This book is your one-stop shop for the academic tools and habits needed to make your transition from high school to college a resounding success!
The shift from high school to college can be a challenge, with many students finding the skills that had previously worked so well no longer seem to be enough. How to Become a Successful College Student outlines the strategies you need to “level up” your current processes in order to foster learning and retention of information in a new and rigorous environment, while also addressing topics that affect your experience outside of the classroom, such as financial literacy and career preparation. Learn how to pick a major, the benefits of getting out of your comfort zone, how and when to ask for help, and much more. Each chapter ends with a reflective activity designed to assist in creating an overall strategy personalized to fit YOUR specific higher education and career needs.
This guide is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to maximize their higher education experience.
Introduction 1. You Can Do It 2. Master the Fundamentals 3. Financial Literacy 101 4. Select a Major that Works for You 5. Reconsider Your High School Tactics 6. College Professors are Not Like Your K-12 Teachers 7. Show up for Class 8. Get Organized 9. Pay Attention and Take Notes 10. Do What is Required of You 11. Build Productive Study Habits 12. Work in Groups 13. Don’t Cheat 14. Collaborate with Fellow Students 15. Get out of Your Comfort Zone and Join Student Organizations 16. Ask for Help 17. Gain Career Experience 18. Taking Online Courses 19. Taking Dual Enrollment Courses 20. Navigating the Social Aspects of College 21. Spend Time in the Library 22. Finish Strong