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Common College Sense: The Visual Guide to Understanding Everyday Tasks for College Students [Paperback]

James Pannafino

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Book Description

March 1 2010 0982634803 978-0982634806
When young people go to college, they are expected to gain the knowledge to survive and thrive in their professional fields. But what about the common-sense knowledge that is needed to accomplish common daily tasks not typically taught in college? Tasks like tying a tie, changing a tire, or properly cleaning the kitchen. It is my hope that this book fills the gaps for young people, so when they leave the nest they don't skip a beat. This book uses both visual diagrams and written explanations to clearly describe each common-sense task. It covers important tasks and some lighthearted ones to not only educate but also entertain. Common College Sense is a great book for high school graduates, college students, and young people entraining the real world. It also makes a prefect gift for birthdays, holidays and gradations.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Assiduous Publishing (March 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982634803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982634806
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,571,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Useful Approach to Accomplishing Common Tasks March 24 2010
By Andrew C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed the tone of this book. While often light-hearted and smattered with just the right touch of humor, Common College Sense does what it sets out to do: provide insight on accomplishing everyday tasks in a visually simplifying (and pleasing) manner. Take for instance the section on tying a tie. Not an easy task for a first timer, but the simple illustrations are shown in first-person perspective. While this seems like no big deal, it's actually a very intelligent approach to describing how to solve the task. I learned some new tricks for old tasks and chuckled a few times along the way. A very well-designed book that you'll be coming back to time and again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book April 20 2010
By Antelmo Villarreal - Published on Amazon.com
You can't teach them everything.

This book is a quick reference to the common things that a young person may need in life. I personally love the basic cooking and dress portions, sometimes I feel that not many people know how to cook or iron a shirt. This book covers everything one might need to survive, from setting your dinner table to changing a tire. The graphic illustrations make it easy to read and understand, which made it a good choice to buy for my brother who is in college.

In a nutshell, fun, well illustrated, and full of great information.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, elegant and fun March 30 2010
By Vinny S. - Published on Amazon.com
Common College Sense takes a simple and effective approach to illustrating everyday tasks. Divided into sections like Clothes, Living Quarters, Automobile Maintenance, Moving, etc, the book takes on tasks like tying a scarf, sewing, removing stains and changing a car tire. Each task is laid out across two pages. On the left side is a small description of the problem and the solution. On the right is a grid of six images that explain the process in a clear step-by-step manner. This no-nonsense, elegant approach gives a two-minute answer to perplexing tasks like "how to open a wine bottle" or "how to sew a button". Something you might spend an hour googling.

This book is ideal for college students or anyone looking for effective tips to making their everyday and occasional tasks a breeze. And underneath it all, the book packs a lot of subtle and laugh-out humor. There is a page on doing card tricks and making paper planes. You can't survive college without that.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for protected kids Jan. 3 2014
By Catherine Siena - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful guide for kids who have been spoon-fed through life before sending them off to college. So many kids nowadays, don't even know how to clean a toilet, not less change oil in the car. This book covers it all ! The title is very definitive since the book is loaded with common sense on how to do things while away from 'mommy' & 'daddy'. Hopefully, the kids will be responsible enough to read the book AND remember to take it all with them. If I sound cynical, it is because I'm a grandmother who has watched high school grandchildren being raised by parent who do everything for their children. I've seen this in many families of friends as well. Teaching life-tasks is as important as academics. This book tries to address that.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine gift to anyone just starting their higher academic career Oct. 11 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
College is a time where there is no time. "Common College Sense: The Visual Guide to Understanding Everyday Tasks for College Students" is a guide to the many details of life that people face when shoved out into the real world. With plenty of tips and dos and don'ts on dealing with the details of adult life and avoiding the stuff that won't fly now that you're out of high school. "Common College Sense" is a fine gift to anyone just starting their higher academic career.

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