What the Best College Students Do Book
Score: 4.5
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What the Best College Students Do


  • Author : Ken Bain
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674070387

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What the Best College Students Do Book Description :

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 Students Do Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

What the Best College Students Do


  • Author : Ken Bain
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674067479

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What the Best College Students Do Book Description :

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 Students Do Book
Score: 4
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What the Best College Students Do


  • Author : Ken Bain
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674066649

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What the Best College Students Do Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

What the Best College Teachers Do


  • Author : Ken Bain
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674065543

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What the Best College Teachers Do Book Description :

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 Book

Making the Most of College


  • Author : Richard J. Light
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 0674004787

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Making the Most of College Book Description :

Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.

Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment Book

Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment


  • Author : Lynn Clouder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136729751

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Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment Book Description :

With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In addition, the advent of student fees has promoted a consumer culture resulting in students having an increasingly powerful voice in shaping curricula to their own requirements. How does one engage and retain a group of students of such diverse culture, ethnicity, ambition and experience? Using examples from a variety of institutions worldwide this edited collection provides a well-researched evidence base of current thinking and developments in assessment practices in higher education. The chapters discuss: Staff and student views on assessment Engaging students through assessment feedback Assessment for learning Assessing for employability Interdisciplinary and transnational assessment Technology supported assessment for retention The book draws together a wealth of expertise from a range of contributors including academic staff, academic developers, pedagogical researchers, National Teaching Fellows and Centres for Excellence in Higher Education. Recognising that a pedagogy which is embedded and taken-for-granted in one context might be completely novel in another, the authors share best practice and evaluate evidence of assessment strategies to enable academic colleagues to make informed decisions about adopting new and creative approaches to assessment. This interdisciplinary text will prove an invaluable tool for those working and studying in higher education.

Cheating in College Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Cheating in College


  • Author : Donald L. McCabe
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421407166

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Cheating in College Book Description :

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

What Every College Student Should Know Book

What Every College Student Should Know


  • Author : Ernest LePore
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0813530660

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What Every College Student Should Know Book Description :

Writing combination of a professor and a student provide perspectives from both sides. Learn 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; how to identify a professor's teaching style and how to adapt to it. Even the most outgoing students can expect only limited contact with their professors in the classroom, so the authors also provide tactics to take full advantage of meetings outside the regular class time, such as advice on how to review your exam or paper with your professor, ways to build a relationship with a teacher and get invaluable feedback on your work, tips on how to get the best recommendations from professors.

Dean s List Book

Dean s List


  • Author : John Bader
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421422374

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Dean s List Book Description :

"Deans at America's top institutions join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider's perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies .. This second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students."--From publishser description.

Grown and Flown Book

Grown and Flown


  • Author : Lisa Heffernan
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250188953

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Grown and Flown Book Description :

PARENTING NEVER ENDS. From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds. Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars. Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required reading for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

The Secrets of College Success Book

The Secrets of College Success


  • Author : Lynn F. Jacobs
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470885611

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The Secrets of College Success Book Description :

If you’re currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book. Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, it’s loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you: How to pick good courses and avoid bad professors How to develop “college-level” skills and habits that’ll put you ahead of the pack How to get through the freshman comp, math, language, and lab science requirements--in one try How to figure out what’s going to be on the tests, and what professors are looking for in papers and presentations How to pick a major you’ll really like--and be good at How to get the edge for graduate school--or the inside track to a really good job And much more. The tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive. It’s as if you had your own personal professor guiding you on the path to college success.

