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Over 800 tips! How to pick courses and choose a major, manage your time, develop college-level study skills, get good grades, get motivated, avoid stress, interact effectively with the professor or TA, and prepare for a productive and lucrative career. Check out page 181.
Many of the standards for college success are "unwritten rules" that require an experienced perspective to anticipate, understand, and overcome. This text covers the topics students need to make the transition into a university culture, become active learners, and make intelligent choices.
You need good oral communication skills in any field. It is therefore extremely important to develop your ability to converse, to discuss, to argue persuasively, and to speak in public. This book provides clear, straightforward advice that will help you: be a good listener, express yourself clearly and persuasively, contribute effectively to discussions, prepare talks or presentations, prepare effective visual aids, deliver effective presentations, and perform well in interviews.
Poor writing and communication skills directly impact organizational productivity. Veteran writing expert Jack Appleman offers simple strategies in digestible bits anyone can implement. From understanding the need to communicate clearly to the absolute necessity to edit and revise your work, the advice is straight-forward and practical. Dozens of relevant examples to point your way to success as new skills are developed and you increase your influence and credibility with each well-honed, clear e-mail, memo, or letter you write.