The college awareness guide : what students need to know to succeed in college / Bruce M. Rowe
Book | Pearson/Prentice Hall | 2007
Available at FVTC Teaching and Learning Center (LB2343.32 R678 2007 TLC)

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xi, 131 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index.
Preparing to Go to College -- A Checklist of Things to Do -- Choosing a College -- Choosing a Place to Live -- Starting Out -- The Importance of a Positive Attitude -- Setting Realistic Goals -- Choosing a Major and a Career -- The Catalog and Schedule of Classes -- The College Website and University Email Accounts -- College Bulletins, Newspapers, and Flyers -- Blogs and Electronic Bulletin Boards -- Choosing Classes -- Dropping Classes -- Choosing Instructors -- Alternatives to the Usual Way of Getting Credit -- Credit/No Credit Option -- Auditing Classes -- Seeing a Counselor or an Advisor -- The Consequences of Low Grades -- Getting the Most Out of College Life -- College Life Is Not for Everyone -- Pitfalls of College Life and Campus Crime -- Obtaining Financial Support -- The First Day of Class -- Getting in Touch with a Professor -- Student to Instructor Etiquette -- Textbooks -- Creating a Textbook Library -- Computers -- The Internet -- Why Do I Have to Take This Course? The Goals of Liberal Studies -- A Note to Foreign Students and Nontraditional College Students -- A Note to Students with Disabilities -- Developing College Survival Skills -- Stress Management -- Time Management -- Using Study Skills Centers and Taking Study Skills Courses -- Taking Notes -- Participating in Class -- Using Recording and Other Devices in the Classroom -- Professional Lecture Notes -- The Importance of Reading Skills -- Reading a Textbook -- Concentration -- Remembering What You Hear and Read -- Studying for and Taking Exams -- Sample Essay Tests -- Using the Library -- How to Find Information Using an Electronic Database or a Search Engine -- Writing Reports and Papers -- A Note on Plagiarism -- Critical Thinking -- Outside the College Walls -- Education and Travel -- Career Planning and Getting a Job -- Giving Out Your Personal Information -- Appendix A Vocabulary Building -- Appendix B Additional Sources of Information.
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