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U Thrive

U Thrive

How to Succeed in College (and Life)

  • Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter,
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316311634
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

U Thrive

U Thrive

How to Succeed in College (and Life)

  • Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316311634
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8099
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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

U Thrive

U Thrive

How to Succeed in College and Life

  • Author: Daniel Lerner (MAPP.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780316501323
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 294
  • View: 3954
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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular non-required class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, more than 5,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less, eat poorly, and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. Unsurprisingly, for many, "the best four years of your life" can feel like the worst. Enter Dan Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter to address these problems head on and teach students how to not only survive college but enjoy it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building lifelong habits, 101 addresses every possible problem a freshman could face, from nightmarish roommates to failing a class. Engaging and often hilarious, 101 will help students grow into the successful, happy, proud alums they hope to be.

How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)

How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)

A Professor's Inside Advice

  • Author: Jon B. Gould
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226304671
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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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. Written by an award-winning teacher, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment. Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams. Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.

Making College Count

Making College Count

A Real World Look at How to Succeed in and After College

  • Author: Patrick S. O'Brien
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780615394404
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
  • View: 1974
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Offers advice for achieving success in college and after graduation that covers the classroom, extracurricular activities, work experiences, and future job searches.

The Happy Student

The Happy Student

5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success

  • Author: Daniel Wong
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 161448127X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 258
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The Happy Student is written by a student for students. Daniel Wong doesn't have a PhD in education or psychology, but his transformation from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student has given him unique insight into what motivates students intrinsically. By sharing with readers his personal story and the five-step program he has developed, unmotivated students everywhere will understand how they, too, can find deep satisfaction in the pursuit of academic success.

How to Be a High School Superstar

How to Be a High School Superstar

A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

  • Author: Cal Newport
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 9780307715814
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 272
  • View: 309
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Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

The Freshman Survival Guide

The Freshman Survival Guide

Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

  • Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • ISBN: 1455567035
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1901
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A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.

How to Succeed in College and Beyond

How to Succeed in College and Beyond

The Art of Learning

  • Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118974840
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 206
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How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation. Features a wealth of advice for getting the most from an undergraduate education, especially inthe areas of arts and humanities, written by an experienced educator and mentor Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications. Packed with information that is as helpful to students as it is to their parents, teachers, and advisors, this guide is a indispensible resource for prospective and present undergraduates

Mental Health Issues and the University Student

Mental Health Issues and the University Student

  • Author: Doris Iarovici
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421412381
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
  • View: 7565
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Young adults enter college with many challenges—complicated family dynamics, identity issues, and extreme pressure to succeed, among others. Students may also have mental health difficulties, ranging from adjustment disorders to mood disorders, and growing numbers of them are seeking help on campus. But these students are also resilient and eager to learn, stepping onto campus with hope for a new and better phase of life. Doris Iarovici, a psychiatrist at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services, sees in college and university mental health services an opportunity for mental health professionals to bring about positive change with young people during a crucial period of their development. Dr. Iarovici describes the current college mental health crisis and narrates how college mental health services have evolved along with changes in student populations. She discusses students’ lifestyle problems and psychiatric concerns, using case vignettes to explore a variety of interventions. Included are discussions of substance abuse, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, and culture clashes. Problems uniquely addressed in this book include sleep disturbances and perfectionism. An essential component of the volume is a guide to making emergency assessments, from risk classification and hospitalization to public safety and communication within and outside the campus community.

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

  • Author: Frank Bruni
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 145553269X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

The Strategic Student

The Strategic Student

Successfully Transitioning from the Military to College Academics

  • Author: David Cass
  • Publisher: Uvize, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0983886326
  • Category: Academic achievement
  • Page: 192
  • View: 342
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This book offers academic strategies to help veterans transition from the structured military environment to the unstructured college environment and become self-reliant, successful students.

