The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Survival [NOOK Book]

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You'd think getting into college was the hard part-years of studying for great grades, taking SATs, filling out applications and waiting in agony for the acceptance letters. Someone should have told you that was just the beginning.... The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® to College Survival begins where those how-to-get-into-college guides leave off, from packing gear and arriving on campus for the first time to graduation. The "bible" of college life, it offers information on making good grades, dealing with roommates, ...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Survival

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Overview

You'd think getting into college was the hard part-years of studying for great grades, taking SATs, filling out applications and waiting in agony for the acceptance letters. Someone should have told you that was just the beginning.... The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® to College Survival begins where those how-to-get-into-college guides leave off, from packing gear and arriving on campus for the first time to graduation. The "bible" of college life, it offers information on making good grades, dealing with roommates, finding social activities, balancing work and other extracurricular activities and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101158357
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D., has published over 100 books and scores of articles. Her publications include trade books, young adult books, textbooks, biographies, reference books, articles, and scholarship. In addition to The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Survival, Dr. Rozakis' books in this series include ...



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Interfaith Relationships


The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Office Politics


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dealing with Your In-Laws


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freelancing


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speaking in Public


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling Collectibles



Dr. Rozakis frequently appears on television, including the CBS Morning Show; the Maury Povich Show; Fox Good Day, New York; Metro Relationships; Fox Personal F/X; Our Home; and Home Matters. Her career has been profiled in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Time magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.



In addition to her career as a writer, Dr. Rozakis is a full-time associate professor of English and humanities at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, where she has taught writing, business communication, technical writing, and technical speech for more than a decade.

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Table of Contents

I. CAMPUS LIFE.

1. Movin' In.
The Best Room in the House. The Odd Couple: My Roommate and I. Packed to the Brim. Driving Ace. Money: Don't Leave Home Without It. Let the Adventure Begin!

2. Taking Charge on Campus.
Freshman Orientation. Lost in Space. A Clean Machine. From Appendicitis to Upset Stomachs: Health Issues. Food, Glorious Food.

3. The Class Experience.
End Game. A Friend Indeed: Your Advisor. Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: Class Registration. In the Major League.

4. Making the Club Scene.
Be There or Be Square. Know Thyself. Are We Having Fun Yet?

5. It's All Greek to Me: Fraternities and Sororities.
The Glory That Was Greece. A Glossary of Greek Life@CHAPTER = The Greek Way. Two Sides to Every Coin.

6. When It's Not Smooth Sailing.
The Ones I Left Behind: Dealing with Homesickness. Stressed Out. The Freshman Blues-or Something More? Hello, I Came to Say I Cannot Stay. Down but Not Out.

II. A CLASS ACT.

7. You've Got Class.
A Whole New World. The Power of the Prof. An Apple for the Teacher. Grade Grind. Go for the Gold.

8. Time Flies When You're Having Fun.
World Enough and Time. Five Easy Pieces. How Much Is Enough? A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place. Danger, Will Robinson!

9. Study Smarts.
A Whole New World. The Moment of Truth. Be an Active Reader. Note This. Study to the Max.

10. Test Time.
What Fresh Hell Is This? Getting a Running Start. Before the Test. During the Test. After the Test. That Prof Just Doesn't Like Me.

11. Master of Your Domain.
Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: Taking Objective Tests. Write This Way. Write Angles. Glossary of Test Terms.

12. Writing Research Papers.
Research Papers vs. Term Papers. Cheaper by the Dozen. Research. Evaluate Sources. Outline Your Paper. Document Sources. Revise, Edit, Proofread. Deal with Catastrophes.

III. MONEY MATTERS.

13. It's All About the Benjamins: Managing Your Money.
Financial Wizard. Check It Out. Which Way to the ATM?

14. A Crash Course in Credit.
Credit Concerns. Types of Credit Cards. Plastic Pursuits. Credit Maven. Ready, Set, Charge.

15. About That Student Loan ....
Dollars and Sense. Please, Sir, May I Have Some More Money? Educational Grants. The Loan Arranger.

16. Working Stiff.
Working Nine to Nine. Getting the Home Court Advantage. Do-It-Yourself Jobs.

IV. REALITY BITES.

17. Sex 101.
Life in the Fast Lane. What's Love Got to Do with It? Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexual Manners. When Sex Turns Ugly: Rape. Start with Safety.

18. Dealing with Diversity.
Welcome to the Global Village. Born in the USA. Lingua Franca. Sexual Harassment and Discrimination@CHAPTER = Going to the Mat. "Express yourself, don't repress yourself." -Madonna.

19. This Dorm Isn't Big Enough for Both of Us.
Luck of the Draw. Telling Tales Out of School. Bridge over Troubled Waters. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.

20. Return of the Party Animal.
The Battle of the Binge. Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire. Truth or Consequences. Alcohol 101.

V. MOVING UP, MOVING ON.

21. A Little Place of My Own.
Movin' On. Look Before You Leap. Types of Housing. Location, Location, Location. Finders Keepers. Know Your Rights! Sign on the Dotted Line: Leases and Rental Agreements.

22. I Get Around.
A Semester in Spain, a Year in Yugoslavia. Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! Hands-On Training: Internships. We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Transferring.

23. So, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Sitting in the Hot Seat. To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Hidden in Plain Sight. Hot Skills Employers Want.

24. Moving Toward Graduation.
Oh, Was This a Four-Year Program? Getting Your Ducks in a Row. A Milestone to Celebrate. Let the Good Times Roll. Playing with the Big Kids.

25. Your Brave New World.
Don't Be a Stranger. You Can't Go Home Again-Even If You Do. College over, Financial Education Begins. Don't Leave Home Without It: Insurance. COBRA. Pooling the Risk: Car Insurance. Student Loans. Legal Issues. Saving for a Bright Future.

Appendix.
Index.
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