This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students

This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students

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This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and invites students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

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ISBN-13: 9781483321158
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Inge Bell (1930-1996) received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She helped organize the Berkeley/Oakland chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.), an experience that led to the publication of her first book, C.O.R.E.: The Strategy of Non-Violence. She taught sociology at Pitzer College until 1982, and wrote the first edition of This Book Is Not Required in 1985.
Bernard McGrane received his Ph.D. from New York University and taught at Vermont College, Colby College, Cuesta Community College, UCLA, Pitzer College, and the University of California, Irvine before accepting his current position at Chapman University. He is the author of Beyond Anthropology, Society and the Other, and The Un-TV and the 10 MPH Car—Experiments in Personal Freedom and Everyday Life.
John Gunderson received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. John’s work is focused on the belief in the power of passionate teaching, awareness and learning and its ability to transform education and people’s lives. To this end, he has been actively publishing scholarly work and presenting at conferences such as AERA and AME. His published works have been about diverse topics from teaching and learning, school reform, college life and the media.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Part I. Academics and Learning
1. Welcome to College
2. Grades: Can You Perform Without the Pressure?
3. Technology and Learning
4. Everybody Hates to Write
Part II. Navigating the Institution
5. Support Your Local Teacher: Or the Care and Feeding of Professors
6. An Academic Question
7. Questions of Academic Integrity
8. Wisdom and Knowledge
9. Pursuing Wisdom in the Academy
10. Adventures in Desocialization
11. Media Me
Part III. Survival Strategies
12. Survival Skills
13. Love
14. Trouble With Parents
15. The Painful Avenues of Upward Mobility
16. Graduation: What They Forgot to Mention
17. The Career: Friend or Foe?
18. Directing Your Own Development
About the Authors
About the Contributors: Team Bell

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