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Why do some students in the United States make the most of college, while others struggle and look back on years of missed opportunities? What choices can students make, and what can teachers and university leaders do to improve more students' experiences and help them make the most of their time and monetary investment? And how is greater diversity on campus--cultural, racial, and religious--affecting education? How can students and faculty benefit from differences and learn from the inevitable moments of misunderstanding and awkwardness?

Two Harvard University Presidents invited Richard Light and his colleagues to explore these questions, resulting in ten years of interviews with 1,600 Harvard students. Making the Most of College offers concrete advice on choosing classes, talking productively with advisors, improving writing and study skills, maximizing the value of research assignments, and connecting learning inside the classroom with the rest of life.

The stories that students shared with Light and his colleagues about their experiences of inspiration, frustration, and discovery fill the book with spirit. Some of the anecdotes are funny, some are moving, and some are surprising. Many are wise--especially about the ways of getting the best, in classroom and dormitory, from the new racial and ethnic diversity.

Filled with practical advice, illuminated with stories of real students' self-doubts, failures, discoveries, and hopes, Making the Most of College presents strategies for academic success.

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What choices can students in America make and what can teachers and university leaders do to improve more students' experiences and help them make the most of their time and monetary investment? Two Harvard University presidents invited Richard Light and his colleagues to explore these and other questions, resulting in ten years of interviews with 1,600 Harvard students. Filled with practical advice, Making the Most of College presents strategies for academic success.

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2000 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press

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Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press

About the Author

Richard J. Lightis Professor in the <>Graduate School of Educationand the <>John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Powerful Connections
  • 3. Suggestions from Students
  • 4. The Most Effective Classes
  • 5. Good Mentoring and Advising
  • 6. Faculty Who Make a Difference
  • 7. Diversity on Campus
  • 8. Learning from Differences
  • 9. What College Leaders Can Do
  • The Assessment Project
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674004788
Author:
Light, Richard J.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Light, Richard J.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Attitudes
Subject:
College seniors.
Subject:
Harvard University - Students - Attitudes
Subject:
College seniors -- Attitudes.
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
EDUCATION / Counseling / Academic Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
231
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 15 oz

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