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The Everything College Survival Book: All you need to get the most out of college life [Paperback]

J. Lee Peters PhD , Susan Fitzgerald

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April 18 2011 Everything®

College . . . Will your classes be as fun and exciting as they sound in the course catalog? Or will you find that you need to take advantage of your professors' office hours in order to keep up? Will ramen become your only meal? Will you get along with your roommate? From handling studying and dorm life to parties and campus safety, this guide gives you straight answers to help you survive college life.

Experts Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters show you how to:

  • Ace your papers and exams
  • Deal with loud, rude, or eccentric roommates
  • Prepare for financial shock--and manage student loans
  • Plan an incredible study abroad experience
  • Take care of yourself and keep your sanity
You will also find tips for packing for the big move, managing your money, making new friends, and balancing academics and your social life. With The Everything College Survival Book, 3rd Edition, you'll arrive on campus less stressed, ready for fun--and poised for success!


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Third Edition edition (April 18 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440512078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440512070
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 20.6 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #534,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Fitzgerald, MA has nearly twenty years of experience in the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Hartford. She served as Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, and was responsible for counseling services, health services, health education, student activities, students with physical and psychiatric disabilities, and Greek life. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to the President and Associate Secretary of the University, in addition to teaching undergraduate courses.



J. Lee Peters, EdD is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Hartford. He is also a faculty member in the Johnson & Wales Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. Prior to his appointment in Hartford, Dr. Peters was Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Montana State University–Billings. Dr. Peters has served in various student-life positions at Weber State University, Montana State, the University of Alaska–Fairbanks, and others.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and Informative Guide Nov. 2 2011
By Samuel - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is nice as it breaks up the important aspects of college life into well organized chapters. I really wish I read this book back when I went to college as it could have helped me make better decisions in life. It is an excellent quick-reference guide for a broad overview of college, perfect for an incoming freshman to college with anxieties and worries.

The ideal reader, the incoming college freshman, would benefit greatly from reading and taking into heart the advice written inside this book. As it offers a broad scope of a variety of topics, it provides freedom and discovery for new students to explore and engage in activities beneficial to a decent college experience.

As this book doesn't dwell int oo much detail about any one given topic, it is relatively fast-paced which helps with some of the more boring sections. But do realize that every page offers good advice, so even after you initially finish this book it still serves as an excellent reference guide to reinforce good study habits during the college years and beyond.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful Sept. 10 2012
By H.Beer - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone starting college or even in college already should get this guide. We found it very helpful many times. Young adults you can find all kinds of information in this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my Niece June 23 2014
By Kathy Swain - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought for my niece who is going to college in the fall. Thought this book offered practical advice but in a way that teens seem to understand.
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for graduating little brother May 29 2013
By Lauren - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this for my little brother as a high school graduation present, he's already flipped through and said it seems very useful to him. Win.
4.0 out of 5 stars Off to college Jan. 23 2013
By Carol Ann - Published on Amazon.com
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If anything will give my grandson ideas maybe this book will. The information it contains is both useful and practical.

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