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Smarties Turn To Idiots For Guidance

Smarties Turn To Idiots For Guidance

How do you know a trend has become a phenomenon? When an Idiot’s Guide is written about it. In January, the ever-popular, neon-covered series released The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Going Back to College (Alpha Publishing, 2007; $18.95). Dr. Dolores Mize, the associate vice chancellor and special assistant to the chancellor for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, says she wrote the book because adult learners make up almost half of the nation’s new and returning students. But colleges have been slow to adapt to this nontraditional group, she says. Her book gives the lowdown on online classes, technical versus traditional colleges and how to go to college at the same time as your kids — all in the simple-to-grasp “idiots” format.



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