Bookstores are filled with shelves and shelves of books telling students how to get A's, how to manage their time more effectively, how to succeed socially, and how to get along with their roommates. Few, however, combine all these elements into a single, handy volume, and almost none are written by students themselves. Unique in its approach, The Complete Guide to College Success adopts a conversational style that engages the student in dialogue with its question and answer format, all the while providing useful, hands-on suggestions that translate into a positive college experience. Divided into three sections, The Complete Guide tackles Personal Development, Social and Interpersonal Excellence, and Academic Success. Each section is filled with self- improvement tips and strategies to make the college experience in its entirety a rewarding one. Descriptive and prescriptive in nature, the guide both informs readers and advises them: Do you have trouble taking tests? Here are some easy, and extremely effective, ways to enhance your memory and ace your exams. Are you always at a loss for time?The book provides straight-forward and proven strategies for time management. Nervous about meeting new people? Richard Newman has just the advice to put you at ease and to show you how to engage others. Concerned about dating, relationships, and sex issues in college?This book presents perspectives from students all over America. Newman also serves up an in-the-trenches look at college life with his Student Views, which introduce most chapters. Student Views are a collection of quotes gathered from college students around the country, who give their take on the issue that the chapter discusses. While most college guides are written by professionals in the fields of psychology or health, The Complete Guide to College Success is one of the only books written by a real expertaa student himself. Newman knows the reality of contemporary college life and here presents a wide range of college issues. Informal, candid, and easy-to-read, The Complete Guide to College Success is a book no college student should be without. Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Power of Belief 2. Courage: The Foundation of College Success 3. Taking Risks 4. Overcoming College-Related Fears 5. Expanding Your Comfort Zone 6. Diet and Exercise 7. Entering the Winner's Circle 8. Choosing the Right Major and Career 9. Goal Setting 10. The Art of Making a Great First Impression 11. Reaching Out: Embracing New Experiences, Meeting New People, and Getting Involved on Campus 12. Dating, Relationships, and Sex 13. Eight Traits of Expert Conversationalists 14. Roommate Dynamics 15. Becoming a Leader among Leaders 16. How to Remember People's Names 17. How to Give Dynamic Presentations 18. Active Listening 19. Effective Note Taking 20. Getting in the Mood: How to Psych Yourself Up for Effective Study Sessions 21. Optimal Studying 22. Getting the Most out of Reading 23. How to Write A-Grade Papers 24. Time Management 25. How to Enhance Your Memory 26. How to Ace Your Exams Index A Note from Me to You About the AuthorDescriptive and prescriptive in nature, the guide both informs readers and advises them: Do you have trouble taking tests? Here are some easy, and extremely effective, ways to enhance your memory and ace your exams.
|Title||:||The Complete Guide to College Success|
|Author||:||Richard S. Newman|
|Publisher||:||NYU Press - 1995-10-01|