Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life

Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life


By (author) Douglas Stone, By (author) Elizabeth Tippett

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 14mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143034251
  • ISBN 13: 9780143034254

Product description

Few people have as much experience helping students cope with college life as Douglas Stone, a long-time Harvard residential adviser and coauthor of "Difficult Conversations," and Elizabeth Tippett, recent Harvard graduate and founding director of the university's peer mediation program. In "Real College," they join forces to help students deal with nightmare roommates, handle academic pressures, make smart choices about alcohol and sex, communicate with parents, and address all the other big issues that can make college as challenging as it is exciting. Stone and Tippett deliver insightful, pragmatic advice with humor and compassion, in a style that parents and students alike will appreciate. This is one book that no college student should be without.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Real CollegeIntroduction 1. Roomates 2. Social Life 3. Academics 4. Studying 5. Indentity 6. Relationships 7. Sex 8. Parents 9. Mental Health Epilogue Appendix Index