The Secrets of College Success (Paperback)

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Are you among the 22 million students now enrolled in college? Or a high school student thinking of joining them shortly? Or perhaps a parent of a college-bound junior or senior? Then this book is just for you. Written by college professors and successfully used by tens of thousands of students, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-use tips, techniques, and strategies with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:

  • pick courses and choose a major
  • manage your time and develop college-level study skills
  • get good grades and manage the "core" requirements
  • get motivated and avoid stress
  • interact effectively with the professor or TA
  • prepare for a productive and lucrative career

New to this third edition are high-value tips about:

  • undergraduate and collaborative research
  • summer internships
  • staying safer on campus
  • diversity and inclusion
  • disabilities and accommodations

...with special tips for international students at US colleges.

Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift -or a smart investment in your own college success.

About the Author

LYNN F. JACOBS and JEREMY S. HYMAN are college professors with a combined 50-plus years of teaching experience at eight different colleges, including the University of Arkansas, MIT, Princeton, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, and California State University, Northridge. They maintain a website at, blog for U.S. News & World Report, and have contributed to blogs at The New York Times, Chegg, and Reader's Digest.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781119561804
ISBN-10: 1119561809
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English