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One of the main reasons for going to college is to expand your intellectual, academic, and workplace skills. With that in mind, we recommend that you add the following to your summer and/or winter break reading lists:

Research Skills

Research Strategies

One of the best sources ever on how to write excellent college research papers!

Web Literacy

Web Literacy For Student Fact Checkers

Focus: Providing college students with 4 investigative skills to sharpen their research techniques in verifying information.

So Here's the Thing...

Ever look in the mirror and say, “Why Me…”?  Alyssa shares her own, often hilarious profile ? of college and career success.

A Differnet Mirror Book

A Different Mirror

Understanding the evolution of America’s multicultural roots empowers learners to appreciate the uniqueness that is the United States of America.

Born a Crime

How is it that being born in a country where having a romantic, interracial relationship could put you in jail?  Trevor has a real-life tale to tell! ?

It's OK if You're Clueless: and 23 More Tips for the College Bound

It's OK if You're Clueless: and 23 More Tips for the College Bound

Novelist Terry McMillan, as a parent, offers some very useful and, at times, humorous  insights for the college bound student.

Learning outside the lines

Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution.

Cramm This Book

Cramm This Book: So You Know WTF Is Going On in the World Today

The founder of a news outlet for Gen Z activists provides a very informative format that illuminates world issues and concerns for anyone who cares about the on-going challenges we face as a nation and a major player in world politics.

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Fake News Crap Detectors

Get Your News from the Right, Center, and Left Point of View!

Fake news and misinformation are running rampant these days. So checking regularly the validity of “important information” is critical.

As a digital citizen, you’re obligated to verify any information source that may influence your decision making, whether it be academic, personal, and/or professional.

Protecting Life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is more of our responsibility today than the U.S. Constitutional fathers originally intended.

That means checking your info and validating it before sharing it with social media.

So add the American Library Association’s list of Fact Check sites. to your personal resource list.

You’ll be glad you did!


Fact Check Sites

Courtesy of the American Library Association
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From time to time, we’ll be sharing insights and perspectives from other voices in the field of college and career success.

Listening to these different voices will provide you with an invaluable source of expert “second opinion” information you can use in planning your best pathways to achieve your college and career goals.

Make sure you send feedback to our contributors.  They enjoy hearing from you as much as we do!

Read for fun, leisure, and the occasional academic pursuit! – Order your own personal copy through Amazon.  Or you can always borrow a copy from your academic or public library. 

Additional College-Related Information Resources

From time to time, we get requests to share information resources that may be of interest to you as a college student.

We make an effort to vet all of our upload requests. And you should do the same!

Download our handy dandy CRAAP Detector Fact Sheet if you think you might need assistance checking out the validity of these and other information resources you may encounter along the way!

Just click on the links below to access the information directly:

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