This fun and humorous manual was written from the experience and perspective of a well loved University Professor who didn't forget what being a freshman was like. It provides a tool box of concise and "real life" survival skills that will help freshmen navigate the waters of their first year experience, at any University, successfully. Within the tool box, students will find advice on negotiating schedules,classes,coursework and professors, balancing the social and academic aspects of college life, developing effective study and test taking skills, and intimate guidance on growth, transition, and self actualization. In addition, the manual also provides a section to help "Freshman parents" negotiate the parental transition and provide and balance their support for their college students. This book is definitely a "survival guide" that all new freshmen should have!