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|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Notes:||Originally published: Cornell University Press, 2005.|
|Description:||ix, 186 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Welcome to "AnyU" --
Life in the dorms --
Community and diversity --
As others see us --
Academically speaking ... --
The art of college management --
Lessons from my year as a freshman --
Ethics and ethnography.
"Based on her interviews and conversations with fellow classmates, her interactions with professors and with other university employees and offices, and her careful day-to-day observations, My Freshman Year provides an account of college life that should be read by students, parents, professors, university administrators, and anyone else concerned about the state of higher education in America today. Placing her own experiences and those of her classmates into a broader context drawn from national surveys of college life, Nathan finds that today's students face new challenges to which academic institutions have not adapted. At the end of her freshman year, she has an affection and respect for students as a whole that she had previously reserved only for certain individuals. Being a student, she discovers, is hard work. But she also identifies fundamental misperceptions, misunderstandings, and mistakes on both sides of the educational divide that negatively affect the college experience."--Jacket.