What the Best College Students Do

What the Best College Students Do Author Ken Bain
ISBN-10 9780674070387
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 299
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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.



What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Author Ken Bain
ISBN-10 9780674065543
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 224
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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.



Making the Most of College

Making the Most of College Author Richard J. Light
ISBN-10 0674004787
Release 2001
Pages 242
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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.



College Students Do This Get Hired

College Students  Do This  Get Hired Author Mark Lyden
ISBN-10 1439229139
Release 2009
Pages 90
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A current college recruiter with over 10 years of experience tells all the proven best secrets, tips, techniques, and tricks to help college students get a full time job, co-op, or summer internship.



What Every College Student Should Know

What Every College Student Should Know Author Ernest LePore
ISBN-10 0813530660
Release 2002
Pages 127
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A comprehensive guide to discovering the best teachers at your school or college and learning everything you can from them. Throughout the book, case studies provide real-life examples of how to put ideas into practice. The writing combination of a professor and student provides readers with both perspectives. You should learn: what resources to check and what questions to ask in selecting an instructor; how to evaluate professors based on the first class sessions; what to look for in a syllabus and grading policies; and the importance of instructor feedback and accessibliity.



Dean s List

Dean s List Author John Bader
ISBN-10 9781421422374
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 232
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All of your hard work in high school has paid off: you have a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements to your name, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college. Now what? What can you expect from the college experience, and how can you get the most out of it? This book will answer your questions and help you find real and lasting success in college. Deans at America’s top institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia—join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider’s perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: • Focus on learning, not on grades• Build a new relationship with your parents• Explore your academic choices• Learn from diversity at home and abroad• Cope with failure• Plan boldly for life after college A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean’s List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus—and beyond.



Cheating in College

Cheating in College Author Donald L. McCabe
ISBN-10 9781421407166
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 240
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Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and the college years are a critical period for their development of ethical standards. Cheating in College explores how and why students cheat and what policies, practices, and participation may be useful in promoting academic integrity and reducing cheating. The authors investigate trends over time, including internet-based cheating. They consider personal and situational explanations, such as the culture of groups in which dishonesty is more common (such as business majors) and social settings that support cheating (such as fraternities and sororities). Faculty and administrators are increasing their efforts to promote academic honesty among students. Orientation and training sessions, information on college and university websites, student handbooks that describe codes of conduct, honor codes, and course syllabi all define cheating and establish the consequences. Based on the authors’ multiyear, multisite surveys, Cheating in College quantifies and analyzes student cheating to demonstrate why academic integrity is important and to describe the cultural efforts that are effective in restoring it. -- Gary Pavela, Syracuse University



The Secrets of College Success

The Secrets of College Success Author Lynn F. Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780470885611
Release 2010-06-11
Pages 224
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The Secrets of College Success has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Secrets of College Success also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Secrets of College Success book for free.



The Cheating Culture

The Cheating Culture Author David Callahan
ISBN-10 015603557X
Release 2007-02-01
Pages 368
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You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those who cut corners, he shows that cheating on every level-from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud-has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now? Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues-and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself. Through revealing interviews and extensive data, he takes us on a gripping tour of cheating in America and offers a powerful argument for why it matters. Lucidly written, scrupulously argued, The Cheating Culture is an important, original examination of the hidden costs of the boom years.



Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD

Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD Author Kathleen G. Nadeau
ISBN-10 1591473896
Release 2006-04
Pages 93
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Offers tips and practical suggestions for high school or college students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, including how to arrange for extended-time exams and select an appropriate major.



Engaging College Students

Engaging College Students Author Mike Kowis
ISBN-10 0997994614
Release 2016-10-21
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In this edgy and entertaining how-to guide for college professors, seasoned instructor Mike Kowis, Esq., shares 44 practical tips that will help you: ENGAGE your students in thought-provoking classroom discussions, MOTIVATE them to read the assigned materials, INSPIRE them to attend all classes and stay till the final bell rings, CREATE a fun and lively learning environment, and ENCOURAGE your students to use their critical thinking skills. This brutally honest book is based on many lessons that Mr. Kowis has learned in his 15 years of teaching, and it's filled with dozens of hilarious--and often embarrassing--anecdotes. Whether you are a first-time college teacher searching for ways to connect with your audience or a tenured professor seeking to rediscover your passion, this book will help you fully engage your students in classroom discussions.



