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A College Primer : An Introduction to Academic Life for the Entering College Student - John T. Kirkpatrick

A College Primer

An Introduction to Academic Life for the Entering College Student

Paperback Published: 28th May 2004
ISBN: 9781578861392
Number Of Pages: 47

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Here is a helpful resource for high school students who want to learn more about the real reason they will attend college: to gain an education. Going beyond the available college books that describe dorm life and fraternities, author John Kirkpatrick introduces students to the rich textures of the academic world at today's colleges and universities. He unravels the mysteries of professors, academic culture, degree programs, who's who on campus, and expectations in the college classroom. Kirkpatrick tells his tale as a seasoned voyager in the modern academy, who is passionate about the magic that happens inside the college gates. Students, parents, guidance counselors, and academic advisors will find the book useful in focusing entering student attention on the academic demands that await them. Finally, this is a book that talks seriously with students, not at them, about the remarkable trek through the academic world.

Kirkpatrick's volume helps new students, parents, and others to understand the fundamental issues of collegiate life, from admission through commencement. The book provides a useful glimpse of the faculty, the meaning of the degree, the complexity of the organization and perhaps most usefully, those strange folkways that characterize institutions of higher learning. For the ambitious and talented who join colleges and universities each year, this small volume is an excellent way to start the journey of a lifetime.--Gordon Haaland, president, Gettysburg College

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Admissionp. 1
The Historyp. 5
The Professoriatep. 11
The Degreep. 17
The Structurep. 23
The Culturep. 27
The Folkwaysp. 31
The Moresp. 39
The Life of the Mindp. 43
The Commencementp. 45
About the Authorp. 47
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ISBN: 9781578861392
ISBN-10: 157886139X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 47
Published: 28th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.29  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.11