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The Secrets of College Success: Professors' Guide    by Lynn Jacobs & Jeremy Hyman order for
Secrets of College Success
by Lynn Jacobs
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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (2010)
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* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

In The Secrets of College Success, college teachers Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman offer practical suggestions on how to successfully navigate the often perilous waters of collegiate academics.

In this volume written in a quick, blog-like style, the authors include 640 tips that cover everything from time management, study habits and making the transition from high school to college, to how to handle college level reading, take notes and make oral presentations.

The information the book contains will not only help incoming freshmen but also upperclassmen. There is advice on how to select a study abroad program, prepare to apply for graduate school and techniques for finding employment in a difficult and challenging job market.

Combining Top Ten lists, Do's and Don't's tables, Visiting Professor pieces, and humorous Fun Facts and Did You Know? with special icons that underscore 5-Star tips, best-kept secrets, and reality checks, this is an entertaining as well has highly informative guide that will become an indispensible scholastic tool.

Whether it is advice on how to pick good courses and avoid bad professors or figuring out what might appear on a major exam, the authors have thought of every possible situation that might create academic angst.

A sampling of the guide's short chapters: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Grading (but Really Should), No Room at the Inn? What to Do When You're Closed out of a Course, 10 Tips for Taming the Math Requirement, Top 13 Test-Taking Tips and 10 Signs You're in Real Trouble at College.

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