A Matter of Semantics

A Matter of Semantics

by Abdul Staten




A Matter of Semantics helps students learn that college is not only about the academics. Of course the academics are important - they're vital, in fact. But, those social, emotional, and psychological lessons that college students experience outside of the classroom end up accounting for 70-80% of what they actually learn. What's more, after financial hardships, students end up leaving college not because they are incapable of handling the academic and intellectual challenges of college life, but because they are incapable of handling the outside-of-the-classroom elements of college life.

But, every student has the ability to succeed in college and A Matter of Semantics helps prepare students for the rigors of college by attesting to the importance of personal exploration and encouraging students to spend as much energy developing their personal selves as they spend developing their academic selves. This book also provides a distinct look into the life lessons the college experience teaches as well as strategies for navigating those lessons. In the end, the college experience becomes about each student, and the unique journey they take to create the success they wish for in college and in life.

As for the title - the institution of higher education is unparalleled in its ability to provide young adults with opportunities to learn and grow in ways no other institution can offer; so as long as teenagers go on to college, wherever they decide to pursue their education will, in the end, become just a matter of semantics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612962238
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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