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What the Best College Students Do

What the Best College Students Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2012-07-16
ISBN : 0674070380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN : 0674065549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Making the Most of College

Making the Most of College Book
Author : Richard J. Light
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2004-05-30
ISBN : 067401359X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.

Super Courses

Super Courses Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN : 0691216592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of What the Best College Teachers Do, the story of a new breed of amazingly innovative courses that inspire students and improve learning Decades of research have produced profound insights into how student learning and motivation can be unleashed—and it’s not through technology or even the best of lectures. In Super Courses, education expert and bestselling author Ken Bain tells the fascinating story of enterprising college, graduate school, and high school teachers who are using evidence-based approaches to spark deeper levels of learning, critical thinking, and creativity—whether teaching online, in class, or in the field. Visiting schools across the United States as well as in China and Singapore, Bain, working with his longtime collaborator, Marsha Marshall Bain, uncovers super courses throughout the humanities and sciences. At the University of Virginia, undergrads contemplate the big questions that drove Tolstoy—by working with juveniles at a maximum-security correctional facility. Harvard physics students learn about the universe not through lectures but from their peers in a class where even reading is a social event. And students at a Dallas high school use dance to develop growth mindsets—and many of them go on to top colleges, including Juilliard. Bain defines these as super courses because they all use powerful researched-based elements to build a “natural critical learning environment” that fosters intrinsic motivation, self-directed learning, and self-reflective reasoning. Complete with sample syllabi, the book shows teachers how they can build their own super courses. The story of a hugely important breakthrough in education, Super Courses reveals how these classes can help students reach their full potential, equip them to lead happy and productive lives, and meet the world’s complex challenges.

Cheating in College

Cheating in College Book
Author : Donald L. McCabe,Kenneth D. Butterfield,Linda K. Treviño
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2012-09-11
ISBN : 1421407167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and the college years are a critical period for their development of ethical standards. Cheating in College explores how and why students cheat and what policies, practices, and participation may be useful in promoting academic integrity and reducing cheating. The authors investigate trends over time, including internet-based cheating. They consider personal and situational explanations, such as the culture of groups in which dishonesty is more common (such as business majors) and social settings that support cheating (such as fraternities and sororities). Faculty and administrators are increasing their efforts to promote academic honesty among students. Orientation and training sessions, information on college and university websites, student handbooks that describe codes of conduct, honor codes, and course syllabi all define cheating and establish the consequences. Based on the authors’ multiyear, multisite surveys, Cheating in College quantifies and analyzes student cheating to demonstrate why academic integrity is important and to describe the cultural efforts that are effective in restoring it. -- Gary Pavela, Syracuse University

The Hidden Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum Book
Author : Rachel Gable
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-01-19
ISBN : 0691201080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revealing look at the experiences of first generation students on elite campuses and the hidden curriculum they must master in order to succeed College has long been viewed as an opportunity for advancement and mobility for talented students regardless of background. Yet for first generation students, elite universities can often seem like bastions of privilege, with unspoken academic norms and social rules. The Hidden Curriculum draws on more than one hundred in-depth interviews with students at Harvard and Georgetown to offer vital lessons about the challenges of being the first in the family to go to college, while also providing invaluable insights into the hurdles that all undergraduates face. As Rachel Gable follows two cohorts of first generation students and their continuing generation peers, she discovers surprising similarities as well as striking differences in their college experiences. She reveals how the hidden curriculum at legacy universities often catches first generation students off guard, and poignantly describes the disorienting encounters on campus that confound them and threaten to derail their success. Gable shows how first-gens are as varied as any other demographic group, and urges universities to make the most of the diverse perspectives and insights these talented students have to offer. The Hidden Curriculum gives essential guidance on the critical questions that university leaders need to consider as they strive to support first generation students on campus, and demonstrates how universities can balance historical legacies and elite status with practices and policies that are equitable and inclusive for all students.

The Thinking Student s Guide to College

The Thinking Student s Guide to College Book
Author : Andrew Roberts
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 0226721159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers advice on different options for higher education, how to choose a college, the college application process, and how to decide whether to apply to graduate school.

The Best College Student Survival Guide Ever Written

The Best College Student Survival Guide Ever Written Book
Author : Dr. Deign,M. J. Wilson
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN : 9781482021943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this guide MJ Wilson explains to students (and parents!): 1) How to choose the right major and school 2) How to deal with bad professors and impossible exams 3) How to keep from changing your major (again and again, and again!) 4) How to reduce test stress, improve your G.P.A. and graduate on time 5) How to handle being homesick, lovesick and lonely 6) How to leave a legacy, improve your resume and make a grand exit!

Doing School

Doing School Book
Author : Denise Clark Pope
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0300130589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a highly revealing and troubling view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Denise Pope, veteran teacher and curriculum expert, follows five motivated and successful students through a school year, closely shadowing them and engaging them in lengthy reflections on their school experiences. What emerges is a double-sided picture of school success. On the one hand, these students work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honours, and appear to uphold school values. But on the other hand, they feel that in order to get ahead they must compromise their values and manipulate the system by scheming, lying, and cheating. In short, they do school, that is, they are not really engaged with learning nor can they commit to such values as integrity and community. The words and actions of these five students - two boys and three girls from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds - underscore the frustrations of being caught in a grade trap that pins future success to high grades and test scores. Their stories raise critical questions that are too important for parents, educators, and community leaders to ignore. Are schools cultivating an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, cooperation, and integrity? Or are they fostering anxiety, deception, and hostility? Do today's schools inadvertently impede the very values they claim to embrace? Is the success that current assessment practices measure the kind of success we want for our children?

