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Campus Confidential is the ultimate insider’s guide to surviving and thriving in college. Written in a friendly, conversational style, Campus Confidential offers a comprehensive, chronological treatment of the college experience by the author, a Yale graduate, and a blue-ribbon panel of fourteen diverse “mentors” from colleges and universities around the country. But this is not just another fluff-filled freshman handbook. Campus Confidential is the complete guide to the college experience—providing solid, ...

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Overview

Campus Confidential is the ultimate insider’s guide to surviving and thriving in college. Written in a friendly, conversational style, Campus Confidential offers a comprehensive, chronological treatment of the college experience by the author, a Yale graduate, and a blue-ribbon panel of fourteen diverse “mentors” from colleges and universities around the country. But this is not just another fluff-filled freshman handbook. Campus Confidential is the complete guide to the college experience—providing solid, road-tested advice for every stage of the process, from high school students getting ready to apply, to college seniors looking for jobs or applying to graduate school, and everything in between. 

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Author Robert H. Miller tips off Campus Confidential with four words about the college experience: "Fasten your seat belts." This might serve as an epigraph for the entire book. Miller guides readers through the entire process, from beating the new SAT to acing the application process to funding your educational venture to choosing a school. Then the real fun begins. After furnishing a memorable list of Ten Things to Do Before You Arrive on Campus, he guides you through the full college experience, from meeting your first roommate to avoiding the senioritis slouch. A superb gift for any high school graduate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787978556
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 689,926
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Miller is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the critically acclaimed author of Law School Confidential and the coauthor of Business School Confidential and Med School Confidential.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note.

Prologue.

Introduction: How to Use This Book.

The Campus Confidential Mentors.

PART ONE. GETTING IN.

1. Approaching the College Search.

2. Beating the New SAT.

3. Acing the Application Process.

4. An Investment in Your Future: Funding Your Undergraduate Education Through Loans, Grants, and Scholarships.

5. Using the "Relevance Calculus" to Choose Your School.

PART TWO. CONSIDERATIONS FOR FRESHMAN YEAR.

6. The Ten Things to Do Before You Arrive on Campus.

7. What You Need and What You Don't Need to Take to College.

8. The Eleven Things to Do Right After You Arrive on Campus.

9. Keeping the Peace with your Roommates and Suitemates.

10. Staying Safe on Campus.

11. A Brief Overview of the Typical "Core" Curricular Requirements.

12. Your Freshman Year Goal-Setting Workshop.

13. Choosing Your Classes: Scheduling Secrets for the Freshman Year.

14. Athletics on Campus.

15. An Approach to Extracurricular Activities.

16. Fraternities and Sororities: Determining Whether the Greek Life Is the Life for You.

17. Study Habits and Time Management for the College Student.

18. The Twenty-Three Unwritten Rules of College Etiquette.

19. Romance on Campus.

20. Coming Out on Campus.

21. Setting Boundaries with Sex, Drugs, and Booze, and Other Legal Issues for the College Student.

22. Managing Stress, Health, and Well-Being.

23. Your First Semester Endgame: How to Approach "Reading Period".

24. Acing your Final Exams and Term Papers.

25. Looking Behind and Looking Ahead: Assessing the Damage and Charting the Course for Your Second Semester.

26. Transferring to Another School.

27. Planning a Meaningful Freshman Summer: The Brainstorming Workshop.

28. Moving Off-Campus and Managing Other Housing and Roommate Decisions.

PART THREE. CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOPHOMORE YEAR.

29. Your Sophomore Year Goal-Setting Workshop.

30. Choosing a Major and Designing a Course of Study.

31. Avoiding the Sophomore Slump.

32. Planning a Meaningful Sophomore Summer: The Brainstorming Workshop.

PART FOUR. CONSIDERATIONS FOR JUNIOR YEAR.

33. Halfway Home: The Midpoint Assessment and Junior Year Goal-Setting Workshop.

34. The Junior Year (or Semester) Abroad.

35. Looking Ahead to Graduate School.

36. The Junior "Thesis".

37. Planning a Meaningful Junior Summer: The Brainstorming Workshop.

PART FIVE. CONSIDERATIONS FOR SENIOR YEAR.

38. Your Senior Year Goal-Setting Workshop.

39. Five Ways to Avoid Senioritis.

40. Choosing and Completing the Senior Thesis or Senior Project.

41. Working After College.

42. Applying to Graduate School.

43. Finding Yourself: The Case for Taking Time Off After Graduation.

44. Your Graduation Planning Guide.

45. Our Parting Thoughts.

About the Author.

Index.

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