Total Guide To College Life (Revised)


Husband and wife writing team, Alice and Stephen Lawhead, have written a humorous and practical book packed with crucial information for those headed for college. Failure to read it could constitute an impediment to your graduation!
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Husband and wife writing team, Alice and Stephen Lawhead, have written a humorous and practical book packed with crucial information for those headed for college. Failure to read it could constitute an impediment to your graduation!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877888482
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/7/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Slaikeu Lawhead crammed four years of college into six. She has written several books, including Doing the Right Thing.

Stephen Lawhead, a grad school dropout, is working on his honorary doctorate. A writer of fiction, his work includes The Pendragon Cycle Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, Grail and Byzantium.

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Table of Contents

1. Great Beginnings 1
Freshman Orientation 2
Five Tasks 6
Hail to Thee, My Alma Mater! 10
Littlewit College Catalog 14
The Book of Knowledge 16
Ms. Manners' Rules of Student Etiquette 18
Revelations 22
2. Money Matters! 25
Your Rich Uncle 26
Financial Aid Through the Military 32
School-Sponsored Scholarships 34
Reach out for Less 36
E-N-T-R-E-P-R-E-N-E-U-R 38
Hired or Fired 44
3. The Class Act 49
Choosing the Right Classes 50
Getting in, Getting out 54
Professorial Prototypes 60
4. Officially Speaking 67
The Five Rules of Academics 68
Who's Who 70
Statutes of Student Limitations 74
What the Professor Really Means 76
The Case for Student Rights 78
5. Making the Grade 85
Exam Week Preview 86
Taking an Exam: Get Ready, Get Set, Go! 88
Term Paper Finesse 94
Sunday Night Suggestions for Monday Morning Term Paper 98
Never Say "D," or How to Get a Grade Changed 100
Faking It: The Art of Obfuscation 102
6. Practicalities 105
Minute by Minute: A Crash Course in Time Management 106
Hour After Hour: Living with a Study Schedule 108
The Desktop Library 112
Computers Go to College 114
The Well-Stocked Desk 118
7. After Hours 121
Sidelines 122
In Transit 124
Going Greek 128
The Top Twenty College Pranks 130
To Take a Drink 134
Great Dates 136
Stayin' Alive: A Guide to Cafeteria Food 138
Your Student Body 142
8. Establishing Credit 147
Credit Where Credit Is Due 148
Correspondence School 150
Internships 152
Don't Leave Home 156
How to Read Study-Abroad Literature 160
Over There: Access to Information 164
9. Special Relations 167
Good News and Bad News 168
Parents 172
Creative Penmanship: The Lost Art of Letter Writing 176
10. Keeping Faith 181
Religious Organizations 182
Cult Watch 186
Danger Zones: Gaining an Education Without Losing Your Faith 188
11. Living Spaces 195
The Well-Appointed Dorm Room 196
Grooming a Roomie 198
Apartment for Rent 200
Getting Your Deposit Back 206
Leader of the Laundromat 210
Combating Commuter Angst 212
12. Outplacement 217
Eight Reasons to Consider a Transfer 218
When Facing Academic Dismissal 219
Choosing a Major, Choosing a Career 220
Practical Career Planning Resources 224
Fifty Questions 226
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