What Every College Student Should Know, What Every College Student Should Know, 0813530660, 0-8135-3066-0, 978-0-8135-3066-6, 9780813530666, , , What Every College Student Should Know, 0813560209, 0-8135-6020-9, 978-0-8135-6020-5, 9780813560205,
What Every College Student Should Know

How to Find the Best Teachers and Learn the Most from Them
Ernie Lepore (Author), Sarah-Jane Leslie (Author)
140 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
Paper, February 2002 $16.95   ADD TO CART
Web PDF, February 2002 $16.95   EBOOK VERSION AVAILABLE
Subject Area:
Education, General Interest


Students do months of research before choosing just the right college, but once theyre on campus, how many of them actually research the professors who are teaching their classes? To optimize your college education you need to find your schools best teachersbut how?

What Every College Student Should Know is a guide to discovering the best teachers at your school and learning everything you can from them. Here, the unique writing combination of a professor and a student provides you with perspectives from both sides of the equation. Youll learn:

    • What questions to ask in selecting an instructor
    • How to evaluate professors based on the first class sessions
    • What to look for in a syllabus and grading policies
    • How to identify a professors teaching style and how to adapt to it
    • Even the most outgoing students can expect only limited contact with their professors in the classroom, so the authors also provide tactics to take full advantage of meetings outside regular class time, such as:
      • Advice on how to review your exam or paper with your professor
      • Ways to build a relationship with a teacher and get invaluable feedback on your work
      • Tips on how to get the best recommendations from proffessors

Author / Editor Bio

Ernie Lepore is the director of the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University as well as a professor in the philosophy department. Sarah-Jane Leslie, a student in the Rutgers University Honors Program, is a National Merit Scholar and has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Table Of Contents

Table of contents for What Every College Student Should Know: How to Find the Best Teachers and Learn the Most from Them by Ernie Lepore and Sarah-Jane Leslie


Introduction: Why Students Need This Book

Before Classes Begin: Finding Good Teachers

In the Classroom: Getting the Most out of Good Teachers

Outside the Classroom: Cultivating Relationships with Good Teachers

After Class: Building on Relationships with Good Teachers

The Ins and Outs of Recommendations

Afterword: Why Bad Teaching Persists

A Guide to Academic Vocabulary


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