The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Jun 1, 2005 - Education - 304 pages
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Starting college can be an intimidating step in anyone’s life, and The Everything College Survival Book is here to get you right into the swing of things. From deciding on a major and succeeding in your academics to joining clubs and socializing, this updated guide will keep you stress-free and ready for anything! This completely revised book shows you how to: • Pack for the residence halls and live in peace with your roommate • Beat the Freshman 15 and stay healthy • Manage your study time and social life • Avoid common pitfalls—such as drugs and alcohol • Land a rewarding internship No matter what stage of college you’re in, The Everything College Survival Book helps you overcome the challenges and appreciate the joys of this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  

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Contents

The Activities Fair
How to Choose
Local Attractions
A Relationship with Your RA
Avoiding the Extremes
Athletics
Varsity Level
Intramurals

Cost Versus Value
Before Heading to Campus
Bills and Financial Materials
Insurance and Health Information
Housing Decisions
Orientation Materials
Who to Call with Questions
Friends and Family
Taking Control of Personal Finances
Cah Credit or Check
Pros and Cons
Finding a Local Bank
ATMs
Living on a Budget
Big Purchases
The Important Details
So Much Stuff So Little Space
Packing for a College Room
Toiletries and Medications
Clothing
Music Movies and Equipment
A Touch of Home
Bringing It Bach Again
Choosing Courses and a Major
Advisement
A Balanced Schedule
Personal Patterns and Preferences
Core Requirements
When and How to Declare a Major
Minors and Dual Majors
Study Abroad Opportunities
Traveling to and from Campus
Your Car Your Responsibility
Ride Boards
Airlines
Trains and Buses
Academic and Holiday Calendars
Staying Late on Campus
Establishing Residence in a New Place
Residence Halls
Apartments
Getting Around Town
Campus Safety
Homesickness and Stress
Depression
A New Relationship with Your Parents
Roommates
Roommate Selection
Initial Expectations
Making Contact
Roommate Agreements
Managing Conflicts
Room Changes
Lasting Relationships
Clean Room Clear Mind
Keeping a Clean Room
College Clothing
Laundry Basics
Laundry Security
Stains and Other Crises
Ironing
The Freshman Fifteen
A Healthy Diet
Frugal Eating
Eating Disorders
Smart Snacks
Resisting Temptation
Healthy Exercise
Time Management
Start with the Big Stuff
Wants Versus Needs
Trading Time Blocks
Combining Tasks
Planners and Calendars
Cramming Warning
New Friends and Activities
Where to Meet People
Clubs
Physical Education Classes
Going Solo
Spectator Sports
Winter and Spring Breaks
Returning to Your Old Job
Visiting New Friends
Spring Break Packages
Read the Fine Print
Alternate Spring Break Experiences
Why Study During Break?
Quick Trips
Campus Involvement
Student Governance
Programming and Activities Boards
Religious and Cultural Organizations
Service Organizations
Greek Life
Learning Communities
Special Interest Groups
Finding Your Place
A Safe and Successful Social Life
Parties
Personal Safety
Finding Love
Dating
Sex
Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Art and Science of Studying
Preparation from Day One
Attendance and Seating
Lectures and NoteTaking
Effective Reading
Study Groups
Flashcards Mnemonics and Other Tricks
Talking to Professors
Taking Tests
Research and Term Papers
Choosing a Topic
Outlines
Getting Help from Your Professor
Research
Where to Start Writing
Saving Your Work
Polishing a Rough Draft
Final Exams
Exam Format
A Quick Guide to Studying
Review Sessions
Study Blocks
Practice Tests
Physical Preparation
Internships and Summer Jobs
Make Meaningful Money
Professors as Resources
Career Center
Alumni Office
Professional Organizations
Reflections on Your Experience
Right Plan Wrong School
Why Transfer?
How to Transfer
Keeping Grants and Scholarships
Starting Anew with an Advantage
Staying in Touch with Professors
Maintaining Friendships
Happily Ever Alumni
Lifelong Affiliation
Continuing Career Services
Making Donations
Providing Internships
Alumni Clubs
Class Reunions and Alumni Publications
AppendixInternet Resources for College Students
Index
Copyright

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