Conquering College

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Overview

High school students receive a great deal of advice about gaining admission to college, but much less about what to do when they arrive there. More than ever, a college education represents a major investment of time and money. In this perceptive and witty guide, written by an experienced teacher and counselor of both high school and college students, Victor L. Cahn presents future undergraduates and their parents with a blueprint for how best to use these vital four years. With singular candor, he discusses the potential pitfalls and rewards of campus life, including the transition from high school; the challenges of academic, personal, and social freedom; and the opportunities offered by courses, professors, and extracurricular programs. All this information is presented in the context of one central theme: that college is preparation not simply for a career, but for life.
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Editorial Reviews

David Porter
Victor Cahn brings to his subject the same qualities that have for the last thirty years made him a legendary teacher at Skidmore College: profound knowledge, acute understanding, a lively sense of humor, and a contagious passion for his subject. His book is a gold mine of information on the full spectrum of college life.
Susan Jackson Rodgers
Cahn is the avuncular guide we all wish we’d had to help navigate our undergraduate experience. From how to approach professors during office hours to cultivating good study habits and beyond, Cahn offers invaluable, practical advice. A must-read for incoming freshmen—and their parents.
Christine Vitrano
No student should attend college without first reading this book, which is an invaluable resource for those looking to make the most of their experience. The book should also be read by all teachers in higher education, who may have forgotten the myriad challenges facing students as they make the difficult transition to college.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607091875
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor L. Cahn is professor of English at Skidmore College.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 You're Accepted Chapter 2 Why Are You Going? Chapter 3 Ready to Go Chapter 4 An Overview of the Curriculum Chapter 5 The Faculty Chapter 6 Creating a Program Chapter 7 Carrying Out Your Program Chapter 8 Working with the Faculty Chapter 9 Beyond the Classroom Chapter 10 Final Words
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