Will This Be on the Test?: What Your Professors Really Want You to Know about Succeeding in College, 2nd Edition

  • Dana T. Johnson
  • Jennifer E. Price
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  • ISBN-10: 0691189455
  • ISBN-13: 9780691189451
  • DDC: 378.170281
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Getting into college takes hard work but knowing what your professors expect once you get there can be even more challenging. This book is the essential survival guide for high-school students making the transition to college academics. The author shares wisdom and wit gleaned from her decades of experience as an award-winning teacher in the freshman classroom—lessons that will serve you long after college graduation. She discusses how college academics differ from high school and reveals how to maximize what you learn and develop good relationships with professors. She provides tips on getting the most out of office hours, e-mailing your professor appropriately, optimizing your performance on assignments and exams, using the syllabus to your advantage, knowing how to address your instructors, and making sure you’re not violating the academic ethics code. The book also offers invaluable advice about online courses and guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Will This Be on the Test?.
Introduction: Why Are You Going to College?.
Getting the Big Picture.
1: It's Not All about You.
2: Just Kidding! It Is All about You: Personal Responsibility.
3: Who Are Your Professors?.
4: College as a Springboard to the Workplace, the Military, or Graduate School.
Inside Your College Classroom.
5: The Written Rules of the Classroom: The Syllabus.
6: The Unwritten Rules of the Classroom: Acceptable Classroom Behaviors.
7: The Virtual Classroom: Special Considerations for Online Courses.
Communicating with Your Professor.
8: Office Hours.
9: Email Etiquette.
10: Letters of Recommendation.
More Advice for College Success.
11: Getting the Best Grades You Can.
12: Polishing Your Written Work.
13: Managing Your Coursework and Your Time.
14: Ethical Considerations.
Final Words of Wisdom.
15: For Parents: Preparing, Supporting, and Understanding Your Student.
16: Summing Up.
Glossary of Academic Terms.