All writers in this collection speak for themselves—and themselves alone.
Carol S. Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University, classifies mindsets as "growth" or "fixed" and explains how the differences either help or hinder student learning. (Watch Prof. Dweck's TED Talk on this subject.)
Cheating in College [Video]
YouTube vlogger sWooZie describes what happened after he spotted two friends cheating on a humanities exam.
Freelance author James Sollisch explains the nature of critical thinking by giving examples of people who shifted old paradigms.
By the time most students finish college, they are tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Robert Shireman, Executive Director of California Competes, helps decipher "helpful" payment-plan web guides.
Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, explains how he got the most out of his college education and offers advice to students now enrolled.
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Students often wonder whether they are getting their money's worth by going to college. The Economist examines the cost and return-on-investment of a college degree.
Novelist Teddy Wayne recounts a plagiarism episode and the lesson that he eventually learned from it.
Neither a Wallflower Nor a Paris Geller Be: The Use and Abuse of Class Participation in the College Classroom
Rebecca Schuman, education columnist for Slate, explains how to participate in class successfully.
George Orwell, best known for the novels 1984 and Animal Farm, recounts his experiences at St. Cyprian's, an English preparatory school for boys.
Students often do not know what it means to be professional with their professors. In this essay, sociologist Lisa Wade gives examples of improper classroom behaviors and then explains why they are inappropriate.
Writer Karen Donley-Hayes shares her regrets during her college experience.
Reporting for Rolling Stone, Molly Knefel explores a Los Angeles high school's response to increasing police presence.
Essayist E. Tammy Kim follows the path of a low-income student from high-school graduation to college acceptance.
Rebecca Schuman, education columnist for Slate, describes the differences between the German and American college experience.