The Courage to Teach Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Courage to Teach


  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470469279

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The Courage to Teach Book Description :

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book

The Stressed Years of Their Lives


  • Author : Dr. B. Janet Hibbs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250113160

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The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book Description :

From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what’s normal mental health and behavior, what’s not, and how to intervene before it’s too late. “The title says it all...Chock full of practical tools, resources and the wisdom that comes with years of experience, The Stressed Years of their Lives is destined to become a well-thumbed handbook to help families cope with this modern age of anxiety.” —Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Overwhelmed and director of the Better Life Lab at New America All parenting is in preparation for letting go. However, the paradox of parenting is that the more we learn about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their lives. This becomes particularly necessary, and also particularly challenging, in mid- to late adolescence, the years just before and after students head off to college. These years coincide with the emergence of many mood disorders and other mental health issues. When family psychologist Dr. B. Janet Hibbs's own son came home from college mired in a dangerous depressive spiral, she turned to Dr. Anthony Rostain. Dr. Rostain has a secret superpower: he understands the arcane rules governing privacy and parental involvement in students’ mental health care on college campuses, the same rules that sometimes hold parents back from getting good care for their kids. Now, these two doctors have combined their expertise to corral the crucial emotional skills and lessons that every parent and student can learn for a successful launch from home to college.

The Years That Matter Most Book

The Years That Matter Most


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544944367

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The Years That Matter Most Book Description :

“Indelible and extraordinary.”—Tara Westover, author of Educated: A Memoir, New York Times Book Review The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life? The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates. With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, The Years That Matter Most will change the way you think—not just about higher education, but about the nation itself.

The Privileged Poor Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Privileged Poor


  • Author : Anthony Abraham Jack
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674239661

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The Privileged Poor Book Description :

An NPR Favorite Book of the Year Winner of the Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award Winner of the CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship “Eye-opening...Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.” —Washington Post “Jack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion...His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising.” —New Yorker “The lesson is plain—simply admitting low-income students is just the start of a university’s obligations. Once they’re on campus, colleges must show them that they are full-fledged citizen.” —David Kirp, American Prospect “This book should be studied closely by anyone interested in improving diversity and inclusion in higher education and provides a moving call to action for us all.” —Raj Chetty, Harvard University The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In this bracing exposé, Anthony Jack shows that many students’ struggles continue long after they’ve settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.

The Case against Education Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Case against Education


  • Author : Bryan Caplan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691174655

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The Case against Education Book Description :

Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—The Case against Education points the way.

The 8th Habit Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The 8th Habit


  • Author : Stephen R. Covey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471128264

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The 8th Habit Book Description :

In the 7 Habits series, international bestselling author Stephen R. Covey showed us how to become as effective as it is possible to be. In his long-awaited new book, THE 8th HABIT, he opens up an entirely new dimension of human potential, and shows us how to achieve greatness in any position and any venue. All of us, Covey says, have within us the means for greatness. To tap into it is a matter of finding the right balance of four human attributes: talent, need, conscience and passion. At the nexus of these four attributes is what Covey calls voice - the unique, personal significance we each possess. Covey exhorts us all to move beyond effectiveness into the realm of greatness - and he shows us how to do so, by engaging our strengths and locating our powerful, individual voices. Why do we need this new habit? Because we have entered a new era in human history. The world is a profoundly different place than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published in 1989. The challenges and complexity we face today are of a different order of magnitude. We enjoy far greater autonomy in all areas of our lives, and along with this freedom comes the expectation that we will manage ourselves, instead of being managed by others. At the same time, we struggle to feel engaged, fulfilled and passionate. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation to find our voice requires a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set - in short, a whole new habit.

The Truth about College Admission Book

The Truth about College Admission


  • Author : Brennan Barnard
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421436371

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The Truth about College Admission Book Description :

The Truth about College Admission is the practical and inspiring guidebook your family needs, an essential companion along the path to college acceptance.

The Coddling of the American Mind Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Coddling of the American Mind


  • Author : Greg Lukianoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735224902

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The Coddling of the American Mind Book Description :

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Choosing College Book

Choosing College


  • Author : Michael B. Horn
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-08-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119570165

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Choosing College Book Description :

Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you’ll know why you’re going and what you’re really chasing. The book: Identifies the five different Jobs for which students hire postsecondary education Allows you to see your true options for what’s next Offers guidance for how to successfully choose your pathway Illuminates how colleges and entrepreneurs can build better experiences for each Job The authors help readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what "Job" students are hiring college to do for them.