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What Never to Tell a College Student

David Leibow in an Interview with the Washington Post
April 2, 2012 - April 4, 2012

To be sure, going to college is a big moment in life, and, certainly, for some people, college is the best time in their life. But apart from the sad notion that the years from around 18 to 22, 23 or 24 are the high point in a life, it remains true for many, many students, that college isn’t at all what it’s cracked up to be in the “time of your life” department.

Right now millions of high school seniors are deciding where they will go to college, and students already in college are gearing up to finish up their year with final papers and exams.

That makes it a good time to remind everybody that while college can and should be marvelous, sometimes even often, it isn’t — and that is just as normal as anything else.




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