9780226721149

The Thinking Student's Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a Better Education

  • ISBN 13:

    9780226721149

  • ISBN 10:

    0226721140

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/01/2010
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

Each fall, thousands of eager freshmen descend on college and university campuses expecting the best education imaginable: inspiring classes taught by top-ranked professors, academic advisors who will guide them to a prestigious job or graduate school, and an environment where learning flourishes outside the classroom as much as it does in lecture halls. Unfortunately, most of these freshmen soon learn that academic life is not what they imagined. Classes are taught by overworked graduate students and adjuncts rather than seasoned faculty members, undergrads receive minimal attention from advisors or administrators, and potentially valuable campus resources remain outside their grasp. Andrew Roberts'Thinking Student's Guide to Collegehelps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goalswhether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges. An inside look penned by a professor at Northwestern University, this book offers concrete tips on choosing a college, selecting classes, deciding on a major, interacting with faculty, and applying to graduate school. Here, Roberts exposes the secrets of the ivory tower to reveal what motivates professors, where to find loopholes in university bureaucracy, and most importantly, how to get a personalized education. Based on interviews with faculty and cutting-edge educational research,The Thinking Student's Guide to Collegeis a necessary handbook for students striving to excel academically, creatively, and personally during their undergraduate years.

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