The GPAMaxx Guide to Acing the Public University
In this detailed guide on how to develop a university game plan, author Jeff Gimpel, founder of GPAMaxx and an attorney, reveals how students can put themselves on the path to completing college in a time efficient and GPA-friendly manner.
By contrasting the plan of two students, Gimpel explains the premise for this book – that success in university is not based on a high GPA alone, but rather strategic planning to minimize weaknesses, and maximize academic strengths. Comparing the University degree plan to a road map and contract, Gimpel breaks it down into an understandable model that allows students to avoid over-reliance on advisers and independently develop their own degree plan. Gimpel’s matter-of-fact approach to college, demystifies aspects such Credit by Examination as well as GPA and letter grades and how a high GPA is affected by factors such a single low-grade course or a semester versus a quarterly school system. The well-rounded tactics encourage students to know themselves, their learning preferences and weak spots in order to choose professors and classroom structures that are conducive to efficient learning.
Gimpel’s comprehensive strategies are efficiently organized with the first part of the book breaking down, and explaining, nine elements of college step-by-step, while the second part of the book focuses on the tips to selecting the courses. Gimpel’s points are highlighted by the stories he offers and complemented with a visually appealing layout and the use of action plans and important points through flow charts, tables, text boxes and lists of resources.
THE GPAMaxx Guide to Acing the Public University offers a master plan for college success with its precision, productive strategy, coupled with straightforward and persuasive language.