From Sunday's New York Times
September 06, 2009
College Advice, From People Who Have Been There Awhile
Educators give some helpful advice to young adults entering school this fall.
The Hunt for a Good Teacher
By STANLEY FISH
Find the best teachers and take a writing class.
An Argument Worth Having
By GERALD GRAFF
Cut through the jargon, analyze and debate.
Get Lost. In Books.
By HAROLD BLOOM
Read the authors that are difficult and demand rereading.
Don’t Alienate Your Professor
By CAROL BERKIN
Once in class, participate.
By GARRY WILLS
Have passion for learning and for your beliefs.
Go the Wrong Way
By MARTHA NUSSBAUM
Think about life, not just a job.
By JAMES MacGREGOR BURNS
Read a good newspaper; it will be your path to the world at large.
My Crush on DNA
By NANCY HOPKINS
Fall in love with your vision of the future.
By STEVEN WEINBERG
College is never what one expects.