Each year 17 million students enroll in American colleges and universities -- 5 million of them new students. There they find a new set of "college-level" expectations, a grading system wholly unfamiliar to them, and, perhaps worst of all, professors with neither the time nor inclination to explain what really counts for college success -- and what it takes to get good grades. Little wonder that 1/3 of first year college students report being overwhelmed by the realities of college, and that at some colleges only half who start go on to graduate.
What's missing is an instruction manual for college -- a book, written by professors, that shows exactly what professors are thinking about grading, and what students can do to achieve excellent grades at college. The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades is the first such book. The product of a combined 35 years of teaching experience at eight different universities -- Princeton, MIT, Vanderbilt, UCLA, NYU, University of Arkansas, California State University Northridge, and the University of Redlands -- the Professors? Guide offers high-value, authoritative tips that will enable college students to excel in all their courses. And learn better, to boot. Combining an entertaining, snarky style with real life anecdotes and experiences, the Professors' Guide not only shows students just what to do to get good grades in college, it motivates them to seek the joy of academic achievement and find a passion for learning and discovery.