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Carpe College! Seize Your Whole College Experience

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College just got easier! You have spent the last year or two of your life trying to get in, and now you need to know what to do once you get there. To make the most of it, you'll need to Carpe College! By seizing all the wonderful opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, you can make your college years the rich and life-changing experience you've always dreame ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Woodsman Press
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Tom Donaghey
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: how-to
Where was this book three years ago when my son started college? Where was it ten years ago when my first child went off to school? For that matter, where was it when I went off to college some years ago? We all could have used it and all the advice contained in it. While this book seems tailored for the new freshman to help ease the transition from high school to college, all students could take a tip or two from it.
The biggest thing this talks about is time management, a very critical and un
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Leah Wescott
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Captain, My Captain!

While written for students, I will probably gift this book to parents of high school graduates as my first order of business. Carpe College is written from the heart by an author who is passionate about what a FULL higher education means -- classroom, social life, leadership, experimentation, exploration... That's an easier sell for students than for the well-meaning grown-ups who give misguided advice out of both fear and love (and probably just not knowing). I hope that
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Makayla
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: high school seniors
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Even though I am in my freshman year of college, I found this book to be very helpful. I really wish I could have read it last summer before I came to college. I realized how many things I could have done differently and what I could have done to to make the transition from high school to college easier. Even though I think that, for me,some of these helpful tips kind of missed their mark, I think for other people, they will be more than useful. Overall, I found it to be a very good, very intere ...more
Kris 10
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! Metzler writes an entertaining and informative book with everything a future college student needs to know. There isn't anything this book lacks. Thanks for the good read!
Jay
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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As the parent of a high school Junior starting what looks to be a long list of college visits, our family is quite interested in the state of affairs for typical college students. What has changed since the times we went to college those decades (!) ago? One thing that has changed is that you can now get experienced and knowledgeable guidance in how to be a college student in books, and "Carpe College" is an excellent way to find out how things work. The book is written with a touch of humor, wi ...more
Brandi
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Since I am now a graduate student, I wish I had this book a few years earlier. I have quite a few regrets from my undergraduate years and wish I had taken advantage of more of the opportunities offered, such as the student trips and conventions.
I think most college students have some regrets, but Metzler's book gives some excellent ideas for getting the most of the college experience. Like many students, my time management techniques were a bit lacking and my goals and priorities were not as def
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Janice
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway.

I was hoping to win this book so I could pass it on to my 17 year old grandson. Of course, I read it first and what a good read it was! Too bad it wasn't available when I went to college over 50 years ago. I already had good study skills, but I wish I had had the benefit of all the good advice regarding the rest of the college experience. Metzler emphasizes how important it is to make time to expand one's horizons through the wide variety of activitie
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Darlene Cruz
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very informative book that will help students and parents alike. Easy read and I found it simple to understand. The information covers everything a student who will be starting college would want to know also this book can prep high school students, do's & don't. I wish I had this book to guide me through the trials and tribulation of college. Excellent read. Won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz
Elizabeth Whitehead
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book as an advanced readers copy from GoodReads. I think it is very useful for college students. I passed it on to my daughter and she has also been reading as time allows with a full schedule of classes.
Nicole
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Definitely a good read for someone who is about to start college. The book covers a large array of topics like academics, how to meet others, how to live with others and just how to survive college. It's a good College 101 guide for rising college freshmen!
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After a roller-coaster undergraduate experience, a couple of masters degrees and an uninspiring advertising career, Mike Metzler ventured into teaching where he has found his bliss and earned praise from every corner. Now, having taught nearly two decades of high school and college combined, Mike has learned a few things about the challenging transition from high school to college life, and he’s e ...more
“It’s YOUR journey. Ask yourself who you are, where you want to go, and how you’d like to get there. Graciously accept advice from everyone, but don’t look left and right and wonder why you’re not taking the path of your peers. Enjoy the path you’re on and make the most of it. Carpe College!” 1 likes
“For this very short time in your life, and possibly never again, you will be given a very unique gift: a supremely rich environment with ample time, space, safety and people to explore whatever interests you intensely, to push yourself, to make mistakes and recover from them, and to live as deeply as you'd like in the hope of finding yourself or, at least, the beginnings of yourself.

Such an opportunity may never present itself again. So, embrace it and.... Carpe College!”
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