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Author Johnson, Dana T., author

Title Will This Be on the Test? : What Your Professors Really Want You to Know about Succeeding in College / Dana T. Johnson ; with Jennifer E. Price
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
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Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Why Are You Going to College?; Part I. Getting the Big Picture; 1. It's Not All about You; 2. Just Kidding! It Is All about You: Personal Responsibility; 3. Who Are Your Professors?; 4. College as a Springboard to the Workplace, the Military, or Graduate School; Part II. Inside Your College Classroom; 5. The Written Rules of the Classroom: The Syllabus; 6. The Unwritten Rules of the Classroom: Acceptable Classroom Behaviors; 7. The Virtual Classroom: Special Considerations for Online Courses; Part III. Communicating with Your Professor; 8. Office Hours
9. Email Etiquette10. Letters of Recommendation; Part IV. More Advice for College Success; 11. Getting the Best Grades You Can; 12. Polishing Your Written Work; 13. Managing Your Coursework and Your Time; 14. Ethical Considerations; Part V. Final Words of Wisdom; 15. For Parents: Preparing, Supporting, and Understanding Your Student; 16. Summing Up; Glossary of Academic Terms; References
Summary The essential survival guide for college students Getting into college takes plenty of hard work, but knowing what your professors expect of you once you get there can be even more challenging. Will This Be on the Test? is the essential survival guide for high-school students making the transition to college academics. In this entertaining and informative book, Dana Johnson shares wisdom and wit gleaned from her decades of experience as an award-winning teacher in the freshman classroom—lessons that will continue to serve you long after college graduation.Johnson offers invaluable insights into how college academics differs from high school. She reveals how to maximize what you learn and develop good relationships with your professors, while explaining how you fit into the learning environment of college. Answering the questions that many new college students don’t think to ask, Johnson provides tactical tips on getting the most out of office hours, e-mailing your professor appropriately, and optimizing your performance on assignments and exams. She gives practical advice on using the syllabus to your advantage, knowing how to address your instructors, and making sure you’re not violating the academic ethics code. The book also offers invaluable advice about online courses and guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed.Will This Be on the Test? shows you how to work with your professors to get the education, grades, and recommendations you need to thrive in the classroom and beyond
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, March 8, 2019)
Subject College students -- United States
Study skills
Teacher-student relationships -- United States
College students.
EDUCATION / Study Skills
Study skills.
Teacher-student relationships.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Price, Jennifer E., author
ISBN 0691189455 (electronic bk.)
9780691189451 (electronic bk.)