[UCP Books]: How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor's Inside Advice

How to Succeed in College is the best book I have ever read about the student experience and how to navigate academic life in any college or university. . . . If we could somehow get every high school senior and college freshman, guidance counselor, and parent in the country to read this book, our college students would make the most out of their education—one of the most important investments they will ever make.”—Susan Herbst, president, University of Connecticut
How to Succeed in College
(While Really Trying)
A Professor's Inside Advice

 By Jon B. Gould


Publication Date: May 15, 2012 Paper $14.00 • £9.00 
UK Publication Date: May 28, 2012 978-0-226-30466-3

Even after years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. In How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying), award-winning teacher Jon Gould draws on years of experience toprovide much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment. With advice on everything from choosing the right major to managing cocurricular activities, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.
Jon B. Gould is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and at the Washington College of Law at American University, where he is also director of the Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research. He is the author of Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation and The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System, the former published by the University of Chicago Press.The author is available for interviews. Please contact Liz Fischer at efischer@press.uchicago.edu for more information.


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