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978-1-4758-0881-0 • Hardback • June 2017 • $74.00 • (£57.00)
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Anne D. Neal has spent more than two decades advancing higher education reform, first at the National Endowment for the Humanities and then at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University.
Zeroing in on Your Schools
Chapter 1: Brace Yourself
Chapter 2: Make a Match
Chapter 3: Insist on Academic Substance
Chapter 4: Look for Serious and Responsible Teaching
Chapter 5: Understand Campus Culture and Dorm Life
Chapter 6: Get the Facts on Drinking and Socializing
Chapter 7: Put A Premium on Free Speech
Chapter 8: Aim for Four Years and Out
Chapter 9: Learn the Real Cost (by Dr. Richard Vedder)
Chapter 10: Visit with Eyes Open
Chapter 11: Stay Connected
Chapter 12: Conclusion: Jump Right In!
Postscript: Take Action
Selecting a College Checklist
Every prospective college student and parent should be grateful that Anne Neal wrote this book! She shows clearly how to evaluate the school itself and not just the nice brochure: how to find out what is – and is not – actually taught in classes; the real deal on financial aid; why to avoid “party schools” altogether; how to find out if actual faculty teach courses or whether teaching is routinely handed off to doctoral candidates, and more. No one should invest four years or more and tens of thousands of dollars or more without Ms. Neal’s expert guidance.
— Tom Rollins, Founder, The Teaching Company