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Real College masterfully presents critical information on key topics in a format that is engaging and entertaining. -- Julie C. Lythcott-Haims, Dean of Freshmen, Stanford University

Every student affairs office should recommend it. -- Loren Pope, author of Colleges that Change Lives and Looking beyond the Ivy League

Extremely funny, astonishingly helpful. Every college student and college-bound high school senior should read it. Period. -- Henry C. Moses, Headmaster, Trinity School and former Dean of Freshmen, Harvard College

Remarkably well written, truly reader friendly, and full of good ideas. I highly recommend this book. -- Richard J. Light, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education, Harvard University, and author of Making the Most of College

Stone and Tippett address serious, substantive, and challenging issues with deep psychological wisdom. This book is superb 'must' reading. -- Charles Ducey, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard's Center for Psychological and Learning Services

About the Author

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen teach at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Negotiation Project. They have been consultants to businesspeople, governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world, and have written on negotiation and communication in publications ranging from the New York Times to Parents magazine. Bruce Patton is also a co-author of Getting to Yes. Each of them lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Tippett developed and directed a student group at Harvard, which served as a resource for campus organizations in managing their conflicts. She is a student at Harvard Law School.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (September 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143034251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143034254
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,370,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. A. Doser on May 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
For the past 5+ years I have been an Academic Advisor for "Exploratory/Undeclared" first year students at Arizona State University. My career in Education includes: 6+ years of academic advising; 5+ yrs in Residence Hall Director positions; and 2 years as a high school counselor in a school w/ 80% of the senior class reported going on to college.

This is a REALLY good book. I would recommend it for ANY student as well as any parent of a 4-year college bound student. Real College breaks down issues/concerns/challenges in a very real manner. For 222 pages of text, the authors are very comprehensive in the items addressed. [Even addressing the interpretation/misinterpretation of Email messages] The theme throughout the book is honest communication and being honest with one's self. Interesting tables contrast what a professor/parent says with what the student actually hears and vice versa.

Again - I would recommend this book to EVERY student bound for a 4-yr. college or university. (I will use this book in the University Succcess courses I teach.) While this book may not apply totally to the first year community college student or the first time university transfer student - there is enough here that both can apply to their college experience.

The key to this book is not the value of the information the authors provide. The issue is: Will the first year college student take this information and incorporate/apply it to themselves in order to create a successful, as well as satifying college experience?
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Stone and Tippett have produced a well-written and at times humorous guide to contemporary college life. In their book, Stone and Tippett cogently discuss a wide range of topics, including dealing with one's roommate, handling the academic and social pressures of college, and approaching relationships in a healthy manner. Their innovative use of fictional e-mails to illustrate their points both adds humor and helps connect the book's larger themes to students' actual day-to-day lives.

Although I graduated from college in 2002 and believe that I had a wonderful experience, I cannot help but conclude that my college life would have been at least somewhat richer if I had read "Real College" before leaving home. On balance, I strongly recommend this book for any soon-to-be college student and/or his/her parents.
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By Carol on July 14, 2013
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Bought this as it was required for class. I guess it is good if you consider college and its studies good
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The book is in perfect condition!
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