College Knowledge is the perfect guide for studentsheading off to college with high expectations for learning, academic success, personal growth, and independence. Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, it offers thoughtful, practical information for every student who wants to make a successful transition from high school to college.Read more...
College Knowledge is the perfect guide for studentsheading off to college with high expectations for learning, academic success, personal growth, and independence. Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, it offers thoughtful, practical information for every student who wants to make a successful transition from high school to college. College Knowledge covers academics and classroom tips, faculty and the college learning environment, extra-curricularactivities, diversity, personal and social growth, and the basics of dealing with family, finances, health, and safety.
Based on research on higher education and the author's twenty-five years of professional experience as a professor, dean, and vice-president focusing on the life of first-year college students, the book brings the best advice and wisdom on making the first year of collegean exhilarating and successful adventure.
David Schoem is Faculty Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program, University of Michigan.
Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." —Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University
"College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read—and heed—David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" —Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
"College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." —Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University
"Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." —Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student
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