Your Freshman Is Off to College

A Month-By-Month Guide to the First Year

Author: Ed D Laurie L Hazard,M a Stephanie K Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537682341


Page: N.A

View: 8165

Your Freshman is Off to College offers a handy month-by month guide for parents as the first year of college naturally unfolds. This book, dealing with serious topics, reflects a fun, informative look at the first year for parents of new college students, making "tongue-in-cheek" connections between a child's first months of life to this newest important stage of development - freshman year. Early Praise for Your Freshman is Off to College "As the parent of a brand-new college freshman, I am thrilled to have received Your Freshman Is Off to College. The fears and anxiety of dropping off my child are gone after reading this book, which provides realistic scenarios, advice and problem solving solutions. It is organized, informative and on target, addressing many facets of college life. The month-by-month timeline and 'real-time' advice is essential insight into where my child is at in each stage, and how/when/if to help. This book has helped me to help my child help himself." -Shannon McAloon Merkler of Belmar, NJ, parent of a college freshman "This book is a must read for every parent and family member of a college-bound student. It is helpful, witty and engaging. Hazard and Carter provide excellent insight on how families can assist their student successfully navigate the transition into college and throughout the first year." -Krystal L. Ristaino, expert in university parent and family relations "Hazard and Carter have taken an adolescent development approach to help parents understand what's happening to their sons and daughters when they begin their college careers. With humor and compassion, the writers describe a variety of scenarios and offer important insights to parents. A highly instructive manual, it offers guidance to parents to help them transition from a hovering role to one that truly supports their young adult in the best and most productive ways possible. The authors' collective wisdom provides parents with the tools they need to facilitate their sons' and daughters' successful transition from high school to college." -Toby Simon, Former Vice President of Student Affairs, Marymount Manhattan College and Associate Dean of Student Life, Brown University

Off to College

Now What? a Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College

Author: Jessica Linnell

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383142

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 395

According to the US Census Bureau's report on the number of college students in the United States, more than 500,000 high school seniors pack up and leave their homes for college each year, intent on starting the next level of their education. The freshman year of college is an initiation into independent living, but it can be incredibly stressful on someone who is not prepared. It is estimated that almost 150,000 students will dropout before starting their second year, and it is not always because of the angry professor or sub-par living conditions. Everything from the cost of living on your own to the stress of trying to balance a job, school, and a completely new kind of social life will weigh heavily on you. The key to being successful in your first year of college is to be prepared for anything that might arise, maintaining a strict, well-organized schedule, balancing your free time and new found social freedom, and putting the right amount of energy into your studies. This unique, groundbreaking book will provide you with a milestone from which to set forth in your new college career. You will learn how you can transition from the rigid daily rules of life with your parents to a rule-free environment, without giving up the education you have worked so hard for. You will learn the four essential cornerstones of a healthy, successful college career: Study, Friends, Health, and Involvement. Many hours of interviews have helped to compile a comprehensive list of studying and living habits and also routines that will keep you locked in and on target throughout your college career. The Freshman 15 is not a simple joke. According to, the average college freshman actually gains ten pounds in their first year away from home. You will learn how to balance your small budget with a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight and health you enjoyed when you left home using the resources every major college provides its students. You will also learn how to balance your classes and choose a schedule that will help you in the arduous process of selecting your major and minor. In addition, learn how to deal with your first college roommate, decide whether you want to join a fraternity or sorority, and decide how to handle parties on campus. An entire section is included on how to make extra money while in college by working part-time on- and off-campus. The chapter on college dating will help you decide when and how you should dip into the massive college dating pool. For any college freshman who wants to learn the best tips and tricks to staying organized, acing that first semester, and being the life of the campus, all without losing focus, this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

Fifth Edition

Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann

Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC

ISBN: 193351230X

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 2241

How to Survive Your Freshman Year offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it. Based on interviews with hundreds of college students at every type of higher-learning institution across the country, this book has insights on every aspect of college life, including, what to take to the dorm, living with roommates, Facebook and other social networks, extracurricular activities, choosing classes, studying, going abroad, finances, food, the social scene, doing laundry, staying in touch with friends and family, and much more. Highly readable, much of the book consists of short snippets with some interesting insight and advice from the college students interviewed. The book also includes expert input from college advisors and officers.

What to Do When College is Not the Best Time of Your Life

Author: David Leibow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231151748

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 6559

"David Leibow's Book Is Well And Engagingly Written, Speaking Directly To students and, later, to Parents. His Comments are wise and Appropriately Reassuring, and he Normalizes Students' Problems, Gently Confronts shame, and Places their Difficulties in Perspective." ---Paul Grayson, Coeditor Of College Mental Health Practice and Coauthor Of Beating The College Blues --Book Jacket.

The Unofficial High School Freshman's Handbook to Success

Author: Dawn Lucan


ISBN: 1304829391

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 1375

You are about to start the biggest adventure in your life which is high school. You have many questions. However, you are not finding many answers through your guidance counselor, parents, school district website, or high school handbook. Dawn Lucan will

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

By Hundreds of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Who Did

Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann

Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Survival Gui

ISBN: 9781933512990

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 1478

Revamped sixth edition of America's #1 College Advice Guide. With new advice from hundreds of college students from around the country, and expert advice from college advisers, Freshman Year 6 is a great tool to help high school graduates successfully navigate the transition to college.

