How to Earn A+ Grades in College and University

Duncan Koerber, University Professor

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
35 Videos (1h 29m)
    • Welcome to the Course

      2:01
    • Don't Choose a Program Your Parents Want You to Choose

      2:16
    • Avoid Reading Those Articles About the Most In-Demand Careers

      2:32
    • Class Size Matters

      2:37
    • Live on Campus if Possible

      2:05
    • Late Work Kills

      2:58
    • Good Writing Stands Out

      2:36
    • No Extensions!

      2:14
    • Skip Class if You Want, But Don't Expect an A

      2:36
    • Don't Look Down

      3:04
    • Try to Care, Even if You Don't

      2:09
    • Avoid Plagiarism Like the Plague

      3:39
    • Don’t Be Afraid to Change Programs Mid-stream

      2:19
    • Writing Tips to Get Done Faster

      2:43
    • Take Notes By Hand

      2:12
    • Highlighters are Evil

      2:55
    • Have a Thesis or Argument

      3:00
    • Practice Essay Exam Answers by Writing Them Out

      2:33
    • Bibliographic Software Is Your Friend

      2:37
    • Know the Online Databases Like the Back of Your Hand

      2:10
    • Read the Syllabus Over and Over Again

      2:04
    • Do the Readings Please

      2:46
    • Professors See All

      2:37
    • Don't Take the Whole Shelf Home

      2:04
    • Don't Sit at the Back

      2:31
    • Does the Professor Know Your Name?

      2:04
    • Study as you Go

      2:48
    • Get Involved in a Campus Club or Organization

      2:11
    • Grades aren't Everything

      3:18
    • Avoiding Distractions

      2:27
    • A Procrastination Solution

      2:13
    • "But I Have a Job Too"

      3:23
    • Remember, You May Need Reference Letters

      2:48
    • Network Like Crazy

      2:16
    • The Lure of Grad School

      2:26

About This Class

Are you about to start college or university and wondering how to get off to a good start? Or are you a current student looking to push yourself to a higher level?

This course presents proven techniques and behaviours of successful college and university students. Do these things correctly to increase your potential.

I’m Dr. Duncan Koerber, and I’ve taught at the university level for over ten years. I’ve worked with thousands of students. I know what factors contribute to school success. Take this course to see what I see. What’s going right – and wrong – in today’s classrooms?

Effective students are setting themselves up for success every single day. Ineffective students are defeating themselves.

The course moves logically through important topics such as:

  • Picking the right school and program
  • Classroom behavior to maximize understanding
  • Note-taking skills that reinforce memory
  • Avoiding distractions
  • Study tips to avoid cramming

64

Students

--

Projects

Duncan Koerber

University Professor

Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 10 years at six Canadian universities to thousands of students.

Currently a full-time assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.

Oxfo...

See full profile