From Stress to Success
Author: Prof David W. Wang
In recent years, the number of students who struggle or fail in their first year of university has climbed. Professor David Wang uses his varied background as an educator, researcher, coach, musician and father of nine to give useful advice to help the stressed-out freshman navigate the transition from secondary school to successful undergrad! From putting setbacks into perspective to increasing work ethic (grit) to practical hints for study effectiveness, this book is full of suggestions and stories to inspire the student. This is a highly recommended book for in-coming first year students as well as for parents who are concerned about the transition from high school to university.
Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
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.
A survival guide for the first 12 months of being a dad
Author: Vincent Iannelli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep? Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help! Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he thought about, worried about, and dreamed about his new child, and finally his little bundle of joy is here. So, now what? This all-in-one guide shows new dads how to: Bond with their new baby Interpret baby's cries Be supportive to their partner Handle the changes to their relationship and sex life Childproof the house Plus, this new edition features updated advice on safety issues like vaccinations, financial issues like health insurance and retirement, and cool high-tech gadgets to track and treasure each moment of their new baby's life. Complete with medical advice and practical information, this is the new dad's key to raising a happy and healthy baby.
Author: Dennis Field,Nancy Gray
UPDATE: Finalist, 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, in its category. Going to College or University? First Year? Want to know what to expect? A quick search on Google or Amazon will reveal plenty of material, mostly written by profs, or deans, or counselors, or trusted experts, or graduating students. Not this book. Here, you'll find hundreds of students, mostly in their first year, telling stories about how it feels, as it happens. Some wise, some crazy. Some funny, some serious. Some sad, some scary. Advice: well yes, but like everything in this book, actually written by students for students, from their own experiences. Hundreds of stories in their own words. More than 200 voices. A worthwhile read for students, parents, teachers, counselors. The accompanying website has 130 more pieces, accessible from inside the book.
A Survival Guide
Author: Shelagh Foster
Category: Business & Economics
Are you in your first job? Are you trying to find your first job? Are you stressing about entering the workplace? Are your parents stressing about you finding your first job? Shelagh Foster has seen so many people just like you, battling to get ahead once they've finished matric, college or university. This is a daunting time, but you don't need to go it alone -- let Shelagh guide you through the do's and don'ts of entering the workplace. This survival guide will give you answers to your workplace questions, and to questions you didn't even know to ask! - Write the email that gets you an internship interview - Make a great impression in an interview - Crack the unwritten codes of office culture - Know how your body language impacts on your colleagues' impressions of your performance - Win respect in written and spoken communication - Be professional, no matter how humble your role might be - Interpret the office dress code ... Shelagh will show you the ropes and set you on the road to career success.
Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey
Publisher: Center Street
A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.
The One Book All Students Should Own Before Starting Or Finishing Their College Experience
Author: Dr. Deign,M. J. Wilson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
In this guide MJ Wilson explains to students (and parents!): 1) How to choose the right major and school 2) How to deal with bad professors and impossible exams 3) How to keep from changing your major (again and again, and again!) 4) How to reduce test stress, improve your G.P.A. and graduate on time 5) How to handle being homesick, lovesick and lonely 6) How to leave a legacy, improve your resume and make a grand exit!
A Month-By-Month Guide to the First Year
Author: Ed D Laurie L Hazard,M a Stephanie K Carter
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
A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage
Author: Kelly Radi
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
All aboard, parents! It's time to see your child off on the voyage of a lifetime: the first year of college. The college transition is a stressful and emotional time for both students and parents. ...How do parents survive back on shore when they send their child out to sea? Here is your survival guide! ''Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage'' will help you navigate the emotional and practical aspects of the freshman year. This easy-to-read, informative guidebook is swimming with helpful tips, organized checklists, and real-world advice from parents and experts alike. ''Out to Sea'' will keep your sanity afloat and ensure smoother sailing for you and your student as you embark on this grand voyage. Anchors aweigh! You'll learn all about: * Packing--with handy checklists * Staying connected * Mentorship parenting * Money matters * Orientation * Academic expectations * Roommate relations * Health and wellness * What to expect when the ship returns Much more!
Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day
Author: Julia G. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling resource for new teachers--complete with discussion questions, downloadable handouts, and a staff development guide This award-winning book gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. The fourth edition covers new and updated material on: classroom management--including how to prevent or minimize disruptions, differentiated instruction, nurturing a growth mindset, how to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, and much more. A revised edition of a trusted resource, offering solutions to challenges and typical scenarios encountered by new teachers Downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments are available online Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development providers This popular resource offers teachers an essential guide for knowing what to expect when they begin their career and ideas for solving classroom problems.
