Usable Knowledge What You Can Do To make the most of your college year Posted September 2, 2021 By Usable Knowledge College Access and Success Counseling and Mental Health Disruption and Crises Higher Education Leadership In this What You Can Do series discussion with longtime Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Richard Light, author of Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, first-year college students are offered half a dozen tips for how to make the most of their first year on campus, including taking at least one small class each semester and making an effort to meet new people who may not be exactly like their high school friends. Other videos in the What You Can Do series: What You Can Do... to Keep Families Involved at School What You Can Do ... to Help Anxious Students What You Can Do ... to Bring Multicultural Texts to the Classroom Usable Knowledge Connecting education research to practice — with timely insights for educators, families, and communities Explore All Articles Related Articles Education Now Transition from High School to College for the Pandemic Generation With the disruption of the last two years, what should counselors, educators, and parents be considering when preparing students for college? Education Now Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education for Good? A discussion among higher ed leaders at Harvard on innovations in teaching and learning — and which changes are likely to last. Education Now Mental Health and Wellness at College Today A discussion on higher education and the mental health and wellness challenges that colleges are facing — and what student support should look like now, as pandemic impacts continue.