NYT: College advice, from people who have been there a while

September 7, 2009 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

From Stanley Fish, “Find the best teachers and take a writing class.”

From Gerald Graff, “Cut through the jargon, analyze and debate.”

From Harold Bloom, “Read the authors that are difficult and demand rereading.”

From Carol Berkin, “Don’t alienate your professor — once in class, participate.”

From Garry Wills, “Play politics — have passion for learning and for your own beliefs.”

From Martha Nussbaum, “Go the wrong way: Think about life, not just a job.”

From James MacGregor Burns, “Read a good newspaper; it will be your path to the world at large.”

From Nancy Hopkins, “Fall in love with your vision for the future.”

And from Steven Weinberg, “College is never what one expects.”

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