The Naked Roommate

Author: Harlan Cohen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492645979
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Study Aids

For 10 years (and counting), The Naked Roommate has been the #1 go-to guide for your very best college experience! From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know). This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on College Living •Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas •Lying, noisy, nasty roommates Finding People, Places, & Patience •Social network dos and don'ts •Friend today, gone tomorrow Classes •To go or not to go? •How to get an A, C, or F Dating •17 kinds of college hookups •Long distance = BIG concerns The Party Scene •The punch in the "fruit punch" •Sex, drugs, and safety first Money •Grants, loans, and loose change •Credit cards and campus jobs In college, there's a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered!

You re On Your Own But I m Here If You Need Me

Author: Marjorie Savage
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439166285
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids. Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, it's hard to know when it's appropriate to get involved in your child's life and when it's better to back off. You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence.

The Freshman Survival Guide

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 9781455567034
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Education

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 iConnected Parent

Author: Barbara K. Hofer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143915418X
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Just let go!" That’s what parents have been told to do when their kids go to college. But in our speed-dial culture, with BlackBerries and even Skype, parents and kids are now more than ever in constant contact. Today’s iConnected parents say they are closer to their kids than their parents were to them—and this generation of families prefers it that way. Parents are their children’s mentors, confidants, and friends—but is this good for the kids? Are parents really letting go—and does that matter? Dr. Barbara Hofer, a Middlebury College professor of psychology, and Abigail Sullivan Moore, a journalist who has reported on college and high school trends for the New York Times, answer these questions and more in their groundbreaking, compelling account of both the good and the bad of close communication in the college years and beyond. An essential assessment of the state of parent-child relationships in an age of instant communication, The iConnected Parent goes beyond sounding the alarm about the ways many young adults are failing to develop independence to describe the healthy, mutually fulfilling relationships that can emerge when families grow closer in our wired world. Communicating an average of thirteen times a week, parents and their college-age kids are having a hard time letting go. Hofer’s research and Moore’s extensive reporting reveal how this trend is shaping families, schools, and workplaces, and the challenge it poses for students with mental health and learning issues. Until recently, students handled college on their own, learning life’s lessons and growing up in the process. Now, many students turn to their parents for instant answers to everyday questions. "My roommate’s boyfriend is here all the time and I have no privacy! What should I do?" "Can you edit my paper tonight? It’s due tomorrow." "What setting should I use to wash my jeans?" And Mom and Dad are not just the Google and Wikipedia for overcoming daily pitfalls; Hofer and Moore have discovered that some parents get involved in unprecedented ways, phoning professors and classmates, choosing their child’s courses, and even crossing the lines set by university honor codes with the academic help they provide. Hofer and Moore offer practical advice, from the years before college through the years after graduation, on how parents can stay connected to their kids while giving them the space they need to become independent adults. Cell phones and laptops don’t come with parenting instructions. The iConnected Parent is an invaluable guide for any parent with a child heading to or already on campus.

Don t Tell Me What to Do Just Send Money

Author: Helen E. Johnson
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429948205
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

This completely revised and updated edition of Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money prepares parents for the issues that they will encounter during their children's college years. Since our original publication over ten years ago, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of cell phone and internet technology. The birth of the term ‘helicopter parent' is, in part, due to the instant and frequent connectivity that parents have with their children today. Parents are struggling with the appropriate use of communicative technology and aren't aware of its impact on their child's development, both personally and academically. With straightforward practicality and using humorous and helpful case examples and dialogues, Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money helps parents lay the groundwork for a new kind of relationship so that they can help their child more effectively handle everything they'll encounter during their college years.

The Secrets of College Success

Author: Lynn F. Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118575154
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Education

Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major Manage your time and develop college-level study skills Get on top of the core requirements Get good grades and avoid stress Interact effectively with the professor Match college and career, and more. New to this second edition are tips for: Online courses and MOOCs Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges E-readers, tablets, and laptops Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.

Dad s Expecting Too

Author: Harlan Cohen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402280658
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you're an expectant father, there's a surprise around every corner... Dad's Expecting Too! is a witty and wise guide to everything you and your partner need to know about having a baby--from the moment you discover she's pregnant to the first night home with your newborn. Packed with the best advice from experts and parents who have been there before, this must-have book offers essential tips, insights, and stories about the most exhilarating, intimidating, and awesome experience of your lives. This newly revised edition features updated health and safety information, new resources for adoptive fathers, ideas for celebrating with "dadchelor parties," and more. The First Few Weeks •Telling friends and family; the first doctor appointments How the Baby Grows •Track week-by-week developments •Month-by-month pictures of a baby Expectant Moms and Dads 101 •Happy, hormonal, nesting, and exhausted moms-to-be •In-awe, on-call, scared, and "me too: dads-to-be Spoiling Your Partner •Massages, gifts, and providing vital emotional support The Big Day: Labor and Delivery •Everything you'll see, hear, do After the Baby Is Born •Feedings, surviving the first few nights, and rekindling your love life

First Year Student to First Year Success

Author: Tom Krieglstein
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530979064
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre:

This book is for incoming and first year college students who are ready to make the most of their college experience, beyond what you might hear at at orientation. This book is a combination of the super secret insider tips to college that either us authors learned themselves, or they kept hearing from their campus leadership programs. From classroom seating tips, to self-care techniques, to scoring the perfect campus job, this book is your insider's guide to college success that most likely won't be told to you at orientation. You'll notice that the size, layout, and interactive sections of the book are all designed to make this book be your ultimate college field-guide that you can squeeze into a backpack or coat pocket. Read straight through, or thumb to a topic that's most relevant to you. College can be one of the most exciting times in your life and with our field guide in hand, you're already well on your way to going from first-year student to first year success!

Out to Sea

Author: Kelly Radi
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN: 1592987265
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre: Education

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!

Goodnight Dorm Room

Author: Samuel Kaplan
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781612435794
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Humor

A BITTERSWEET AND HUMOROUS GUIDE TO COLLEGE LIFE FEATURING PRACTICAL TIPS COMBINED WITH FUNNY, FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS You're off to college—it's gonna be life-changing! Follow this book's advice to make it amazing! • What to pack, what to leave behind • Which classes to pick • How TAs can save your brain • Why flip flops are a must • How often to change your sheets • Where to make new friends • How to balance class and fun • And more!!!

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439156964
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Happiest Kid on Campus

Author: Harlan Cohen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402254222
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Study Aids

If your child is beginning life in college, there's a surprise around every corner... But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience. The Summer Before • What, when, and how to prepare • The emotional roller coaster Paying the Bills • Financial aid tricks and tips •Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs Calling, Texting, and Facebooking • New ways to keep in touch • How much is too much The First Few Months • Move-in, roommates, and homesickness • What not to do when you're missing them To A or Not to B • Professors, grades, and actually going to class • When to step in (and when not to) Keeping Them Safe • Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing • Knowing your campus support resources

Naked Roommate s First Year Survival Workbook

Author: Harlan Cohen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402257094
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Reference

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.

The Gatekeepers

Author: Jacques Steinberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200315
Release Date: 2003-07-29
Genre: Education

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times