Staying Power - How to Get the B.S.* Out of College (or the B.A. or the degree of your choice)

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Paperback ISBN-13: 9780929398655
Paperback ISBN-10: 929398653
Physical Description: 7 x 10. 275 pp.
Publication Date: February 1994
Series: Practical Guide Series | Volume: 2

"... for students who aren’t sure what they want, who need help ferreting out hidden fees and requirements and reading between the lines of college catalogs... includes suggestions—and work sheets—to help in deciding where to go, plan a year-by-year course of study, pick electives, study more effectively and use the library well... also useful for high school juniors and seniors."—Dallas Morning News

"... for students who are preparing to attend college, for college students who are floundering in the academic seas, and for older students who are trying to get in the groove again."—Thriving in Academe, NEA Higher Education Advocate

"... should be required homework... after reading this go-get-’em manual, I’m ready to go back and try it again."—San Antonio Express-News

Q. What is harder than getting into college?

A. Getting outWith a degree

Registrars and Deans of Students have judged this book extremely useful for their offices as well as counseling and testing centers, reading and study skills classes and athletic departments. This book contains exact instructions on how to earn the diploma you want—avoiding delays and following the quickest route to your goal.

Who Needs This Book?
Freshmen or returning students needing to learn their way around the college maze. Sophomores trying to complete the hazardous "foundation years" filled with required courses and tempting electives. Juniors who have managed to survive the "flunk 'em out" years, and now must make final choices in their majors and minors. Seniors who need to get their credit hours and college deadlines in proper order so they can amaze their families by graduating on time.

"Perpetual Seniors" who need to identify their mistakes and find the direct route to the bachelor's degree. Students With Families who need help managing their time and resources. Friends and Relatives of students in any of the above categories, who want to give the "key to success" as a gift.

About Author:

The late THOM MURRAY held degrees from Texas Tech University, Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Houston. He taught on kindergarten, high school, and college levels. He supervised student teachers in New York City and won the Excellence in Teaching award at Sam Houston State University.

LINDA WILEY holds degrees from Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M University and currently teaches in the Windham School System, Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Institutional Division.