1. THE VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION: WHY AM I IN COLLEGE?
William Johnson Cory and John Henry Newman, Why Go To College? Two Classic Answers
William J. Bennett, The Lure of Learning
GetRichSlowly.org, The Value of a College Education
Derek Bok, The Evolution of Undergraduate Education
2. WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM COLLEGE AND HOW WILL I CHANGE?
Virginia N. Gordon, The Developing College Student
Seniors’ Advice to New Students
Ben Bernstein, The Stakes are Low
Jennifer Rosella, Four Pieces of Advice
Andrew Gordon-Seifert, Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman
Susan Jones Sears, Tips on Becoming Personally Effective
Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman, Loneliness
Dave Ellis, Three Paths to Financial Freedom
3. HOW CAN I SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY?
Cal Newport, How to Win at College
Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens, Using Time and Space Effectively
Howard K. Schein, Ned S. Laff, and Deborah R. Allen, Want Good Advising? Take the Initiative!
Thomas L. Minnick, Fourteen Ways of Looking at Electives
Joel J. Gold, Please! It’s Only Seven Minutes Late, Professor
William R. Brown, Why I Don’t Let Students Cut My Classes
4. HOW SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN?
Howard Gardner, Minds Viewed Globally
Al Siebert and Bernadine Gilpin, Learning Styles: They Can Help or Hinder
Regina Hellyer, Carol Robinson, and Phyllis Sherwood, The Power of Memory
Howard K. Schein, Ned S. Laff and Deborah R. Allen, How Do I Find Out What Faculty Are Doing?
Karl Albrecht, How to Become an Excellent Problem Solver
5. WHAT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY?
A. W. Bates and Gary Poole, The Challenge of Technology
Don Tapscott, A Generation Bathed in Bits
Leonard Pitts, Jr., Losing Stuff Has Never Been So Sad
Emailreplies.com, E-mail Etiquette
6. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A STUDENT?
William H. Halverson and James R. Carter, On Academic Freedom
Thomas L. Minnick, Ideas as Property
C. L. Lindsay III, You and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
W. P. Carey College of Business, College Cheating Is Bad for Business
Rosemarie Menager and Lyn Paulos, Avoiding Plagiarism
7. WHAT IS DIVERSITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Thomas Brown, From Diversity to Inclusivity
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream
How Discrimination Works and Why It Matters: Five Personal Statements
Edward A. Delgado-Romero, The Face of Racism
Donna M. Talbot, Personal Narrative of an Asian American’s Experience with Racism
Joy E. Weeber, What Could I Know of Racism?
Lisa J. Brandyberry, Pain and Perseverance: Perspectives from an Ally
Skylar Covich, A College Senior Speaks about Diversity: The Disability Perspective
David Bruce Ingram and Jennifer A. Parks, Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism
8. WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT CAREERS?
Nicholas A. Lore, A Career that Fits You
Donald Asher, The Relationship between College and Work
Mark Ballard, Job Search: Chance or Plan?
Dave Horne, An Internship—Your First Big Career Break
Arthur D. Rosenberg, Adjust to Change
9. SETTING FUTURE GOALS: NOW IS THE TIME TO START
Mel Levine, Here Life Comes
Neil Howe and William Strauss, The Next Great Collegiate Generation
Lev Grossman, Grow Up? Not So Fast
Christopher Reeve, To the Graduates
Michelle Obama, The First Lady’s Challenge to the Graduates