The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs

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If you're currently a college student, or plan on being one, you need to check out this book. Written by award-winning professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, it's loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips in this book will show you: How to pick good courses and avoid bad professors How to develop "college-level" skills and habits that'll put you ahead of the pack How to get through the freshman comp, math, language, and lab science requirements--in one try How to figure out what's going to be on the tests, and what professors are looking for in papers and presentations How to pick a major you'll really like--and be good at How to get the edge for graduate school--or the inside track to a really good job And much more. The tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive. It's as if you had your own personal professor guiding you on the path to college success.

About Lynn F. Jacobs

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Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs is professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas. She previously taught at Vanderbilt University, California State University Northridge, University of Redlands, and New York University. Jeremy S. Hyman is founder and chief architect of Professors' Guide projects. He has taught at the University of Arkansas, University of California Los Angeles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Lynn and Jeremy blog at and and are co-authors of the book Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College. Additional tips and tricks are available at
Published July 26, 2010 by Jossey-Bass. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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