What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain

So what doe the best college students do?

They are more interested in improving themselves than learning for the test. They are more interested in discovering their purpose than finding a well paying job. The best college students want something more than a college degree. The best college students have a higher calling.

You could read these few sentences I just wrote or you could read a few hundred pages. Which one do your prefer?

I love stories about students fighting the odds, working hard, and finding their purpose and passion, but after a bit these stories can get redundant. And that’s what happens in Bain’s What the Best College Student Do.

I was hoping for some practical steps and deeper research, instead there is a trove of anecdotal stories that get boring after awhile. This book wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t helpful.