On top of that, one is attached to the outside society, including friends, siblings, and family all of whom have an interest in one’s smooth learning and success at the campus. This Book Is Not Required captures the experiences on campus and gives crucial tips as to survival in the bumpy terrain of student life.
I was victim to the harsh realities of campus, but this book molded me into a hardcore student. Mastering all the tips therein could be hard, but one should have an idea of what life is at the institution of higher learning. One thing about campus is that the level of control by parents and teachers is so reduced that the student who was previously dependent on these is seriously challenged. Students on campus are adults as far as the law is concerned, and they have the right to make choices and decisions with little interference. Making choices include choosing whether to learn or pursue other interests. This Book Is Not Required points out that students educate themselves at the campus. The resources available, including books and instructors are mere facilitators with the bulk of the study work falling on the student (Bell, McGrane and Gunderson 2013). Misuse of these resources could be the difference between getting good grades and failing miserably.
The book gives a powerful experience of what to do during the first days at college. One would definitely be scared of the strange culture, multitude, and the classroom population. Common things that one used to do in high school become a challenge in college. A top performer in high school meets top performers from various high schools who seemingly are brighter than him or her. Seniors at the college look down upon newcomers and call them names such as “freshers” and “freshmen.” The book advises that one should look into oneself to gather the confidence. Soul-searching is a crucial tool for adapting in campus as a new student. One should