9780674066649-0674066642-What the Best College Students Do

What the Best College Students Do

ISBN-13: 9780674066649
ISBN-10: 0674066642
Edition: 1
Author: Bain, Ken
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674066649
ISBN-10: 0674066642
Edition: 1
Author: Bain, Ken
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bain, Ken wrote What the Best College Students Do comprising 304 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674066642 and 9780674066649. Since then What the Best College Students Do textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The author of the best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do is back with more humane, doable, and inspiring help, this time for students who want to get the most out of college―and every other educational enterprise, too.

The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. The creative, successful people profiled in this book―college graduates who went on to change the world we live in―aimed higher than straight A’s. They used their four years to cultivate habits of thought that would enable them to grow and adapt throughout their lives.

Combining academic research on learning and motivation with insights drawn from interviews with people who have won Nobel Prizes, Emmys, fame, or the admiration of people in their field, Ken Bain identifies the key attitudes that distinguished the best college students from their peers. These individuals started out with the belief that intelligence and ability are expandable, not fixed. This led them to make connections across disciplines, to develop a “meta-cognitive” understanding of their own ways of thinking, and to find ways to negotiate ill-structured problems rather than simply looking for right answers. Intrinsically motivated by their own sense of purpose, they were not demoralized by failure nor overly impressed with conventional notions of success. These movers and shakers didn’t achieve success by making success their goal. For them, it was a byproduct of following their intellectual curiosity, solving useful problems, and taking risks in order to learn and grow.

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