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 the Best Law Teachers Do

What the Best Law Teachers Do Author Michael Hunter Schwartz
ISBN-10 9780674728134
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 366
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This pioneering book is the first to identify the methods, strategies, and personal traits of law professors whose students achieve exceptional learning. Modeling good behavior through clear, exacting standards and meticulous preparation, these instructors know that little things also count--starting on time, learning names, responding to emails.



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 B. Bader
ISBN-10 9781421400815
Release 2011-05-09
Pages 269
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Draws on the insights of deans from leading American institutions to counsel recently accepted college students on how to make the most of the educational experience, sharing coverage of such topics as developing independence, focusing on learning and planning for life after school. Simultaneous.



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 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.



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.



Getting Wasted

Getting Wasted Author Thomas Vander Ven
ISBN-10 9780814744413
Release 2011
Pages 230
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Vander Ven argues that college students rely on "drunk support." Contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess, the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games, rituals and rites of passage.



College of the Overwhelmed

College of the Overwhelmed Author Richard Kadison
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060131052
Release 2004-09-24
Pages 304
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Written for parents, students, college counselors, and administrators, College of the Overwhelmed is a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems.The book is filled with insights and stories about the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses and offers: A hands-on guide for helping students overcome stress and succeed in a college environment. An examination of the effects of such commonplace stress factors such as: identity development, relationships, sexuality, roommate problems, academic pressures, extracurricular demands, parental expectations, and racial and cultural differences that affect self-worth. Personal stories of students under stress and describes how they overcame a variety of problems. The warning signs and symptoms of common problems, including depression, sleep disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, impulsive behaviors, and suicide. Order your copy now.



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.



How College Works

How College Works Author Daniel F. Chambliss
ISBN-10 9780674726093
Release 2014-02-17
Pages 219
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Constrained by shrinking budgets, can colleges do more to improve the quality of education? And can students get more out of college without paying higher tuition? Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs conclude that limited resources need not diminish the undergraduate experience. How College Works reveals the decisive role that personal relationships play in determining a student's success, and puts forward a set of small, inexpensive interventions that yield substantial improvements in educational outcomes. At a liberal arts college in New York, the authors followed nearly one hundred students over eight years. The curricular and technological innovations beloved by administrators mattered much less than did professors and peers, especially early on. At every turning point in undergraduate lives, it was the people, not the programs, that proved critical. Great teachers were more important than the topics studied, and just two or three good friendships made a significant difference academically as well as socially. For most students, college works best when it provides the daily motivation to learn, not just access to information. Improving higher education means focusing on the quality of relationships with mentors and classmates, for when students form the right bonds, they make the most of their education.



When Hope and Fear Collide

When Hope and Fear Collide Author Arthur Levine
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040147558
Release 1998-02-27
Pages 208
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The clock becomes your enemy when reading this book. The revelations propel you along causing you to read faster and faster to the next line, paragraph, page, and chapter. Must reading for anyone concerned about higher education and the future. This will be the most often quoted research and literature on student demographics for all higher education during the next decade! --GwAndolyn Jordan Dungy, executive director, NASPA In his 1980 book When Dreams and Heroes Died, Arthur Levine presented a portrait of a generation of college students without heroes?a generation that turned inward, away from activism and community and toward individual and material gain. But when Levine returned to campuses in the 1990s, he discovered a startling and encouraging shift in the attitudes of the new generation of students. When Hope and Fear Collide examines a generation motivated by a conflicting sense of hope and fear. While today's students fear a great many things both on a global and local level they are less pessimistic than the previous generation, as they look for ways to make a difference in their world. Campus faculty, administrators, and student services professionals are in a pivotal position?able to nurture students' hopes and help them confront and overcome their fears. Levine and Cureton give them the information they need to make a difference. Contents: Generation Without a Name Flaws, Problems, and Decline: The New Localism Campus Politics: Let the Buyer Beware! Multiculturalism: The Campus Divided Personal Life: Retreat from Intimacy Academics: Search for an Insurance Policy The Future: Doing Well of Doing Good Conclusion: A Transitional Generation Arthur Levine is president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jeanette S. Cureton served as assistant to the president at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, and as a research assistant to Arthur Levine at the Harvard Graduate School of Educa



Words Onscreen

Words Onscreen Author Naomi S. Baron
ISBN-10 9780199315765
Release 2015
Pages 304
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Discusses the rise of e-readers and how their popularity is affecting the way people read books, the way people write books, and what might be lost if reading goes entirely digital.