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Student Success Starts Here: E-Books

A collection of tips and tools to help you successful.

Check out these e-books from our digital collections on study skills, time management, college advice, and more.

E-books

The Academic Hustle

The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College. A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans - to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards - as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

The Art of Visual Notetaking

Improve your bullet journals, to-do lists, class notes, and everything in between with The Art of Visual Notetaking and its unique approach to taking notes in the twenty-first century.

College Study Hacks

This book provides college students with 101 study tips that will help them cut down on study time. Our guide offers tips and tricks to be proficient while still absorbing the information needed to succeed. Students will learn how to take the best notes, time management skills, and the low-down on sleep, caffeine, and food. Youâe(tm)ll learn how to write better papers, how to take tests more efficiently, and how to be a better reader. If youâe(tm)re struggling with studying techniques that take up your time and energy, look no further.

Doing Your Research Project

Doing your Research Project is the market leading book for students across the social sciences conducting small scale research projects.

English Grammar and Usage

Today English has almost become indispensable in India and abroad, as it is considered to be a standard, international language of communication across the globe. Hence, learning this language has become a necessity, irrespective of one's age, sex, colour or race. English Grammar And Usage is an altogether different and unique book for understanding and learning the language easily and quickly by writing and speaking innumerable readymade sentences given in the book on each topic of Grammar, without actually studying English Grammar in detail and without the help of one's own mother tongue.

Essays and Term Papers

Unlike other books that are so full of technical jargon they confuse more than help, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers uses straightforward language and simple steps to guide students through the essay-writing process. Students of all ages can find help on writing essays for every major subject in high school or college. Neophytes will find guidance on the basics, while those further along in their educational careers can adapt the detailed instructions for more in-depth assignments.

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Written with candor and good humor, this Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX. Incorporating many real-life examples (drawn from more than 1,000 students taught by the author), Fast Facts for the Student Nurse clarifies common issues such as choosing a major, work/study arrangements, and difficulties associated with living at home.

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends.

Get Organized

GET ORGANIZED shows you how to create your ideal study environment by using simple time-management tips to develop to-do lists, daily schedules, monthly calendars, and project boards. Now updated to include electronic and online planning tools, this new edition also provides strategies that help you prioritize, avoid time trap activities, and anticipate opportunities. You'll learn how to make your study time efficient and effective.

How to Succeed in College and Beyond

How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation...Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad  course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and  discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications.

The Naked Roommate

This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on College Living: Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas Finding People, Places, & Patience: Friend today, gone tomorrow Classes: To go or not to go? Dating: The Rules for College Love The Party Scene: Sex, drugs, and safety first Money: Grants, loans, and loose change.

The Secrets of College Success

Are you among the 22 million students now enrolled in college?  Or a high school student thinking of joining them shortly? Or perhaps a parent of a college-bound junior or senior?  Then this book is just for you.  Written by college professors and successfully used by tens of thousands of students, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-use tips, techniques, and strategies with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal.

Study with Me

Co-authored by Gen Z social media mavens Jasmine Shao of @studyquill and Alyssa Jagan of @craftyslimecreator, Study with Me presents practical strategies for studying smarter and staying focused and motivated drawn from bullet journaling, hand lettering, and organizational techniques.

Trans* in College

This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves - offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference - as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus.

U Chic

Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you setfoot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all--star college students and recent grads behind U Chic.

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college. The book contains vignettes (based on real student stories) and excerpts from interviews with transfer students, parents, and higher education professionals.

Will This Be on the Test?

Getting into college takes plenty of hard work, but knowing what your professors expect of you once you get there can be even more challenging. Will This Be on the Test? is the essential survival guide for high-school students making the transition to college academics. In this entertaining and informative book, Dana Johnson shares wisdom and wit gleaned from her decades of experience as an award-winning teacher in the freshman classroom--lessons that will continue to serve you long after college graduation.