Monday, May 4, 2015

College Success Books?

Has anyone ever assigned a "college success" or "how to be a successful college student"-type book in any of their classes and has any recommendations on good ones? Many are available and I am wondering there are any that anyone has found to be especially useful in providing guidance for students about how to do better in college. Thanks!


  1. Hi, Nathan,

    Are you looking to replace a book that you're already using? I hope to hear others' suggestions and experiences. I've had bad luck, because the ones that I've tried have backfired: the students who (I think) would most benefit from the books, perceive a condescending or patronizing tone in those books...

  2. No, nothing in use yet. Thanks for the report that these sometimes backfire.


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