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Getting the Best Out of College, Revised and Updated: Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2008

    You Must Buy this Book!

    This is one of the best college guides that I have read! The advice these three collaborators share is so valuable and insightful it is one of the few books that discusses in great detail how to communicate with professors, handle studying for college-level classes, and overall maneuvering around college campuses. While there are some conservative overtones in the book 'especially concerning college social life, marriage, and sexuality' the information and guidance is well worth looking past it, and their best intentions can be recognized in their views. This book, along with You're On Your Own... will always be on my dorm-room shelf!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    As a teacher I am surrounded by students about to make the transition from high school to college. When I heard about this book I went out and got a copy. I read some passages to my husband out of the 'Leaving Home, Phoning Home, and the First Trip Back to the Mothership' chapter. We were both laughing hard by the end of it. The true to life vignettes and insightful advice prove to be an engaging mixture throughout the book. Overall the book is informative, thoughtful, and humorous. The trio of authors blends their voices and experiences smoothly. I recommend this book to students and their parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    A must-read for all those connected in some way to the college experience

    I am a senior in high school preparing to go to college next year. I never read college books, but my mom gave me this one and I started glancing at it one night and couldn't put it down. Instead of the typical cheesy and blatantly obvious comments most college-advice books give, this book had actual wisdom. The book offers practical, applicable advice for everything from parties to internships and majors. Another nice aspect of the book was that the whole time I was reading it I felt sure I was its intended audience, but when later talking with my mom, she felt like it was just as readable and applicable for parents. I would feel good handing this book to anyone from a freshman in high school to a senior in college to a parent. And who better to write a book of college advice than an experience and top-ranked professor, long-standing and well-known dean, and accomplished student - and all from a top university! If you're looking for college-related advice, you will not be disappointed by this book.

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    Posted December 28, 2008

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