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Paperback Taking Time Off Book

ISBN: 0374524750

ISBN13: 9780374524753

Taking Time Off

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Have you ever thought about taking time off to ride your bike across the United States? conduct research in the Amazonian rain forest? work on a presidential campaign? build houses for the poor? Tens... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This Book Changed My LIFE!!!

I bought this book when it first came out a few years ago because I wanted to convince my parents that I could take a break before college and still make it a productive year. My dad was really worried that I wouldn't go back to school, but after he read a couple of year-off profiles in "Taking Time-Off," he was much more at ease. I'll be graduating from college this year and I am still so thankful for my year off. I was able to get an internship at a magazine that eventually gave me a job offer! You have to read this book.

Indispensable Guide for the Uncommon Student

Hall and Lieberhave successfully entered unchartered territory with their New York Times bestseller. While parents may scoff at the notion of their kids taking time off either before or during college, the experiences of students that Hall and Lieber chronicle suggest that valuable experience and new insight can be gained from a student sabbatical. Hall and Lieber emphasize that students must have a mapped out plan about what they want to do and what they want to gain from their experience. Taking time off is not about bumming around. There is a intellectual component to this endeavor that parents may tend to dismiss. They shouldn't. Finally, a book that challenges the idea that all people between the ages of 18-22 should go to immediately to college without entertaining the possibility of alternative experiences that would serve them better, at least temporariliy. There is no doubt that young men and women should obtain their college degrees, according to Hall and Lieber... the question simply is when.KUDOS!!

Taking Time Off should be on all readings lists!

I have read this fine book and highly recommend it to ALL college students. Whether or not you know why you are there it can answer your questions about a year off and offer insight on how productive and riching a year can be. I'm contemplating my own year off and this book will be my bible in doing so. It offers a wide variety of activities one can do and has excellent references for those who would like to take time off. I recommend that you read this book and get a glimpse of how to live life.
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