A Journey to a Successful Career/Education

"From Cradle to College"

Author: Dr. C

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147720458X

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 991

This is a parent/student guide to assist our youth with their journey to accomplishing a successful career and ambassadorship. It chronicles the four stages of a child’s life, from conception to college, and the responsibility that both parent and child must accept for success in life. Stage one: conception through pre-school—the focus is on the parent(s) because they are the child’s first teacher. Stage two: Middle School—the focus shifts from the parents and tilts toward the adolescent. Stage three: High School—the spotlight is on the student or young adult with the parent as support. Stage four: Ambassadorship—is the last stage of the journey. It is the most important and should be intertwined throughout all stages of the journey. It includes a vision of one’s true purpose, and

Sarah Lawrence College 2012

Author: Bobby Phillips,Justin Millan

Publisher: College Prowler

ISBN: 1427497621


Page: 188

View: 1417

College guides written by students for students. Sarah Lawrence College Students Tell It Like It Is This insider guide to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, features more than 160 pages of in-depth information, including student reviews, rankings across 20 campus life topics, and insider tips from students on campus. Written by a student at Sarah Lawrence, this guidebook gives you the inside scoop on everything from academics and nightlife to housing and the meal plan. Read both the good and the bad and discover if SLC is right for you. One of nearly 500 College Prowler guides, this Sarah Lawrence guide features updated facts and figures along with the latest student reviews and insider tips from current students on campus. Find out what it s like to be a student at Sarah Lawrence and see if SLC is the place for you.

College 101

A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

Author: Julie Zeilinger

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 161821215X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 200

View: 7020

College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

Cracking the New Job Market

The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy

Author: R. Holland

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4185

The rules for finding professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Cracking the New Job Market shows how these rules have changed and delivers new job-hunting strategies that actually work. The key, rather than to emphasize past accomplishments, is to sell your self on the value you can create for an employer. This new approach to getting hired requires new skills. Author R. William Holland, a human resources insider, shows job seekers how to: * Gather information on what a prospective employer finds important * Emphasize those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in tailored resumes and interview answers * Identify the intersection between personal talents and what the marketplace needs * Unlock the networking power of social media * Negotiate the best possible offer Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great job-even in a difficult economy.

Yes You Can

Finish High School and Go to College!

Author: Arthur G. Affleck, III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462837298

Category: Self-Help

Page: 95

View: 8765

“YES YOU CAN—Finish High School and go to College” is a book about possibility. At its best it seeks to motivate, inspire and empower young people to achieve their goal of going to college. This book will be useful and helpful to any student, but it will be especially useful to those students who have what it takes to finish high school and go to college but who may be experiencing doubts and lack of motivation. The first chapter is titled “Why you must go to college.” It makes a strong argument that “any young person wishing to retain the slimmest hope of financial security or even a decent standard of living must get some form of education or training beyond high school.” The book opens with a quote from Dorothy J. Hulst which says in part “there are efforts and results and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result . . .” I truly believe that dreams can come true and goals can be achieved. In fact, I know that any young person can finish high school and go to college, if that is what they truly desire to do and if they are willing to make some sacrifices and do the work. I know that this is possible because there are those of us who faced significant life challenges and who had similar fears and yet we persisted and succeeded. With the help of family, friends and many caring adults we finished high school, enrolled in college and managed to graduate. It can happen for young people today as well. They really don’t know what they are capable of until they commit themselves to a goal and begin working towards its fulfillment. In the United States, the richest country in the world, over one million students drop out of high school each and every year! Retired General Colin Powell, founder of America’s Promise Alliance said this state of affairs “is more than a problem, it’s a catastrophe.” This book is, in part, my small attempt to help to change the odds of students dropping out of high school by getting them to think about the consequences of their actions. Today we know that "the number one predictor of a young person’s future success is whether they graduate from high school.” And for those who go on to college they will earn a million dollars more than the average high school graduate during their lifetime. A college education is even more important today as we see major problems in the U.S. economy. In 2008, over 700,000 Americans lost their jobs. Many of these jobs went to workers in other countries like India and China. More job losses are projected for 2009. In recent months, major banks and other financial institutions have failed or had to be rescued by the Federal Government. Across the country many American families have lost their homes to foreclosure. I share these facts to underscore the point that young people and adults simply must have some marketable skills to have any chance of getting and keeping a job and making a decent wage in this rapidly changing economy. So, it is vitally important that teens give themselves a chance in life by finishing high school and by going to college. They can do it and this book will help.

Back to the Basics

Author: Marcia L. Parks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469196719

Category: Self-Help

Page: 53

View: 2292

This book consists of basic principles focusing on morals and values of what was once considered characteristics of a true lady. This new era has greatly strayed away from the foundation taught by our ancestors. Basic rules shared at the kitchen table years ago with little girls, has since been lost for many. The goal here is to re-establsih and refresh the principles that were once second nature for some and caught on by others. Times have changed yes; however, the basic foundation of morals and values should not ever. I once read a quote, "If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything." If there is no guide or direction then chaos is inevitable. In this book, I discuss topics related to respect, manners, etiquette, relationships, children, and sisterhood to name a few. It is my hope that women both young and old will be enlightened, encouraged, and inspired to pass the torch to become better citizens and contributors to the world around us. This book should be used as a guide and reference code of conduct to assist in opening conversations concerning values for today's woman. This book can be a powerful tool for years to come.

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers

Author: Kathleen Cushman,Laura Rogers

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586520

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9107

Following on the heels of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come though in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.