How to Survive Your Freshman Year (6th edition) is the perfect send-off gift for college-bound high school graduates. This revamped edition of America's #1 college advice guide includes new advice from hundreds of college students from around the country, alongside the best timeless advice from earlier editions. This ultimate “insider’s guide” to college life helps entering freshmen navigate the challenging transition to college life. In addition, the book features expert advice from college advisers and administrators, mental health professionals and others.
About the Author
Alison Cowan graduated from Princeton and Harvard Business School, and was a journalist and editor at the New York Times for many years. She helped 3 kids (her own) survive their freshman years.
Mark Bernstein graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and from NYU School of Law.
Yadin Kaufmann graduated from Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Lisa Rothstein is a New Yorker-published cartoonist and illustrator.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Get Ready: What to Take to College
Chapter 2 Get Set: Leaving Home; Special section: Arranging Accommodations
Chapter 3 Go: Starting Out
Chapter 4 Expectations: College Dreams & Campus Reality
Chapter 5 Dorms: On- & Off-Campus Options
Chapter 6 Roommates: Living with Perfect (and Not-So Perfect) Strangers
Chapter 7 Filling Daytime Hours: Choosing (and Attending) Classes
Chapter 8 Hitting the Books: Why, When & How to Study
Chapter 9 Extracurriculars: Making the Most of Your Free Time
Chapter 10 Technology: Social Media and the Online College Experience
Chapter 11 Money Matters: Work, Finance & Beyond
Chapter 12 Food for Thought: Pop-Tarts, Beer & Other Essential Nutrients
Chapter 13 Ready to Wear: Fashion & (at Some Point) Laundry
Chapter 14 Getting Along: Making Friends & Talking to Strangers; Special section: Free Speech on Campus
Chapter 15 Going Out, Getting Serious: Dating & Sex
Chapter 16 Parties 101: How to Have Fun & Be Safe
Chapter 17 Animal House: Fraternities & Sororities
Chapter 18 Road Trip! Everything from Quick Getaways to Study Abroad
Chapter 19 Family Ties: Keeping in Touch & Setting Boundaries
Chapter 20 Coping: Keeping Your Head – & Options Open; Special section: Should you Transfer?
Chapter 21 More Wisdom: Good Stuff That Doesn’t Fit Anywhere Else
List of Colleges
About the Contributors
About the Special Editors
About the Series Creators