Positive Psychology on the College Campus

Positive Psychology on the College Campus

  • Author: John C. Wade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199892725
  • Category: PSYCHOLOGY
  • Page: 376
  • View: 5676
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"Positive Psychology on the College Campus provides innovative strategies that can be employed with students to enhance their personal development and educational experience. A wide range of areas is covered, making it a must-have book for all those who work with college students"--

On Course

On Course

Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Study Skills Plus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781337060547
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Thinking Student's Guide to College

The Thinking Student's Guide to College

75 Tips for Getting a Better Education

  • Author: Andrew Roberts
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226721159
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 174
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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.

There Is Life After College

There Is Life After College

What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

  • Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062388878
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4410
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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

Freshman Year of Life

Freshman Year of Life

Essays That Tell the Truth About Work, Home, and Love After College

  • Author: MindSumo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1250071186
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1143
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How do you get a fulfilling job after college? What if you're still living with your parents? What's it like navigating hook-ups, dating, and new friendships outside campus life? Millions of books, blog posts, personal essays, and advice columns are written about college, but what about after college? Those first few years of finding your footing in the real world are filled with transitional crises and fraught introspection. You’re a freshman all over again. The thirty-eight stories in Freshman Year of Life tell the truth about life beyond college graduation from the voices of people a few years out. Some of their experiences are funny, some heartwarming; some are about their successes, and others reflect their failures. There are stories about going from a committed college relationship to casual dating in an unfamiliar city, navigating a toxic work environment, learning how to stay patient in a part of your life that isn’t defined by semesters and finals, and tackling the task of making new friends, something you may not have had to do since college orientation. The stories in Freshman Year of Life are just the beginning. There are a multitude of different experiences out there, and one of them will be your own. It’s not the end of the conversation; it’s the start. Find out how these writers survived their freshman year of life: Aaron Gilbreath • Aileen Garcia • Alana Massey • Alexandra Molotkow • Alison Gilbert • Ashley Ford • Bijan Stephen • Cameron Summers • Carvell Wallace • Chloe Angyal • Emily Gould • Eric Anthony Glover • Gala Mukomolova • Jamie Lauren Keiles • Jason Diamond • Jenny Zhang • Justin Warner • Kevin Nguyen • Kristin Russo • Lane Moore • Laura Willcox • Lauren Wachenfeld • Lincoln Blades • Lori Adelman • Mara Wilson • Mira Gonzalez • Molly Soda • Myisha Battle • Nia King • Nisha Bhat • Paulette Perhach • Sam Zabell • Sarah Mirk • Scaachi Koul • Shannon Keating • Skylar Kergil • Whitney Mixter This book came about through a collaboration with MindSumo.com, an online forum that reaches out to college students to solve business, tech, and design challenges. We asked MindSumo’s community of students what book they wanted most upon graduating, and this is it.

PreparedU

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

  • Author: Gloria Cordes Larson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119402484
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
  • View: 9842
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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

The New Education

The New Education

How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

  • Author: Cathy N. Davidson
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093183
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6266
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"The most important book I have read in many years." -Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Positive Psychology at the Movies

Positive Psychology at the Movies

Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths

  • Author: Ryan M Niemiec,Danny Wedding
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
  • ISBN: 1616764430
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 502
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For educators, practitioners, researchers, and everyone striving for personal growth and a fulfilling life! This completely revised edition of a classic in the field provides a unique way to learn about positive psychology and what is right and best about human beings. Positive Psychology at the Movies now reviews nearly 1,500 movies, includes dozens of evocative film images, and is replete with practical aids to learning. Positive psychology is one of the most important modern developments in psychology. Films brilliantly illustrate character strengths and other positive psychology concepts and inspire new ways of thinking about human potential. Positive Psychology at the Movies uses movies to introduce the latest research, practices, and concepts in this field of psychology. This book systematically discusses each of the 24 character strengths, balancing film discussion, related psychological research, and practical applications. Practical resources include a syllabus for a positive psychology course using movies, films suitable for children, adolescents, and families, and questions likely to inspire classroom and therapy discussions. Positive Psychology at the Movies was written for educators, students, practitioners, and researchers, but anyone who loves movies and wants to change his or her life will find it inspiring and relevant. Watching the movies recommended in this book will help the reader practice the skill of strengths-spotting in themselves and others and support personal growth and self-improvement. Read this book to learn more about positive psychology – and watch these films to become a better person!