These are 18-year-olds. They’re not adults. They like to think they are.

“A common freshman lament is, ‘I was a lot smarter before I got here,'” Dr. Coleman said. He asked the parents how many had marveled at how little homework their children did in high school. Numerous hands went up. College will demand more than high school, he said. “This is a place where you can take a week off and be a thousand pages behind.”

Posted August 20, 2001

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