QUESTIONS FRESHMEN ASK by Ellen Willis
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QUESTIONS FRESHMEN ASK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some of the best advice along the grapevine can be found in Ellen Willis' sound discussion of the problems the out-of-towner is likely to encounter in her first few months on the campus. Avoiding moral homilies and breathless naivete, Miss Willis focuses sharply on the practical side of things -- in tangible problems, like how much money to take, choosing a dorm, selecting clothes, etc., as well as in problems of adjustment and curriculum -- gaining an appreciation of the faculty, planning a curriculum, developing the art of study, getting along with roommates, avoiding homesickness, etc. There is less excess verbiage and more authoritative knowledge distilled from wide and varied experience with college freshmen than in most learn-the-score books. Prospective collegians -- intelligent and anxious -- will find it a boon.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1962
Publisher: Dutton