His son is starting college this year and Ben has some advice for him. It is generally pretty good stuff. There is more in the article, but these are the high points.
So, what follows is some advice for our son and for all college students, and maybe for all students of any age, about how to maximize the value of time spent in higher educationHmmm. Sounds pretty "Balanced" to me. I wish I had actually done all of that when I was in college.
If you can learn to work, think, and make friends, you're way ahead of the pack.
- First, make friends with your teachers.
- Next, do your papers neatly, according to the assignment, and on time.
- Take courses that will be of genuine use to your mind.
- Make friends, and preferably join a fraternity or sorority.
- Don't smoke or drink to excess.
- Play a sport.
- If you're not happy with your roommate, switch.
- Try to have a significant other.
- Above all, develop habits of work.
Old-School Lessons for the College-Bound