
useful to high school students too.
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