A Beginner's Guide to College Success
The guide begins by introducing the reader to the way college is structured and walking the reader through the preparations required to embark upon a college career. Preliminary chapters help the reader explore the value of a college education, begin to consider a major, and better understand the role credits, grades, and degrees play in the higher education system. Later chapters address the challenges different types of students—military veterans, those with disabilities, and student athletes, to name a few—may face as they transition from high school to college. These chapters also cover best practices for communicating with faculty members, succeeding in large lecture classes, dealing with reading assignments, how to get the most out of online learning, and more. The guide closes with a collection of chapters dedicated to studying, preparing for exams, and taking advantage of campus resources, including the library, to bolster personal learning.
Full of tips and practical advice, A Beginner’s Guide to College Success is a useful resource for any student considering college and wondering how it differs from high school.