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Thinking Student's Guide to College
November 23, 2015
What Is a Research University? Part I
The No. 1 way to cut the cost of college is to become an educated consumer. You can learn how by attending my popular online course, The College Cost Lab. I’ll be relaunching the course in June 2016 and if you’d like to be notified when I have more details, please click here! If you are hoping that your children...
August 25, 2014
How to Succeed in College
My son Ben is heading back to high school this week. Ben graduated from Beloit College in May with a degree in mathematics, but his new school year started this morning at Lincoln High, a predominantly Hispanic school in Denver. He will be spending the year as a teacher-in-training in the classrooms of two mentor mathematics teachers. Through the Teacher...
May 30, 2014
A Great Book for High School Grads
I’ve always felt that parents and teenagers spend too much time worrying about getting into college. I wish teenagers, in particular, diverted some of their energy into making sure that their college years will be successful. For everybody who agrees with me that the latter goal is vastly more important, I want to recommend a book, The Thinking Student’s Guide...
June 21, 2013
How to Squeeze the Most Out of College
I’ve always thought that it’s wonderful that many colleges require their incoming freshmen to read a book during the summer. I’m bringing this up because I want to nominate a book for this summer’s college reading lists that I think represents the best possible selection: The Thinking Student’s Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a Better Education. Andrew Roberts,...
February 8, 2012
Rushing to Get a Graduate Degree
I’ve met a lot of college students who assume that they must slog their way through graduate school to enjoy a successful and lucrative career. What is troubling, however, is how little information young adults know about what is involved in earning a graduate degree that can be expensive and a huge time commitment. No one should pursue a graduate...
July 21, 2011
My Favorite Books on College: A YouTube Review
Interested in some summer reading? I’ve got bookcases packed with college books in my home office. In this YouTube video, however, I share some of my favorite books about college. College Workshop I’ll be giving the final college workshop this Saturday (July 23) in a summer series for parents and teenagers at the University of California, San Diego. If you’d...