College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

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by Julie Zeilinger
     
 

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique…  See more details below

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

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From the Publisher
"Julie Zeilinger is the big sister every smart girl needs freshman year. Her book is your key to surviving and thriving during college and beyond. She threw out the cookie cutter stuff that everyone tells you about college and got down to the nitty gritty details that you are just dying to know. " - Emily Raleigh, founder of The Smart Girls Group

"The book is written in a hyper-friendly and accessible style, with leanings towards a feminist/liberal slant. Which makes sense since the author is the founder and editor of feminist blog thefbomb.org. It also reads very up-to-date, with references to current themes which resonate with teens, such as faux pas to avoid when using social media, for instance." - Teens Wanna Know

VOYA, October 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 4) - Juli Henley
College 101: A Girl’s Guide To Freshman Year is a how-to and a survival guide packed with golden nuggets of information to help girls understand the reality of college life. From learning to identify and work with different roommate personalities to the importance of managing your finances for college, this book holds a wealth of information for any girl going to college. Zeilinger does a thorough job of highlighting important aspects of college many individuals overlook and later wish they had understood. The author covers what college looks like, including dorm life; the importance of keeping your mind, body, and soul healthy; academics; safe dating; financial aid; and overall looking ahead and planning a successful college experience. The only drawback to this book is the formatting. With so much great information, it is easy to get lost in the endless pages of nothing but text. The reader may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information, with little to break up the reading. Girls entering college will need to be able to read a great deal of text without pictures or diagrams, but it would have been easier to read if the pages offered more boxed text or bold key words. A practical and honest look at college life as it truly is, without the sway of a college recruiter, tour guide, or parental input, this book paves the way for the next generation entering the world of college. Reviewer: Juli Henley; Ages 15 to 18.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781618211774
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
04/04/2014
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
141,683
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Zeilinger is originally from Pepper Pike, OH, and is a member of the Barnard College Class of 2015. Julie is the founder and editor of The FBomb (http://www.thefbomb.org), a feminist blog and community for teens and young adults who care about their rights and want to be heard. Julie has been named one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Shake The World," one of the "Eight most influential bloggers under 21" by Women's Day Magazine, one of More Magazine's "New Feminists You Need To Know," and one of The Times of London's "40 Bloggers Who Really Count." Her writing has been published on the Huffington Post, Forbes, and CNN amongst other publications. She is also the author of A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word (2012). For more information, visit http://www.juliezeilinger.com or follow her on Twitter @juliezeilinger.

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