Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates by Victor CahnConquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates by Victor Cahn

Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates

byVictor Cahn

Paperback | June 16, 2009

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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.
Victor L. Cahn is professor of English at Skidmore College.
Title:Conquering College: A Guide for UndergraduatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.6 × 5.58 × 0.35 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091887

ISBN - 13:9781607091882

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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

Editorial Reviews

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.