How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard

How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard Author Aurora Griffin
ISBN-10 9781621641285
Release 2016
Pages 184
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A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college. She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora's story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environments and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being a Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full "college experience," but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard. She encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life -- lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories -- are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.



Trans in College

Trans  in College Author Z Nicolazzo
ISBN-10 9781620364581
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 232
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WINNER of 2017 AERA DIVISION J OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author’s own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves – offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference – as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success. Z Nicolazzo provides the reader with a nuanced and illuminating review of the literature on gender and sexuality that sheds light on the multiplicity of potential expressions and outward representations of trans* identity as a prelude to the ethnography ze conducted with nine trans* collegians that richly documents their interactions with, and responses to, environments ranging from the unwittingly offensive to explicitly antagonistic. The book concludes by giving space to the study’s participants to themselves share what they want college faculty, staff, and students to know about their lived experiences. Two appendices respectively provide a glossary of vocabulary and terms to address commonly asked questions, and a description of the study design, offered as guide for others considering working alongside marginalized population in a manner that foregrounds ethics, care, and reciprocity.



Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment

Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment Author Lynn Clouder
ISBN-10 9781136729768
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 232
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With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In addition, the advent of student fees has promoted a consumer culture resulting in students having an increasingly powerful voice in shaping curricula to their own requirements. How does one engage and retain a group of students of such diverse culture, ethnicity, ambition and experience? Using examples from a variety of institutions worldwide this edited collection provides a well-researched evidence base of current thinking and developments in assessment practices in higher education. The chapters discuss: Staff and student views on assessment Engaging students through assessment feedback Assessment for learning Assessing for employability Interdisciplinary and transnational assessment Technology supported assessment for retention The book draws together a wealth of expertise from a range of contributors including academic staff, academic developers, pedagogical researchers, National Teaching Fellows and Centres for Excellence in Higher Education. Recognising that a pedagogy which is embedded and taken-for-granted in one context might be completely novel in another, the authors share best practice and evaluate evidence of assessment strategies to enable academic colleagues to make informed decisions about adopting new and creative approaches to assessment. This interdisciplinary text will prove an invaluable tool for those working and studying in higher education.



The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain Author Shankar Vedantam
ISBN-10 1588369390
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 288
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.



The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students Author Dorrie Williams-Wheeler
ISBN-10 0974783234
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 128
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"The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens & College Students is a helpful guide written to provide you with information and resources that can help you come to terms with how to handle your unplanned pregnancy. This book is not written to influence you or to change your mind about how you should deal with your unplanned pregnancy. This book aims to educate"--Page 4 of cover.



Words Onscreen

Words Onscreen Author Naomi S. Baron
ISBN-10 9780199315789
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 288
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People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. Three years later, Apple debuted the iPad. Meanwhile, as mobile phone technology improved and smartphones proliferated, the phone became another vital reading platform. In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron, an expert on language and technology, explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read. Digital reading is increasingly popular. Reading onscreen has many virtues, including convenience, potential cost-savings, and the opportunity to bring free access to books and other written materials to people around the world. Yet, Baron argues, the virtues of eReading are matched with drawbacks. Users are easily distracted by other temptations on their devices, multitasking is rampant, and screens coax us to skim rather than read in-depth. What is more, if the way we read is changing, so is the way we write. In response to changing reading habits, many authors and publishers are producing shorter works and ones that don't require reflection or close reading. In her tour through the new world of eReading, Baron weights the value of reading physical print versus online text, including the question of what long-standing benefits of reading might be lost if we go overwhelmingly digital. She also probes how the internet is shifting reading from being a solitary experience to a social one, and the reasons why eReading has taken off in some countries, especially the United States and United Kingdom, but not others, like France and Japan. Reaching past the hype on both sides of the discussion, Baron draws upon her own cross-cultural studies to offer a clear-eyed and balanced analysis of the ways technology is affecting the ways we read today--and what the future might bring.