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Each year in the U.S., 2.9 million young people graduate from high school, 70 percent of whom are heading for college. They've read the catalogs, spent months filling out applications, been accepted, chosen a school, shopped for dorm accoutrements and packed up their childhoods. But then what? What makes college a great experience? How do you make the most of what's offered on campus? How do you make friends? What should you do when you're homesick, or when your roommate parties 'till all hours? What are time drains to avoid? How do you come out ready for the "real world?" 12 college students from all walks of life and different types of colleges and universities share the insider knowledge that isn't in the school catalog: what made it work for them.
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About the Author
Nancy Allen is a member of the law faculty in the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University, where she obtained her undergraduate degree. After graduating from University of Missouri School of Law, Nancy served as Assistant Missouri Attorney General for nine years, and as Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks for five years. She is a regular contributor to the Real Estate Law Journal, and is currently working on a novel. She lives in southwest Missouri with her husband and two children.
Anya Settle, a recent graduate holding a B.A. in English with a minor in creative writing, has contributed poems and short stories to the Dickinson Review, and has participated as a student poet in the international Semana Po�tica poetry festival. Anya currently works in communications by day, and works as a freelance writer and editor in her spare time. She lives outside New York City.