John Lawry College 101: A First Year Reader

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College 101: A First Year Reader

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COLLEGE 101 is a thematically arranged reader designed to provide first-year students with a solid foundation for reflecting on -- and making the most of -- their college experience. The readings, -- which include professional essays, student essays, poems, short stories, letters, and a play, -- address issues of direct relevance to first-year students. The probing questions for discussion and suggestions for journal entries that accompany each reading encourage students to examine these critical issues, and help them to develop the skills necessary for making good decisions and growing as individuals. While retaining the best features of the first edition, the second edition of COLLEGE 101 includes more emphasis on specially academic issues, a greater focus on diversity, and consideration of the impact of the Internet in school and in our lives.

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John D. Lawry is professor of psychology at Marymount College Tarrytown and author of GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (Littlefield, Adams, 1981; reissues, University Press of America, 1991), and HOW TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL: LETTERS OF A PROFESSOR TO HIS DAUGHTER (Sheed and Ward, 1988). Studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood, he attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia where he majored in the Classics and received his B.A., but he fell in love before he reached ordination. Two years at Duquesne University resulted in an M.A. in general psychology and a teaching position at Marymount College Tarrytown in 1965. Bcause he enjoyed teaching so much, he went back to school to complete his Ph.D. in.educational psychology at Fordham University in 1972. He has been teaching at Marymount ever since with the exception of a sabbatical year as a lecturer with the University of Maryland in their overseas program in 1978-79 where he taught U.S. military personnel and dependents in Japan and Korea. He has one daughter and plays a mean game of tennis.

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