The Thinking Student's Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a Better Education

Author:   Andrew Roberts
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226721156


Pages:   184
Publication Date:   24 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Each fall, thousands of eager freshmen descend on college and university campuses expecting the best education imaginable: inspiring classes taught by top-ranked professors, academic advisors who will guide them to a prestigious job or graduate school, and an environment where learning flourishes outside the classroom as much as it does in lecture halls. Unfortunately, most of these freshmen soon learn that academic life is not what they imagined. Glasses are taught by overworked graduate students and adjuncts rather than seasoned faculty members, undergrads receive minimal attention from advisors or administrators, and potentially valuable campus resources remain outside their grasp. Andrew Roberts' Thinking Student's Guide to College helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals - whether at public or private schools, large research universities, or small liberal arts colleges. An inside look penned by a professor at Northwestern University, this book offers concrete tips on choosing a college, selecting classes, deciding on a major, interacting with faculty, and applying to graduate school. Here, Roberts exposes the secrets of the ivory tower to reveal what motivates professors, where to find loopholes in university bureaucracy, and, most importantly, how to get a personalized education. Based on interviews with faculty and cutting-edge educational research, The Thinking Student's Guide to College is a necessary handbook for students striving to excel academically, creatively, and personally during their undergraduate years.

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Author:   Andrew Roberts
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.286kg
ISBN:  

9780226721156


ISBN 10:   0226721159
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   24 September 2010
Audience:   Adult education ,  College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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By addressing students directly, drawing on his experience and observations in academic life, Andrew Roberts provides an accessible and credible account of how to make college a valuable experience educationally. - Michael McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation, former president of Macalester College Andrew Roberts has a light touch, gives students excellent advice, and writes in a direct, engaging style. What I find particularly interesting is the perspective from which he counsels students, that of a serious academic fully dedicated to his profession despite what he sees as its flaws. - Michael Koppisch, Michigan State University


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Andrew Roberts is assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. He is the author of The Quality of Democracy in Eastern Europe: Public Preferences and Policy Reforms.

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