Magazine article Work & Family Life

Here's Great Advice for the College Bound

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Here's Great Advice for the College Bound

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If you are the parent, grandparent or friend of a young person on the way to college, make sure he or she reads this new book. You probably won't get too much resistance-the subtitle is "Students Speak Their Minds" and, indeed, the book represents the collective wisdom of more than a thousand students who were interviewed about every aspect of college life.

Faculty from many colleges were also interviewed as part of a 10-year study directed by Dr. Richard Light of Harvard to determine how to improve students' college experience. The book is filled with practical advice such as what to consider when deciding about living arrangements, what to look for when choosing classes and instructors, how to allocate time and the best way to get helpful feedback from professors (see front page article). …

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