College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

by Julie Zeilinger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618211774
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/04/2014
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 601,485
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julie Zeilinger is originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, and is a member of the Barnard College Class of 2015. Julie is the founder and editor of The FBomb (, 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 London Times' "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). Follow her on twitter (@juliezeilinger) and for more information visit

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What College Is Really Like 1

Chapter 2 Preparing for D-Day 11

Getting Ready for Freshman Year (And How to Deal When it Actually Happens) 11

Chapter 3 Academics 47

(Oh, Right, College is Also About Learning and Stuff)

Chapter 4 Mind, Body, and Spirit 73

How to Keep (All Parts of) Yourself Alive and Well

Chapter 5 Let's Talk About Debt, Baby 123

Chapter 6 Animal House, Smart Girl Style 151

Your social Life

Chapter 7 How to Do College 193

(Or Why) All of This Matters)

References 201

About the Author 213

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade 6 months ago
As a seventeen-year-old girl quickly approaching college, I am constantly looking for any sort of honest information on college. College 101: A Girl’s Guide to Freshman Year by Julie Zellinger provided me just that. This book was a refreshing source of information that was very revealing of the (sometimes harsh) realities of the infamous freshman year of college. This book is a great quick read that provides insightful tips and anecdotes on what freshman year is like and how to survive it. The book is organized into seven different sections, each focusing on a different aspect that is important to the college experience. Zellinger covers moving in, academics, health (for the mind, body and soul), debt, social life, and what college is really like and how to cope with it. While doing this, the author focuses on how these situations affect women in a modern society. Overall, the most valuable part of this guide for me was the sections that covered social life and academics. In these two sections, Zellinger highlights the importance of balance and making informed decisions, as well as how to be reasonable with your expectations for yourself. Additionally, Zellinger provides great advise on how to handle the transition between high school and college. After reading this novel, I would highly recommended it for high school age girls and their parents. Grace P., Age 17, Mensa 76
Anonymous 10 months ago
Helps u in college
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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