Great review Brian! I was like you in the fact that I excelled in high school and then the autonomy of college made me loose focus. I actually did not graduate from college until later. I dropped out the first time and it wasn't until I was older with more maturity that I was able to complete a degree. I wish they had something like this for me the first time I went to college. I think about all the time I wasted. I try to stay positive though and realize that it is a combination of all my life experiences that made me who I am today. Aaron
We are definitely a product of our experiences, Aaron. I do wish I would have had this book...because approaching professors, who had a stronger focus on research than teaching students, was intimidating. However, this book really provided guidelines on how to approach the instructors and "captivate their interest" with sincerity and genuine concern for classroom performance vs just making a grade. At the end of the day, I still think college is more about survival and getting that piece of paper to get your first professional job. After that, it gets back to being a product of our experiences, and School of Hard Knocks and Missteps is a better school than any formal classroom.