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 for College and University
Author: Shelagh Foster,Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
About to start varsity? Just started college? Then this book is for you! Beginning academic life after high school is exciting - a fresh start that will set foundations for the rest of your life. You'll discover new ideas, meet new people and try new things. You'll also have to become an independent adult, and that can be scary. Shelagh Foster and Lehlohonolo Mofokeng will lead you through all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and culture shifts that will turn you from a schoolkid into a viable player in higher education. Learn how to: · Write clearly and study smartly · Have safe relationships · Balance your responsibilities, your health and your social life · Manage your time, your money and all those academic demands · Not get kicked out! Let Shelagh and Lehlohonolo help you understand this new world, and how to adapt, grow - and graduate. Ignorance is not bliss. Being prepared is.
The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!
Author: Haley Moss
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don't get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends. This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.
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.
A Classroom Survival Guide for Middle and High School Teachers
Author: Robert L. Wyatt III,J. Elaine White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
You’ve completed the course work, student teaching, and interviewing. The job is yours. Now what? The first weeks and months of a new teaching position can be the most demanding of your entire career. In this new edition of their bestseller, veteran educators Robert L. Wyatt III and J. Elaine White share a combined 50 years of teaching experience as well as insight and advice from hundreds of teachers in the field they have personally trained. Comprehensive yet concise, Making Your First Year a Success is expressly tailored to assist secondary teachers. Updated topics in this thoroughly revised second edition include: • Integrating technology into classroom activities • Connecting lesson planning and standards • Incorporating differentiation into the secondary classroom • Dealing with stress and nurturing yourself emotionally and physically Whether starting fresh with your first group of students or revitalizing your commitment to the profession you entered many years ago, this handbook will easily become the well-worn reference you turn to again and again for quick tips, practical applications, and words of encouragement.
Author: Lauren Williams,John Germov
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A user-friendly and up to date guide for all new university students
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.
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
Author: Elizabeth Cottrell
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
You have to realise early on that you are no longer the best. Whereas in your A level classes you will have been within the top one or two students, now you are not. You are in a room FULL of top one or two' students. Laura Stevens, 1st year Dundee medical student Due to the graphic nature of many of the presentations, subjects of a weak disposition should look away... or definitely not attempt to stuff yourself until you are well accustomed to images that are about to be unleashed onto your brainstem vomiting centre. Elizabeth Li, 2nd year Manchester medical student Okay - you got in. Now what do you do? This is the no-nonsense guide to the reality of medical student life. Everything you need to know is here. How do I find my way to lectures? Can I live on hamburgers? How do I give effective presentations? How much can I drink without vomiting in Freshers week? What about student loans? How should I prepare for exams? Exactly how much work should I be doing? What if I faint in dissection class? and much, much more
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.
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 Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus
Author: Jennifer Hanson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Draws on the real-life experiences of twelve college students to present a survivor's guide to freshman life on campus, offering advice on such topics as roommates, papers, exams, avoiding pitfalls, and partying.
How to Get the Most from Studying at a UK University
Author: Gareth Davey
The International Student's Survival Guide is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to studying and living in the UK. It will be invaluable in preparing international students for the inevitable differences in culture, customs, and academic life, and helps to ensure they get the most out of their time at University. Gareth Davey provides students with all the information needed to make the right choice about where to study and provides valuable advice on how to settle into your new surroundings, including guidance on: Choosing and applying for a course Leaving home and arriving in the UK Managing finances and living costs Academic culture Teaching and assessment methods Health and welfare Life after graduation Throughout the guide there are checklists and self-evaluation forms to help the reader chart their progress. A glossary is included to aid understanding of the topics covered, and directories of additional sources of information make it easy to find out more where necessary. This guide will be a useful resource for students coming to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.
Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey
Publisher: Hachette UK
A values-based guide to navigating that critical 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. There are numerous guides for choosing a college, paying for college and getting good grades in college But THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE is the first to offer advice on academics, relationships and lifestyle and combine it with guidance on how to cope with the spiritual, emotional and ethical questions and issues that confront young adults. Divided into five sections (Relationships, Identity &Spirituality, Academics, Risk, Balance), the book tackles issues that include: Homesickness * Learning Who You Are * Real Stats on Mental Health * 10 Reasons to Show Up to Class * Are Your Earning Your BA or Your IM * Safety: Don't Be Paranoid, Just be Smart * Doritos Is Not A Food Group * and 19 other equally pertinent areas that other college guides don't address. This is one college guidebook that freshman won't be ashamed to read and keep in their backpacks.
A day-by-day guide to your first year of college life
Author: Susan Fitzgerald,J. Lee Peters
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Your Daily Dose of College Life Welcome to college--you've just been assigned to work on a group project with kids who never come to class, your roommate keeps eating all your snacks, and to top it all off, someone threw your wet laundry on the floor to make room for their own. Needless to say, college isn't always what you'd expect, but Who Moved My Laundry? can help get you through all of college life's surprises. This book is the only one you'll need if you want to survive life as a freshman. Featuring practical advice, facts, and tips for each day of the year, this handy guide covers every aspect of college (even the things your friends and family forgot to mention). From finding an on-campus job and rushing a fraternity or sorority to dropping the freshman 15 and Facebooking future roommates, Who Moved My Laundry? gives you all the information you need to get through your first year of college in one piece.