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

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-24
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This edition of an underground classic marks out new territory in college participatory education. Its purpose remains the same: to encourage students to educate themselves by calling their attention to the college experience as a whole: the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities presented by college life. In a personable and refreshingly straightforward style,áthe auhtors'ácritical discussion of academic life distinguishes between learning the institutional rules of higher education and internalizing those rules, demystifies professors and teaching assistants by discussing their institutional roles and incentives, and invites students to take responsibility for - and make the most of - their educational experiences.

Table of Contents

Academics and Learning
Welcome to College
Everybody Hates to Write
Navigating the Institution
Support Your Local Prof
An Academic Question
Questions of Academic Integrity
Wisdom and Knowledge
Pursuing Wisdom in the Academy
Adventures in Desocialization
Media Me
Survival Strategies
Survival Skills
Trouble with Parents
The Painful Avenues of Upward Mobility
Graduation: What They Forgot to Tell You
The Career: Friend or Foe?
Directing Your Own Development
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