Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Secrets of College Success

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Secrets of College Success

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The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman 2013. 352 pgs. ISBN: 978-1118575123. $15-95 paper. Jossey-Bass, Hoboken, N.J. (877) 762-2974. www.wiley.com,

According to a Department of Education survey, little more than half of the students who enroll in U.S. colleges finish a degree within six years. Much has been said or written about why this is so, and The Secrets of College Success aims to provide answers and advice to address this crisis in education. Authors Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman have put forth a plan that instructs college students what professors are expecting of them and shows them how to fulfill these expectations.

As Jacobs and flyman explain, "Going to college is a very special sort oí experience. A time of tremendous personal growth. A time when some students get their first serious taste of independence, while others find their BFFLs, increase their Facebook friends exponentially, or even meet up with their future spouses. But even more important, college is also a lime of great intellectual growth. A chance to study tilings you didn't even know existed or to delve into topics you do know about at a level of detail and sophistication that you've never before imagined. Because college is so special, it's important to make the most of it. To squeeze all the juice out of it and drink it all up. Especially when it comes to the academic side of things, where students often don't reap all the benefits college has to offer. This chapter will help you understand what college is all about - to get a reíd picture of what you are about to go through or are already going through. …

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