I was recently provided a copy of the book “Getting to the Quad: Your Guide for the College Experience” by the creator, Michael Bergman. The book is designed to help high school graduates manage the transition from high school into college. The book is a collaboration of college and high school faculty, staff and alumni who all helped provide ideas, tips and suggestions for making the college process as simple as possible.
The book starts with a section called “Going to College-That Whole Application and Choosing Thing”. This section is a broad overview of some of the issues students need to consider in finding the right college. Although the section is not meant to be comprehensive, it suffers from an overly general approach to what should be a careful approach to finding the best college. However, the book improves after the first section with a great deal of helpful information including practical information not general seen in other books.
For example, in section 5, there is a real world discussion of summer internships, cover letter tips and resume tips. Section 7 has advice on choosing classes, time management and note taking tips, among other suggestions.
More information about the book, including the table of contents, is available on the website GettingToTheQuad. You can also buy the book through the website.
With everything else students have on their plate to find the right college, making the transition from high school to college need not be one of the things students need to worry about. With a list price of $14.95 I would recommend the book to make the whole transition smoother.