How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher
Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker
Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).
What to expect and how to handle it - insider advice on university life
Author: Jenny Hawkins,Lucy Clarke
Publisher: How To Books
Lucy Clarke and Jenny Hawkins, both current students at Cardiff University, have written this guide to university life encompassing study, the social scene, accommodation and making the best of university. They cover issues from the chaos of Fresher's week and difficult landlords, to sex and social life, the stress of finals and beyond. Recipes and a university dictionary are also included.
How to Have a Great Freshman Year
Author: Arielle Stratton
our College Survival Guide is an interactive book designed to help graduating high school seniors transition into the college environment successfully.After reading and using this guide, Arielle hopes that future college freshmen feel more at ease when making the transition from high school to college. It will get easier, and she hopes that college truly is the best four years of your life!
A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year
Author: Julie Zeilinger
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Study Aids
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.
The Ultimate Tools for a College Experience with More Fun, Less Stress, and Top Success
Author: Harlan Cohen,Cynthia Jenkins
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
From the bestselling author on the transition to college comes a new companion workbook to The Naked Roommate. Focused on first year survival, this workbook tackles head-on the problem that 1 in 4 students don't return for sophomore year. The Naked Roommate's Freshman Year Survival Workbook gives students the ultimate tools for a successful and productive first year. Cohen gives students ways to evaluate their expectations, interests, and concerns about college life, and then track them against the real thing as they make their way through the exciting and scary first year. Filled with charts, exercises, and checklists, everything a student needs is covered.
A Parents' Survival Guide
Author: Carol Barkin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Family & Relationships
"During the summer before he went to college, he was obnoxious; he said, 'There's a reason I'm acting this way; it will make it easier for you to have me leave.'" "When she was packing to leave, she was completely preoccupied with how many sheets and towels to take. I was thinking, 'My kid is leaving home forever, and life is taken up with minutiae.'" It's an emotional rollercoaster, a combination of missing him and feeling happy and excited for him." New Beginnings You've taught them how to do their laundry, brought them a year's supply of toothpaste and shampoo, and lectured them on the do's and dont's of life beyond your home. The time has come for your child to leave for college -- but are you prepared to say goodbye? Written by a mother who survived the perils of packing her own child off to school, When Your Kid Goes to College provides supportive, reassuring, and helpful tips for handling this inevitable but difficult separation. Comprehensive and accessible, this practical guide includes info on: Teaching your child how to live on his own, from balancing a checkbook to dealing with a roomate. The difference between financial and emotioanl dependence -- and how to keep them separate. Helping your spouse, younger children, and even pets deal with the transition when your child leaves -- and when she returns. How to fill -- and even enjoy -- the hole that your child's absence leaves. Saying goodbye isn't the end of the world; it's the beginning of an exciting new one for your child-and you!
A College Student's Survival Guide
Author: John Mikaelian
Reality Check: A College Student's Survival Guide is the ONLY college survival guide written by a current college student, young adult and it uses a unique conversational tone, which makes it an easy, attention-grabbing read. It is a thought-provoking wake-up call for college students and young adults, as it helps them make informed personal decisions and maximize their college experience. After reading the book, readers should be able to utilize social media with minimum exposure of their personal information, handle peer pressure, manage their finances, balance work and school, choose the correct major, and prepare for today's job market.
Scientific Habits of Mind
Author: David J. Helfand
Publisher: Columbia University Press
We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperately need to address complex social problems such as climate change, the food and water crises, biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public health. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. Anyone can do it—indeed, everyone must do it if our species is to survive on this crowded and finite planet. This survival guide supplies an essential set of apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's leading astronomers and science educators, has taught scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom, where he continues to wage a provocative battle against sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.
How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home
Author: Julia DeVillers
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Dorm Dorm life offers you a great chance to meet new people and try new things. But leaving the comforts of home for the first time to enter the roommate-having, small-room-sharing, possibly-coed-bathroom-using world of the dorms can be overwhelming and intimidating. The College Dorm Survival Guide offers expert advice and the inside scoop on: • Choosing the right residence hall for you • Getting along with your roommate (and handling conflict) • Bathroom, laundry, and dining hall survival • Dealing with stress, depression, and safety issues From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts' advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest. From the Trade Paperback edition.