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Hi, we're Trent and Seppy. This book will give you the inside scoop on how to survive and thrive in college. We're searched the country for the best advice from current college students and recent grads about how to make college fun, exciting, and rewarding. They've lived and learned, and how you get to benefit from their wisdom and their mistakes. We guarantee 100 percent that the advice in this book will be unbiased and straightfoward and that it will help you succeed in college (if not, this book makes a great coaster.)*
We'll be popping in every now and then with survival tips: notes, suggestions, and our expert advice. Why should you listen to us? We've both worked with thousands of students, helping them with admissions, test prep, and financial aid advice. Our�comments are based on our own experience and what we've learned by speaking to student and college personnel throughout the years.
We hope you enjoy this bookhowever you decide to use it. Now that we've exchanged introductions, you're ready to discover how Once Upon a Campus...students went to college and lived to tell about it.
Trent Anderson & Seppy Basili
*Claims of a "guarantee" for the success in college or use of this book as a "coaster" have not been confirmed by any valid authority.
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"Don't expect to recognize yourself four years from now." (Graduate, English/Psychology, Vassar College)
"Wear flip-flops in the shower. You don't want what grows in the shower to grow on your feet!" (Senior, Environmental Design, Texas A&M University-College Station)
"Remember the #1 rule: if it would annoy you if your roommate did it, it will probably annoy your roommate if you do it." (Graduate, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia)
"Scheduling study groups is a good idea, because it forces you to look over the material before you meet, so you don't look stupid." (Senior, Government, University of Virginia)
"Although you should be open to new ideas and people, your room shouldn't. Always lock your door when you're not there." (Senior, Legal Studies, Quinnipiac University)
"You have to ask yourself, 'What class is going to get me out of bed at eight o'clock in the morning?' That is a class you should definitely sign up for." (Senior, Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University)
"Eat, study, eat, study, sleep, eat, study." (Junior, Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology)
"GET GOOD INTERNSHIPS!!! This is the only time you will be given responsibility without having any experience."�(Graduate, Political Science, University of California, San Diego)
"College in general was a great and memorable experience. I wish I could start all over again." (Senior, Pre-Law/Mass Communications, The Ohio State University)
Copyright © 2003 Trent Anderson and Seppy Basili