College 101: A First Year Reader / Edition 2

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College 101 is a thematically arranged reader designed to provide first-year students with a solid foundation for reflecting on-and making the most of -- their college experience. The readings, which include professional essays, student essays, poems, short stories, letters, and a play, address issues of direct relevance to first-year students. The questions for discussion and suggestions for journal entries that accompany each reading encourage students to examine these important issues in -depth.
"College 101, in my opinion, is one of the very best textbooks on the freshman year." —G. James Burns, University of South Carolina

"I tell my students that John's book is for the heart. They enjoy it, evaluate it positively, and even choose to do additional, unassigned reading for extra credit.... The book is student friendly, readable, yet challenges students to think and view the experience of schooling at many different levels (family relations, academic concerns, values and value clarification)." —Carl M. Wahlstrom, Genesee Community College

"College 101 spoke to students who were . . . looking for inspiration to continue on the road toward the goal of a college education. It sparked their hope of one day entering the ranks of educated people and it gave their instructor concrete, adult readings to assist them . . . . The book was warmly received by faculty and students." —Maura L. Ivanick, Syracuse University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073031590
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/23/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Lawry is professor of psychology at Marymount College Tarrytown and author of GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (Littlefield, Adams, 1981; reissues, University Press of America, 1991), and HOW TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL: LETTERS OF A PROFESSOR TO HIS DAUGHTER (Sheed and Ward, 1988). Studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood, he attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia where he majored in the Classics and received his B.A., but he fell in love before he reached ordination. Two years at Duquesne University resulted in an M.A. in general psychology and a teaching position at Marymount College Tarrytown in 1965. Bcause he enjoyed teaching so much, he went back to school to complete his Ph.D. in.educational psychology at Fordham University in 1972. He has been teaching at Marymount ever since with the exception of a sabbatical year as a lecturer with the University of Maryland in their overseas program in 1978-79 where he taught U.S. military personnel and dependents in Japan and Korea. He has one daughter and plays a mean game of tennis.

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Table of Contents

1. Tolbert McCarroll: The Journal.
2. Mary Oliver: The Journey.

3. John D. Lawry: What No One Ever Told Them About College
4. Donna Farhi Schuster: On Becoming a Better Student,
5. Sam Sifton: John of Arc (student essay),
6. Malcolm X: Prison Studies,
7. Joan Didion: Why I Write,
8. Samuel Scudder: In the Laboratory with Agassiz,
9. Earl Shorris: On the Uses of a Liberal Education as a Weapon in the Hands of the Restless Poor,
10. Robert Oliphant: Letter to a B Student,
11. Ethan Watters: Claude Steele Has Scores To Settle.

12. Dick Gregory: Shame,
13. Jean Houston: The Art of Acknowledgment,
14. Michael Kantor: Confessions of a Lonely TA,
15. Louis Schmier: The Power of Caring.
16. Langston Hughes: Theme for English B.
Short Story:
17. Rebecca Lee: The Banks of the Vistula.

18. Ellen Goodman: Training for Real Life,
19. Lynn Darling: Sleeping with the Enemy,
20. Meghan Daum: Virtual Love.
21. Anonymous: After A While.

22. Elvira Franco: A Magic Circle of Adult Students (student essay),
23. Rosalee Romano: Touching Lives (student essay),
24. Howard Rheingold: The Virtual Community.

25. William Zinsser: College Pressures,
26. Paul Keegan: Inhuman Architecture, Bad Food, Boredom, Death by Fun and Games,
27. Nancy Gibbs: When Is It Rape?
28. Sylva Miller: Untitled (student production).

29. Philip Zimbardo: A Practical Guide to Sources of Help, 30. Kathleen Keating: A Hug For All Reasons.

31. Amy Corey: Untitled (student essay),
32. Susan Moon: Sons and Mothers,
33. John D. Lawry: Daughters, Fathers, & Dancing,
34. Andrew Merton: Father Hunger.
Short Story:
35. Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing.

36. Kenneth Kohler: How I Came Out to My Parents (student essay),
37. Richard Rodriguez: The Workers,
38. Elizabeth Wong: The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl.
Short Story:
39. Andre Dubus: The Fat Girl.
40. Nadine Stairs: If I Had My Life To Live Over, 41. Anonymous: Risks.

42. Robert Bly: The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us,
43. John W. White: What Is Meditation?,
44. Gerald Jampolsky: Nothing Real Is Impossible,
45. Rainer Maria Rilke: Letter to a Young Poet.

46. James Keller: Exile and Return (student essay).
47. John D. Lawry: The First Year's the Hardest.
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