“The perfect send-off present for the student who is college bound. . . . hilarious and helpful.” ―The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
This revamped 6th edition of America's #1 college advice guide includes new advice from hundreds of college students from around the country, alongside the best timeless advice from earlier editions. Plus expert advice from college advisers and administrators, mental health professionals and others.
This ultimate “insider’s guide” to college life helps entering freshmen navigate the challenging transition to college life.
“provides student viewpoints and expert advice ... After reading this book students will be aware of the realities of college life and be better prepared to shape their own unique college experience." ―Journal of College Orientation and Transition
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About the Author
Mark Bernstein graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and from NYU School of Law.
Yadin Kaufmann graduated from Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Lisa Rothstein is a New Yorker-published cartoonist and illustrator.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chapter 1 Get Ready: What to Take to College
Chapter 2 Get Set: Leaving Home; Special section: Arranging Accommodations
Chapter 3 Go: Starting Out
Chapter 4 Expectations: College Dreams & Campus Reality
Chapter 5 Dorms: On- & Off-Campus Options
Chapter 6 Roommates: Living with Perfect (and Not-So Perfect) Strangers
Chapter 7 Filling Daytime Hours: Choosing (and Attending) Classes
Chapter 8 Hitting the Books: Why, When & How to Study
Chapter 9 Extracurriculars: Making the Most of Your Free Time
Chapter 10 Technology: Social Media and the Online College Experience
Chapter 11 Money Matters: Work, Finance & Beyond
Chapter 12 Food for Thought: Pop-Tarts, Beer & Other Essential Nutrients
Chapter 13 Ready to Wear: Fashion & (at Some Point) Laundry
Chapter 14 Getting Along: Making Friends & Talking to Strangers; Special section: Free Speech on Campus
Chapter 15 Going Out, Getting Serious: Dating & Sex
Chapter 16 Parties 101: How to Have Fun & Be Safe
Chapter 17 Animal House: Fraternities & Sororities
Chapter 18 Road Trip! Everything from Quick Getaways to Study Abroad
Chapter 19 Family Ties: Keeping in Touch & Setting Boundaries
Chapter 20 Coping: Keeping Your Head – & Options Open; Special section: Should you Transfer?
Chapter 21 More Wisdom: Good Stuff That Doesn’t Fit Anywhere Else
List of Colleges
About the Contributors
About the Special Editors
About the Series Creators