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The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research: Success in and Beyond College

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research: Success in and Beyond College

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807758502
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Release Date: Mar 03, 2017
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.5 inches

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Overview

Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success.

Book Features:
* Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.
* Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.
* Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.
* Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors' successful undergraduate research program.

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