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Foundations: A Reader for New College Students helps you understand what college is all about, how you will change, and how to start asking the critical questions that are important to your success. Packed with balanced readings that encourage you to consider different points of view for each of the topics presented, this reader explores issues relating to technology, diversity, civic rights and responsibilities, and more-giving you the best possible start on the path to academic success.
Table of Contents
|How to Keep a Journal||p. xiii|
|The Value of a College Education: Why Am I in College?||p. 1|
|Why Go To College? Two Classic Answers||p. 3|
|The Lure of Learning||p. 6|
|The Value of a College Education||p. 9|
|The Evolution of Undergraduate Education||p. 13|
|Unit Summary||p. 18|
|What Can I Expect from College and How Will I Change?||p. 19|
|The Developing College Student||p. 21|
|Seniors' Advice to New Students||p. 27|
|The Stakes are Low||p. 27|
|Four Pieces of Advice||p. 29|
|Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman||p. 30|
|Tips on Becoming Personally Effective||p. 33|
|Three Paths to Financial Freedom||p. 43|
|Unit Summary||p. 47|
|How Can I Succeed Academically?||p. 49|
|How to Win at College||p. 51|
|Using Time and Space Effectively||p. 57|
|Want Good Advising? Take the Initiative!||p. 63|
|Fourteen Ways of Looking at Electives||p. 66|
|Please! It's Only Seven Minutes Late, Professor||p. 72|
|Why I Don't Let Students Cut My Classes||p. 76|
|Unit Summary||p. 80|
|How Should I Expect to Learn?||p. 81|
|Minds Viewed Globally||p. 83|
|Learning Styles: They Can Help or Hinder||p. 87|
|The Power of Memory||p. 94|
|How Do I Find Out What Faeulty Are Doing?||p. 99|
|How to Become an Expert Problem Solver||p. 102|
|Unit Summary||p. 107|
|What About Technology?||p. 109|
|The Challenge of Technology||p. 110|
|A Generation Bathed in Bits||p. 114|
|Losing Stuff Has Never Been So Sad||p. 118|
|Emailreplies.com, E-mail Etiquette||p. 121|
|Unit Summary||p. 124|
|What Are My Rights and Responsibilities as a Student?||p. 125|
|On Academic Freedom||p. 127|
|Ideas as Property||p. 132|
|You and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act||p. 137|
|College of Business, College Cheating Is Bad for Business||p. 143|
|Avoiding Plagiarism||p. 148|
|Unit Summary||p. 154|
|What Is Diversity and Why Is It Important?||p. 157|
|From Diversity to Inclusivity||p. 160|
|I Have a Dream||p. 167|
|How Discrimination Works and Why It Matters: Five Personal Statements||p. 171|
|The Face of Racism||p. 171|
|Personal Narrative of an Asian American's Experience with Racism||p. 175|
|What Could I Know of Racism?||p. 178|
|Pain and Perseverance: Perspectives from an Ally||p. 183|
|A College Senior Speaks about Diversity: The Disability Perspective||p. 188|
|Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism||p. 191|
|Unit Summary||p. 196|
|What Should I Know About Careers?||p. 199|
|A Career that Fits You||p. 201|
|The Relationship between College and Work||p. 205|
|Job Search: Chance or Plan?||p. 209|
|An Internship-Your First Big Career Break||p. 216|
|Adjust to Change||p. 219|
|Unit Summary||p. 222|
|Setting Future Goals: Now Is the Time To Start||p. 223|
|Here Life Comes||p. 225|
|The Next Great Collegiate Generation||p. 229|
|Grow Up? Not So Fast||p. 232|
|To the Graduates||p. 236|
|The First Lady's Challenge to the Graduates||p. 239|
|Unit Summary||p. 245|
|Author Index||p. 247|
|Subject Index||p. 249|
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