Authors: Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, PhD
and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, PhD.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Amazon Link: here
Rating: 5/5 (Fantastic)
Provided by: Blogging for Books
This updated classic gives students the tools they need to successfully transition from high school to college, avoid rookie mistakes, and set themselves up for academic success from day one.
College can be the most exciting time in your life, but it also throws you into the deep end, with new academic and social responsibilities often seeming impossible to juggle. College Rules! will save you time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Whether you’re graduating at the top of your high school class or returning to college as an adult, this updated and expanded edition offers practical advice on how to successfully transition into college. Including tips and strategies that won’t ever be taught in lectures, you’ll learn how to:
- Study smarter—not harder
- Use technology in the classroom
- Choose an app for every occasion
- Excel at time management [Read: Balance homework and parties]
- Stay motivated—even in those “yawn” classes
- Plan a manageable course schedule
- Interact effectively with profs
- Become a research ace—online and at the library
- Survive the stress of exam week
- Set yourself up for stellar recommendations
With sad but true stories that teach tough lessons the easy way and inside scoops that provide advice based on actual research, College Rules! will help you make the most of your college years.
Wow. This book is good.
I have one problem with it, and that is that it should not be marketed to just college students. I would say that high schoolers who are college bound or considering need a copy by at least 10th grade. This book needs to be high school kids' Bible.
There is definitely things that are college specific, but also a lot of things that are just general study and productivity skills.
Let me give a few examples--
Financial Aid (you might qualify!)
Choosing a major (are you artistic? social? investigative?)
Balancing a Schedule and life
Online etiquette (dont post illegal activity)
Time management (dont procrastinate)
Reducing stress (take a walk)
Creating good study environments (try same place, same time)
Who's to blame? (Did you do all you could with what you could control?)
And things like annotating a text, preparing for a multiple choice or essay exam, and presentation tips could fit all across the board as well. I think that these are some of the most valuable.
^Literally there were chapters on those things.
There is a table of contents, index, and in between a whole lot of really good information. Think of it as a textbook.
I have always wanted an older brother and this book, to me, feels like that older brother. Needless to say, this book is amazing. You need a copy. Get yours from Amazon here.