This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, 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 inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.
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About the Author
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 CarExperiments 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 ContentsPreface to the First EditionPreface to the Fifth EditionPart I. Academics and Learning1. Welcome to College2. Grades: Can You Perform Without the Pressure?3. Technology and Learning4. Everybody Hates to WritePart II. Navigating the Institution5. Support Your Local Teacher: Or the Care and Feeding of Professors6. An Academic Question7. Questions of Academic Integrity8. Wisdom and Knowledge9. Pursuing Wisdom in the Academy10. Adventures in Desocialization11. Media MePart III. Survival Strategies12. Survival Skills13. Love14. Trouble With Parents15. The Painful Avenues of Upward Mobility16. Graduation: What They Forgot to Mention17. The Career: Friend or Foe?18. Directing Your Own DevelopmentReferencesIndexAbout the AuthorsAbout the Contributors: Team Bell