The Freshman Survival Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-07
  • Publisher: Center Street

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There are numerous guides for choosing a college, paying for college and getting good grades in college But The Freshman Survival Guide is the first to offer advice on academics, relationships and lifestyle and combine it with guidance on how to cope with the spiritual, emotional and ethical questions and issues that confront young adults. It is the greatly expanded result of a web-based article on BustedHalo.com, a website for young spiritual seekers that exploded into a hugely popular item, forwarded to more than 30,000 people in three months.Divided into five sections (Relationships, Identity and Spirituality, Academics, Risk, and balance), the book tackles issues that include: Homesickness; Learning Who You Are; Real Stats on Mental Health; 10 Reasons to Show Up to Class; Are Your Earning Your BA or Your IM; Safety: Don't Be Paranoid, Just be Smart; Doritos Is Not A Food Grou and 19 other equally pertinent areas that other college guides don't address.

Author Biography

Nora Bradbury-Haehl is a contributing editor at BustedHalo.com and a twenty-year veteran of youth ministry. Two decades of launching young people into college life have given her a unique perspective into the challenges they face, their fears and concerns, and the real risk involved in beginning college.

Bill McGarvey is the editor-in-chief of BustedHalo.com. He has also written and commented extensively on the topics of pop culture and faith for NPR, The Tablet (in London), Time Out New York, Sirius-XM Radio, Commonweal, America and Book magazine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Be Generous with Your Friendship but Stingy with Your Trustp. 1
Living with a Weirdo and Other Roommate Issuesp. 11
For the First Few Weeks, Live Like a Monkp. 28
Miss My Old Life!p. 38
Dealing with Differencesp. 46
Sex and the University: Sex, Dating, and Relationshipsp. 57
Who Are You?p. 70
Real Stats and Strategies on Mental Healthp. 80
Being a Seekerp. 93
Go to Class!p. 104
How to Be a College Student: Studying and Time Managementp. 111
Procrastination: Are You Earning Your BA or Your IM?p. 121
The Care and Feeding of the College Professorp. 130
The Fastest Way to an Ap. 138
Online Is Foreverp. 144
Get Involved…but Not Too Involvedp. 156
ôGrowing Upö Your Religionp. 167
Help Is All Aroundp. 180
Am I Safe?: Don't Be Paranoid, Just Be Smartp. 189
Too Much of a Dangerous Thing: Alcohol and Drugs on Campusp. 197
To Keep Your Act Together, HALTp. 210
How Not to Be Grossp. 221
There's No Vitamin C in Orange Soda, and Doritos Aren't a Food Groupp. 234
In Case of Emergencyp. 246
Overwhelmed Yet? Don't Despairp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Notesp. 276
About the Authorsp. 284
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