How to succeed in college and beyond : the art of learning by Daniel R. Schwarz

By Daniel R. Schwarz

How to achieve university and Beyond is an insightful, encouraged consultant to the undergraduate adventure that is helping scholars stability the enjoyment of studying with the need of occupation preparation.

  • Features a wealth of recommendation for buying the main from an undergraduate schooling, particularly inthe components of arts and arts, written via an skilled educator and mentor
  • Covers the total undergraduate event, from highschool guidance, applications,financial reduction, every one undergraduate 12 months from freshman to senior, junior yr in another country  course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to autonomous examine, honors essays, graduate university, dissertations, and profession searches
  • Discusses some great benefits of pursuing an arts and arts measure together with the way to write successfully, converse articulately, and imagine significantly and  discusses the way to stability the enjoyment and practicality of schooling by way of getting vocationally-focused qualifications.
  • Packed with details that's as beneficial to scholars because it is to their mom and dad, lecturers, and advisors, this consultant is a indispensible source for potential and current undergraduates

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I think it’s important to look at potential secondary schools just as you would a college, considering how your interests and passions can be met by the resources and guidance the high school offers. Though I didn’t pursue science in college, finding a mentor to direct my ­passion during high school was vital to my continued love for learning. What Students Can Do It is never too early to think about what kind of career you want to have and to begin learning what kind of preparation that career will require.

The college reports that 70 percent of its full‐time students who graduated after six years transferred to four‐year colleges, compared with just 18 percent nationally, but only a quarter of LaGuardia students received an associate degree within six years. At times, students at community college do not have access to the mentors and counselors who understand the ins and outs of transferring to four‐year schools. Moreover, many classes are taught by underpaid and overburdened adjuncts who may have little time for individual conferences because they have too many students or may even have another part‐time (or full‐time) job some­ where else.

It is good to have a career goal in mind in high school, even if it is tentative and subject to change as you develop and your goals and interests evolve. While parents can set goals and serve as career models, you need to choose your own career path. To succeed in higher education, you need to develop the skills of time management and disciplined study habits as early as middle school. You need to set aside specific times for study; during those times you should turn off the TV and put the smartphone away.

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