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How to Ace College In a new book, a Harvard professor reveals secrets from his 10-year study of successful students. There’s so much to focus on how to get into college these days, and not much advice about what to do once you get there. Back in the 1980s, the then Harvard president Derek Bok asked Richard J Light, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to study students on campus. The result of this10-year survey is the new book - Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds (242 pages, Harvard University Press. $24.95) which offers practical advice to school administrators, parents and, more importantly, to the students themselves. In an interview with NEWSWEEK’s Alisha Davis, Light discusses how to translate good intentions into practice. DAVIS: What was the most surprising thing you discovered? LIGHT: I had originally anticipated that most students would want the leaders of the college or the leaders of the school to treat them as grown-ups and get out of their way. The surprise is that student after student, 70 to 75 percent, said, “We need advice. We don't know what to do. How do we know which is the right history course to choose? How do we know how much time to spend on extracurriculars or
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