The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach Book
Author : Parker J. Palmer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-05-18
ISBN : 0470469277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

Make It Stick

Make It Stick Book
Author : Peter C. Brown,Henry L. Roediger (III),Mark A. McDaniel
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2014-04-14
ISBN : 0674729013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

What the Best College Students Do

What the Best College Students Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2012-08-27
ISBN : 0674066642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

How to Become a Straight A Student

How to Become a Straight A Student Book
Author : Cal Newport
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2006-12-26
ISBN : 0767927192
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

Teaching College

Teaching College Book
Author : Norman Eng
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-01-15
ISBN : 9780998587516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Teaching College book written by Norman Eng, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

How to Win at College

How to Win at College Book
Author : Cal Newport
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2005-04-12
ISBN : 0767920228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The essential guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students “Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life.”—Money How can you graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, gain access to the best post-college opportunities, and still have a life? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of your class. These often surprising strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving you can be successful and still have time for fun, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting and edge on life after graduation. “This deliberately provocative book is a good way for a smart student to see how out-of-the-box thinking can lead to success in college.”—Seattle Times

The Power of Focus for College Students

The Power of Focus for College Students Book
Author : Les Hewitt,Andrew Hewitt,Luc d'Abadie
Publisher : HCI
Release : 2005-11-15
ISBN : 9780757302893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The authors make it clear it's a lot better to thrive, not just survive, during and after your college career. It's been well researched, and presents the facts in a succinct and easy to grasp way. The writers have focused on their material and it shows. Powerful people are focused people. Focus on this book and give yourself a head start." -Donald Trump Over half a million people have read The Power of Focus (co-authored by Les Hewitt and the creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul—Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen) and have used its principles to dramatically change their lives. It's now time to get college students in on the action. In teaming up with two recent college grads, this bestselling series has produced another groundbreaking book that answers the ultimate question to an international phenomenon—why are millions of graduates struggling to find a fulfilling career? The answer to what students need, what employers want, and what the 21st century demands, is all found within the pages of this book. Using student friendly lingo, inspiring stories and plenty of cartoons, The Power of Focus for College Students teaches you an exciting new approach to college education. Included are nine practical focusing strategies that will ensure your college investment leads to concrete opportunities in a career you love. INSIDE THIS BOOK YOU'LL DISCOVER: A simple activity for gaining instant clarity on what career is best for you How to tap into the hidden job market where 80% of jobs are found What 3% of Yale graduates do that lead them to become wealthier than the other 97% combined Four fighting tactics to break through procrastination and fear The truth about money—a proven method for achieving financial freedom If you are bewildered by career options, questioning your major, unsure what extracurricular activities to join and want to learn the timeless success principles used by the worlds top achievers, then this book should be number one on your reading list. The Power of Focus for College Students is the answer for high school graduates and college Freshmen looking for guidance, college Seniors who are searching for an attractive career and anxious parents wanting assurance that their college investment is being spent wisely. Get started now—the countdown to graduation has already begun! "This book empowers students to focus on what matters most—finding a career that they will be passionate about and how to kick start that career." —Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Author of #1 New York Times bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness "This book is packed with empowering and inspirational success strategies to help students build the future they want after college." —Jack Canfield, Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul® series; author of the bestseller, The Success Principles "I wish I had read this sort of book a generation ago when I went to college. However, the information contained in this book is far more important today than it ever was." —Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic

Transforming Students

Transforming Students Book
Author : Charity Johansson,Peter Felten
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 1421414376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recent trend of trying to measure higher education’s return on investment misses a fundamental point, argue Charity Johansson and Peter Felten. The central purpose of a college or university is to transform the lives of students—not to merely change them or help them mature. This transformation is an ongoing process of intentionally aligning one’s behavior with one’s core sense of personal identity. It is the university’s central role to lead students in this transformation, a process that shapes students into intentional, critical, and engaged individuals. Recognizing the remarkable influence of the college experience on peoples’ lives, the authors offer a guide to how colleges and universities can effectively lead students through this life-changing process. Drawn from extensive interviews with students and graduates, faculty and staff, Transforming Students gathers diverse stories to show how students experience the transformation process, which rarely follows a neat or linear path. The interviews illustrate central themes from the literature on transformative learning and the undergraduate student experience. A sequel of sorts to George Keller’s classic Transforming a College—which chronicled Elon University’s metamorphosis from struggling college to a top regional university—Transforming Students addresses the school’s core educational mission: to shape students into engaged adults who embrace learning as a lifelong endeavor. Given this effect, the college experience is much more than preparation for a career. It is preparation for life.

The Case against Education

The Case against Education Book
Author : Bryan Caplan
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-08-20
ISBN : 0691201439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular—and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Now with a new afterword by Bryan Caplan, this explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skills but to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As only to forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for average workers, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—The Case against Education points the way.

Cheating Lessons

Cheating Lessons Book
Author : James M. Lang
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2013-09-02
ISBN : 0674726235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cheating Lessons is a guide to tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. James Lang analyzes the features of course design and classroom practice that create cheating opportunities, and empowers teachers to build more effective learning environments. Instructors who curb academic dishonesty become better educators in other ways as well.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives Book
Author : Loren Pope
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-07-25
ISBN : 1101221348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans Information on the progress of graduates This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.