Your Complete Guide to College Success: How to Study Smart, Achieve Your Goals, and Enjoy Campus Life

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American Psychological Association, 2013 - Education - 295 pages
College and real life aren't the distinct worlds they are often made out to be. With the skills, knowledge, and attitudes you'll learn in this book you can tackle college work and cope effectively with issues such as: learning in the most effective and efficient way, figuring out the social scene, defining your goals and accomplishing them, and creatively adapting to a changing world.

Your Complete Guide to College Success is an up-to-date, evidence-based book that provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college--and afterwards. It covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics, and distills research results and advice into a student-friendly, readable package.

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About the author (2013)

Donald J. Foss, PhD, was the first in his family to go to college. He attended Hamline University and then transferred to the University of Minnesota, where he received both a bachelor's degree and a doctorate. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, he joined The University of Texas at Austin, rising to be a professor of psychology and the chair of the psychology department.

Dr. Foss has also been on the psychology faculty at Florida State University, where he was dean of its College of Arts and Sciences. Presently, he is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston, where he also has served as senior vice president for academic affairs and as provost.

Dr. Foss enjoys teaching and interacting with students. He received an All-University Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas at Austin and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in cognitive psychology, specializing in how people comprehend both spoken and written language. He has published numerous professional articles and book chapters and has cowritten or coedited seven books.

More recently, he turned his attention to the factors that determine success in college. The evidence-based book in front of you is one result of that interest. It provides college students with the best current information and insights on how to succeed in college (and after).

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