Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College

by Charmisse M. Owens


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How should you pay for college? How can you keep off the freshman fifteen? And what about Greek life?

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me before I Started College simplifies college life with sound advice and firsthand tips and tricks from Charmisse Owens. It's the perfect merger between a to-do list and a laundry list of reminders and best practices—with a few anecdotes along the way. Covering topics such as roommates, networking, parties, freshman fifteen, and graduation, this handy guide is sure to motivate, inspire, inform, and assist college students as they head out on their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483573359
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 732,858
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Charmisse Owens is the author of Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me before I Started College and was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She grew up in a single-parent household with her mom and twin sister, Charmaine. In 2004, she moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University, becoming a first-generation college graduate in 2008. After attaining her master's degree in 2011 from Augusta State University, Charmisse has been eager to find her fit in education. Merging her PR degree and MAT degree, she hopes to encourage the youth masses with great regard for higher education and success for youth facing adversity.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Preface 3

Disclaimer 4

College At-a-Glance 5

School Prep 7

Financing Education 10

Culture Shock 16

Freshman Fifteen 18

Finding Your Bearings 20

Being Homesick 22

Family 25

Roommates 27

Relationships 29

Mentors & Role Models 31

Networking 32

Activities & Clubs 34

Pledging 35

Parties 37

Registration & Track Sheet 40

Dos and Don'ts 41

Group Projects 46

Senior Year & Graduation 47

Point of Failure 50

Quotes & Motivation 52

FAQ & Useful Resources 59

Acknowledgments 67

About the Author 69

Connect with the Author 71

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