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.
MY REVIEW: 5 stars. I’m giving this to my son for his birthday this month. He just graduated from high school and is going to college at the end of the summer, which is why when I saw this book available for review, I chose it. I like the way the chapters have real stories that a reader can relate to in addition to the advice in the chapter. I think the stories help a lot. The chapters range from selecting courses and choosing a major, how to take notes in class, how to study effectively, manage time, internet safety, balancing classes and personal life, and managing stress. I think this makes a great gift for the new college student. I imagine parents will want to give it to their children, but I am a bit curious how a college student will accept this book. Will they actually read it? Maybe not at first because they think they know everything and are excited about everything in the beginning, but it’s a resource that mine is going to have at his fingertips in case he needs it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.