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Making the most of college : students speak their minds

Author: Richard J Light
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"Why do some students in the United States make the most of college, while others struggle and look back on years of missed opportunities? What choices can students make, and what can teachers and university leaders do to improve more students' experiences and help them make the most of their time and monetary investment? And how is greater diversity on campus--cultural, racial, and religious--affecting education?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Études longitudinales
Named Person: William Sealy Gosset
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Light
ISBN: 0674004787 9780674004788 067401359X 9780674013599
OCLC Number: 44634360
Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Powerful connections --
Suggestions from students --
The most effective classes --
Good mentoring and advising --
Faculty who make a difference --
Diversity on campus --
Learning from differences --
What college leaders can do.
Responsibility: Richard J. Light.

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Light, a Harvard professor with 30 years of experience teaching at the college level, explores those elements of college life that make it an enriching experience for students...[and] offers specific Read more...

 
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