Foundations: A Reader for New College Students / Edition 1by Virginia N. Gordon, Thomas L. Minnick, Thomas L. Minnick
Pub. Date: 12/28/1995
This reader includes several essays and articles on each topic, giving students the chance to consider a number of different perspectives. Gordon and Minnick include personal essays, research-based articles, and other insightful ways of looking at the total college experience. Questions and journal activities accompany the readings to encourage class discussion and personal reflection.
Table of ContentsUnit One: The Value Of A College Education: Why Am I In College? Unit Introduction. The Lure of LearningWilliam J. Bennett. The Difference between High School and CollegeJack Meiland. A New Debate is Joined Over an Old Question: Is College an Investment or an End in Itself?James Cicarelli. How to Make People Smaller than They AreNorman Cousins. Mr. Gradgrind, 1965Wayne C. Booth. American Higher Education: A Brief HistoryWilliam H. Halverson. Unit Two: What Can I Expect From College And How Will I Change? Unit Introduction. The Developing College StudentVirginia N. Gordon. Freshman Can Be Taught to Think Creatively, Not Just Amass InformationDavid C. Finster. What's Wrong with Me, Me, Me?Margaret Halsey. University DaysJames Thurber. College PressuresWilliam Zinsser. Dorm Do's and Don'tsE. Gordon Gee. LonelinessBarbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman. The Pleasures of LearningGilbert Highet. Unit Three: How Can I Succeed Academically? Unit Introduction. Developing into a Good StudentAndrew Barclay and Charles Thornton. Four Kinds of ReadingDonald Hall. On Reading TrashBob Swift. How to Say Nothing in 500 WordsPaul Roberts. Please! It's Only Seven Minutes Late, ProfessorJoel J. Gold. The Syllabus: A Confession of FaithSharon Parks. Why I Don't Let My Students Cut My ClassesWilliam R. Brown. Who's Afraid of Math, and Why?Sheila Tobias. Libraries in an Information AgeVirginia Tiefel. Unit Four: How Can I Plan My Education Wisely? Unit Introduction. Major DecisionsJames Tunstead Burtchaell. CollegeMajor Doesn't Mean All That MuchWilliam Raspberry. Steering Clear of the One True CourseEllen Goodman. Thirteen Ways of Looking at ElectivesThomas L. Minnick. Unit Five: What Should I Know About Careers? Unit Introduction. WorkersRichard Rodriguez. A Day in the Life of SalarymanJohn Burgess. Work in Corporate AmericaRussell Baker. Getting a LivingHenry David Thoreau. Daydreams of What You'd Rather BeLance Morrow. Job Search: Chance or Plan?Mark R. Ballard. Postgraduate ParalysisMary Sherry. Unit Six: What Are My Rights And Responsibilities As A Student? Unit Introduction. Your New Rights and ResponsibilitiesBrad A. Myers. The New ImmoralityJoseph Wood Krutch. What Is Plagiarism? Why Should It Matter to You?Thomas L. Minnick. On Academic FreedomJames R. Carter and William H. Halverson. A Personal Mission StatementXXXX Covey. Unit Seven: What Is Diversity And Why Is It Important To Me? Unit Introduction. Radical EnglishGeorge Will. Critics of Attempts to Democratize the Curriculum are Waging a Campaign to Misrepresent the Work of Responsible ProfessorsPaula Rothenberg. Fitting InBetty LaSere Erickson and Diane Weltner Strommer. Getting to Know About You and MeChana Schoenberger. The Wrong ExamplesDavid L. Evans. Against the Great DivideBrian Jarvis. Discrimination at LargeJennifer A. Coleman. Why Don't Gays Keep Quiet? I Have a DreamMartin Luther King. Unit Eight: Is There Life After College? Unit Introduction. My Speech to the GraduatesWoody Allen. Having a Degree and Being EducatedEdmund D. Pelligrino. An Open Letter to the Class of _______Leo Ochrymowycz. Predictable Crises of AdulthoodGail Sheehy. The Time FactorGloria Steinem. Outlooks and Insights: Succeeding on the Job and in Life.
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