Robert Berry graduated Magna Cum Laude from Creighton University in 2013 with a degree in Finance. He currently lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Why should high school seniors read "The Freshman’s Guide to College Academics"?
High school seniors should read the booklet because the booklet provides them with information that was not learned in the high school classroom. High schools within the United States do a good job of helping their students learn the academic information they need to know in order to achieve academic success in the college classroom. With that said, I believe that many high schools fail in providing their students with information that is non-academic in nature, yet is still so crucial if students hope to excel in their college coursework. The booklet provides students with the non-academic information that is so crucial for success. Information in the booklet such as the importance of choosing good professors for your classes or the importance of knowing where to turn for help on your campus if you are struggling with your academic work, amongst other things, is the sort of information that is crucial for incoming college students to know if they hope to succeed in their freshman year.
Why did you decide to write a booklet, rather than a full length book?
I decided to write a booklet rather than a book, because it is my hope that all high school seniors will read “The Freshman’s Guide to College Academics” before they head off to college. I know there are many students who do not enjoy reading for pleasure, and I know that many young people today prefer to read blog posts and other short written pieces on the internet rather than full length books. It is my hope that by providing students with quality information that can be read in around 30 minutes, students will be more inclined to read the booklet and put the advice in the booklet into practice during their freshman year of college.
The Freshman’s Guide to College Academics is a short booklet that provides incoming college freshmen with information about what practices they need to engage in in order to make the successful transition from high school to college. The booklet was written by a recent college graduate and provides valuable information that will enable your freshman to achieve academic success in college.