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College Basics: Heading Off and Starting Out 101
Heading Off to College...
No more admissions applications to worry about or SAT booklets to fill in the circles, the acceptance letters are finalized and the financial aid has been dealt with for the first year, so far. Now you will be faced with sitting in a lecture hall with 100 plus students with a TA (teacher's assistance) as the instructor, dorm life or sharing a house with 7 total strangers. No need to freak out! We got you covered with books on everything from picking a major, balancing your class schedule, finances, safe sex or none (whatever suits your lifestyle), Greek life to doing laundry and dealing with your roommate(s).
Here's a short list of books that offer college life assistance. There's plenty more at a branch near you!
The Naked Roommate : And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College by Harlan Cohen
The #1 selling college survival book in the country. It is the behind-the-scenes look at everything students need to know about college (but never knew they needed to know). Completely revised and updated, this essential guide used by hundreds of thousands of students is packed with expert advice on everything from managing money to managing stress-plus hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses. From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, there's something for everyone.
The Everything College Survival Book by Michael S. Malone
Readers learn to:
- Pack for the big move away from home
- Manage their money
- Make new friends
- Balance academic and social life
Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major : How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path by Laurence Shatkin
Need to declare a major right now? Don't panic. Dr. Laurence Shatkin guides you step-by-step through a self-evaluation and research process that helps you confidently make the right college major decision. First, you'' learn about the key parts of a college major decision. Then you'll quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for your interests and skills. Next you'll narrow your choices into a personal "hot list." Finally, you'll review college majors of interest along with their related careers to make your best choice. This book introduces and links 120 majors to approximately 250 careers. It includes college major descriptions and specializations, course sequences, and related career snapshots with pay and growth information.
The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor by Mark Montano
Got a new place and need to decorate on a seriously low budget? Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store, but it irritates you that it all looks like you bought it there. You have a solution--or, rather, a whole house full of solutions. In this newest Big-Ass Book, do-it-yourself guru Mark Montano presents 105 practical, simple, and decidedly boring projects for every space in your home. Montano's wizardry--accomplished with masking tape, spray paint, and glue--transforms everything from accessories, to walls and windows, to lighting, to major pieces like headboards, tables, dressers, and chairs. (And there's even a chapter on turning the anonymous items you got at IKEA into one-of-a-kind treasures.)
Eat Fresh Food : Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold
Want to avoid the infamous Freshman 15? Step-by-step instructions and cooking tips are compiled in this cookbook for teens that features more than eighty recipes for healthy, tasty meals, treats, and desserts.