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05 May 2010

Book Review: How To Survive Your Freshman Year


Title: How To Survive Your Freshman Year
Author: Mark W. Bernstein, Yadin Kaufmann, Frances Northcutt, Ed.D. Scott Silverman
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
Paperback: 382 pages
ISBN: 978-1933512310
Genre: Non-Fiction, College Guide

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My Review:

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching which means graduations invitations will soon be mailed out. Wondering what to buy the new graduate? How To Survive Your Freshman Year put out by Hundreds of Heads may be an excellent choice. The book is comprised of twenty chapters filled with 1,000 tips, advice and wit from hundreds of college students, former RAs and advisors. The advice ranges from the practical, to the whimsical and everything in between. Moving in, Greek life, dorm life, partying, making friends, budgeting and dealing with homesickness are just a few of the numerous topics covered in this reference book. In addition to the numerous chapters of advice the book also contains detailed appendices. How To Survive Your Freshman Year is an easy to read, easily navigated book, which can be read in bits and pieces, or all at once, offering up advice to help out first year college students. An excellent, honest and fresh look at life as a new freshman, How To Survive Your Freshman Year offers useful anecdotes from those that have experience with college life.

I received a complimentary copy of How To Survive Your Freshman Year put out by Hundreds of Heads from The Cadence Group for review. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.

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1 comment:

Becky (Page Turners) said...

I think university in America must be very different to University in Australia. I assume that freshman year is the first year of university (tell me if I am wrong).

Maybe its because Aus has a lot less people than America, but people tend to go to university's in their own city and so it's not really that big a deal. I don't think you would need a survival guide here.

People would never live on the university campus if they are actually Australian (very rarely anyway). Most people that live in university housing are international students. Everyone else who moves out of home just rents somewhere.

It would be interesting to read this though just to see what the differences between American and Australian tertiary education are in a practical way