Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College Reviews
Reviews by Famous People
"I have long believed that the way we do Life is the way we do college. Therefore, this isn't just a book about how to get better grades. It's a book about how to do Life better. Hugely important! Very well done. I recommend it, to everyone."
Richard N. Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute? 9 million copies in print (revised annually)
"This book is Chicken Soup for any college student's soul who is serious about getting better grades with less stress. I wish it had been available when I was in college."
Jack Canfield, co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, and author, The Success PrinciplesTM
"Give this book an A for the authoritative inside scoop on how to get the most out of your college education."
Edward B. Fiske, author, The Fiske Guide to Colleges
"Jacobs and Hyman have written a very helpful and quite humorous guide to college students wanting to get the most out of their college experience. A student will not only profit from this volume since the advice is serious and well informed, but have a really good time reading it."
Harold T. Shapiro, Former President, Princeton University and University of Michigan, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
"This is a candid, easy-to-follow guide from the real authority on college grades -- the professors who give them. The book demystifies the grading process and would be a valuable tool for any college student. I really enjoyed the book and only wish I could've read it before second-semester senior year!"
Christen Martosella, editor-in-chief, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges 2007
"The authors really understand the problems of undergraduates and the expectations of professors. The advice they provide is helpfully specific, refreshingly sensible, and right to the point. Any student who follows their recommendations is practically certain to get very good grades."
Harry G. Frankfurt, author, On Bullshit, and Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus), Princeton University
"This book is not just about getting good grades; it's about getting the most out of your educational opportunities in college. Sure, if you follow the clear and insightful tips that Jacobs and Hyman offer, you will get good grades; but you will also maximize your learning. I wish professors would read this book so they can give away the mysteries to their students."
Robert J. Gross, Dean, Swarthmore College
"Getting good grades in college is not magic. It's not rocket science. Every student who uses the tips and techniques in this volume is virtually guaranteed a grade increase. Even better, these students will understand their subject matter better, will have better relationships with their professors and fellow students, and will have a set of skills and proficiencies to carry forward to graduate school and professional careers."
Sharon J. Hamilton, Director, Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
"The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College deserves an A+. Who better for students to receive advice on how to be successful students than from professors themselves? Filled with concrete techniques and strategies for earning the best grades possible, students can become efficient learners, spending time on what is important. Practical in approach, this is must reading for any student contemplating going to college and for students who want to learn more and consequently earn better grades."
Eric R. White, Executive Director, Division of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Dean for Advising, The Pennsylvania State University
Reviews by Not-So-Famous People
"This book will sell for $15.95 (USD). I haven't written my "official" review for First Look yet, but if you have a child, grandchild, or some one you care for that is going off to college, this is the best gift you can give them. It's written by professor?s who tell it like it is. No BS'ing your way through college and they give 4-Star Tips, Jeremy Remembers When, Review Sections, Hints and most importantly - how to approach your professors for whatever the purpose.
"We spend millions each year in grants and parents fork out big bucks to get children through college. There will be more completion when one graduates from colleges and yes GPA's do matter these days. So, A's do count more than ever!
"Most Important: This is a book for the student, but the parent needs to read it too, so they can remind their student of topics written about in this book. More Important: Don't send your student to college without making sure they have read this book. They will flounder in their first year at college and this book will guide them through. Yes, maybe your student was honor roll in high school, but college is an entirely different arena this book will prepare them for what professor's expect from the college student"
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"I am so glad I got this book (it's an Advanced Reader's Copy). It is very insightful, and even though this semester is over, I am sure I will be able to put what it has shown me to test next semester!!"
Amee (email@example.com), from bookreporter.com
"Jeremy and Lynn are passionate teachers with an uncanny genius for making the most complex ideas clear and accessible to developing minds. This book on surviving college is a gift to college students everywhere."
Kim Kowsky, former student of Jeremy, freelance writer/editor, and former Los Angeles Times staff writer.
"Brutally honest, lots of fun, and refreshingly specific, Jacobs and Hyman scatter the clouds of confusion surrounding the pursuit of great grades and chart a practical path to success. Reading The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the ethical equivalent of using x-ray vision on your teacher's mind.
"Jacobs and Hyman respect students far too much to pull any punches, but their warmth and humility are as powerful as their intellectual standards. They dispel the gossipy myths students tell themselves about their disappointing grades with gentleness and candor.
"This book is perfect for students who are ready to do more than stumble their way to excellence but are not sure which step to take next. It is the Swiss Army knife of college learning tools."
Troy Smythe, former student of Lynn, and Principal, Smythe Consulting -- Adaptive Museum Planning and Research
"The book [...] is very helpful. It gives you two professor's views on mistakes students make and things you can do to get good grades. It's targeted to college Freshman at large universities, but it could work for anyone in college who feels they could be getting better grades.
I have read about 1/4 of the book today alone and I am loving what I have read. I am amazed that this book was only published this year and is the first edition of the book. I wish it was out when I was first entering college and maybe I would have made better decisions. It even tells you when you should drop a class and when you should do it. I feel like I've gain a good insight into things and I hope this book will motivate me into getting good grades this semester and help me have a better study and work ethic."
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