Monday morning Q & A: advice for those headed to college?

Jody Asks:

“How about some high school graduation/off to college advice to share with students as they begin this new journey?”

Jody, I’ll cheat a little bit here and share a collection of past posts and a couple books that I think capture the best advice better than one all-inclusive post could.

First, a past post of mine highlighting some of the advice from Richard J. Light, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, on how to make the most of college.

One of my most read posts, “How to build a remarkable college career,” is here.

For those wondering about how to use college to prepare you for a job after graduation, check out the posts here and here.

And finally, MIT professor Cal Newport has authored two fantastic books on college success: (1) How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets from the Country’s Best Students, and (2) How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less.

The collection may not be as quick and easy to digest as one pithy post may have been. But I hope you find the quantity adds to the quality.

Thanks for your question, Jody. I’ll answer a different one next week. For those interested, you can submit yours here.