Off to College

Now What? a Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College

Author: Jessica Linnell

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383142

Category: Education

Page: 288

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According to the US Census Bureau's report on the number of college students in the United States, more than 500,000 high school seniors pack up and leave their homes for college each year, intent on starting the next level of their education. The freshman year of college is an initiation into independent living, but it can be incredibly stressful on someone who is not prepared. It is estimated that almost 150,000 students will dropout before starting their second year, and it is not always because of the angry professor or sub-par living conditions. Everything from the cost of living on your own to the stress of trying to balance a job, school, and a completely new kind of social life will weigh heavily on you. The key to being successful in your first year of college is to be prepared for anything that might arise, maintaining a strict, well-organized schedule, balancing your free time and new found social freedom, and putting the right amount of energy into your studies. This unique, groundbreaking book will provide you with a milestone from which to set forth in your new college career. You will learn how you can transition from the rigid daily rules of life with your parents to a rule-free environment, without giving up the education you have worked so hard for. You will learn the four essential cornerstones of a healthy, successful college career: Study, Friends, Health, and Involvement. Many hours of interviews have helped to compile a comprehensive list of studying and living habits and also routines that will keep you locked in and on target throughout your college career. The Freshman 15 is not a simple joke. According to Kidshealth.org, the average college freshman actually gains ten pounds in their first year away from home. You will learn how to balance your small budget with a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight and health you enjoyed when you left home using the resources every major college provides its students. You will also learn how to balance your classes and choose a schedule that will help you in the arduous process of selecting your major and minor. In addition, learn how to deal with your first college roommate, decide whether you want to join a fraternity or sorority, and decide how to handle parties on campus. An entire section is included on how to make extra money while in college by working part-time on- and off-campus. The chapter on college dating will help you decide when and how you should dip into the massive college dating pool. For any college freshman who wants to learn the best tips and tricks to staying organized, acing that first semester, and being the life of the campus, all without losing focus, this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau

Publisher: Magination Pr

ISBN: 9781591473893

Category: Psychology

Page: 93

View: 9075

Offers tips and practical suggestions for high school or college students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, including how to arrange for extended-time exams and select an appropriate major.
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Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Sarita Freedman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002921

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 7543

Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.
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Navigating Your Freshman Year

How to Make the Leap to College Life and Land on Your Feet

Author: Natavi Guides (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735203921

Category: Study Aids

Page: 155

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Written by students, for students, this guide shows freshmen how to get through their first year with flying colors.
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Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Author: Rosemary Martin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003416

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 8344

Leaving home and moving to college or university can be a daunting experience. In this easy-to-use book, Rosemary Martin provides guidelines and invaluable advice for every student on the Autism Spectrum as he or she thinks about, and plans for, entry into student life. Packed with tried and tested methods for coping and succeeding away from home that cover every aspect of student life, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with AS - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal hygiene - and encourages everyone to make the most of student life in a style that suits them. Handy hints and tips reassure the reader that going to college is a big deal for every student, regardless of whether or not they are on the autism spectrum. This friendly and useful book is an absolute must for any student on the spectrum about to begin a university or college degree.
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U Thrive

How to Succeed in College (and Life)

Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter,

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316311634

Category: Education

Page: 304

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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.
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Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

Author: Adam Ruben

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307589455

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you’ll find: • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food • how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Coach's Guide for Women Professors

Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life

Author: Rena Seltzer

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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If you find yourself thinking or saying any of the following, this is a book you need to pick up. I know or suspect that I am underpaid, but I hate negotiating. I do everything else first and then write in the time left over. I’m not sure exactly what the promotion requirements are in my department. Since earning tenure, my service load has increased and my research is suffering. I don’t get enough time with my family. This is a practical guide for women in academe – whether adjuncts, professors or administrators – who often encounter barriers and hostility, especially if women of color, and generally carry a heavier load of service, as well as household and care responsibilities, than their male colleagues. Rena Seltzer, a respected life coach and trainer who has worked with women professors and academic leaders for many years, offers succinct advice on how you can prioritize the multiplicity of demands on your life, negotiate better, create support networks, and move your career forward. Using telling but disguised vignettes of the experiences of women she has mentored, Rena Seltzer offers insights and strategies for managing the situations that all women face – such as challenges to their authority – while also paying attention to how they often play out differently for Latinas, Black and Asian women. She covers issues that arise from early career to senior administrator positions. This is a book you can read cover to cover or dip into as you encounter concerns about time management; your authority and influence; work/life balance; problems with teaching; leadership; negotiating better; finding time to write; developing your networks and social support; or navigating tenure and promotion and your career beyond.
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Undecided

Navigating Life and Learning After High School

Author: Genevieve Morgan

Publisher: Zest Books

ISBN: 1936976331

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

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For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know where to start. That's where Undecided comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully. It covers everything from SAT preparation and personal statements to trade school pros and cons and advice on how to prepare for life in the military. Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises, Undecided leaves no stone unturned and no option unconsidered. So settle in, keep an open mind, and find the future that really works for you!
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Living Alone and Loving It

Author: Barbara Feldon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Prescribing antidotes for loneliness, salves for fears, and answers for just about every question that arises in an unpartnered day, she covers both the practical and emotional aspects of the solo life, including how to: Stop imagining that marriage is a solution for loneliness • Nurture a glowing self-image that is not dependent on an admirer • Value connections that might be overlooked • Develop your creative side • End negative thinking Whether you are blessed with the promise of youth or the wisdom of age, Living Alone & Loving It will instill the know-how to forge a life with few maps and many adventures.
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Life Skills 101

A Practical Guide to Leaving Home and Living on Your Own

Author: Tina Pestalozzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970133496

Category: Reference

Page: 183

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Offers a guide to moving out and becoming independent, with advice on finding an apartment, managing one's finances, and handling day-to-day occurrences such as car maintenance, laundry, housekeeping, and time management.
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Learning Outside The Lines

Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And Adhd Give You The Tools F

Author: Jonathan Mooney,David Cole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104735

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.
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Making the Most of College

Author: Richard J. Light

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401359X

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.
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Designing Your Life

How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 110187533X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
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Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers

9 Steps to Get You Out of Your Funk & on to Your Future

Author: Andrea Kay

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Are you tired of the day-to-day drudgery of a job that has become tedious and boring? Are you ready to finally really change your life? Then make an appointment with Andrea Kay, a top career counselor who's on call to help you! No, you don't have to fly to Ohio, where Kay was named Best Career Counselor by Cincinnati Magazine. You can have a one-on-one counseling session with her by picking up a copy of Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers. Designed for career changers of every age, the book works like a series of sessions with Kay, as she takes you through the nine steps that will get you out of your funk and on to your future. The process begins with the reader doing some soul-searching to define a career objective that's based on who you are, not what others think you should be. The author then offers a methodical plan for successfully making the shift, addressing every issue from research and training to networking and interviewing to ultimately landing your ideal job. Along the way, you'll find helpful exercises and real-life examples of Kay's clients who have made the transition to a happier working life. Kay's personable writing style, vast knowledge, and years of experience make this life-changing book the next best thing to a trip to her office.
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The Freshman Survival Guide

Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455567035

Category: Education

Page: 400

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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.
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The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students

Author: Dorrie Williams-Wheeler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974783239

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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"The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens & College Students is a helpful guide written to provide you with information and resources that can help you come to terms with how to handle your unplanned pregnancy. This book is not written to influence you or to change your mind about how you should deal with your unplanned pregnancy. This book aims to educate"--Page 4 of cover.
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The Gift of Job Loss

