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The 7 things new college students don’t know that drive professors crazy

Tell your kids: “You’re not in charge.”

That’s the first piece of advice I give when friends ask me for help with preparing their teenagers for college. I’ve been teaching for 16 years, first as a high school English teacher, then at the college level for the past four years. I know how tricky the move from high school to college is. While secondary schools pour their resources into helping students get into a good university, and adults rush to teach teens how to behave well socially, no one’s covering what kids need to know for, you know, the actual classes. I have a clear picture of what’s missing from their preparation. Here’s what to tell your college-bound students to help them succeed.

After reading the article, do read the comments, extremely useful perspectives from the faculty!

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