Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Secrets for college freshmen


American University is trying to clue in the incoming class. A prof there, Jon Gould, wrote a book called How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying).

Gould explains all the skinny—the difference between seminar and lecture, tenured and untenured, and the meaning of credit hour.

Gould tells students what THEY must do to ace college (half drop out).

First find the best class and professor. He also advises going to office hours—getting individual help.

Showing up at all classes is a huge part of success.

No one will ask if you did the work—this isn’t HS. You did or didn't. It’s up to you!

Just living on your own can be stressful. No one to tell you to go to bed, much less grab drugs or drinks out of your hand.

Know what to expect, anyway.

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