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ERIC Number: EJ829464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
The Transition to College and the World
Cohen, Michael
Journal of College Admission, n202 p8-11 Win 2009
Before his freshmen year, the author thought he knew everything--about himself, about college and about the world. He anticipated brilliant and disheveled professors, who, heads in the clouds, wander to class between picturesque gothic towers fortifying quads of freshly cut grass. He pictured Frisbees and roommates, intramural sports and life-changing lectures. Though all of these preconceived notions turned out to be true to some extent, he had no idea what the transition from high school to college was really about. For him, the transition to college was an eye-opening introduction to the rich diversity of the world. It is a transformation from dependence to independence, from being a mere product of one's upbringing to being a responsible individual who makes real choices, practical and philosophical, about one's path in life. It is a capricious out-of-the-classroom crash course on living whose lessons must be learned by oneself, about oneself, for oneself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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