I'm on a book review roll today. So many books, so little time...
Stuff you already know!
Oops, sorry, we're sending kids off to college, as they call it in the US, they apparently don't need to know about punctuation in titles! I do have to punctuate the beginning of the sentence. Gosh, this gets me going. The title discourages me, I wondered about the editing inside the book.What does the inside look like?!
Then, thinking it over, perhaps they want to appeal the the kids who discourage punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Well, says I, why would I want to read this? I already know it!
Then, methinks, perhaps they want to encourage the kids to read it. I'm not sure they will. Young kids off to university know everything, don't they?
My 'kids' are ages 30, 32 and 36 this year. I do have experience with kids off to see the world. I taught a semester at uOttawa, too. Student teachers who knew how I should be teaching them. Sigh.
Turns out the book is well-edited, and seem to be on of the books for the bathroom reader. You can pick up gems of wisdom and put it down again until next time. I suppose it would be a fun gift, for parents who have the big bucks to pay for college.
There are many wise words, truth be told. I'm just not convinced the kids would read them!I'm thinking it might be a book mom or dad hangs on to , and you send an email once a week. (Or Gramma - kids listen more to them than their parents!)
This one is good:
#147. Before choosing a major, spend some time in the student bookstore to get a better sense of the required reading.
There are gems for parents, as well.
I.E., #239. Recognize when you leave home you're not the only one who grows and changes.
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