The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs
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Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal.

The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:

Pick courses and choose a majorManage your time and develop college-level study skillsGet on top of the core requirementsGet good grades and avoid stressInteract effectively with the professorMatch college and career, and more.

New to this second edition are tips for:

Online courses and MOOCsCommunity Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design CollegesE-readers, tablets, and laptopsTaking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more.

Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.


About Lynn F. Jacobs

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Drs. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman are university professors with 30 plus years of teaching experience at eight different colleges, including MIT, Princeton, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. They maintain a website at, blog for US News and World Report and are frequent contributors to Reader’s Digest, The New York Times “The Choice” blog, Fox Business News, and USA Today. In addition, they offer a campus orientation program “Gimme an A: The Secrets of College Success”
Published April 10, 2013 by Jossey-Bass. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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