College Rules!: How to study, survive and succeed in college by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, Ph.D. & Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.
4th Edition, Published 2016 by Ten Speed Press.
In high school, students have lots of safety nets. In college, they sink or swim. This completely revised guide to college success educates students in the basic college survival skills that professors don’t teach, such as how to study, take tests, balance school and social life, and more. Filled with advice on how to hit the campus running, this fun-spirited crash course in the rules of college provides tools to equip students for a lifetime of learning. A thorough revision of the popular guide to all things college, with three completely new chapters on research papers, theories of learning, and Q&As. Includes helpful sidebars, such as sad-but-true student stories, study tips, and info for nontraditional students, as well as special coaching for struggling students.
College is quite different than high school and much different than you might imagine from the movies. It can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. New friends, new teachers, and possibly being away from home for the first time is tough enough but then you throw college into the mix and you might feel entirely lost. Luckily there is help out there. College Rules!: How to study, survive and succeed in college by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, Ph.D. & Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D. can help you navigate this treacherous time in your life. This is the go-to guide for tackling college without losing your mind. It teaches you how to study smarter not harder, make new friends, balance school work with a social life, and make smart decisions.
Broken up into 25 chapters it addresses everything from professors, staying motivated, how to study, reduce stress, and prepping for exams. It truly is an all in one guide that I wish I was able to read when I started college. It will assist with technology in the classroom, help plan a manageable course load, and set yourself up with stellar recommendations. If you are a college freshman this is a must have! Any college student can benefit from its tips and resources.
I’ll be giving a copy away come Fall, so keep an eye out on my YouTube channel.
Blogging for Books provided me with a copy of this book for review purposes.