Chapter One: A Summer of ChangeMaking the Most of the Months Before College Begins
Every year, as a new group of high school graduates and their parents watch the calendar pages turn toward September, emotions begin to churn. Mothers and fathers who were filled with pride when the college acceptance letters arrived a few months ago will soon find themselves wondering, "How can this kid possibly succeed in college? He can't even get out of bed in the morning by himself."
Students who are convinced that they belong at the college of their dreams are equally convinced a day later that they will never fit in: "I think the...