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Author Brenner, Andrea (Andrea Malkin), author.

Title How to college : what to know before you go (and when you're there) / Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Hope Schwartz.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC FastAdd/Load  378.1 B838    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 294 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [283]-284) and index.
Contents An introduction for students -- We need to see other people : a letter to parents and families -- A guide to this guide -- Your identity : is reinventing yourself a real thing? -- Doubling (or tripling) down : sharing your living space -- Beyond icebreakers : getting to know your college peers -- What do you want from me? : academic standards -- Going pro : professionalism in college academics -- Get to the point : read and study with purpose -- There are no bad writers, only unpersuasive papers : college writing -- Know your network : academic support -- Eat, sleep, pray, play : wellness -- Health 101 : access to care in school -- You are your own safety net : staying secure in college -- Key players on campus : staff and administrators -- Not so scary after all : professors -- You're not a loan : paying for college -- Your life's transcript : financial literacy -- Turns out, there's a math requirement : understanding budgets -- The lay of the land : your campus -- After the activities fair : involvement and community responsibility -- Work it : career and internship resources -- Act locally : your new college town -- Do this. Now. Seriously -- Know and do before you go -- Make your smartphone smarter -- Boost your browser : bookmark these sites.
Summary "The first practical guide of its kind that helps students transition smoothly from high school to college. The transition from high school--and home--to college can be stressful. Students and parents often arrive on campus unprepared for what college is really like. Academic standards and expectations are different from high school; families aren't present to serve as 'scaffolding' for students; and first-years have to do what they call 'adulting.' Nothing in the college admissions process prepares students for these new realities. As a result, first-year college students report higher stress, more mental health issues, and lower completion rates than in the past. In fact, up to one third of first-year college students will not return for their second year--and colleges are reporting an increase in underprepared first-year students. How to College is here to help. Professors Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Schwartz guide first-year students and their families through the transition process, during the summer after high school graduation and throughout the school year, preparing students to succeed and thrive as they transition and adapt to college. The book draws on the authors' experience teaching, writing curriculum, and designing programs for thousands of first-year college students over decades"-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 09.2019 PARS
Local Note 1 5 6 14
Subject College student orientation -- United States.
College freshmen -- United States -- Life skills guides.
College students -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Education, Higher -- United States.
College freshmen. (OCoLC)fst00867802
College student orientation. (OCoLC)fst00867971
College students -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00867990
Education, Higher. (OCoLC)fst00903005
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Life skills guides. (OCoLC)fst01423810
Added Author Schwartz, Lara (Lara Hope), author.
ISBN 9781250225184 (trade pbk.) : $16.99

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