A Practical Guide to Realizing the Most Rewarding Time of Your Life

Author: Michael Froehls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983119203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Michael Froehls, PhD, a former McKinsey consultant and successful global executive, turns conventional wisdom upside down - he suggests that you should overcome your reflex to immediately look for the next job after losing one. Don't miss out on your chance to do things you never had time for while being employed. Why not pursue a few activities that really matter to you before continuing your hard 30- to 40-year-long working life? What not realize some lifelong travel dreams, improve your health, invest in family and friends, fire up your love life, acquire new job skills, or check out a different location for a better career?In this book, you will find practical advice on how to take advantage of your opportunity without regret. Written from a business perspective with philosophical underpinnings, enriched by personal stories and serious thought-provoking questions, The Gift of Job Loss will help you:* - Understand the "Job Seeker Industrial Complex" and its influence on you* - Revitalize your life via 7 no-regret and up to 8 optional activities* - Identify personal and professional strategic options hitherto unavailable* - Optimize your "game of life" - living now vs. living in the future* - Analyze the implications of an economic recession vs. boom for your time off* - Plan your own step-by-step course of action - whether you are about to be let go, just got laid-off, or are still "safely" employedAfter losing his corporate job, Michael decided to sidestep the recession by doing what he advocates in this book. Headhunters, former colleagues, and friends called his move and timing one of the smartest decisions anybody could make - though few would dare because of convention and apprehension. If you face job loss, reading this book should help you overcome any despair and make you see your situation in a much more positive light.
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Working Mom Survival Guide

How to Run Around Less & Enjoy Life More

Author: Suzanne Riss,Teresa Palagano

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616281472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Every day, working mothers encounter and overcome new challenges large and small at home, at the office, and on the road. From the editors of Working Mother, veteran working moms themselves, this book offers clear, straightforward solutions and practical shortcuts. From the experts at Working Mother magazine, Working Mom Survival Guide answers your most basic and trickiest questions: Are you addicted to your BlackBerry? How do you get your toddler, or your co-workers, to listen? How do you get on or off a mommy track? Access quickly the information every working mom needs to know—from how to keep tabs on your teen’s online time to how to ask for a flexible schedule—and get back to your busy day, better prepared and more confident. With humor and practicality, Working Mom Survival Guide collects the wisdom and experience of working moms who have been there, too, giving you a head start when you need it most. Subscription to Working Mother magazine included with purchase (details inside book). “As a busy professional and mom of three kids, I know it’s not possible to achieve total balance, but the Working Mom Survival Guide definitely makes juggling all these roles more manageable. This book is rich with practical advice on how to organize and prioritize and make life’s difficult decisions, so you can be your best self in the boardroom and in the playroom!” -Joy Bauer MS, RD, Today show nutritionist and The New York Times bestselling author “Three cheers for the Working Mom Survival Guide! One cheer for its common sense approach, one cheer for its thoroughness, and one big cheer for its sense of humor. Working moms need backup, and this book provides “been there, done that” advice that really resonates for everyday issues. The authors, Suzanne Riss and Teresa Palagano, write with authority and empathy for the millions of us trying to manage a career, kids, and the occasional ill-advised e-mail rant! This is a must-read for moms trying to raise independent, well-adjusted children in a crazy-busy world.” -Lian Dolan Parenting expert at oprah.com; creator of The Chaos Chronicles magazine column, podcast, and blog; and mom to Brookes, 16, and Colin, 13. “All moms have eighteen things to do at once. Make room for nineteen: reading this clever, cheerful, empathetic guide to streamlining your priorities as a working parent.” -Aline Brosh McKenna Screenwriter (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, and Morning Glory) and mom to Charlie, 11 and Leo, 8. “A terrific resource for working moms who, like me, welcome fresh, realistic advice on juggling kids and career.” -Kristi Yamaguchi Figure skater, Olympic Gold Medal winner, author, and mom to Keara, 7, and Emma, 5.
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The Borderline Personality Disorder: Everything You Need to Know about Living with Bpd (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755118

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide is organized as a series of answers to questions common to BPD sufferers: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and medical treatment using psychoactive drugs. In the last sections of the book, readers learn a range of day-to-day coping skills that can help moderate the symptoms of BPD.
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