How to Survive Your Freshman Year

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/30/2010
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books

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How to Survive Your Freshman Year offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it. Based on interviews with hundreds of college students at every type of higher-learning institution across the country, this book has insights on every aspect of college life, including, what to take to the dorm, living with roommates, Facebook and other social networks, extracurricular activities, choosing classes, studying, going abroad, finances, food, the social scene, doing laundry, staying in touch with friends and family, and much more. Highly readable, much of the book consists of short snippets with some interesting insight and advice from the college students interviewed. The book also includes expert input from college advisors and officers.

Author Biography

With Special Editors Frances Northcutt, Honors Advisor, Hunter College/City University of New York and Scott C. Silverman, Ed.D., Coordinator, Orientation Programs and Student Life, University of California, Riverside

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Get Ready: What to Take to Collegep. 1
Get Set: Leaving Homep. 21
Go: Starting Outp. 29
Expectations: College Dreams & Campus Realityp. 43
Dorm Life: Social Experiment?p. 59
Talking to Strangers: Your Roommate & Youp. 81
My Face, Our Space: Online Communities and College Lifep. 103
Filling Daytime Hours: Choosing (and Attending) Classesp. 117
Hitting the Books: Why, When & How to Studyp. 139
Extracurriculars: Making the Most of Free Timep. 163
Money for Your Life: Working & Financesp. 193
Food for Thought: Pop-Tarts, Beer & Other Essential Nutrientsp. 209
Ready to Wear: Fashion & (Eventually) Laundryp. 219
Friends: Good, Better, Best, or Formerp. 239
Going Out, Getting Serious: Dating & Sexp. 251
Parties 101: How to Have Fun & Be Safep. 275
Animal House: Fraternities & Sororitiesp. 297
Road Trip! Vacations & Studying Abroadp. 313
Family Ties: Keeping in Touch & Setting Boundariesp. 327
More Wisdom: Good Stuff That Doesn't Fit Anywhere Elsep. 341
Appendix The Essential Freshman Fill-In List Useful Websitesp. 355
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Everyone Preparing for College Life Should Read This April 17, 2011
This textbook makes me feel like I have a thousand friends to call for advice. I was very impressed with "How to Survive Your Freshman Year". It contains tons of useful information from what to take for college to having fun and being safe. It deals with many problems, has lots of great tips and lots of great advice. This book was written by other college students who tell the reader what college life is like and what to expect - surviving dorm life, studying, testing, cl[censored], orientation, working, finances, etc. Some advice is given with humor and some is off color, but they come straight from students and are directed to future students. Like everything else, one takes what is useful and leaves the rest behind. Read it now, I ordered this textbook from ecampus and I'm glad to receive it in time.
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